Construction has kicked off in the world’s first center for digital arts Ad Diriyah Art Oasis, which is set to launch in 2022.
The project is under the supervision and partnership of Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) and the Saudi Ministry of Culture, they are expected to revolutionize the fields of digital art, artificial intelligence and modern technologies as they dedicate the area to supporting innovation.
The Art Oasis is located in the heart of mesmerizing Ad Diriyah, the Amedeo Schiattarella-designed Oasis will be part of the 10,000-square meter Al-Bujairi heritage district. It will contain six art studios, workshops, youth entertainment facilities and a library, in addition to workshops and lecture theaters.
Bringing together all these facilities will develop a fully-integrated creative environment for producing digital arts and allowing artists to develop their skills.
The Oasis will offer four main educational tracks:
– Arts, artificial intelligence, creative computing, and automatic learning.
– Digital arts, photography, production of movies and sound arts.
– Graphic design, 3d modelling, animation, and animated graphics.
– The New Media and Contemporary Art Research Center, an educational program exploring developed cultural contexts in the contemporary world.
Moreover, the Oasis will host public art events including the annual international exhibition for arts and artificial intelligence and a series of hackathons that focus on the application of the digital arts.