Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice.

For the first time in its eight-year history, Vector Festival 2020 was presented fully online. This year’s digital programming explored themes of solitude, distanced interaction, digital art-making and curation, and the many new forms of community, solidarity, and care spawned by the challenges and promises of the current moment.

Curators Katie Micak and Martin Zeilinger developed a festival program featuring works by over 60 artists across a range of virtual exhibitions, performances, screenings, panels, workshops, and more. Festival events took place between July 16-23, and all artworks remained online to the public until August 13, 2020.

Thank you to all of the artists, community partners, and devoted audience who made this year’s online edition of Vector Festival possible. We would also like to acknowledge the generous support of our funders: the Government of Canada, the Canada Council For The Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.

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