The Computer Arts Archive is a non-profit company that collects, exhibits and promotes computer artwork for the benefit of artists, audiences, curators, educators and researchers. It collaborates with other collections, museums and galleries to explore the impact of digital culture and ensure that computer art is recognised as a significant contemporary art form with a rich and diverse history. In particular, we work closely with the Computer Arts Society, a member-based organisation founded in 1968.
In 2018, to help celebrate 50 years since the founding of the Computer Arts Society, a collection of artworks by significant computer artists was established. It has since exhibited in Leicester, Brighton and then Event Two at the Royal College of Art in London in July 2019. The CAS50 Collection currently has artwork by 24 artists, with new artists being added regularly.
The Computer Arts Archive has been created to hold this collection and develop it further by adding new works, archives and contributed materials. Our aim is to build a unique collection on computer and digital art and maintain it for the future.
As of February 2020, we have established the Computer Arts Archive as a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) and have rented an office and storage facility in Leicester. We plan to officially launch the project in November 2020. Keep up-to-date with the development of the Computer Arts Archive on our Facebook Page.
We need your support to make this project work. Please consider making a one-off or regular PayPal donation to the non-profit Computer Arts Archive CIC. 100% of the funds raised will be used to pay the running costs of the archive office and the collection and exhibition of artworks. Contact us to donate directly via your bank account.
We will be establishing a supporter/Patreon package soon and any donations made now will count towards this. The basic package will be priced at £10 per month (£120/year) and will include an annual limited-edition high-quality print of an artwork from the archive.