What is Techne?

TECHNE is a national arts education organization whose primary programs introduce young female-identified women and girls from all backgrounds to technology-focused art making, musical improvisation, and community collaboration. As part of our objective to embed social justice issues into our work, TECHNE delivers its programming through partnerships with local, grassroots arts organizations that share an aligned commitment to racial and gender equity.

Our workshops source organic, analog and digital realms as tools for expression, and foster confidence in art, science and technology. Students learn to listen, dialog, share and vocalize, building confidence, self-awareness, group-awareness, problem solving techniques and peer support skills.

Techne was started in 2010 by Suzanne Thorpe and Bonnie Jones, educators and musicians active in electronic music communities in the US and abroad.

Techne’s mission is to democratize technical tools within a safe environment for exploration, risk taking and creative expression.