Paseo Prototyping Festival: Arts Incubators Workshop

Arts Incubators: Cross-Sector Collaboration for Social Impact

Kate Spacek & Nathan Ober

ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network is embarking on its 4th cycle of American Arts Incubator (AAI), an international creative exchange program. In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, AAI sends digital and new media artists overseas to collaborate with youth, women, and underserved communities to develop public projects addressing social challenges relevant in each location. Across 65 AAI projects in 13 countries, ZERO1 continues to refine its arts-based methodology for diverse groups of people to collectively explore and address social and environmental challenges in uniquely creative ways.

How can art be used as a tool for social impact?

Join Nathan Ober and Kate Spacek in this fun and fast-paced workshop that will guide participants through the AAI approach, using digital and new media art techniques and collaborative problem-solving tools to explore social inclusion in the Bay Area. The workshop will use sound in its many forms as a medium to engage community, and participants will apply the arts-based approaches and technical skills to co-create experimental work. In doing so, participants will see ways to apply what they have learned to tackle challenges in their own organizations and communities.

No technical expertise required. Light afternoon snack provided; feel free to bring food. Treat yourself to some socially-minded creative time!

This workshop is FREE but we ask that you please register by emailing:


Co-presented by Paseo Prototyping Festival