Amplify Digital Arts Initiative connects and empowers an active network of womxn artists and professionals working in the digital arts, sound and immersive storytelling sectors in Canada, Latin America and the UK.
Harnessing different cultures and experiences, AMPLIFY D.A.I fosters a platform for dialogue on gender equity and commits resources to career and capacity building activities, peer exchanges and opportunities for cohort participants to showcase their work in the context of dynamic, contemporary festivals, events and residencies.
The 2020 cohort for AMPLIFY D.A.I, selected by the British Council, Somerset House Studios and MUTEK, features 20+ artists from Argentina, Canada, and the UK. During the month of November 2020 the work of this artists cohort will be found as part of the lineup of three different festivals.
Stella Sideli has selected the part-taking artists and led conversations with partners. She has curated and delivered this online edition of AMPLIFY residency at Somerset House Studios, which included a series of digital training sessions and workshops offering the part-taking artists the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in presenting their online presence and portfolio, pitching, understanding intellectual property and legal advice for musicians and artists. Workshops include coaching on confidence building, production, online shows and how to use your intuition in uncertain times. The residency has provided an opportunity to share work with Somerset House Studios artists and network within a community of talented professionals, as well as offering participants the chance to engage with performances, discussions, artist presentations, digital installations and films as part of the AMPLIFY online public programme.
AMPLIFY D.A.I is an initiative of the British Council in partnership with MUTEK Montréal, MUTEK Buenos Aires and Somerset House Studios in the UK. The programme is supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Fundación Williams.