2024 Knight Art + Tech Expansion Fund: Charlotte – Knight Foundation
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2024 Knight Art + Tech Expansion Fund: Charlotte

Digital integration in the arts allows artists and arts organizations to reach broader audiences and strengthen ties with communities. The Knight Art + Tech Expansion Fund seeks to support artists and arts organizations based in Charlotte by equipping them with the tools they need to expand the use of technology in their work and engage audiences in innovative ways. Applications will be accepted from June 17 to August 9 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Successful applications to the Knight Art + Tech Expansion Fund will be identified based on the applicants’ demonstrated capacity to use technology to increase the impact and reach of their work. Categories eligible for funding are: 

  • Purchase and installation of hardware and/or software (e.g., licensing of archiving software, installation of livestreaming equipment, purchase of cloud storage) 
  • Build-out/permanent infrastructure (e.g., installation of networking equipment, outdoor projections)
  • Staff or contract support (e.g. hiring of contract or staff videographer, web developer, social media manager)
  • Website design and development
  • Mobile application development
  • Digitization/archiving (e.g. digital collection photography, media conservation/preservation, archives records management)

The Knight Art + Tech Expansion Fund is open to individual artists, arts collectives and nonprofit arts organizations based in Charlotte. Applications must explain how an artist or arts organization will use technology to further their work or mission.

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