Artup is a community blog, meetup and monthly grant interested in supporting technologically engaged artists, projects and organizations on the West Coast.

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of ARTUP are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The Artup grant is made possible due to the generous donations and guidance of our trustees, who share a wealth of experience from active careers in art and technology, founding trustees include:

Theo Armour – Architect, Artist, Investor
Zach Berke – Entrepreneur, Innovator, Founder of Exygy
Chris Delbuck – Creative Director at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Artist, Programmer
Danielle Engelman – Director of Programs for The Long Now Foundation 
Mary Franck – Media Artist, Senior Interactive Art Engineer at Obscura Digital
Mark Slee – DJ, Artist, Software Engineer
Vlad Spears – Musician, Programmer
Camille Utterback – Interactive Installation Artist and MacArthur Genius


Gray Area Foundation for the Art’s fiscal sponsorship program  helps artists and organizations raise money from charitable sources.