The LEA Land Grant program helps to promote the arts in Second Life, through a six month land grant to recipients. LEA offers land grants through the generosity of Linden Lab. If you don’t know already LEA round 11 land grant applications opened on 3rd May and will close on 30th May 2016. The next round of land grants are scheduled to start on 1st July 2016.
- May 3rd – Round 11 applications open
- May 30th – Round 11 applications close
- June 14th – Email sent to applicants.
- July 1st – Hand over sims to Round 11 recipients.
The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) was established to help create a center of arts activity in Second Life. It is a collaborative venture between Linden Lab and the arts community. Guided by a dedicated board of renowned Second Life artists, the LEA is committed to providing access to engaging experiences in the arts for the Second Life community. Through its exhibitions, programs, and events, the LEA fosters awareness of artists’ contributions to our virtual world and encourages others to get involved and be inspired.
The LEA is run and organized by users of Second Life, with resources generously donated by Linden Lab. The LEA strives to:
- Provide a starting point for artists in Second Life, and for those interested in art to make connections and display their work.
- Encourage and cultivate art and artists within Second Life.
- Foster community, creativity, and innovation among artists and all residents interested in art.
- Provide a way for artists to promote their art.
- Collaborate with existing art regions, galleries, exhibits, and performance spaces to help nurture their valuable participation in SL arts.
If you are interested, fill out the form and good luck. There are other programs available, see here.
Tomorrow marks Bay City eighth anniversary in Second Life on Sunday 15th May 2016. All residents are welcome to participate in the anniversary celebrations. The annual parade starts at 12.30pm SLT with a live concert during the afternoon starting from 1.30pm SLT until 4.30pm SLT. This year GoSpeed Racer, Zachh Cale, Maximillion Kleen and Noma Falta will be live performing in the afternoon.
In previous years I have pretty much enjoyed the annual celebrations and I have enjoyed blogging about Bay City over the past 8 years. It’s hard to believe that the Bay City regions were first opened in Second Life back in May 2008 developed by Linden Lab.
After the opening The Bay City Alliance group was founded to help promote events and share the latest news. Bay City had plots at the annual Second Life birthday celebrations and at the annual BURN2 event. The regular Bay City posts have been most interesting to read announcing the latest breaking news, events, mole watch and much more.
This map below was one of my first snapshots I took of the Bay City Map on 18th January 2009.
My favourite Bay City events have to be the annual anniversary’s, mole day, Halloween events, tree lighting and the prim drop. It’s great fun for everyone and if you have not yet been to either the Bay City regions or any of the events I strongly recommend doing it. 🙂
The former teen Bay City merged with the Main Grid version of Bay City on 10th February 2011.
Bay City was featured on the Second Life Login Screen on 19th May 2013.
The Bay City Tree Lighting in early December 2013
Dance time at Bay City Mole Day 2014
The Bay City roller-coaster opened in September 2015
I’m looking forward to attending Bay City’s eighth anniversary in Second Life tomorrow on Sunday 15th May 2016. Please spread the word and come along! 🙂