Developing Vocational Education Training Programme Compatible with Metaverse and NFT Production (Digi-Art)

The Digi-Art project aims to make more relevant the practiced digital art VET programme to the current and future needs of the economy and creative community. The Covid-19 pandemic and the full closures implemented during this period affected the artists and the creative community the most economically. It was seen that artistic activities such as virtual exhibitions and digital artworks were not sufficient, and the artists sought different ways. Meanwhile, the rapidly spreading blockchain and metaverse craze has spawned NFT production and sales. However, at this point, it has been revealed that the talent development or digital art education is given in academies is not sufficient. In a world that is rapidly digitalizing and facing pandemic situations, the Digi-Art project aims to open a new field of activity for artists and to develop the vocational training program they need in the fields of metaverse and NFT production.

The objective of developing a VET programme compatible with digitalizing sectoral activities is directly linked with the “Contributing to innovation in VET” priority of Erasmus+ Programme. Besides, developing digital technology skills and literacy of artists and informing artists about Metaverse and NFT production objectives will contribute to the “Addressing digital transformation through the development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity” priority. Related with the “Adapting vocational education and training to labor market needs” priority; the Digi-Art project aims to offer a new VET programme in order to adapt the training programme in traditional art and digital art education to changing skills needs, green and digital transitions and economic cycles.