On Oct. 11, the Charlotte office of the Knight Foundation announced the opening of a new fund designed to support local creatives and arts organizations integrating technology into their work. The deadline to apply is Oct. 28, 2022.
The Knight Art + Tech Expansion Fund is open for submissions. The fund was created to “strengthen digital integration in the Charlotte arts sector.”
“The integration of technology into the arts was well on its way before the pandemic, but over the past two-plus years the trend has accelerated,” said Koven Smith, senior director for the arts at Knight Foundation. “Technology — whether an augmented reality headset, a recording studio, a responsive website or social media — is a tool for artists and the organizations that support them to reach people where they are, in trying times or in times of relative calm.”
HOW THE FUNDS CAN BE USED
In their communication, the Knight Foundation suggested this fund could be used by individual creatives and organizations alike for:
▶️ Purchasing and installing hardware and/or software
▶️ Building-out/permanent infrastructure
▶️ Staff or contract support
▶️ Designing or developing a website
▶️ Developing a mobile application
Charlotte creatives are encouraged to apply by the deadline on Oct. 28.
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