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Rhizome Announces 2017 Microgrant Awardees

Rhizome, the nonprofit dedicated to new-media art that is housed by the New Museum in New York, has revealed the winners of its 2017 microgrants. The eleven grantees had answered an open call for projects related to the theme of “digital citizenship.” They will each receive a grant between $500 and $1,500.

Among the projects that were recognized are Patternist, a demo of an augmented-reality location-based platform that allows users to conduct urban research on alternative economies; Home School, a free popup art school in Portland that will help students engage with contemporary art and its issues; and Caroline Sinders’s digital archive of memes produced by the alt-right. Commenting on the project, Sinders said, “It’s essential in fighting fascism to study and contextualize memes as propaganda and language.”

The recipients of the 2017 microgrants are as follows:

IdeasCity Microgrant

Kei Kreutler with Lina Bondarenko, Martin Byrne, Holly Childs, and Jelena Viskovic for Patternist

Net Art Microgrants

Manuel Arturo Abreu and Victoria Anne Reis for Home School
Sean Patrick Carney for Humor and the Abject
Eternal Dragonz
Winslow Laroche for YOINK! Issue 4
N-Prolenta for Black Hydra
Holly White

Webrecorder Microgrants

Gabriele de Seta
Nadine Fattaleh
Muira McCammon
Caroline Sinders