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  • Writer's pictureNina Sumarac Jablonsky

@ Digi-ART Developing Vocational Education Training Programme

Updated: Mar 17

Digi-ART is a 12-month project co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus + Education Formation Funds. The Digi-Art project aims to make more relevant the practiced digital art VET program to the current and future needs of the economy and creative community.

The project consortium consists of five partners from Belgium, France, Portugal, and Turkey. All partners represent creative communities from different fields. Project is implemented under the Coordination of Les Créatives de Demain from Nice, France.

Organizers: Les Créatives de Demain (Nice, France), European Development Institute VZW (Brussels, Belgium), CRU Creative Hub (Porto,Portugal), EKA Creative Studio (Istanbul, Turkey) and EFTA (Izmir, Turkey)

guest speakers and panelists:

Rolando Cedeño de la Cruz, Meltem Şahin, Taylor Schmidt,

Ebrar Eke, Oğul Öztunç, Kadir Kayserilioğlu, Mónica Rikić, Rodolfo Oliveira, João Bernardino, Eleonora Brizi, Begüm Güney and Andrea Pecatikov, Başak Sönmez Beyazyürek, Ida Saani, Bayan Dahdah, Emre Erbirer, Giorgio Lombardo, Mine Kocadağ Dedekoca, Bahar Eriş Soyoğuz and Ksenia Stark


First week: Creative Exploration & Innovation

Unveiling New Artistic Horizons.

Forward-Thinking Insights

Synergy of Tradition and Innovation

Inspired Visionaries

Enriched Creative Toolbox

Talk: Embracing Future Trends in Digital Arts

How might we effectively anticipate and adapt to emerging trends in the ever-evolving landscape of digital art?

Rolando Cedeño de la Cruz, Digi-art panel

Panel Discussion: Exploring Unconventional Pathways in Digital Art Creation

How might we explore and implement innovative production methodologies to push the boundaries of creation in the realm of digital art?

Speakers: Meltem Şahin, Taylor Schmidt

Meltem Şahin, Digi-art panel

Panel Discussion: Integrating Traditional Techniques with Emerging Technologies

How might we balance the preservation of traditional artistic techniques with the integration of emerging technologies to maintain the integrity and cultural value of art?

Speakers: Ebrar Eke, Oğul Öztunç, Kadir Kayserilioğlu

Oğul Öztunç at Digi-art panel

Kadir Kayserilioğlu at Digi-art panel

Ethics, Authenticity, and Sustainability

Second week : focus on the dynamic landscape of evolving digital art. We’ll explore the synergy between creative opportunities and social & cultural considerations faced by technology-driven creators. From addressing appropriation challenges to navigating AI’s impact on expression, we’ll delve into the intricacies of this realm. Beyond that, we’ll focus on the critical processes of verifying and certifying digital art to ensure authenticity and trust. Additionally, we’ll delve into ethical and eco-conscious curation methods, fostering innovation while respecting environmental sustainability.

Desired Outcomes of This Module:

Elevated Awareness: Gain an in-depth understanding of the social challenges and opportunities in the creation and curation of digital art, fostering heightened awareness among participants.

Strategic Insights: Acquire actionable insights and strategies for artists, collectors, curators, and enthusiasts to ethically create, showcase, and engage with digital art.

Technological Exploration: Discover cutting-edge technologies, including blockchain and digital verification tools, that contribute to the authenticity and preservation of digital art.

Innovative Solutions: Explore innovative solutions for responsible curation and showcasing, contributing to the development of eco-conscious practices within the digital art community.

Holistic Perspective: Develop a holistic perspective on the intersection of technology, creativity, ethics, and sustainability, empowering attendees to make informed choices in the evolving landscape of digital art.

Talk: Social & Cultural Considerations in Digital Art Creation How might we navigate and address social & cultural considerations to ensure responsible and culturally sensitive practices in the realm of digital art creation?

Speaker: Mónica Rikić Host: Atalay Akpınar

Mónica Rikić at Digi-Art panel

Panel Discussion: Verifying and Certifying Digital Art: Ensuring Originality & Preservation How might we protect the intellectual property rights of digital artists, especially in the context of easily replicable and shareable digital assets?

Speakers: Rodolfo Oliveira, João Bernardino, Moderator: Utku Güven, MERKEZSIZ

Rodolfo Oliveira at Digi-Art panel

part of João Bernardino talk Ensuring Originality & Preservation

Panel Discussion: Envisioning Ethical and Eco-conscious Showcase of Digital Art: Responsible & Sustainable Curation How might we create a framework that ensures the responsible curation and sustainable exhibition of digital art, promoting ethical practices and minimizing environmental impact?

Speakers: Eleonora Brizi, Begüm Güney and Andrea Pecatikov Moderator: Görkem Bereket

History of NFT, part of presentation by Eleonora Brizi

Week 3: Artistic Engagement and Vulgarization

In the third week of our program, we unite with compelling speakers to explore the multifaceted realm of digital art through dynamic discussions. Join us for an enthralling event series where our speakers delve into their experiences, revealing the art of crafting compelling narratives with visuals and interactivity. Explore the convergence of creators and enthusiasts within interactive spaces, and gain insights into the financial landscape for digital artists, encompassing both opportunities and challenges.

Artistic Flourishing through Narrative Mastery

Cohesive Digital Art Communities

Empowerment through Financial Accessibility

Diverse Artistic Expression and Impact

Sustainability of Digital Art

Talk: Funding and Grants for Digital Artists: Opportunities and Challenges

How might we enhance funding accessibility and support for digital artists while addressing the challenges they face in securing grants and financial opportunities?

Speaker: Başak Sönmez Beyazyürek Host: Hanna Balık

question for discussion, Başak Sönmez Beyazyürek

Panel Discussion: Storytelling in Digital Art: Crafting Compelling Narratives for Visibility How might we use storytelling techniques to craft compelling narratives around digital art?

Speakers: Ida Saani, Bayan Dahdah Moderator: Rossana Mendes Fonseca

Bayan Dahdah at Digi-art panel

Ida Saani at Digi-art panel

Panel Discussion: Building Communities and Engaging Audiences in the Digital Art Realm

How might we foster vibrant communities and create meaningful engagement within the digital art realm to connect artists, audiences, and enthusiasts in innovative and impactful ways?

Speakers: Emre Erbirer, Giorgio Lombardo, Moderator: Büşra Serdar

Emre Erbirer at Digi-art panel

Giorgio Lombardo at Digi-art panel

Fourth Week

Panel Discussion: "Challenges and Solutions in Artistic & Creative Entrepreneurship.”

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