Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Its mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Its goals are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art community's and the public's agenda for the use of technology in art; and to bring together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts collaborating in the use of electronic media. It assists with commissions and residencies, production services, education and information programs, and the presentation and distribution of artists' work.