The call for ideas, launched Thursday and open to creators and organizations across the U.S., will back the grantees with $50,000 to prototype new ways for connecting audiences with artistic creation. Aside from the cash, the winners will also receive training in innovation methods and will get a chance to share lessons with the national group of grantees.
“There are a few guiding questions that are driving this search,” said Patrick Morgan, the foundation’s Philadelphia program director. “The first is: how can projects help build an art organization’s expanded use of tech? How can we use tech to create unique, deep experiences? How can that be replicated in and around the arts?”
— Patrick Morgan (@PMorganPHL) February 15, 2018
Morgan said the call was open to individuals and organizations looking to quickly prototype ideas. While the call is national, the foundation has physical presence in eight cities (Philly being one of them) and deploys programming in 18 other communities.