New Museum Launches Design and Technology Incubator

The location of NEW INC. (Image: Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo: Dean Kaufman.)

The New Museum is now accepting applications for NEW INC, its just-launched technology, art, and design incubator space to be housed in the building adjacent to its main gallery complex on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Applications will be accepted for the first round of members through April 1, with the space slated to launch in the summer of 2014.

“Creatives today are working in unique ways that are cross-disciplinary, collaborative, leveraging technology, and increasingly straddling the line between culture and commerce,” Julia Kaganskiy, the incubator’s director, said in a statement. “For those exploring new modes of cultural production, the professional landscape in which they work is still undefined, and few resources and systems exist to support these enterprises, or to address the unique challenges they are encountering.”

By way of supporting said enterprises, NEW INC will award 12-month residencies, recipients of which will have access to on-site co-working space 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At their disposal will be the considerable expertise of the New Museum’s staff and its vast resources, proximity to other museum partners like Rhizome and Studio-X, and more. Incubator residents will enjoy 8,000 square feet of SO-IL-designed office space (in collaboration with Gensler), complete with a prototyping lab, a screening room with seats for 40 people, and not one but two conference rooms.

Incubator residents will be selected by Kagansky, New Museum deputy director Karen Wong, Rhizome executive director Heather Corcoran, Studio-X director David Benjamin, and 2015 Triennial curator Lauren Cornell.

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