ZER01 Receives $500k from new ArtPlace Initiative

ZER01 Receives $500k from new ArtPlace Initiative

ZER01 and 1st ACT Silicon Valley have received $500k each from a new initiative by ArtPlace - an unprecedented collaboration among 11 major foundations, 7 federal agencies and the NEA.  The 1st round of grants totaled $11.5 million and was distributed to 34 locally-initiated projects across the country.

Seeded by an ever-present vision to bring artists and technologists together to question, explore, and play with the “possibilities”, The ZER01 Garage, where principles of artistic creativity are applied to real world innovation challenges, seeks to achieve three important goals:

  1. Place making for San Jose that mirrors the innovation and creativity of the region
  2. Fostering a more resilient world
  3. ZER01’s long term sustainability

The ArtPlace initiative has made the ZER01 Garage possible.  The excitement internally and amongst our supporters is palpable.  We look forward to sharing our progress, bumps in the road, and results over the next year as we navigate the zigs and zags that shape our trajectory to success.