Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, presenting new opportunities and new spaces for artists and audiences to create and experience art. But, Atlanta artists risk being left behind through a lack of opportunities, funding, and awareness to fully leverage technology in their creative practice. This also presents an issue to Fulton County residents who are unable to experience and learn about new ways of creating and participating in art.
Together, these barriers limit the adoption of new technology in the arts and only those with access to resources can explore these emerging technologies.
Our mission is to make the creation and experience of tech-enabled art accessible to our community.
By reducing the barriers to participation, the Lab seeks to expand access to cultural enrichment, provide the tools for artists to thrive, and take a national role in leading the broader adoption of technology in the arts.
The Lab seeks to:
Address barriers that prevent or limit access to create and experience new art forms.
Facilitate engineered collisions between artists, technologists, and residents to promote knowledge sharing, ecosystem building, and collaborations.
Engage with new and diverse audiences in innovative ways.
Train emerging and professional artists in the use of technology in the creation and experience of art.
Explore new spaces and opportunities for public art using technology.
Catalyze new futures in public art through connecting artists to commercial opportunities.
The Public Art Futures Lab is a project of