The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts supports embedded arts research through critical exchange

Artist Call: ZERO1 Fellowship

The ZERO1 Fellowship is a value-rich resource in the form of an interdisciplinary network and brain trust of artists and innovation experts from all over the world. The Fellow will have agreed upon use of the Garage, potential to be featured in events, and access to the ZERO1 Fellowship network of past and present Fellows. This Fellowship, based at ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network, focuses on an international arts exchange program being developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Fellow will manage the American Arts Incubator program, which sends artists abroad to collaborate with youth and underserved populations on community-based new media and mural art projects that will trigger proposals for ongoing arts programming designed to bolster local economies, influence public policy, and further social innovation. The project involves a unique micro-granting program developed by ZERO1, in cooperation with ECA, to be implemented in Laos, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines.

As the Project Manager of a global creative arts exchange program, this Fellow has the opportunity to facilitate real, art-based social impacts in four underserved communities around the world. The program will investigate how community issues such as women’s empowerment, HIV-AIDS prevention, social inclusion, conflict resolution, and environmental sustainability can be addressed through an artist-led program of new media and mural arts projects.

Qualifications / Expectations

Both artists and non-artists are encouraged to apply, as this is chiefly a project management role. Scientists, physicists, engineers, business people, etc. who have a strong interest in art and international affairs, cultural policy, social justice, and social practice may be a great fit. Ideal candidates have past experience managing international projects or exchange programs, with a technology background as part of their professional practice or as a clear sub-context of their work.

To apply, please submit the following materials by February 15, 2014 to All submissions must be received in standard pdf formats.

-Current professional vita
-One-page personal statement, emphasizing any international project management experience
-Links to current work, work in progress, or other self-representation
-Contact information for three references

Read Full Fellow RFQ Here.

Deadline: 02-10-2014
San Jose, CA

Contact: Sarah Beth Nesbit

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