Are you a young creative, student, or professional? Then this festival is a must-see! During The Art Department, well-known speakers from Netflix, among others, will take the stage. You can attend live sessions of cool artists or have your work reviewed by a professional. Can't wait? Check out the after-movie from last year!
New this year is the free-to-visit "The Artist Studios." Several artists like Angela Sung (plein-air painting), Iris Compiet (sketching), and Joop Bongaerts (sculpting) will create their works right in front of you. Make sure to check it out!
More must-visits? Let's name a few! Nigerian Godwin Akpan is an autodidact creator and talks about how he convinced HBO to produce and stream his series Iyanu: Child of Wonder. Beatrice Blue is the leading kids' book illustrator and current Disney Troll's sequel art director. Her books tilt the perspective on mythical characters. Wonderful! The Argentina-based collective 2veinte made music videos for rapper Stormzy and autonomous work that conquered several international film festivals.
The Playgrounds foundation is hosting the festival. What do they do? Playgrounds is a platform that connects international creative communities in the fields of illustration, animation, games, digital design, and art. The goal is to increase creative confidence, skills, knowledge, and inclusion within the creative industry.
The Klokgebouw Eindhoven will be transformed into one big Mecca for game, film, and animation lovers! During The Art Department, the two-day program is packed with tons of inspiration, creativity, and much more!