Apply now for the American Arts Incubator Program!

Apply now for the American Arts Incubator Program!

ZERO1 is calling innovative digital and mural artists with a passion for community-driven art and an interest in international travel to apply to participate in the American Arts Incubator. American Arts Incubator is an international arts exchange program being 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 and mural art 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. 

Participating overseas locations are: Laos, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. One artist or artist team will be selected for each location and will be responsible for creating a public art project plus overseeing a unique microgranting program to facilitate community-driven art in that location. Artists will participate in a training session located at ZERO1’s headquarters in Silicon Valley in advance of traveling overseas and will be expected to help document their experiences via an online project portal. 

Program duration is May 2014 - August 2015. Core dates for participation include a week of training in San Jose, California, scheduled for Summer 2014. International travel will be 3-4 weeks in late 2014 or early 2015. Specific dates will be determined collaboratively by the Artist, U.S. embassy, and ZERO1.

We are seeking culturally sensitive artists with experience in public art, social practice, community building, teaching, and working abroad—preferably with a connection or strong interest to one of the participating countries (Laos, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines). Artists need to be driven self-starters, comfortable working independently, and open to supporting local artists overseas to create collaborative artworks.

Artists must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and currently residing in the U.S. 

To apply, please submit the following materials by Sunday, March 2, 2014 online at  

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