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Saudi Arabia seeks AI artists for a new initiative

The initiative is scheduled to launch at the Diriyah Art Futures Institute

Saudi Arabia seeks AI artists for a new initiative
[Source photo: Anvita Gupta/Fast Company Middle East]

Saudi Arabia is experiencing a notable surge in the development and integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As the kingdom sets its sights on a future where innovation and creativity intertwine, Initiatives embracing AI art emerge as a testament to its commitment to fostering innovation.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture opens its doors to global talent in the Emerging New Media Artists program set to launch at the Diriyah Art Futures Institute.

This one-year program, a concept-driven and digital and technology-led creative production and training program targeting emerging artists working in new media and digital arts, is not just Saudi creatives but internationally acclaimed artists.

The program is open to artists aged 35 and under at the graduate or postgraduate level working within the world of digital art, AI art, interactive installations, video art, net art, generative art, virtual reality and augmented reality, sound art, data visualization, 3D printing and fabrication, cinema and animation.

Accepted participants will gain access to cutting-edge equipment, a dedicated production budget, and a unique blend of multidisciplinary learning. Personal mentorship from renowned international digital artists will further guide their creative journeys.

The program, developed in partnership with Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France, does not specify the production budget or grant details. 

Set to open soon, Diriyah Art Futures is an arts, research, and educational center launched through collaboration between the Ministry of Culture of Saudi Arabia and the Diriyah Gate Development Company (DGCL). The center aims to serve as a hub for New Media Arts, fostering collaboration, speculation, and production.

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