The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is calling on local artists and arts organizations to apply for its new Art + Tech Expansion Fund to expand their use of technology in the arts.
Through Nov. 3, individual artists and arts organizations can apply to receive up to $25,000 or up to $100,000, respectively, to help increase the impact and reach of their work through technology. Funding decisions will be made based on the applicants’ capacity to leverage technology in their work, with eligible categories including hardware and/or software; infrastructure; staff or contract support; website design; mobile application development; and digitization/archiving. The fund is not project based, so there is no need to create new work to qualify.
“Digital transformation in the arts is one of Knight’s top areas of focus as it allows artists and arts organizations to broaden their reach and strengthen ties with communities,” said Koven Smith, senior director of arts at Knight, in a statement. “The fund seeks to support artists and arts organizations across Detroit by equipping them with technology to further their work.”
Smith recently spoke with CultureShift host Tia Graham about the goals of the new expansion fund.
Listen: Koven Smith, senior director of arts at the Knight Foundation, joins CultureShift to discuss the Art + Tech Expansion Fund