International Techart Fellowship
Creators Collaboratively Learn & Make with Artificial Intelligence
Focus on UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #3 | Mental Health and Well-being
About Bengaluru Fantastic
Jaaga’s Bengaluru Fantastic, a techart triennale pioneered in the public spaces of Bengaluru, India was launched in December 2017. We are a women-led, free-to-attend festival that brings together leaders across the cultural, tech and research sectors for diverse, inclusive public art experiences. Through our interactive and engaging techart installations, performances, talks, workshops, and dialogue-based interactions we create a discourse between diverse communities around a radical, open, and optimistic future using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) as a curatorial framework.
About CoLab Pivot
This CoLab TechArt Fellowship is inspired by Jaaga & BeFantastic.in’s resolve to grow the community of techartists and foster creative engagement in leading digital technologies. The Fellowship is offered online and is directed to aspiring techart practitioners from any discipline of art and design. In the challenges of the times, we present the CoLab Fellowship as online program that opens the doors to exciting possibilities in international collaborations.
Supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore and British Council’s Architecture and Design Festivals and Biennales grant, this edition of the CoLab Fellowship creates a bridge between Germany, South Asia, UK & India. It is a unique opportunity for a community of hand-picked international fellows to use the limitations of the current moment to explore and showcase collaborative learning and making with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies. Over a two week period we will spend time synchronously four hours daily, working and dialoging with peers and experts who come in as trainers, provocateurs and facilitators.
This edition of the fellowship is in partnership with Islington Mills UK. Islington Mill Art Academy (IMAA) is a free peer-led art school. It is a place to experiment and enquire; to translate arts education into something viable and meaningful in the real world. IMAA will support this fellowship edition as co-curators of the final participants from the UK’s creative sector and in promoting the open call to their community.
Fellows of BeFantastic’s CoLab will get access to a curated global community of creators as members of dara.network.
CoLab TechArt Dialog Series
The CoLab Dialog Series aims to open up conversation between global creators on the state of the possibilities, problematics and career paths in the artistic explorations of technologies. Towards this we invite international techart experts – curators, festival directors and creators to present and provocate our fellows and attendees. The Series follows a presentation-dialog format. Invited Speakers will present their work, or works by others they have curated that best addresses the topic at hand. This will be followed by a dialog between Speakers, Fellows and the public steered by an invited Provocateur.
- Data Privacy, Art & Society
- Creating TechArt
- Showcasing TechArt
- TechArt & Society
- Show &Tell by Fellows
Program Direction & Design by Archana Prasad.
Collaboration Facilitation & Program Design by Kamya Ramachandran
Technical Facilitation & Curriculum Design by Hasan S
Program Coordination by Navya Sah
Program Coordination by Manan Goyal