Preserving internet and new media art is a crucial aspect of Rhizome's mission & operation. Over the past few years, we have increasingly devoted resources towards this program, which is why it is at the center of our one-week summer fundraising initiative. Because the preservation of digital art remains a complicated and relatively uncharted terrain, our work began with research and through dialogue with peers like the group Forging the Future consortium. These efforts largely informed the overhaul of our ArtBase archive, which was re-launched this past winter.
Now, we are embarking on improving this database of art—which currently holds records on over 2,500 works—with the goal of making it a truly useful resource for scholars, artists and arts professionals alike. This is a massive under-taking, and has required the creation of new staff positions, as well as the organization of an army of bright, archival hungry interns. We need you to help us keep moving forward on this initiative.. Your donation will support the following efforts:
Please donate today and help us build a robust and accessible ArtBase. Your donation guarantees the preservation of a valuable resource for all of those interested in deepening their knowledge in the field of digital-born art, both now and into the future.