NTU Global Digital Art Prize 2022
Taking the form of a biennial competition, the Nanyang Technological University Global Digital Art Prize (NTU-GDAP) is where artistry, technological innovations and scientific interests collide. It recognises global artists, technologists and scientists with extraordinary creativity in digitally mediated art, design and cultural heritage. The Prize aims to nurture and catalyse the vast potential of creativity in digital art, culture, and technology to better the human condition. In the inaugural NTU-GDAP in 2019, the competition received 459 entries globally.
The theme for NTU-GDAP 2022 is Sustainable People, Inspiring Change. Developments in science and technology have accelerated at record speed, which significantly changed living standards but, at the same time, brought in complexity demanding more resources. The recent report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that human activities are causing changes to the climate that are “widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and unprecedented in thousands of years”. The pandemic has also intensified challenges that we are facing, such as inequality, poverty and domestic violence. It is imperative that we focus on building more equal, inclusive, and sustainable economies and societies to tackle our global challenges.
The Prize is aligned with the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, innovation, and public service, as well as its guiding interest in harnessing the power of science and technology for humanity.
Taking the form of a biennial competition, the Nanyang Technological University Global Digital Art Prize (NTU-GDAP) is where artistry, technological innovations and scientific interests collide. It recognises global artists, technologists and scientists with extraordinary creativity in digitally mediated art, design and cultural heritage. The Prize aims to nurture and catalyse the vast potential of creativity in digital art, culture and technology for the betterment of the human condition. The theme for NTU-GDAP 2022 is *Sustainable People, Inspiring Change*.
Closing Date: 2359 hrs GMT+8 on 15 June 2022.
For preparation, you may download the application form in MS Word here (File > Download as): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vo0GbVmVXOo8cnnx_b3GyZsp0Os8lZPC/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104042854810067298699&rtpof=true&sd=true
The theme for NTU-GDAP 2022 is Sustainable People, Inspiring Change. This competition seeks imaginative works that critically reflect on the impact of technological developments and scientific advancements on humanity and art as a way to engage conversations to galvanise change in the Anthropocene. The objectives of NTU-GDAP 2022 are:
- To recognise global artists, scientists, engineers and technologists with extraordinary creativity in digitally mediated art, design and cultural heritage
- To nurture and catalyse the vast potential of creativity in digital art, culture and technology for the betterment of the human condition in the age of the Anthropocene
- To create a platform that brings artists, researchers, and scholars globally to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate at the intersections of art, science, and technology towards benefiting society
The NTU-GDAP is open to any interdisciplinary team with science-art-technology expertise, 18 years of age or older, from any country. The Local Students category welcomes submissions by teams of students studying full-time or part-time in Singapore only.
Works submitted must showcase creative appropriation at the intersection of science, technology and the arts.
Projects must not be more than three years old or otherwise, must showcase newness, that have significant updates or further developments in the past three years.
Teams may submit their works under, International Professionals and Local Students.
The International Professionals category welcomes interdisciplinary teams of artists, technologists, engineers, scientists, researchers and professionals from around the world.
The Local Students category welcomes teams of students from Singapore, full-time or part-time, as of the submission deadline, 2359 hrs GMT+8 on 15 June 2022. A student studying any subject can qualify.
Open Call ➝ Shortlisting ➝ Finals.
The competition is free to enter and open to interdisciplinary teams of international professionals and local students. Artwork must be related to the theme of NTU-GDAP 2022: Sustainable People, Inspiring Change. Artwork can be in any medium, size, format, genre or approach, but must engage digital media in its creation process at the crossings of science and technology with the arts.
The judging panel, which comprises of distinguished experts from all over the world will be looking out for artworks based on the following criteria:
- Relevance to the theme
- Artistic excellence and innovation
- Integration of digital methods and components
- Synergy between science (in its broader sense), technology and the arts
The best submissions will be invited to showcase at the exhibition in Singapore in December 2022, with logistics, insurance, installation costs, travel and accommodation covered. Shortlisted teams will also be able to further develop their projects towards the finals with financial support of up to S$2,000 and technical support (e.g. 3D printing of components) from partnering research labs and centres at NTU.
Submission of proposals will only be open from 15 March 2022 to 15 June 2022. All entries must be received by 2359 hrs GMT+8 on 15 June 2022.
Only shortlisted finalists and winners will be contacted by email.
For any enquiries, please feel free to approach us at NTU-GDAP@ntu.edu.sg.