Figure in colorful costume standing next to a woodland stream

Lukas Avendaño, © Lukas Avendaño

2022 Art + Technology Lab Call for Artist Proposals

December 16, 2021
Joel Ferree, Program Director, Art + Technology Lab

LACMA's Art + Technology Lab is now accepting proposals for artist projects, with awards of up to $50,000 as well as in-kind support from the museum and private partners in technology and science. Applications are due Thursday, February 24, 2022 by 11:59 pm PT and must be submitted via the online portal. Learn more about the 2022 Request for Proposals here.

Grant recipients are 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 outputs such as performances, demonstrations, workshops, and research lectures.  


Jen Liu, Pink Slime Caesar Shift: Electropore (still), 2021, © Jen Liu, courtesy of the artist and Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam

Since the launch of the program in 2013, the Lab has awarded grants to 46 artists who have developed projects that work with machine learning, satellite technology, Web3, 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, Google, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, and the MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative. 


Lawrence Lek, AIDOL (still), 2019, image © Lawrence Lek, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

Applicants are encouraged to learn about artist projects that have been previously funded by the Lab, which may serve as a useful reference. Questions about the program or the application process may be directed to lab@lacma.org


The Art + Technology Lab is presented by

The Art + Technology Lab is made possible by Snap Inc. Additional support is provided by SpaceX and Google.

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.