The second episode of Lab Chat will take place at 10.30am SLT at the LEA Theatre in Second Life on Thursday 21st January 2016 recorded in front of a live audience. Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab will be answering more questions on Second Life, Project Sansar and much more.
Back in November 2015 the first episode of Lab Chat aired and that was very successful. Lab Chat episode 2 will be broadcast on well-known streams including Second Life YouTube channel, AviewTV and SLArtist. Audio and written transcription will be published soon after.
The Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) have announced round ten this week and for those that don’t know the LEA Land Grant program seeks to promote the arts in Second Life through a six month land grant. Land grants are expected to be completed and then to be open to the public within the six month grant period.
The Linden Endowment of the Arts is an official Linden Community Partnership program whose purpose is to help new artists, cultivate art in SL, and foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration within the art community.
November 2nd – Round 10 applications open
November 30th – Round 10 applications close
December 10th – Notifications sent out
January 1st – Hand over regions to recipients
June 30th – End of round 10
There is no one ‘right’ project that qualifies for a land grant. All types of art builds are considered, including immersive builds, highly technical and scripted work, and projects embracing collaborative, curatorial, or education projects. ANYONE has a chance at getting a sim, provided you can demonstrate that you have an idea for a great project and that you are able to complete it in the 6-month grant period.
Recipients will also be expected to present at least one event at some point within their residency. This could be an art opening, or it could be lectures or demonstrations. It could be an ongoing event, as well.
LEA office hours will be held on a weekly basis on Friday’s at 10:30am SLT which will be held on LEA3 in Second Life. The first ever LEA office hour took place on Friday 25th July hosted by Solo Mornington and that was very successful indeed. LEA office hours are open to anyone interested in art in Second Life and those interested in LEA in general.
You are invited to come and ask questions about the LEA, its grants, procedures, sandbox, plans, or anything else he might be able to answer. If you have some ideas you’d like to share, they are also welcome.