KZNSA Gallery, in collaboration with ZERO1, U.S. Consulate Durban, and the U.S. Department of Stateâ€™s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is pleased to announce the American Arts Incubator South Africa open call for participants.
- 26 February 2019
- General, KZNSA
The KZNSA Gallery, in collaboration with ZERO1, U.S. Consulate Durban, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is pleased to announce the American Arts Incubator — South Africa open call for participants.
To apply, please fill in the application form online here. Submissions will be accepted until February 27, 2019.
American Arts Incubator (AAI) is a creative exchange program that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to instigate dialogue, build communities, bolster local economies, and further social innovation. Each incubator addresses a relevant social or environmental challenge such as economic equity, youth empowerment, gender equality, and environmental sustainability.
AAI South Africa consists of a series of art and technology workshops taught by visiting American artist Ram Devineni focused on addressing youth empowerment through the creative industries, the development of collaborative team project prototypes, and an open house to share participant creations with the public. Participation in the incubator is free of charge. Participant teams will receive small grant funding to develop their collaborative project prototypes. The program will be held at KZNSA from April 12 - May 6, 2019.
Ram Devineni is the creator of the augmented reality comic book, Priya’s Shakti and Priya’s Mirror, which received the Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund from the Ford Foundation and supported by the World Bank, and showcased at 2016 New York Film Festival. He was named a “gender equality champion” by UN Women for creating India’s first female superhero who is a rape survivor. He was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the most creative people in business in 2017 for his innovative use of augmented reality to address social issues.
We are looking for participants with:
Pop Culture and Interactive Art for Social Change
Participants will learn the process of creating pop-culture artwork such as comic books, street art, and other formats with added levels of interactivity using augmented reality. The first part of the workshops will focus on determining local social challenges that participants would like to address, and sourcing stories around them using standard documentary methods. Interview stories will then be used create socially-engaged comic books and street art, which will then be tied together using augmented reality to create an interactive experience.
For more information, please contact: Angela Shaw, firstname.lastname@example.org