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.