Founded in fall 2005 and established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the summer 2006, NEXMAP began as a platform for the production and appreciation of contemporary, experimental art. Since its inception, the organization has been dedicated to supporting new forms of expression found at the intersection of the arts and new technology. To this end, NEXMAP has re-directed its focus to its STEAM education program and the development of 21st Century Notebooking, recognizing the essential role the arts and new technology have in developing innovative models for education.