ZERO1 Current Open Calls
Now accepting applications for 2nd round of American Arts Incubator
Deadline to apply May 31, 2015 11:59pm
Learn more about application requirements here.
ZERO1 is calling innovative new media and digital artists with a love of travel and passion for community-driven art to apply to participate in the American Arts Incubator. American Arts Incubator is an international arts exchange program developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program sends artists abroad to collaborate with youth and underserved populations on community-based new media art projects that bolster local economies, influence public policy, and further social innovation. 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.
Selected artists will be working directly with ZERO1, ECA, U.S. Embassy officials, and overseas cultural partners to oversee the creation of a series of public art projects focused on a specific social issue. Selected artists will a) develop their own public art project to be presented overseas, b) lead a weeklong incubator workshop that trains participants to use new media approaches to research and develop proposals for public art projects and c) administer “small grant” awards and oversee the production of four community-driven public art projects proposed by local participants during the workshop.
Participating overseas locations for this opportunity are China, Indonesia, The Philippines, and Vietnam. One artist will be selected for each location.
Artists must be U.S. Citizens who are 18 years or older.
See application requirements here >>
Applications due May 31st, 2015