Workshop Opportunity: AMPLIFY Digital Arts Initiative 2020

Workshop Opportunity: AMPLIFY Digital Arts Initiative 2020

Taking place in Montréal August 25-30, 2020

Deadline: February 16, 2020

The British Council, MUTEK and Somerset House Studios are launching an open call for AMPLIFY Digital Arts Initiative 2020 for women-identified artists and curators working in the digital arts, VR, AR, immersive storytelling and electronic music sectors based in Argentina, Canada, and the UK.

AMPLIFY D.A.I is an initiative developed by the British Council in partnership with MUTEK in collaboration with Somerset House Studios in the UK. Since 2018, the program has connected an active network in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, and the UK. 

AMPLIFY D.A.I is a platform that creates international visibility in the industry for women-identified artists and curators. The program offers networking opportunities, showcases, exhibitions and performances, residencies, workshops, creative labs and field trips.

The first AMPLIFY D.A.I program took place in 2018 engaging 20 selected artists in MUTEK editions in Montréal, Buenos Aires and Mexico City, finally reconnecting in the UK with a residency at Somerset House Studios in 2019.

For the 2019 edition, the program featured a new cohort of 20 artists and professionals from Argentina, Canada, Peru, and the UK, who participated in MUTEK editions in Montréal, Buenos Aires, and at Espacio Fundación Telefónica Lima in Peru. Selected participants from the 2019 cohort will take part in workshops and showcase their work at Somerset House Studios later this year.

They are committed to equal opportunities and to reflect diversity in their programming and at every level within their organizations. This initiative is part of their wider strategy to support the participation of women-identified artists and curators to increase gender equality in the digital arts sector. 

The deadline to apply is February 16, 2020.

To apply, and for more information around criteria, eligibility and what is included in the program click here.