What is Techne?

TECHNE is a national arts education organization whose mission is to build inclusivity and close the gender gap within creative technology fields. We aim to give rise to distinct and divergent voices by creating environments for exploration, risk taking and creative expression.

Our primary programs introduce young women and girls to technology-focused art making, in context with musical improvisation, contemplative practice and social justice education. Immersion in this combination of activities contextualizes technical tools, and engenders listening, dialoguing and vocalizing skills.

As part of our effort to embed social justice principles and community building in our work, TECHNE delivers its programming through partnerships with local, grassroots arts organizations that share an aligned commitment to racial and gender equity.

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