Get ready! LACMA's Art + Technology Lab program has published its 2021 RFP and is accepting proposals for artist projects that engage new forms of technology. Awards take the form of grants of up to $50,000 and as well as in-kind support from the museum and private partners in technology and science. Applications are due Thursday, February 25, 2021 by 11:59 pm PST and must be submitted via the online portal. Learn more about the 2021 RFP.
Awards will be announced in April 2021 and grants are given for a period of one year. During that time, recipients are encouraged to pursue new directions in their work that explore ideas in technology and culture.
Since the launch of the program in 2013, the Lab has awarded grants to 36 artists who have developed projects that work with aerospace, artificial intelligence, satellite technology, Indigenous technology, 3D scanning and printing, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and more. Many grant recipients have gone on to receive other major grants, academic appointments, residencies, and exhibitions as a result of work that was born in the Art + Technology program here at the museum.
In addition to the grant, artists gain advice and assistance from the museum and from our technology advisors including innovation leaders from Hyundai, Snap Inc., SpaceX, YouTube Learning, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, and the MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Art + Technology Lab is made possible by YouTube Learning and Snap Inc. Additional support is provided by SpaceX.
The Lab is part of The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA, a joint initiative exploring the convergence of art and technology.
Seed funding for the development of the Art + Technology Lab was provided by the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission through the Productivity Investment Fund and LACMA Trustee David Bohnett.