3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

01SJ Adobe Global Youth Voices

Sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.

With the generous support of Adobe Systems, Inc., ZER01 is seizing the opportunity of the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Festival to facilitate a global youth digital arts production initiative via a micro-grant program. This project will fund 18 different international artists, arts collectives and established non-profit arts organizations and institutions to support the creation of new work by young digital artists (ages 11- 21 years) during the months leading up to the 01SJ Festival. “Youth International” will culminate in an exhibition at the Tech Museum of Innovation during the 01SJ Festival in June 2008, featuring the work generated by the youth, as well as the stories and process of each of the groups in receipt of their micro-grants.

The act of supporting youth production at an international level, in addition to the conversations about how to best facilitate youth digital arts programming is an incredibly timely and important service for the international youth community and the digital arts entities supporting this work. With this micro-grant program, ZER01 is a catalyst for a variety of digital art practitioners and modes of production to engage youth and share the experience of developing an infrastructure around new tools and practices for youth around the world to take action and have a voice. The exhibition of the youth digital art projects will provide a context for understanding how such work is made at all levels (by grassroots organizations to fully realized centers), and the relevance of this work to the youth involved.

Produced by Liz Slagus, Director of Education and Public Programs for Eyebeam (New York, NY) in collaboration with ZERO1. Global Youth Voices Blog

See Education for more details of individual participants.