27 January 2014

Linden Endowment for the Arts Announces Round 6 Residencies

Today, the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) announced the recipients of Round 6 awards for Artist-in-Residence Land Grants. Each awardee will receive a full region for a period of five months—February 1 through June 30, 2014. In the past, artists have been required to have completed their builds within three months—ensuring a full two-month period for visitors—but the new awardees apparently have up to four months. (Many will certainly finish in advance of this deadline, but at the latest installations should be open by late May.)

Awardees include:
Canary Beck
Eupalinos Ugajin
Glyph Graves
Livio Korobase
Lorin Tone
Mac Kanashimi (lower image, from his LEA installation 3D Mandelbrot Fractal Art in 2013)
Maya Paris
Mimesis Monday
Nexuno Thespian
Pixels Sideways
Sniper Siemes
SodaGnome Resident
Solkide Auer
Storm Septimus
Tansee Resident
TheRealKarenEliot Resident
Tomm Pye
Tyrehl Byk (top image, from his LEA installation Almost Flat Land in 2012)
Xineohp Guisse
Yooma Mayo

There are a few names on the list that are unfamiliar to me (PatriciaAnne Daviau, an LEA Committee member, notes that most recipients will be exhibiting at LEA for the first time), and that's always a good thing to see. I look forward to visiting the works by well established artists as well. Patty says, "Projects range from full-sim immersions, to innovative builds geared specifically for multimedia works such as sound and machinima projects." Recipients also have the option of serving as curators, much as Eupalinos Ugajin has done with his exceptional Round 5 collaboration, "Moving Islands" [Rafts].

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