The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced the Art + Technology Lab, which will provide grants and lab space to artists who want to experiment with new technologies.
LACMA said the new program and lab space would encourage innovative ideas and foster collaboration across disciplines and industries.
"The endeavor will award grants, in-kind support, and facilities at the museum to help artists take purposeful risks in order to explore new boundaries in both art and science," the museum said Tuesday in a press release.
Google and SpaceX are among the companies supporting the Art + Technology Lab, and a grant from the Los Angeles County Productivity Investment Fund is supporting the public lab at the museum to house the initiative, including artist demos and public programming.
“In 1967, LACMA introduced the Art and Technology program to inspire collaboration with artists and industry,” said Michael Govan, LACMA’s chief executive. “Nearly 50 years later, we’ve updated the program to encompass the entrepreneurial spirit redefining so many industries. The Art + Technology Lab is designed to be an open and impartial space for artists to explore new frontiers.”