Art transcends traditional boundaries in a rapidly evolving digital age, and the Saudi Ministry of Culture is at the forefront of this revolution. The Ministry has recently unveiled its ‘Emerging New Media Artist’ Programme, an exciting venture set to unfold at the forthcoming Diriyah Art Futures (DAF) centre. This groundbreaking initiative aims to empower budding artists regionally and internationally by offering them access to cutting-edge equipment, substantial production budgets, and invaluable mentorship from renowned digital artists.
Let’s embark on a journey through this innovative programme and explore how it is poised to reshape the world of New Media Arts.
The Birth of an Artistic Vision
A Creative Collaboration
The Saudi Ministry of Culture and Diriyah Company have joined forces to establish Diriyah Art Futures as the region’s first-ever center dedicated to New Media Arts. This partnership represents a pivotal moment in the cultural landscape, setting the stage for a new era of artistic exploration.
DAF: Fostering Creativity
Diriyah Art Futures, or DAF, is not merely a center; it’s a catalyst for creativity. Nestled in the historic heart of Diriyah, this center is designed to nurture Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning artistic community. It reconfirms Diriyah’s stature as a global cultural hub by doing so.
Unveiling the Masterpiece
Le Fresnoy Collaboration
DAF’s ‘Emerging New Media Artists Programme’ is an artistic masterpiece crafted in collaboration with Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France. This partnership brings expertise and innovation to the table, promising an exceptional experience for emerging artists.
Joining the Ranks: Application Details
The call for applications for DAF’s ‘Emerging New Media Artists Educational Programme’ is now officially open. To be eligible, applicants must be 35 years or younger, currently at the graduate or postgraduate level, and possess a track record of developing and creating digital and new media arts.
The Path to Success
Prospective candidates can find comprehensive information about the programme, including detailed selection criteria and the application process, on DAF’s official website.
The ‘Emerging New Media Artist’ Programme represents a pivotal moment in the world of art, bridging the gap between tradition and innovation. With the support of the Saudi Ministry of Culture, Diriyah Company, and Le Fresnoy, emerging artists have the opportunity to unleash their creativity and push the boundaries of artistic expression. Aspiring artists, both regionally and internationally, can now embark on a transformative journey through the world of digital and new media arts by participating in this groundbreaking initiative.