3 October 2019 - 4 October 2019
Entrance fee:
Early Birds for our true fans! €75 full pass

The biggest event on concept art & design for film, animation and games in Europe. Join us and be part of The Art Department in Eindhoven, the Netherlands!

Character design, concept art, background visuals, character building, robotics, props: every single detail a crew has to think of and decide upon before they can get start actually making the film. For two days we immerse ourselves in the magic of visual storytelling.

The world’s leading and inspirational artists and designers meet up in the Dutch capitol of design Eindhoven.

40+ international artists and designers in a program of artist talks, workshops, demo’s, presentations, portfolio reviews, an expo with original artwork, an Art Market, a Sketch Lounge, VR Area, Workshops, Paint-over Area & good food and drinks.


Early bird Full pass | €75 (regular price €90)
Early bird Full pass STAR | €95 (regular price €125)
Early bird Day ticket 3 or 4 Oct | €45 (regular price €50)

A Full pass ticket gives you access to our main program on 3&4 October in Klokgebouw Eindhoven (excluded from full pass are Upstairs lounge and the STAR portfolio sessions)

A Full pass STAR ticket gives you all the benefits of a full pass ticket PLUS additional access to an exclusive selection of portfolio review sessions, the Upstairs lounge with an extra stage and free coffee, tea and water  (STAR tickets are only available as full pass. There are no STAR day tickets)

Studio tickets: for all tickets we have special a Studio discount (valid from (valid from buying 4 tickets or more). Interested? Please mail paulien@weareplaygrounds.nl or suzanne@weareplaygrounds.nl for more information.

Cannot make it to Eindhoven? Check out our first edition of The Art Department in Berlin.


Can’t wait? Watch the after movie of The Art Department 2018 to get into the vibe!