Open Call

Experiential Space Research Lab at Gray Area

Gray Area

With Funding
Free / No Costs
San Francisco, United States


- Established and emerging artists, especially those from underrepresented communities in art and technology, are strongly encouraged to apply. - Applications should demonstrate a body of work in art, technology, and/or environmental design. - Portfolios should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the design process through conceptual research, technical sketches, and production. - We want to work with artists who see themselves as producers as well as creators, who are as willing and excited to create work as they are to fundraise and challenge boundaries on venue as well as content. - We are inviting media artists and creators that represent a wide range of skills, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Number of Participants

We welcome applications from Individual Artists and Collectives. Individual Artists and Collectives can apply with at least one SF Bay located team lead.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 18, 2019 - January 17, 2020


  • $15,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Co-Working, Desk Space, Wood Shop


No meals


Activists, Augmented Reality, Conceptual Art, Design, Digital Media, Entrepreneur , Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Research, Scientists, Sculpture, Social Practice, Tech, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts


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Program Description

The Experiential Space Research Lab is focused on exploring the potential of immersive art and design as critical thinking tools for addressing the pressing issues of our time. The six-month Incubator program provides two teams of artists with seed funding, mentorship, and a final exhibition at Gray Area. We encourage media artists with an entrepreneurial spirit and systems orientation to apply. In the Incubator, we will work together to prototype, develop, produce and market an experiential space, which is modular and can tour to other locations. Successful artworks may be offered opportunities to install in various sites, beyond Gray Area. This program is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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