CARPA Call for Participation
College Art Association (CAA) Conference 2018
The Crafts Advanced Research Projects Agency (CARPA) is seeking innovative and disruptive ideas that enhance United States military capabilities in the area of strategic technologies. At the College Art Association (CAA) conference, the directors will facilitate the broad presentation of U.S. craft capabilities, including both forceful conflicts and ambiguous “Gray Zone” conflicts. Proposed technologies and infiltration strategies can be designed to function in a variety of terrains, from current theaters of war, such as Syria and Iraq, to zones in which U.S. forces have more covert involvement, such as art or academic institutions (foreign and domestic).
The U.S. government has a long and proud history of dominating across all scales of conflict intensity. In this Request for Proposals (RFP), CARPA invites corporations and individuals to consider the impact of the craft strategies in building the strength of American soft power initiatives and inculcating American values both at home and abroad. Proposers may draw on the broad spectrum of previous CARPA-backed policy initiatives like studio craft, DIY, and the Back-to-the-land movement in order to transform these initiatives into game-changing technologies for U.S. national security.
As the U.S. Department of Defense continues to build its network of influence, it is poised to take an oversight position in relation to smaller government agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). CARPA invites both basic and applied research that will enable this transition.
To submit, please follow the guidelines in CAA’s call-for-participation or view the online version at http://collegeart.org/pdf/call-for-participation.pdf