LEA Announces Restructuring From 1st January 2019


LEA regions

On Thursday 29th November 2018 The Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) announced that it will be temporarily closing it’s residence regions (LEA 10 – 29) from 1st January 2019 to allow for major restructuring.

Apparently there are discussions currently between the LEA committee and Linden Lab about the future of LEA. It’s unclear at the moment how long the regions will be closed for. It will be interesting to see what gets done once the regions come back online again for the public.

Here is the press release with more details about the restructuring…

Come January 1st 2019, the Linden Endowment for the Arts, known as the LEA, will be temporarily closing its Artists in Residence regions (LEA 10 – 29) to allow for a major restructuring.

Over the last seven years, these regions have been open for artists who apply to build their dreams, each for a six month grant. We have seen many great installations here – and some that have attracted controversy..

The nine Core regions (which include the Theatre, the Sandbox and Photohunt) will remain for the present, and short-term grants will still be available in these regions for community-inspired arts projects.

Applications for Core regions can be made here:
https://sites.google.com/view/linden-endowment-for-the-arts-/home

Discussions between the present Committee and Linden Lab about the future form of the LEA are ongoing, but it is anticipated that there will be a new organising committee when the AiR regions re-open.

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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.
See more at: http://lea-sl.org/

For more information, contact Saffia Widdershins and JMB Balogh.

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LEA Round 11 Land Grant Applications Are Open


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.

Important Dates:

  • 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.

About LEA

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.

Lab Chat #3 starts at 10.30am SLT on Friday 6th May 2016


Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre
Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre

Lab Chat #3 will be starting at 10.30am SLT on Friday 6th May 2016 over at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre (SLURL) in Second Life. See the announcement about Lab Chat #3 here.

Ebbe Linden, Oz Linden and Troy Linden will be answering questions on Second Life and Project Sansar etc. It’s going to be interesting to hear the latest developments going on with Second Life and hopefully we will hear more on Project Sansar.

Lab Chat #3 will be recorded as audio only this time and transcripts will be released soon after the show has finished recording. If you are interested in attending then it is best to arrive early.

Please spread the word about Lab Chat #3 🙂

Lab Chat episode 2 with Ebbe Altberg starts at 10.30am SLT on Thursday 21st January 2016


LEA Theatre 2016
LEA Theatre – 20th January 2016

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.

Arrive early to grab a seat and spread the word! 🙂

More information can be found on the Lab Chat website.

LEA Theatre 2016
LEA Theatre 2016