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.
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 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.