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American Arts Incubator

 

 

ZERO1 in partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), runs a new media and digital arts program called American Arts Incubator.

Inspired by the “business incubator” model made popular by Silicon Valley’s technology and start-up companies, American Arts Incubator is a hybrid training lab, production workshop, and tool for public engagement. It showcases artists as engaged and innovative partners in addressing social issues, in addition to creating a cross-cultural exchange of ideas.

Programming for the Future at ZERO1

ZERO1 is going through an exciting transformation. We’ve seen some dramatic shifts in the Silicon Valley arts and technology scene and are making bold moves to take advantage of these changes in unique and powerful ways. With the closure of the Garage in July 2015, we officially moved away from producing the ZERO1 Biennial and will be launching a set of new programs. As a result of these adjustments to our focus and direction, we will be redefining our current mission statement in the coming months. Stay tuned. Our goal is to more fully nurture the rich art and technology network we’ve built over the years, focusing that collective power on our society’s biggest challenges.

New beginnings and a tribute to ZERO1's ED Joel Slayton

 

ZERO1 Friends and Family,

After eight years as Executive Director of ZERO1, I have decided to step down to set the stage for a next generation of leadership. It’s been quite the ride, but the time has come to turn my attention to new challenges including my own art practice. During my tenure, ZERO1 featured over 600 artists from around the world, emerging the ZERO1 Biennial as one of the most significant art and technology festivals in North America. I am proud of the many ZERO1 exhibitions, public art initiatives, Fellowship Program and the American Arts Incubator, all of which have provided unique platforms for artists to experiment, provoke, and inspire new strategies and critical discourse. 

Apply now to participate in the 2016-17 American Arts Incubator

ZERO1 is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 American Arts Incubator.
Calling innovative new media and digital artists who have a love of travel and passion for community-driven art to apply to participate in the American Arts Incubator.

American Arts Incubator artist Kendal Henry in Papua New Guinea

From March 7th to April 1st, 2015 Kendal Henry is on-the-ground in Papua New Guinea working with the local community to oversee a series of public art projects that focus on the topic of women's empowerment. His activities include attending the Women's Forum that is being sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, leading a training workshop that will result in a number of small grant awards to local artists, and creating his own public art project. Both the University of PNG and the YWCA are partnering with the American Arts Incubator to explore ideas on how art can be used as a tool for social change in Papua New Guinea.

Stay up-to-date, read the artists' blogs, and follow the American Arts Incubator projects at americanartsincubator.org, ZERO1's Facebook and Twitter

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