Deadline: Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions Grant Application
Launched in 2017 in honor of the Hewlett Foundation’s 50th anniversary, the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative celebrates the foundation’s longstanding commitment to the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. The $8 million initiative awards ten $150,000 commissions each year for exceptional new works by extraordinary artists working in partnership with San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit organizations.
Commissions awarded in 2022 will support the creation of ten new works in media art to premiere in the Bay Area between 2022-2025. Specifically, the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative seeks applications from nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area partnering with artists for new performance-based projects that center the use of emerging media arts technologies. We invite projects that engage and challenge the bounds of performance—such as dance, theater, music, sound, social practice, movement-based, and time-based work—through the use of media, including but not limited to electronic, computational, algorithmic, robotic, software, sonic, digital, data, cyber, web, immersive, XR, virtual, crypto, and AI.
The application is open February 1 – March 8, 2022, 4pm ET/1pm PT.