What is an AmeriCorps Cultural Technology (ACT) Member?
AmeriCorps Cultural Technology is a nationally unique program that places members in paid positions in museums and cultural organizations. Our goal is to serve our communities by engaging in practices such as web development, multimedia & interaction design, digitizing collections, graphic design, exhibit design, video and audio production, photography, and more.
AmeriCorps Cultural Technology (This Is What We Do) from Lauren Addario on Vimeo, created by ACT member, Eric Maldonado.
Are you an undergraduate or graduate media arts & technology student who is also interested in art, history, or science? Are you a museum , library or cultural organization with a need for dynamic technology to help showcase exhibits, collections or research? Since 2010, museum exhibits, apps, and websites in New Mexico have become much more more lively thanks to almost $900,000.00 in annual AmeriCorps funding granted to the Cultural Technology Program. This program, now in its seventh year, is managed by the Media Arts Program at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Read below about our placements, projects, and where are AmeriCorps members now. For more information or to propose an project contact Lauren Addario.