Project Description

Grantee Profile: Denver Digerati

A new breed of artists has quickly materialized in the last decade, and they are using rapidly-advanced technology to create visionary artworks that are defined by the digital age. With the support of the Denver Theatre District, Denver Digerati was launched in 2012. They bring innovative and world-popular digital animation and motion-based art to the public through a network of Denver’s centrally located LED screens and other platforms.

In response to the limited number of opportunities digital animators have to share their work outside the realm of free online portals, Denver Digerati is exploring new ways to share their exciting content. Their goal is to build a robust network of artists and digital content that will ultimately support a publicly-situated LED screen dedicated solely to art, with the belief that Denver could be the first city in the world to do so.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation helped Denver Theatre District’s Denver Digerati in its production of Supernova, the first major outdoor festival of digital animation and art in the country. The event was held in September 2016 in and around the Denver Performing Arts Complex, utilizing three large, state of the art LED screens, the DPAC plaza and the Commons on Champa Innovation Center.

To see more from Supernova, visit their website at denverdigerati.com.