The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has issued an RFP for its Art + Technology Lab grant program.
The program supports projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture and offers artists and artist collectives financial and in-kind support for new projects with the help of expert partners from the fields of science, technology, and engineering. Through the program, financial support of up to $50,000 per project will be awarded to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials. Recipients may also receive in-kind support such as mentoring, coaching, advice, and exposure to technologies in development at partner organizations, including Hyundai, Accenture, Snap, Inc., SpaceX, and Google as well as independent artists and academics working in art and technology from the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
There is a preference for projects that explore emerging technology, though prior technological experience or knowledge is not required. Artists who have not used advanced technology in their practice are encouraged to consider how technology applications might build on and expand the trajectory of their work. The lab welcomes proposals for projects that are presented outside of the bounds of the museum campus, including conceptual projects and projects that unfold in virtual, online, extraterrestrial locations. Preference will also be given to project proposals that include some aspect of public demonstration and engagement with the museum’s audience.
See the Los Angeles County Museum of Art website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.