For Immediate Release

ZERO1 Receives $200,000 Grant 
From The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, September 3, 2013 — ZERO1: The Art and Technology Network is pleased to announce the The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has approved a two year $200,000 grant in support of general operations for our work at the intersection of art and technology. 

The Packard Foundation’s continued investment in ZERO1 and ongoing recognition of our pioneering efforts, driving cultural and economic vibrancy in Silicon Valley, enables ZERO1 to continue to anchor our presence in an increasingly dynamic area. Through their Local Grantmaking program, the Packard Foundation supports communities to help make them stronger and more vibrant places where families can thrive and reach their potential. The arts are one of the five fundamental issue areas that reflect their priorities and ZERO1 is pleased to be able to be a part of these efforts. 
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About The David and Lucile Packard Foundation The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation. We are guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. Today, their children and grandchildren continue to help guide the work of the Foundation. Their approach to business and community participation has guided our philanthropy for nearly 50 years: we invest in effective organizations and leaders, collaborate with them to identify strategic solutions, and support them over time to reach our common goals. We work on the issues our founders cared about most: improving the lives of children, enabling the creative pursuit of science, advancing reproductive health, and conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems. 

About ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network 
ZERO1 is where art meets technology to shape the future. As a 21st century arts nonprofit, ZERO1 works with some of the world’s most fertile and creative minds from the fields of art, science, design, architecture, and technology. ZERO1 presents a year-round program of exhibitions, talks, and events at the ZERO1 Garage, their arts space in downtown San Jose’s downtown cultural district, and produces the ZERO1 Biennial, an international showcase of work at the nexus of art and technology. ZERO1 is also the force behind the ZERO1 Fellowship program, where principles of artistic creativity are applied to real world innovation challenges. Visitwww.zero1.org