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Art + Technology Lab Grant

Grants and In-Kind Support to USA, Canada, and
International Artists for Innovative Use of Technology in Art

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Deadline Date:

02/21/19 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $50,000 and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International individual artists and collectives for experimental art projects that explore ideas in technology and culture. Funding is intended to provide artists with financial support for new projects as well as in-kind contributions from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and private partners in technology and science.

Areas of Interest:

The Lab welcomes proposals for projects that are presented outside the bounds of the museum campus, including conceptual projects and those that unfold in virtual or online spaces, or in other geographic or extraterrestrial locations.

Particular interest is given to exploratory ideas and proposals that leave room for refinement in collaboration with technologists and the museum. In addition, preference will be given to projects that are publicly accessible, consistent with LACMA’s mission, and produce models, prototypes, data, code, or other material that can be shared broadly.

Also welcome are proposals that utilize museum resources, including access to data, material from the museum's archives, information about their collection, and the use of museum digital properties as a platform for presenting projects, though that is not a requirement.

In general, applicants are encouraged to think beyond the traditional in-gallery exhibition presentation, to consider other possibilities and forms of public engagement. Some degree of uncertainty and ambiguity is encouraged, in the interest of identifying projects that truly explore new frontiers in art and technology. Of greater concern are the questions and methods the artist wishes to explore, and the process proposed for exposing the results of the experimentation to the public.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178320

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants may provide financial support of up to $50,000 per project to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials. Recipients may also receive in-kind support, such as mentorship, coaching, advice, and exposure to technologies in development at partner organizations as well as independent artists and academics working in art and technology.

Term of Contract:

All costs included in the project budget must be expended during the period of support, typically within 12 months of the initial award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Art + Technology Lab grants are open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world.

While there is a preference for projects that explore emerging technology, prior technological experience or knowledge is not required.

Artists need not be based in Southern California. Preference is given to project proposals that include some aspect of public demonstration and engagement with the museum’s audience. Project budgets may include travel for this purpose.

The Art + Technology Lab is committed to embracing and enhancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and access to arts and culture, and encourages applications from communities across racial, ethnic, geographic, socio-economic, cultural, age, gender, and sexual orientation spectrums.

Pre-Application Information:

Requests must be submitted electronically via the application portal by 11:59 pm on February 21, 2019. All applicants will be notified by email regarding the status of their application in April.

Contact Information:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.