DAS promotes the convergence of art and technology and provides invaluable access to the resources essential to the production of and engagement with digital arts. It provides access to digital imaging and audio equipment and software and delivers training in their use. It runs a full programme of national and international artists residencies, public talks, exhibitions and screenings as well as facilitating outreach activities.
2013 marked the ten-year anniversary of this dynamic, constantly evolving, unique organisation. Over 100 artists have taken up residence at DAS over the past ten years and have come from Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Ireland, Hungary, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. It is this influx of artists and the constant renovation of the activity taking place, that makes DAS such a dynamic environment, not only for the artists-in-residence but also for the staff and board to work in. The studio environment provides fertile ground for discussion and exchange between artists, staff, facilitators and workshop participants.
The Digital Arts Studios is now well established as a facility for artists wishing to work with digital technologies. The international demand for residencies in DAS increases annually with up to 20 artists from around the world applying for one place at a time. Every year DAS provides three UK & Ireland residencies as awards, one to a professional artist member of Visual Artists Ireland and two to graduates from the University of Ulster’s BA and MFA programmes. These awards encourage recent graduates by providing them with the opportunity to work in a professional studio environment alongside more established local and international artists. As well as providing studio facilities for artists-in-residence, DAS also provides workstations for all artists, organisations and members of the general public to use on a daily basis. DAS has in the past ten years facilitated hundreds of workshops and classes allowing anyone to learn new skills in the use of creative software and technologies.
DAS is an important charity, not least because of the facilities and resources it provides, but also because of its commitment to showcase the work of current and past artists in residence.
We are seeking to recruit board members who can commit to supporting DAS in its aims and ambitions. If you feel that you have time and skills to offer, please write to the Manager outlining your skills and experience and also clarifying why you wish to be a board member of DAS.
Commitment required: The Board of Directors meets up to six times a year including its AGM.
For further information or to apply, please contact Angela Halliday on 02890 312900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Digital Arts Studios please visit http://www.digitalartsstudios.com/about