Date
18 April 2024 - 19 April 2024
Time
09:30 - 18:00
Entrance fee
2-Day Regular Tickets
€110
1-Day Regular Tickets 18 April
€65
1-Day Regular Tickets 19 April
€65
2-Day Education Tickets
€60
1-Day Education Tickets 18 April
€35
1-Day Education Tickets 19 April
€35

Fest and conference focussing on the design process and craftsmanship in film, animation and games. In 2024 The Art Department will return to industrial venue Klokgebouw with a program packed with artist talks, demos, screenings, live sketching sessions, portfolio reviews, recruitment and so much more! A playground for the creative industry.

During past editions, we’ve had the pleasure to welcome industry greats such as James Baxter (The Lion King), Crash McCreery (Pirates of The Carribean), Carter Goodridge (Despicable Me), Loish (Horizon Zero Dawn), Peter De Sève (Ice Age), Angela Sung (Bad Guys), Borja Montoro (Moana), but also amazing concept artists, VR heroes and world builders like Jama Jurabaev (Ready Player One), Anne Laure To (Arcane) and FX Goby (Back to the Moon) on our stage.

Excited to join us? Get your tickets and secure your place for TAD 2024!

LARIAN STUDIOS
award-winning video games developers
artist talk
KARLA ORTIZ
concept and visual development artist
artist talk
ROB BLISS
industry titan concept artist
artist talk
TIM ALLEN
stop motion animator
artist talk
JEFFREY THOMPSON
art direction and design
artist talk
JAMA JURABAEV
CONCEPT ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR AND MATTE PAINTER
artist talk
IAN MACKINNON
creative director and founder of Mackinnon & Saunders
artist talk
SYLVAIN MARC
production designer, illustrator and animation director
artist talk
ARMAND SERRANO
independent production designer
artist talk
ANNA MANTZARIS
director
artist talk
FORM PLAY
whimsical animation studio
artist talk
CRASH McCREERY
creature designer + production designer + concept artist
artist talk
DANAR WORYA
concept artist
artist talk
LAVA
animator and illustrator
artist talk
TECHNOUVEAU (RASMUS POULSEN)
art direction and concept design
artist talk
SOMNATH PAL
illustrator, designer and storyteller
artist talk
EDWIN RHEMREV
set designer and animator
artist talk
REAL TALKS WITH LOISH & IRIS COMPIET
a sit-down with two industry legends
real talk
SYMBIOSIS
interactive experience
installation
ART MARKET
print, apparel and book signing
art market
INDUSTRY GARDEN
welcome to our greenest networking space
side program
PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
tips and tricks to be collected!
ARTIST STUDIOS
check your favorite artists at work!
side program
DRINK AND DRAW SKETCH SESSIONS
live sketching experience
live sketching session
THE ART DEPARTMENT FILM FEST
exciting curated film program!
film fest
STUDENT ANIMATION COMPETITION
get selected for TAD film fest!
film fest
MEET THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: STRIJP-S
take a look around!
hotspot
PLAYGROUNDS ANIMATION PITCH
NEW ANIMATION IDEA? START YOUR PROJECT WITH €5.000
pitch
PLAYGROUNDS VR PITCH
GET YOUR VR PROJECT KICKSTARTED WITH A BUDGET OF €5.000
pitch