International Exchange

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ZERO1 coordinates international artist exchanges that encourage mutual understanding and cross-border collaboration between creative communities around the globe.

Isabel Beavers, The Aquarium at Heidi Duckler Dance (2022). Photo by Rush Varela.

Creative Impact Lab Amman

Creative Impact Lab Amman is a six-week hybrid creative exchange led by artist Isabel Beavers that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to address environmental sustainability.

Creative Impact Lab Amman (2022) is a ZERO1 international exchange supported by U.S. Embassy Amman and hosted by IDare for Sustainable Development.


Patrícia J. Reis, SENSORIAL SCREEN #1 (2018). Photograph by Jessica Wittman.

Impact Art AT

Impact Art AT is a month-long, online creative exchange that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to explore and address the social challenge, “In Search of Truth.” Using feminist hacking strategies as a methodological entry point, participants will work with Patrícia J. Reis to unravel and augment the way we perceive truth.

Impact Art AT (2021) is a public diplomacy initiative designed and implemented by ZERO1 and the Open Austria Art + Tech Lab, funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport, and produced in partnership with Ars Electronica.


Still image from Al-Dad (2021) by Sara El-Barkouky, Esraa Elfeky, Youssef Abdelmaged, Amany Adel, Ramah Aleryan, Ahmad Aiuby. Image courtesy of the artists.

Creative Impact Lab Cairo

Creative Impact Lab Cairo is a five-week online creative exchange led by Katherine Behar that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to address women’s empowerment.

Creative Impact Lab Cairo (2021) is a ZERO1 international exchange supported by U.S. Embassy Cairo and hosted by Medrar. Outreach support is provided by Out of the Circle, D2D Art, and Cairotronica.


American Arts Incubator

American Arts Incubator (AAI) is an international new media and digital arts exchange program developed by ZERO1 in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. AAI was created to support the collaboration of American artists and creative communities abroad to create impactful, community-driven public art projects that address local social and environmental challenges. Since its inception in 2015, the program has sent American artists to 28 countries to engage with over 1,200 creative individuals.


CEC ArtsLink Fellowship

ZERO1 serves as a host organization for the ArtsLink International Fellowships, which offers artists and arts managers/curators from eligible overseas countries a six-week residency at an established, non-profit arts organization in the U.S. The program is designed to create opportunities for artists and communities across the U.S. to share artistic practices with creative practitioners from abroad and engage in dialogue that advances understanding across cultures. Read our interview with Moscow-based street artist Slava PTRK who we hosted from October-November 2019.


Sin Violencias

Sin Violencias is a week-long creative exchange and laboratory exploring visual art, new media, and activism centered on gender-based violence taking place online between November 25 and December 2, 2020, aligning with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

Sin Violencias explores new methodologies in storytelling and emerging media that can be deployed in campaigns to end gender-based violence. The exchange involves daily presentations, discussions and creative workshops, culminating in a public online event that includes a panel about the future of art and activism, and a presentation of project ideas that have emerged during the Lab. The goals of the Lab are to facilitate mutual understanding and creative collaboration between U.S. artists and Colombian artists and activists in Bogota.

Access the digital project booklet

Sin Violencias is a ZERO1 Exchange supported by U.S. Embassy Bogota and produced in partnership with Idartés. The exchange is facilitated by Wendy Levy, Executive Director of The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture.

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