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Mission

NowNet Arts Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2017 to produce and present contemporary network arts works, technologies, education programs, and publications. Network arts utilizes the Internet and related technologies as an artistic medium for works created for this platform.

Narrative

NowNet Arts Inc. is based in New York City and works internationally in producing and presenting non-commercial contemporary network arts works, technologies, education programs, and publications for the education of the public. Network arts utilizes the Internet and related technologies as an artistic medium for works created for this platform. The field of network arts work has accelerated in recent years with the ability to produce concert-quality multichannel audio and video with low latency (delay) for live collaboration via the internet, together with renowned contemporary artists pioneering work for this medium. NowNet Arts is synthesizing the work into the wider professional sphere through programs such as festivals, conferences, seasonal programming, technology development, education activities, publications, venue development, and social purposes in peace building, bridging the digital divide, and diversity in contemporary arts.

NowNet Arts Inc. is directed by network arts composer Sarah Weaver, a pioneer in the field for 12 years with artistic and socially-themed ensemble projects integrating jazz, classical, world, electronics, and multimedia influences, utilizing network as compositional strategy for the medium. Weaver has worked closely with Mark Dresser, Chris Chafe, early works with Pauline Oliveros, and many collaborators, as each project is inherently collaborative containing pieces by multiple composers. Projects have included collaborations with organizations such as the United Nations, NASA Kepler/K2 Mission, and ensembles in many international locations including New York, Abu Dhabi, Banff, Beijing, Belfast, Florence, Jerusalem, Montreal, Nairobi, Rensselaer, San Diego, Seattle, Seoul, Stanford, and Zurich.

Guided by a Board of Directors of long-time associates and visionaries for the field, NowNet Arts Inc. is establishing new presence for network arts in the contemporary arts field and exposure for the public to this work of modern times.