The NTU Global Digital Art Prize (NTU GDAP) is organised by the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) and the School of Art, Design and Media. Taking the form of a biennial competition, it recognises global artists and technologists with extraordinary creativity in digitally mediated art, design and cultural heritage.
The Prize is intended to nurture and catalyze the vast potential of creativity in digital art, culture and technology for the betterment of the human condition in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 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. Two categories of artists may submit their works under, International Professionals and Local Students. The International Professionals category welcomes all artists from around the world. The Local Students category welcomes all students from Singapore, full-time or part-time. The competition is free to enter and open to international artists and local students.
The theme of the inaugural NTU GDAP is Fourth Industrial Revolution. The key components driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution include big data, the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, real-time and deep data generation and analytics, 3D printing, machine learning, personalised health care and medicine, and cyber security. Their effectiveness in shaping the human condition in the 21st century will inevitably call for close integration of technological innovations with areas such as social sciences, ethics, policy, and digital arts and humanities.
NTU GDAP is looking for imaginative works where artistry and scientific interests collide. Science has long inspired art and artists of the past have shown how they harnessed the scientific zeitgeist of their times to advance their art. Fast forward to the 21st century where science and technology have integrated seamlessly into people’s everyday lives. The ways in which art can engage with science are broadening and NTU is looking for works that embrace human imagination and creativity, as well as critical thinking and scientific rigor in the development of new technological solutions.
- The prestigious NTU GDAP comprises a total of SGD$50,000 (USD 35,000) in prize money.
- The best submissions will have their debut showcase in October 2019.