Archive for February 6th, 2013

Now available on the web – our latest episode, as we explore a new region with a decidedly Vintage Retro theme.

The name of the region is Old Time Prims (as the owner of the region, Mila Edelman, is also the owner of that well known vintage store), but it is also known as Vintage Retro. It is drawing together a wealth of vintage and retro commercial ventures – and some that actually cross boundaries into real life, as we discover on the show.

Vintage Retro - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Vintage Retro – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Modelled on a bustling vintage European city, with echoes of Munich, Vienna and Budapest, it provides an intriguing home for a number of stores and vintage locations. Mila will be giving us a guided tour and an insight into how smaller stores with a strong theme can help one another – and themselves too!

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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.

Poster by PJ Trenton

Good luck!

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