Alberta is an exceptional place for creating games and for experiencing games culture.
Interactive Arts Alberta (IAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing capacity for games culture and game development in the Canadian province of Alberta. While we are rooted in Alberta, we are committed to inclusivity and in breaking down barriers to industry participation all over the
world. We believe in being a part of building a better games industry.
Founded in 2014 and incorporated in 2016, IAA arose from a group of like-minded students at the University of Alberta who were looking to make positive impact in the games industry. Since our humble beginnings, we have expanded our mandate toward community economic development and industry uplift; we seek to find ways
to help interactive artists from around the world build sustainable careers with a high a quality of life.
As Albertans, we love and the respect the land on which we live, work, and play. We reside in the Treaty Territories of 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10, and the Métis Nation Regions of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. It is therefore key to our mission that we support creators from all walks of life, from students to professionals, BIPOC individuals, women and nonbinary genders, and anyone else who seeks to find a place within interactive arts. We are here to hold the doors open for all aspiring and veteran interactive artists.
We collaborate with all interactive artists, whether they make digital or analogue art. Interactive arts encompass digital games (video games, serious games, educational games), XR (VR/AR/MR), board games, esports, and even streamers.
We hope that you see yourself in our community!