On June 1st, 2014, the Linden Endowment for the Arts Committee announced the opening of the seventh round of land grants for the Artists in Residence (AIR) programme.
Twenty regions (LEA10 through LEA29), donated by Linden Lab and managed by the LEA, are generally offered under the AIR programme, and successful applicants will be given the use of one full region for a period of five months. The region may then be used on an individual or group basis for such diverse activities as:
- Full sim exhibitions and / or immersive installations
- Curated projects, especially those which have a connection to physical exhibitions and events (mixed reality).
Artists are asked to take no more than 3 months to execute their build, so that their installation is open to the public for at least the last 2 months of their grant. However, artists may also open their installation ahead of the three-month build deadline, and many artists in the past have used their land to have multiple exhibits.
The timeline for application as it currently stands is:
- Application deadline: June 30th, 2014
- Notification by: July 15th, 2014
- Sim handover and public announcement: July 31st, 2014
- End of round: December 31st, 2014.
Artists and performers wishing to apply should read the round announcement and complete the application form at the bottom of that page.
Other LEA Opportunities
A blog post by LEA Committee member Honour McMillan, outlines other available LEA grant options, and how to apply for them. In brief, these are:
- LEA6 hosts the Full Sim Arts series, curated by JayJay Zifanwe. The region is made available on a one month basis to artists, with slots now open from July 2014 onwards. Applications for the use of the region should be made directly to JayJay in-world
- Five additional core regions (LEA1, LEA2, LEA4, LEA8 and LEA9) are available. These offer the most flexible use of LEA regions, and can be used for periods of approximately 3 months duration, the time and amount of land provided dependent upon the use defined in the application form, with applications accepted on an ongoing basis
The remaining three regions of the LEA are all “special purpose” regions. these are:
- LEA3: the new LEA gateway, which I blogged about here
- LEA5: the LEA sandbox, available to members of the LEA group
- LEA7: home of the Machinima Open Studio Project, which I’ve reviewed on a number of occasions, offering sets and locations for machinima makers
So whatever you needs arts and / or performance-wise, the Linden Endowment for the Arts may well have you covered, land-wise. So why not drop them an application today?