In 2020, the Rocket Community Fund helped their partners at CultureSource identify a way to better support arts and cultural organizations as they navigated the pandemic. Once focused exclusively on in-person events, these organizations had to find new ways to engage with their audiences and ensure that their programming was still widely accessible. It became clear that they needed support developing hybrid programming, streamlining internal processes, and education-based training on how to engage and inform their respective audiences through virtual platforms.
Now supported by the Gilbert Family Foundation, this collaboration became the Digital Access for the Arts Program (DAAP). This multi-layered program offers arts and cultural organizations a $5,000 grant, capacity-building for digital infrastructure plus monthly workshops led by Tech Experts In-Residence to support digital strategies. DAAP continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of arts and cultural organizations in a post-pandemic world.
We are excited to announce the 16 recipients who will be benefiting from CultureSource’s DAAP:
In its pilot year, the Digital Access for the Arts Program had an immensely positive impact on the variety of arts and culture organizations that received grants. We are excited to see how these 16 organizations will likewise translate this unique opportunity onto engaging programming and culture-building for the communities they serve.
Learn more about CultureSource and this year’s DAAP cohort here.