Date
18 April 2024 - 19 April 2024
Time
09:30 - 18:00
Entrance fee
1-Day Regular Tickets 18 April
SOLD OUT
1-Day Regular Tickets 19 April
SOLD OUT
2-Day Regular Tickets
SOLD OUT
2-Day Education Tickets
SOLD OUT
1-Day Education Tickets 18 April
SOLD OUT
1-Day Education Tickets 19 April
SOLD OUT

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
panel
KARLA ORTIZ
concept and visual development artist
artist talk
ROB BLISS
industry titan concept artist
interview
ALEX HIRSCH
storyboard artist and writer
artist talk
CRASH McCREERY
creature designer + production designer + concept artist
artist talk
TIM ALLEN
stop motion animator
artist talk
JEFFREY THOMPSON
art direction and design
artist talk
ARMAND SERRANO
independent production designer
artist talk
JAMA JURABAEV
CONCEPT ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR AND MATTE PAINTER
artist talk
PEDRO CONTI
director and art director
artist talk
MACKINNON AND SAUNDERS
creative director and founder of Mackinnon & Saunders
artist talk
SYLVAIN MARC
production designer, illustrator and animation director
artist talk
ANNA MANTZARIS
director
artist talk
ANIMADE
learn from the best
artist talk
FORM PLAY
whimsical animation studio
artist talk
DANAR WORYA
concept artist
artist talk
LAVA
animator and illustrator
artist talk
PRIME RENDER STUDIOS
animation studio
artist talk
MICHAEL RELTH
illustrator, animator and author
artist talk
DIDIER KONINGS
DIRECTOR AND CONCEPT ARTIST
artist talk
TECHNOUVEAU (RASMUS POULSEN)
art direction and concept design
artist talk
KIKA KLAT
artist talk
LITTLE CHICKEN
game company
artist talk
SOMNATH PAL
illustrator, designer and storyteller
artist talk
FLORIAN LEGTERS
production designer
artist talk
EDWIN RHEMREV
set designer and animator
artist talk
REAL TALKS WITH LOISH & IRIS COMPIET
a sit-down with two industry legends
panel
POST-PRODUCTION IN YOUR PRE-PRODUCTION
panel discussion
panel
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!
portfolio reviews, side program
ARTIST STUDIOS
check your favorite artists at work!
artist studios
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 (CALL IS CLOSED)
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
SOUND & VISION
Join the character design competition
side program
SKETCH & SKATE WORKSHOP
up for a pre-event sketching session on the 17th
live sketching session
INDUSTRY DRINKS
informal networking drinks
industry meeting
BOOKSHOP
prints, books & signings
book signing
FIELD TRIPS
discover creativity in Strijp-S
field trips
URBAN SKETCHING SESSION
up for a pre-event Urban Sketching session on 17 April?
live sketching session
CREATIVE BRAINSTORM NL WITH JULIANA ERAZO
get your project rolling
brainstorm
NEXT STAGE
up-and-coming talent
artist talk
STEYE HALLEMA
on The Imaginary Friend
interview
CONVOLOOT PANEL: NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER DOs & DON’Ts
with Loish, Jama Jurabaev, Danar Worya and Spiridon Giannakis
panel
AWARD SHOW ANIMATION PITCH
award show
MEET THE HOSTS!
warming us up, powering us with energy!
hosts and moderators
CONVOLOOT PANEL: WHY DO WE CREATE? INSPIRATION AND PERSPECTIVES
with Crash, Karla Ortiz, Wouter Tulp and Spiridon Giannakis
panel
D&D SKETCH BATTLES
ready, steady, sketch!
live sketching session
PANEL: NON FICTIONAL PERSPECTIVE STORYTELLING
with Douwe Dijkstra, Aimée de Jongh, Kel O'Neill and Absaline Hehakaya
panel
AFTERPARTY FRIDAY 19 APRIL!
say goodbye in style!
afterparty
AFTERPARTY THURSDAY 18 APRIL!
dance & draw the night away
afterparty
POLYMORF
interdisciplinary experience design collective
artist talk
AWARD SHOW VR PITCH + STUDENT ANIMATION COMPETITION
not 1 but 2 awards today!
award show
COLLABORATION: FROM IDEA TO THE SCREEN
with Jefferey Thompson and Alex Hirsch, moderated by Hannah-Lau Walker
panel
TAD X PLGR DISCORD
an extra layer for your TADEindhoven experience!
hotspot