SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 13, 2011) -- The Bay Citizen was recently named one of five finalists in the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, founded this summer to find new ways to use technology to inform and engage people in the arts.
The project, named Silicon Valley Arts Technica, is a three-part endeavor lead by The Bay Citizen that will feature a mapping component that visually highlights arts events, a mobile app that will allow people to add reviews, images, and comments, and a series of investigative reports probing the divide in arts funding between San Francisco and Silicon Valley/San Jose.
Partners include: Code for America, an organization that enlists the talents of the web industry to help solve core problems facing communities; and Civic Center, a design studio based in New Orleans, that blends art, design, education, research and urban planning to create spaces and tools that help people navigate their cities and improve their neighborhoods.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.