This December, help us meet our 2012 budget goal!

Artists, Students, Patrons, Friends!

Help us reach our goal of $500,000 by December 31, 2012 and donate $50- $500 today.

Thanks to you, our amazing community of designers, coders, makers, and innovators, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is considered the leader at the intersection of art + technology + society. We have grown 325% in the past four years and our local programs are scaling internationally! We continue to keep our class costs low, our public programs free, and our research the first of its kind so that our mission stays true: We apply digital art and technology to create positive social impact.

We need your support, to ensure we continue to grow as an organization. Our growth is outpacing our budget and our small staff is working around the clock to code, connect, support, and raise funds for all of our groundbreaking programs. Tuition and ticket sales cover less than 25% of our operating budget, and institutional support can rarely be applied to our operating costs. We rely on the support of our community to keep our lights on, staff paid, and projects awesome.

Your donation directly supports the creative application of technology to explore and experiment with new solutions to social challenges- like scaling the Urban Prototyping Festival around the world, teaching the NEWEST open-source software to artists and technologists, producing the coolest hackathons, A/V events, and supporting high-impact digital projects.