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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.

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

AmericanArtsIncubator.org is now live! 




Here at ZERO1 we are kicking off the New Year with a brand new website for the American Arts Incubator, our international artist exchange program planned in partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Take a peek at americanartsincubator.org and learn more about the hybrid training lab and public art production workshop that addresses community issues through cross cultural art collaborations. You'll be able to follow Kendal Henry as he works with communities in Papua New Guinea to explore how art can be a tool to empower women, or see how Xiaowei Wang addresses economic empowerment in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia via digital mapping. So read, share, and follow the artists, starting with Kendal Henry, who will be on the ground in Papua New Guinea on March 7th!

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