A year-long exploration of the wonders and anguish of making art and culture in the 21st century!

Fall 2019 - Summer 2020


Participants are selected and meetings are starting.

More information will be posted soon here, and on

the Artengine website. Get in touch with us if you are interested

in the work of the DEL!

Leveraging the power of new technologies to foster artists prosperity!

There are more buzzwords than bees on the globe these days. Between algorithms and zettabytes there is a dizzying haze of technolanguage swarming the domains of art and culture, but we do not have to be overwhelmed!


At Artengine, we believe artists can and should be an important part of the digital transformation of society, not only helping us navigate the transformation of our contemporary lives, but leading the charge.

The Digital Economies Lab is a year-long exploration of the wonders and anguish of making art and culture in the 21st century. The lab focuses on new ways for artists, arts organizations, collectives and even old institutions to thrive among the tsunami of digital technologies overtaking our lives.

This lab poses the question:

How can artists

make a place for themselves

in the digital context of

Canada or the world itself?

There are many possible answers to this inquiry, opening up countless sub-questions, including:

  • How might an artist might multiply themselves so they can get more done? 

  • How could you start a collective made up of more bots than people?

  • How we might build more creative relationships with monetization? 

  • But perhaps most importantly, how we can get technology to help make artists’ lives a little less precarious?



Digital Economies Lab

An Artengine Project


2 Daly Ave

Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2

If you have questions get in touch with us!

Kseniya Tsoy, DEL Project Coordinator

Tel: 613-686-1941


Artengine is generously supported by the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Artengine is excited to partner
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HOLO brings you the most interesting trajectories in art, science and technology both online and in beautiful print.
The DEL is made possible through the generous support of
the Digital Strategy Fund at
the Canada Council for the Arts.
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