Call for Artist Proposals

December 12, 2017

It’s happening again! Every year our Art + Technology Lab releases a call for proposals for artist projects. Learn more about the 2018 RFP. Applications are due February 21 by 11:59 pm and awards will be announced in April 2018. All proposals must be submitted via the online portal.

Awards are given for a period of one year, and during that time the artist is encouraged to pursue new directions in their work that explore ideas in technology and culture. Preference is given to projects that are speculative in nature and provide opportunities for public engagement, through crowd-sourcing, talks, demonstrations, maker events, or performance.

Image from ScanLAB Projects’s Post-lenticular Landscapes, © ScanLAB Projects

The purpose of the Art + Technology Lab is to nurture new work with financial and in-kind support for projects that engage emerging technology. In addition to the grant, the artists gain advice and assistance from the museum and from our advisors from Hyundai, Accenture, SpaceX, Google, and independent artists and academics. Recent artist endeavors involved machine learning, satellite technology, neuroscience, and terrestrial laser scanning.

Still image from Nana Oforiatta Ayim's ongoing Cultural Encyclopaedia project, © Nana Oforiatta Ayim

To date, 20 artists from around the world, including Ghana, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland, have received awards through the Art + Technology Lab. Applicants are encouraged to learn about artist projects that have been funded by the Lab as they may serve as a useful reference. Questions about the program or the application process may be directed to

The Art + Technology Lab is presented by:

The program is made possible by Accenture, DAQRI, and NVIDIA, with additional support from Gensler, Google, and SpaceX.

The Lab is part of The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA, a joint initiative exploring the convergence of art and technology.