6th October 2022
Digital Innovation in Art
Award by .ART
Digital Innovation in Art is an award to honour the innovators in the art industry that are using digital technology to push the traditional boundaries of the art market.
The Digital Innovation in Art Award by .ART recognizes the technologists with a mission to advance innovation in the art market.
.ART has been presenting this biannual award for the last six years as part of the Investor Allstars, the "must attend" event within the entrepreneurial and investor community. Now in its 20th year, the event brings an industry-leading awards ceremony, hosting over 750 global entrepreneurs and investment professionals.

Are you a digital technologies innovator using digital tech to push the boundaries of the art market?

Apply for the prestigious award and find investment & get recognition at the winner's ceremony in London.
The jury will take into account the following criteria:
The originality of the product or service
The viability and future growth potential of the project
The sustainability of the project
The succeses in the past year such as growth, leadership excellence and delivering value to the users
The accessibility: how easy it is to use your product or service
As a leader in innovation and an entity that strive to support the creative industry, it is our pleasure, .ART, to be able to highlight so many great projects. For the past five years, jury members, coming from the tech, art, financial and innovation sectors, have reviewed more than 150 projects and shortlisted more than 15. The level of innovation, time after time, has surprised and went above and beyond the expectations of juries. It is incredible to see that every year, new projects emerge, pushing the boundaries of what can be done.
2022 Jury Panel
Over the years, prominent figures from the art, technology, and investment sectors joined the award's prestigious jury panel. Meet this year's members.
Elena Zavelev
Founder and CEO, CADAF & Digital Art Month

Elena Zavelev is the Founder and CEO of CADAF (Crypto and Digital Art Fair) & Digital Art Month. Elena works at the intersection of art and technology and advocates the adoption of new media and crypto art within the traditional art market. She is a contributing writer to Forbes and Observer Media.
Anton Vidokle
Artist and founder of e-flux

Anton Vidokle is an artist and editor of e-flux journal. He was born in Moscow and lives in New York and Berlin. Vidokle's work has been exhibited internationally at Documenta 13 and the 56th Venice Biennale.
Dean Phelus
Editor in Chief, Museum Magazine, Senior Director, Spectial Projects at AMM
Dean Phelus is senior director of special projects at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). In his nearly three decades at AAM he has had a diverse range of experiences through various positions to include: overseeing the AAM Annual Meeting and Museum Expo, the largest professional convening for museums in the world. He is also editor in chief of Museum magazine.
Rachel Sebban

COO, SAGA Invest
Co-Founder, Jérôme Dreyfuss

Rachel is the CEO at SAGA Invest, vice president of Paris chamber of commerce and a board member at a number of cultural organisations. She is the co-founder of Jérôme Dreyfuss brand, Rachel Sebban's DNA runs on power and wonder. Symbol of a step forward businesswoman, she started her career as a chief legal officer and then made her mark in the luxury fashion industry. As a real-life talented wonder woman of the modern world, success grows where Rachel goes.
Michael Royce

Director, New York Foundation of the Arts

Michael Royce is the Executive Director of the New York Foundation for the Arts a U.S. based national nonprofit serving artists, cultural workers, and arts organizations.
Jean-Baptiste Costa de Beauregard
Deputy CEO of Beaux Arts & Cie, Publisher Le Quotidien de l'Art

Jean-Baptiste Costa de Beauregard is deputy CEO of Beaux Arts & Cie, managing the group's publishing activities (Beaux Arts Magazine, Le Quotidien de l'Art, Beaux Arts Editions, …). He also founded the group's annual European art market professionals gathering, The Art Market Day, in 2018. Furthermore, Jean-Baptiste is theInvestment director of ArtNova, the investment fund owning Beaux Arts & Cie and active in the art & tech industry.
Adriano Picanti di Torcello
Art & Finance coordinator for the Deloitte group of member firms, co-autor of the Deloitte and ArtTactic Art & Finance Report
Adriano is the Art & Finance coordinator for the Deloitte group of member firms. He is in charge of the Art & Finance activities within Deloitte Luxembourg, an initiative he has been coordinating since its inception in 2008. Adriano also coordinates the development of the Art & Finance activities at the Deloitte group level. Over the past decade, Adriano has been working towards the creation of an Art & Finance/Business cluster in Luxembourg.
Сan't wait to see what the alliance of art and tech with brilliant minds will yield! This year is a special anniversary edition for both .ART, which is celebrating 5 years since its launch, and Investor Allstars, as it marks 20 years of highlighting achievements of entrepreneurs and investment professionals from across the globe.
Shortlist 2021
Previous Editions and Winners
The previous editions of the .ART Award, celebrated as part of Investor Allstars, featured various innovative organisations bringing their creative solutions and inspiring us to do the same.

Listen to one of our former Jury Members, Eugenia Makhlin
Steve Miller
Steve Miller is one of .ART's first adopters, showcasing his artwork in versatile mediums at www.stevemiller.art. He is also a co-founder of ARTERNAL, a CRM software which assists art galleries in efficiently consolidating multiple platforms.

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Rob Anders
Niio is a platform for streaming digital art via subscription or purchase, which has amassed a global community of 3,500 leading artists, galleries and institutions who have stored and published over 11,000 high quality digital format artworks. Niio can 'port' this gallery-quality digital art onto any screen, anywhere – unlocking an entirely new form of consumption.

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Jonathan Beck
Scan the World
Jonathan Beck is the founder of an online cultural heritage project Scan the World, an initiative that archives objects of cultural significance using 3D scanning technologies. Since its inception in 2014, the platform has created over 16,000 downloadable artefacts and received over 60 million views to its page. Together with Chengxi Wang, the CEO of MyMiniFactory, Scan the World is accessible for everyone to download and study world's cultural artefacts.

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Video Interview with Chengxi Wang, CEO of MyMiniFactory
Longping Derek Zhao
Longping Derek Zhao founded ARTEXB inspired by the creation of Google Arts & Culture. It is a project supported by the medium of 360° panoramic VR, which aims to systematically document Chinese contemporary art exhibitions around the world.

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Jason Bailey
Artnome is the blog of Jason Bailey, who self-identifies as an "art nerd" trying to trigger an art analytics revolution by building the world's largest analytical database of known works across our most important artists.

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Vivi Kallinikou
ArtRabbit Ltd
ArtRabbit is a unique guide to the contemporary art scene, connecting thousands of art spaces, exhibitions and events to artists, art professionals, collectors, students and art-interested people alike.

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Justin Anthony
Artwork Archive
Artwork Archive is an innovative art business management software brand based in Denver, CO. Its cloud-based art database system offers a wide range of easy-to-use tools, including inventory and contact management, sales reports and expense tracking.

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Mike LaTour
Soundwave ArtTM
Mike LaTour spent 17 years in the music industry before he became President & CEO Soundwave Art™. The app allows a unique experience of converting your own sounds into customisable works of art and jewellery.

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Joel Kremer
The Kremer Museum
Ex-Googler Joel Kremer is the director of The Kremer Museum, a VR museum which hosts an Old Masters collection of about 75 works collected over the years by Joel's parents George and Ilone Kremer.

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Marco Cappellini
Marco Cappellini is the founder of VirtuItaly, a project that creates edutainment experiences with art through digital technologies, both with immersive and interactive digital exhibitions.

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Eugene Bogorad
Over the past twenty years Eugene has been in senior positions in computer programming, technology and big data. An amateur photographer himself, he realized that bringing online and offline together could create the right kind of synergy. ArtWalls is a platform for bringing aspiring creators and art connoisseurs together, in public spaces and online.

Video interview
Aretha Campbell
Bridgeman Images
Bridgeman Images works with museums, galleries, collections and artists to provide a central resource of fine art and archive footage for reproduction to creative professionals. The Bridgeman Artists' Copyright Service is a service to artists and their estates to administer their copyright and sell reproduction licenses for their work.

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The first and only online platform fully dedicated to unsold lots at auctions, with authenticated art pieces from over 2,000 auction houses.
Jonas Lund
A Swedish artist that creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances that critically reflects on contemporary networked systems and technological innovations.
The Artists Web LTD
A leading website builder and platform for Artists, now hosts close to 37 thousand artists' websites and lists over 300 thousand works of Art.
The valuation service with success in making the art appraisal and valuation process very accessible and easy. It attracted over half a million customers.