Alfred University News

IEA receives $100,000 grant, largest in its history

Alfred University’s Institute for Electronic Arts, School of Art and Design recently received a $100,000 grant from the Harry T. Mangurian Foundation, the largest grant to date in the IEA’s history.

The grant will be used across four areas to strengthen the IEA and its future:

  • Attracting and retaining excellent staff
  • Completing projects interrupted by the COVID pandemic
  • Assisting emerging artists with projects
  • Creating future programs that engage the surrounding community

IEA director Miranda Metcalf said the grant will be useful particularly in the development of artist residencies, as well as local and regional exhibitions that host intersections of art and technology. In addition, the funds will be used in support of current collaborations between the IEA and art institutes in China, including the China Academy of Art, in Hangzhou, the School of New Media at the Jilin University of Arts, in Changchun, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts, in Beijing.

Metcalf said the IEA will also continue its work in partnering with local and regional artists who share the IEA vision and mission of an art and technology intersection.