The programme offers participating artists opportunities to learn digital skills through in-person and online workshops, to connect with key players in the technology industry as well as arts and culture professionals in Jordan and the UK, and to showcase learnings and work developed during the programme at public events and an exhibition at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. The programme culminates with a study mobility grant that enables participants to travel to the UK for a week of learning and networking encounters with artists, art professionals and institutions, with the chance to forge future collaborative projects and links.
This year’s edition, [Digital] Transmissions II, takes place between December 2023 to June 2024 using a residency format within (JARS) JORDAN ART RESIDENCY & STUDIOS PROGRAM run by FACTORY Platform / The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. For [Digital] Transmissions II, we are exploring AI and Art entanglements, creative exchange and critical ideas responding to how cultural, socio-political and environmental landscapes are being shaped by AI technologies and conversations.
What questions does the employment of AI tools pose on the future of artistic production, skills and knowledge production, and creative industries? What are the opportunities and/or challenges? Does AI Art enable different ways of participation or audience engagement and, if yes, how? We will be exploring these questions in the context of Southwest Asia, North Africa, Global South and colonial, post-colonial perspectives.
A group of 12 Jordanian artists were selected via an open call.