In 2017 we started this fest and conference to celebrate the design process of film, animation and games. The last years we had the pleasure to have industry greats such as character designers Carter Goodridge (Despicable Me), Loish (Horizon Zero Dawn), Peter De Sève (Ice Age), Borja Montoro (Moana), but also amazing concept artists, VR heroes and world builders like Jama Jurabaev (Ready Player One), FX Goby (Back to the Moon) and Santa Monica Studios (God of War) on our stage.

Normally we have the pleasure to meet around 4.000 filmmakers, concept artists and other creatives in Eindhoven in our amazing industrial venue Klokgebouw.

And in 2019 we expanded our adventures to the amazing city of Berlin to meet 1.500 Berlin based creatives.

In 2020 we organized two online editions of The Art Department. For free, to support the community. And we connected with all of you around the globe! Ca. 60.000 (!) unique viewers joined us for talks, demos, panels, portfolio reviews, paint-overs and a slow tv sketching channel.

With our latest online edition, The Art Department | World Tour, we reached creatives in 116 countries. Watch the after movie here ⬇️

Previously on our stage

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Previous The Art Department editions

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