We are pleased to announce that applications for the second cohort of the Risk and Resilience DAT/Artathon are now open.

DAT/Artathon 2021 - Call for applications

DAT/Artathon is a free, four-week virtual workshop that seeks to bring together early career* professionals working to visualize and tell stories from risk and resilience data. This year, the workshop is scheduled for July 19 - August 12, 2021.

Our last cohort was truly global, and saw the coming together of 12 fellows from 6 different countries (view bios here). The ideas they explored were equally diverse, ranging from visualizing changes in Himalayan glacial cover over the last 15 years (here), to demystifying Covid-19 fund appropriations for at risk children in the US (here).

We are very excited to recruit the next cohort of DAT/Artathon Fellows for 2021!

Interested? Apply now using the button below. The deadline for submission is 1 June 2021, 11:59PM PDT.



*While we encourage all to apply, in case of applicants with matching qualifications, preference will be given to those applicants who are within 5 years of their last degree.

Applications for the 2021 Cohort are now closed. We would like to thank everybody who applied! We will soon be in touch with all applicants to inform them about the status of their application.

What you'll do

You will be contributing to six virtual, 2-hour sessions spanning over a period of 4 weeks. In the first three sessions, you will be sharing your skills with the cohort. Following this, you will then be working on your individual projects, whilst also providing and receiving feedback around you and your peers' work.

What you'll need

  • a dataset that you plan to work with during the DAT/Artathon
  • a skillset to share with fellow DAT/Artists
  • required software and/or materials for working on your project
  • an open-minded attitude

What’s different this year?

Due to overwhelming feedback from our first cohort, we decided to add one more week devoted to working on individual projects. So this year, the duration of the DAT/Artathon will be four weeks instead of three (a total of 6 sessions instead of 5).

You will also get the chance to interact with last year’s fellows after these four weeks are over.

What our fellow dat/artists say

I felt intimidated at first because I have so little experience with data science and data visualization, but a lot of experience with the end user side. The group encouraged me to try things I might not have tried on my own and introduced me to a wide range of people, experiences, and possibilities in the data world. I loved the peer-taught sessions, sketchnoting is a skill I use regularly now!

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Jackie Ratner
D/A 2020 Fellow

For a long time, I had back-pocket ideas for data visuals that I had never gotten around to creating. Being able to share and refine those ideas with our cohort motivated me to follow-through on them. I now have a draw-full of visualisation ideas and a community to workshop them with!

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Hannah Melville-Rea
D/A 2020 Fellow

Connecting with a group of really passionate people with a variety of different backgrounds created a really unique and optimal environment for learning new skills and new ways of thinking about communicating technical work. Having such a supportive and inquisitive community really inspired and motivated me to create a project I was proud of and I cannot recommend this experience enough!

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Haley Sims
D/A 2020 Fellow

Questions, comments, or feedback?

Contact us at hello@datartathon.com. We'd love to hear from you!