The LEA is now accepting applications for the fourth round of its Artist-in-Residence (AIR) programme. Complete details and information, timeframe, and how to apply are available here, deadline February 19th!
If you aren’t familiar, the LEA AIR programme seeks to promote and nurture the arts in Second Life, through providing limited term full-sim land grants to be used for creative projects and art installations over the course of a few months. Recipients can be individuals or groups interested in creating or curating art, or proposing cultural projects which would require/utilise a full-sim build and can be completed within the allotted time frame (5 months). The LEA is able to offer land grants through the generosity of Linden Lab.
While many well-known virtual artists have received grants, the LEA has also had the pleasure of hosting ‘younger’ AIRs and hopes to continue in that tradition. You need not have a great deal of experience, just some good ideas. The application is a bit more detailed to help guide you in thinking through your project, which they do expect at this point to be an idea in progress and not necessarily a portrait of the final result - more like a loose sketch! They also welcome applications from across the spectrum of the arts!
If you still need a little more inspiration, take some time to visit the current artists-in-residence, which will be open until the end of the month.