Top 2021 events for Digital Artists (online and offline)

Although many art events and festivals were totally out of scope in 2020, this year we might (finally) see some action!

We've made a list of both ONLINE and OFFLINE happenings in the artistic and games community that are planned for 2021. Obviously our favourite is event No.4

No need to thank us, we aim to please!

And... If we've missed something do let us know!
Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #5
February 8-11 2021
✅ Online

A Pocket Gamer Connects (PGC) online conference is the perfect way to meet, learn from, and do business with over 1,300 games industry professionals, and over 200 speakers. PGC has run 26 Connects events since 2014, and we're excited to announce their 2021 plans.

Tickets: Starting at £50
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DEW 2021 - Digital Entertainment World Expo
February 8-12 2021
✅ Online

This year, over 5 days, Digital Entertainment World Expo will explore "Creativity and Innovation in a Changing World". The #DEW2021 agenda covers cutting-edge topics on Television, Streaming, Advertising, Games, Esports, RightsTech, Music & Podcasts.

Tickets: Starting at $299
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SXSW Conference
March 16-20 2021
✅ Online

Take advantage of the unique opportunities this event has to offer, including Conference sessions and Keynotes, Music Festival showcases, Film Festival screenings, world-class networking, online Exhibitions, and the unexpected discoveries that are always a part of SXSW, all in a digital setting.

Tickets: Currently at $199
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May 2021
✅ Online

ANIMAYO is an annual summit, conference, and international Film Festival. Attending ANIMAYO, you can make a deep dive into animation, videogames and visual effects. It started off in Spanish, but now expanded to international and hosts the annual event in English

Tickets: TBC
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Art Heroes Challenge 2021
May 24-30 2021
✅ Online

An annual online contest for beginner and professional 3D artists, where you can learn the tools, connect with other artists and showcase your skills to win prizes from our sponsors.

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Syn Studio Gathering of Masters 2021
June 25-28 2021
Montreal, Canada

Syn Studio's Gathering of Masters is a small and social, laid back 4-day art festival. Having a total of 65 tickets on sale, this event is sure to be an intimate affair. Explore the interactive workshops, enjoy 5-8 speakers, and fun activities. The event has been continuously attracting artists from around the world, with many returning every year.

Tickets: Starting at $549.00 CAD
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Games Gathering 2021
July 3-4 2021
Odessa, Ukraine

Games Gathering Odessa 2021 is an international gaming conference which will provide you with the opportunity to raise your professional level, listen to experienced developer's lectures, and meet new business partners — publishers, investors and service providers.

Tickets: Starting at $39 USD
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Gamescom Asia 2021
October 14-17 2021

Gamescom Asia aims to serve as the premier platform for South East Asian game developers to explore partnerships globally, it also acts as a hub for international publishers who are looking for "the next big thing" in games. The flagship event will be the inaugural Asian edition of gamescom.

Tickets: TBC
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Lightbox Expo
September 2021
Online/Offline - TBC

In 2020, LBX was hosted online was a 3-day non-stop experience of art, education and community! Although the organizers haven't announced whether 2021 edition will be hosted online or offline, it's worth a visit, either way!

Tickets: TBC
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ZBrush Summit
November 2021
Online/Offline TBC

The main annual event for ZBrush artists, ZBrush Summit traditionally happens in November. Among the highlights of the event are networking opportunities and the famous ZBrush Live sculpt-off contest.

Tickets: TBC
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JANUARY , 12 / 2021

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