Future Lab LLC is a GCC-based company specializing in the organization of festivals, conferences, exhibitions and workshops in the field of digital arts and culture. In collaboration with a local UAE partnet, Future Lab was founded by Lion Act International LTD (CY), which organizes touring interactive exhibitions such as “Your Planet Needs You” that took place in New Jersey (USA), Athens (GR), Dubai (UAE) and Al Khobar (KSA) and was attended by more than 500,000 visitors; and by Multitrab Productions (GR), a non-profit organization, which since 2005 has been the organizer of the Athens Digital Arts Festival that has welcomed more than 300,000 visitors and has one of the world’s largest databases of digital artworks (16,000).
The Dubai Digital Arts Festival (DDAF) is the first international festival taking place in Dubai and focusing on digital art and culture. The Festival is planning to be a point of convergence for all the different kinds and trends of contemporary digital culture. Additionally, the purpose of DDAF is to highlight the multiple ways in which the intersection of art and technology impacts everyday life. The festival intends to raise public awareness of, and interest in, leading contemporary artistic, technological and social trends. Its goal is to introduce the city of Dubai as a new international meeting point for the digital art scene as well as to create a local digital art community. Dubai Digital Arts Festival will host a wide range of exhibitions with free admission – including indoor and outdoor interactive installations, web artworks, video art and animation screenings, audiovisual performances, workshops, talks and tributes to internationally acclaimed artists, welcoming visitors of Dubai to experience different digital art practices and actively participate in multidimensional interactive events.