Playgrounds is a platform for visuals arts that showcases and celebrates the creative image. Playgrounds stimulates new developments, signal innovative movements, it inspires an international creative industry and connects you to the best and brightest artists and animators, extraordinary filmmakers, game-, sound- and graphic designers. For more than ten years the platform organized several Playgrounds conferences. A bi-annual momentum where the international creative industry comes together. Where you get inspired by artist talks, workshops, films and masterclasses. Where you meet your biggest heroes and witness mesmerizing performances.
 In the spring Playgrounds organizes the conference and fest Blend with a catwalk of cutting edge creativity and in the autumn The Art Department which focuses on the design process of film, animation and games. Throughout the year, they present multiple Playgrounds Sessions: a fest in a box! One night only events with lectures by cutting edge artists. Playgrounds Expos showcase original artworks, short films and fresh graphic design. And each year Playgrounds supports amazing talents in the tailor-made talent program Next.

Upcoming Events

The Art Department Berlin 202313-14 MAY 2023Berlin
The Art Department Eindhoven 202320-21 APR 2023Eindhoven

Event Archive

Blend Festival | Amsterdam03-04 NOV 2022Amsterdam
Blend Festival | Breda02 NOV 2022Breda
The Art Department Berlin 202214-15 MAY 2022Berlin
The Art Department Eindhoven 202221-22 APR 2022Eindhoven
Blend 2021 (online only)24-25 NOV 2021Eindhoven
Blend 2021 (on-site)07-08 OCT 2021Breda
The Art Department | World Tour25-26 JUN 2021Online
Playgrounds - The Art Department08-09 OCT 2020Eindhoven
Playgrounds Blend28-29 MAY 2020Amsterdam
Playgrounds Online Fest #2 - Blend15 MAY 2020Eindhoven
Playgrounds Online Fest #1 - The Art Department 16 APR 2020Eindhoven
Playgrounds The Art Department Berlin10-11 OCT 2019Berlin
Playgrounds The Art Department Eindhoven03-04 OCT 2019Eindhoven
Playgrounds Blend Amsterdam08 APR 2019Amsterdam
Playgrounds Blend Breda04-05 APR 2019Breda
Playgrounds The Art Department 201804-05 OCT 2018Eindhoven
Playgrounds Blend09-13 APR 2018Breda / Amsterdam
Playgrounds Session XL: The Art Department.05-06 OCT 2017Eindhoven
Playground Festival — Amsterdam03-04 NOV 2016Amsterdam
Playground Festival — Breda31-02 OCT/NOV 2016Breda
Playgrounds Internationale Digital Arts Festival02-06 NOV 2015Breda
Playgrounds International Digital Arts Festival28-31 OCT 2014Tilburg & Amsterdam