TechniCulture Innovation Residency Award

Posted by Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance on July 13, 2015

Cultural Alliance Announces Technology Innovation Residency Program for Art Groups

Established in 1972, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is the region’s leading arts and cultural advocacy, research, and marketing organization.

As part of its mission to “lead, strengthen, and give voice to a diverse cultural sector that is making Philadelphia a world-class region to live, work, and play,” the alliance is accepting entries for its TechniCulture Innovation Residency Award program, part of the organization’s TechniCulture initiative to encourage deeper collaborations between Philadelphia’s arts and cultural community and the tech sector.

Through the program, three organizations will be awarded a residency with a technologist or digital agency to help them evaluate their digital needs and develop a plan to launch a project or application that aligns with their mission. Each residency will be seeded with a $2,000 stipend for the individual technologist or digital agency assigned to the cultural organization. After their residency, organizations will be supported in winter 2016 with a curated “design challenge” featuring technologists, arts professionals, marketers, communications specialists, and grantwriters who will help them take their project to the next level and think through the next phases of development and implementation, including funding for their projects.

At the TechniCulture event during Philly Tech Week in April 2016, award participants will present their project proposals for the opportunity to receive additional support. Attendees will vote on their favorite project, and the most compelling proposal will receive additional services to help make it a reality.

The program is open to current Cultural Alliance member organizations with an operating budget of no more than $1 million.

Visit the alliance website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


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