Computer Graphics (CG) is a general term that refers to all graphics drawn by computer software and covers almost all visual art creation activities, such as print design, web design, 3D animation, film and television special effects, multimedia technology,computer-aided architectural design, and industrial modeling design.

Who can apply?

CG Hobbyists

It does not matter whether you are a student, artist or enthusiast in the CG field; or if you work in any other career, as long as you love the CG industry, want to realize an art dream, and desire more resources, you are welcome to apply to this program.

CG Pro Content Creators

1. Should be proficient in digital painting skills and have a unique artistic style.
2. Should have 1k followers on social media platforms at least and desire more resources.
3. Should have a clear career goal and aim to grow into an excellent artistic uploader.

CG Studios

1. Should have already created excellent artworks and desire more resources.
2. Should comprise a collaborative team.
3. Artwork should be up to date with market trends and have high commercial potential.

* The three kinds of applicants will be reviewed separately
* Please use English to apply

How to apply?

Submission

15th April-15th Sep.

Applicants should submit their artwork, dream plan, and other relevant materials.
Dream Plan Template Download

Evaluation

16th Sep.-31st Oct.

The program team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the applicants and will share results regularly.

Fulfillment

Early Nov. 2021

XP-PEN and the program partners will offer resources, such as funds, media traffic, and equipment, to help the approved applicants realize their art dreams.

What resources can you gain after getting approved?

Funds

If the applicant obtains the support qualification, you can get the corresponding financial support according to your actual situation.As long as you are good enough, the amount will not be capped

Traffic

1.Art Star and partners will help amplify artist art and social media accounts.
2.You will get a free annual Pro subscription from ArtStation, which gives you a beautiful portfolio website, learning content and more.

Software

All applicants will receive a trial version of Moho Pro 13.5 software, and program candidates will receive a full version of Moho Pro 13.5 software as the support resource.

Equipment

XP-PEN will provide you with pen displays or pen tablets to hone your skills and abilities.

Courses

You are free to choose any courses within program partner WingFox’s course modules. In addition, everyone can get a coupon for 30% off WingFox’s courses (Coupon Code: AS30).

Contact Us

If you want more information, please contact us by email :
SelWu@artstarglobal.com

Co-founders

CIOFF

The International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF, French: Conseil international des organisations de festivals de folklore et d'arts traditionnels) is an international nongovernmental organization (NGO) in Official Partnership with UNESCO and is accredited to provide advisory service to the Committee of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters

SIGGRAPH, or the Computer Graphics Special Interest Group, is part of the American Computer Society (ACM), which organizes annual exhibitions and conferences on computer graphics and interactive technologies for the world. SIGGRAPH's professional societies are at the heart of SIGGRAPH. Its professional chapters worldwide are a powerful force in helping the ACM SIGGRAPH community promote excellence in computer graphics and interactive technology.

Adobe Authorized Training Centre China Region

Adobe Authorized Training Centre China Region is an official training institution authorized by Adobe. This is an independent training institution dedicated to providing its users and partners formal and professional technical solutions. With the most cutting-edge technology and professional training experience, they offer training courses on various industry skills, professional software products, and industry application solutions to meet the learning needs of users from different professional fields and take up the important task of building a creative talent pool in China.

ArtStation

ArtStation is a community that was shaped with the goal of empowering artists and creating opportunities for success. As a one-stop-shop for artists, ArtStation provides you with a simple, yet powerful way to show your portfolio and be seen by the right people in the industry. Users can showcase their portfolio, monetize their work through digital or print-on-demand products, learn to improve their craft through courses, and find jobs.

Moho Pro

The all-in-one animation tool for professionals and digital artists!Moho Pro is perfect for professionals looking for a more efficient alternative to tedious traditional animation. With an intuitive interface, a visual content library and powerful features such as a bone rigging system, smart bones, bitmap to vector conversion, integrated lip-synching, 3D modeling, physics, motion tracking, a character wizard and more, Moho Pro delivers advanced animation tools to speed up your workflow.

China division of 2021 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship

Adobe Certified Associate World Championship China, hosted by Adobe Authorized Training Center China Region, provides academic skill competitions, a platform to show works, and career opportunities for youth groups in creative design, art, and visual design, and other majors. The winner, runner-up, and third runner-up of the China Division will stand on the world stage on behalf of the country and compete with the world's top players.

Kumoricon

Kumoricon is the oldest and largest anime, manga, and Japanese culture convention in Oregon. It is an Oregon nonprofit corporation, dedicated to creating an environment for fans of all ages to learn from one another and share their enthusiasm for Japanese media and Asian culture. Gaining its namesake (kumori) from the Japanese word "cloudy", we embody everything it means to live in the Pacific Northwest and love this fandom. Stretching across generations, anime fans have gathered together for an amazing annual event, rain or shine.

IADGE

The alliance is initiated by the world‘s leading experts in the Worldskills “3D Digital Game Art” competition and the Shanghai ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter. Members include the China training base of Worldskills “3D Digital Game Art” competition, the Games lecturer Symposium UK, Nanyang Polytechnic, Hong Kong Vocational Training Council and other institutions and schools. The name of the alliance is International Alliance for Digital Game Education (IADGE).

WingFox

WingFox is committed to creating the world's top online learning platform for digital art, and to discovering and supporting CG artists for a long time.

Our goal is to promote the development of CG art and provide the most cost-effective courses. By this Art Star event, we are offering all artists a 30% OFF coupon for all courses: AS30

We hope all students success in their studies and make their dreams come true, and we welcome artists from all fields to join Winggox as mentors.

Review Board

WeiZhong Ye

President of ACM SIGGRAPH Shanghai
Chair of International Alliance for Digital Game Education

Stephanie Hayot

Business Development Manager of ArtStation, Epic Games

Boya Liu

Senior professional director and visual effects artist
Senior expert in CG industry, specializing in VFX

Zach Reinhardt

Founder and CEO of CGBoost, Professional Artist

Gaétan WELTZER

Founder of Designspartan.com, Professional Artist

Ivan Querino

Founder of Eudesenho.com,
the biggest platform of online drawing classes of Brazil
Author of Best Seller program "Learn to Draw from Zero"

JingLin Hong

Deputy Director of ACM SIGGRAPH Shanghai
Competition Manager of IADGE

ANTOINE COLLIGNON

Professional Video Game Artist and Concept Designer.

ZengDaShuai

Senior character artist
Participated in the production of "Dragon Contract", "Akashic Records", and many other projects.

WuHuan

Member of Guangzhou Animation Artists Association CG division,
senior CG artist, CG education expert

DaoTianYi

Professional illustrator,
Participated in the creation of "Identity V", "ATLANTICA", and other projects

KaTongRen

Professional Cartoonist, illustrator,