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, American Arts Incubator will 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 May 31, 2015 by 11:59pm PST.
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Recent: American Arts Incubator workshop held at the Negros Museum in the Philippines. Artist Kendal Henry debuted his Arts Incubator public art project in Papua New Guinea.
American Arts Incubator artist Felipe Castelblanco is currently in the Philippines, where he is working with artists in the Bacolod community to create a series of art projects focused on environmental health. He just finished leading a weeklong workshop, where participants shared their environmental concerns through stop-motion animations, and then designed 3D scaled models of a fictive city to propose sustainable urban planning. Next up, he will be building The People’s Island, a floating platform for collaborative performances and sculptural artworks that explores the bond of this community to the surrounding ocean.You can follow his project and read more about the four projects that were just selected to receive “small grant” awards here. In honor of Earth Day, Felipe is leading a video screening of artistic projects that explore the oceanic life and the environment in unusual ways, which will be followed by a test launch of the floating platform.Learn more about Felipe’s exchange and all current American Arts Incubator artists at americanartsincubator.org