The Digital Art Program promotes contemporary visual art that engages with digital technology – conceptually, materially, or aesthetically. A biennial program, in 2024 it awards a $15,000 commission to an Australian artist to produce significant new art for exhibition at Goolugatup.
It also incorporates an artist mentorship program, pairing the commissioned artist with a local emerging digital artist and providing an additional $2,000 fee and $500 travel budget to each.
The 2024 DAP commission artists are Tiyan Baker & Jason Phu, and the mentorship artist is Kathryn Gledhill-Tucker.
The first two iterations of the DAP operated as an art prize for screen-based work.
The 2022 finalists were Xanthe Dobbie (2nd prize), Rory Green, Jacobus Capone, Gabrielle Brady, Dan Bourke (Local prize), Danae Valenza, Brenton Alexander Smith, and Amalia Lindo (First prize).
The 2020 finalists were Tiyan Baker, Mark Parfitt, Shastra Deo (2nd Prize), The Hunt, Matt Aitken & Mei Swan Lim (Local prize), Alex Last (3rd prize), and Iwantja Young Women's Film Project (First prize).