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

We are excited excited to open the next round of applications for the following participating overseas locations: Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala, Russia, and Thailand. One artist will be selected for each location and will be responsible for creating a public art project plus overseeing a unique "small grants" program to facilitate community-driven art in that location.
The deadline to apply is February 29, 2016 by 11:59pm PST.



Learn more about criteria and application requirements here > >

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. This program sends artists abroad to collaborate with youth and underserved populations on community-based digital and new media projects that bolster local economies, address a local social issue, and further social innovation. Artists will be working directly with ZERO1, U.S. embassy officials, and overseas partners to realize a series of public art projects that cultivate individual and community engagement and citizenship internationally.

Apply today!

While the artists were deep in their exchanges this past Spring and Summer, ZERO1 began the search for the next class of AAI artists. The selection process was highly-competitive and these artists rose to the top. It is with great pleasure that ZERO1 announces the artists who will represent the United States as part of American Arts Incubator 2015-16:

Andrew Quitmeyer -- The Philippines
Genevieve Erin O’Brien -- Vietnam
John Craig Freeman -- China
Sara Dean & Beth Ferguson -- Indonesia

Inspired by the “business incubator” model made popular by Silicon Valley technology start-ups, American Arts Incubator is designed to spark new ideas for community engagement through public art. The program uses digital and new media to promote cross-cultural collaboration, increase awareness, and provide innovative solutions to pressing challenges.

Working closely with ZERO1, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. embassies, local community leaders, and local artists, the artists will travel to their assigned countries for four weeks to develop public art projects. During such time the artists will lead workshops to teach specific skills, develop project ideas with community participants, and execute a micro-grant program to fund the development of community driven art projects.

We are excited to embark on the second round the American Arts Incubator with such a talented group of artists. Keep an eye on our blog to stay up-to-date with the artists as they begin to prepare for their exchanges!

Above Image:
Top row: Andrew Quitmeyer and Genevieve Erin O’Brien
Bottom row: Sara Dean, Beth Ferguson, and John Craig Freeman.

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 second round of 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 projects that bolster local economies, address a local social issue, and further social innovation. Artists will be working directly with ZERO1, U.S. embassy officials, and overseas partners to realize a series of public art projects that cultivate individual and community engagement and citizenship internationally.

While the first round of artists are in the midst of their exchanges, we are excited to start looking forward to the next round of artist applicants. Participating overseas locations for the second round are: China, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. One artist will be selected for each location and will be responsible for creating a public art project plus overseeing a unique "small grants" program to facilitate community-driven art in that location.
The deadline to apply is May 31, 2015 by 11:59pm PST. 





Learn more about criteria and application requirements here > >

 

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