Call for Artists, Cultural Workers and Creatives: Digital Economies Lab at Artengine
Artistic Prosperity for the Digital Future! Artengine is looking for applications from artists, creators, designers and cultural workers...

Artistic Prosperity for the Digital Future!

Artengine is looking for applications from artists, creators, designers and cultural workers to join a year-long Digital Economies Lab (DEL) at Artengine.

The DEL explores the state of work, remuneration and prosperity in art and culture in the 21st century. We are looking for a broad range of cultural perspectives and creative practices to assemble at the lab. We need people with a passionate position on art and culture’s place in the digital revolution, who are open to new ideas, who are generators of new perspectives, who are technically literate and/or technically critical!

Together, we will explore this key question:
How can we make a viable and sustainable space for artists, creatives and culture in general, in the digital context of Canada and the world?

What will the DEL do?
Selected members will work collaboratively to develop a series of early-stage prototypes to be circulated around the web during and beyond the DEL. The lab will meet in Ottawa for three key collaborative sessions, as well as work remotely throughout the year, while prototypes and outputs are circulated in partnership with HOLO Magazine.

Participants will receive

  • DEL Participants will receive a $5,000CN fee
  • Workshop and mentorship by range of experts
  • Access to Artengine facilities and production equipment for the duration of the program
  • Hotel, accommodation and per diem (for those selected from outside the Ottawa-Gatineau region)

Artengine is an equal opportunity organization. We do not discriminate based on gender, religion, race, mental disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other status. All applicants are considered based on their qualifications and merits. At Artengine, we inspire an environment of mutual respect and we believe diversity and inclusion are crucial to our success.

Application deadline is October 10, 2019

For more information contact Kseniya Tsoy, Project Coordinator, at

Communications Partner
HOLO Magazine

Programming Committee
Jeremy Bailey (Famous New Media Artist and Lean Artist Founder – Toronto)
Sarah Brin (Strategic Partnerships at Meowolf – Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Jen Hunter (Consultant and Facilitator at Deloitte Greenhouse – Ottawa)

More about Artengine
Artengine is a center for art, design and research located in Canada’s capital. We center artists in exploring and envisioning new cultural perspectives on emerging technologies and social urgencies. Questions of technological change and cultural change have become entangled, almost inextricably, and this brings as many challenges as it does opportunities. The complex space of these challenges and opportunities is where Artengine thrives.

This project is made possible through funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Artengine’s core operations are generously funded by the City of Ottawa, Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.