Open Culture Tech is an initiative to make the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Avatar technology more accessible to musicians in the Netherlands.
It's all about sharing knowledge, experience and resources with which musicians can immediately start working in their live performances. Open Culture Tech does this by building a toolkit – together with musicians and their audience – with accessible AI, AR and Avatar technology and publishing content including best practices, opinions and experiences of experts by experience.
Open Culture Tech is part of Innovationlabs, a program that gives an impulse to new resilience in the cultural and creative sector. The Creative Industries Fund NL, on behalf of all national cultural funds, and CLICKNL are implementing the program on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
The Creative Industries Fund NL and CLICKNL issued the Open Call for Innovation Labs twice, in 2021 and 2022. This call was open to innovative and experimental projects to tackle current challenges in the cultural and creative sector and to increase the sector's resilience . Many makers, cultural institutions and other creative parties responded. Sixteen projects have been selected from all their ideas in the first edition and seventeen projects in the second edition. Together, the 33 initiatives represent more than 200 parties from diverse cultural and creative disciplines.
Open Culture Tech is one of the seventeen projects selected in the second edition.