Throughout the year, Arena Animation organizes various events including student-industry interactions, exhibitions of student work, seminars by industry experts, and hands-on workshops. These events give students the opportunity to explore their creative talents, meet senior industry professionals, develop their skills, and gain an insight into career opportunities in animation, multimedia, VFX, gaming, and the film industry. Students also participate in national & international-level competitions which allow them to compete against the best in their field.
Arena’s Orbit Live is a power packed, 4-day, mega learning event for students around the world. The event is held in India but attracts senior professionals and students from across the globe. Arena students get to learn under the guidance of internationally acclaimed experts, practice on the latest tools and software, showcase their skills to experts, interact with industry leaders, benefit from their experience, and get a chance to be counted among the best talents in animation & multimedia from the world over.
The event is hosted at a 5-star hotel in Mumbai, and students get to enjoy parties and downtime along with intensive learning.
Kalakari is the first-ever event by the artists, for the artists in the training industry. Kalakari is all about experiential learning through traditional art forms. It is a colourful showcase of art, fun contests and handicrafts, and is steeped completely in creativity & culture. The event is truly an amalgamation of traditional art & culture and new-age technology.
Perspectives is an event open to all, which gives you first-hand knowledge and insight from animation & multimedia industry experts, from India and across the world. Thousands of people attend Perspectives to gain an insight into careers in the animation, multimedia, and web designing industry, and to watch the best animation work from around the world. They also learn how some of the best animation, e-learning, and animation films are created.
Creative Minds is Arena’s flagship inter-centre student competition, where students produce and showcase some brilliant work. Students conceptualise and produce films under the guidance & mentorship of their faculty. These films and projects are judged by industry experts, who then guide them & give them useful career tips. Creative Minds acts as the stepping stone to Orbit Live.
Animation Camp includes a series of free workshops and demo classes that generate awareness about the animation & multimedia industry. It also focuses on rewarding job opportunities and how students can carve a successful career for themselves in the industry.
Arena Animation, Siliguri centre organises Shristi, the annual student exhibition & creative competition for students. At the event, students participate in various competitions including sketching, 2d graphics, mural painting, 3d architectural modeling, 3d character modeling, and 2d animation. A jury comprising of eminent personalities from the animation & media industry evaluate the students’ works and declare the winners. The exhibition is not only important for students but also for their parents. They get to see their child’s hard work and creativity.