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.
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 NTU-GDAP is open to any interdisciplinary team with science-art-technology expertise, 18 years of age or older, from any country. 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.
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$2000 (~1350 EUR) and technical support (e.g. 3D printing of components) from partnering research labs and centres at NTU.