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The Grid: Art Meets Tech and Policy

Swissnex joins forces again with European Nations in Silicon Valley.

Imagine a world where art-thinking was incorporated into the development of new technologies. This is the ambition of The Grid: a project that places artists within tech R&D teams at the heart of the global tech industry in Silicon Valley. 

Supported by the EU National Institutes for Culture which tests and supports innovative collaboration models outside the EU, The Grid connects artists and technologists through a global multi-stakeholder platform with cultural institutes, global art institutions, policy makers, tech companies, and artists. 

Swissnex will once again join forces with Europe Nations and local tech giants and partner organizations such as Salesforce, the Berkeley Center for New Media, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Center for Long Term Cybersecurity, to name just a few, through Perrine Huber’s (Head of Communication at Swissnex in SF), appointment to The Grid Board of Directors. The full list of partners are available here.

Following an ambitious vision to jump-start a conversation between artists, technologists, and policy makers from around the world, The Grid and Swissnex push the boundaries of today by empowering the innovators, artists and thinkers of tomorrow. 

Publications from The Grid include:
The Grid – Art + Tech Report of 2020.
The Grid – Art + Tech Reports of 2019

About The Grid

We are on a mission to shape best practices and innovative models for collaboration between artists and technologists. Our partner network includes international art organizations, for-profit technology companies, representatives of civil society, academic and research institutions, local and international government offices, start-ups and beyond.

The Grid is generously supported by a EUNIC grant in the framework of the European ‘Houses’ of Culture project, initiated by the European Parliament and implemented by EUNIC in close collaboration with the European Commission and the European External Action Service. EUNIC is Europe’s network of national cultural institutes with 36 members from all EU Member States.