Let's Talk Art

Let's Talk Art is a free professional skills development workshop series which brings together acclaimed professional artists, arts leaders and creative businesses to share best practices and tools with newcomers to help in the development of their creative practice in Canada.



April 29, 2021 @ 4-5:30PM via Zoom

How can innovative digital art tools help artists during the pandemic?  There are many innovative technologies that artists can incorporate, including Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Digital Art and Robotics.

Presented in partnership with DigiArt, this webinar offers an introduction to innovative art-tech tools such as blockchain, VR, AI and augmented reality to discuss how these tools can help artists. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to engage in a community consultation about the utility of these tools in an artist’s practice.


  1. Introduction
  2. Innovative Art-Tech Platforms Overview (blockchain, NFTs, virtual reality, AI, and augmented reality)
  3. Use Cases
  4. Community Consultations & Q & Q
  5. Summary

About the Facilitator:

Vandana Taxali (B.A.Sc., J.D., LL.B) is a legal professional and business lawyer (media, technology, software and entertainment) with over a decade of experience in intellectual property (copyright, trademark), licensing, contracts and entertainment law practising at Entcounsel. She is an art arbitrator with the International Court of Art at The Hague.  Vandana is the founder of Artcryption, a platform that protects intellectual property on the blockchain, namely art and creative assets.  She is involved with digiArt, an initiative looking at the innovative art-tech needs for the arts community.  

Vandana is licensed in the Province of Ontario. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy Law School. She has a B.A.Sc. from McMaster University. Vandana has mentored various start-ups including at OCAD University incubator, George Brown’s digiFest and The Community Innovation Lab in Oshawa. She teaches intellectual property law at OCAD University’s continuing studies. She is also active in the arts and sits on the Board of Canadian Stage,  Art Gallery of Mississauga (former), Mural Routes and has served on the committees for The Power Plant, ONEXONE, Toronto Art Fair and Canadian Art.