Creators who qualify for the position of artistic developer are at a point in their career where introspection is necessary to move forward. These makers are not yet mid-career, but certainly not inexperienced either: they have been working for a number of years, have played a lot and worked on various assignments. It is important for them to reflect on themselves at this point, to take stock and to investigate how they will develop further.
In existing development processes there is often no room for this phase, because they usually start with the plan for production. Even though the emphasis is on the process; the subsidy funds are still justified on the basis of presentations and related public outreach and income. We believe in the importance of a process that is free from performance pressure. Intro makes room for this by offering selected makers an appointment as artistic developer.