American Arts Incubator (AAI) 2019 Turkey – Creative Exchange Program, organized in collaboration with ZERO1 and the U.S. Consulate General, was held at InogarArt between March 15 and April 8, 2019. Participants from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds took part in multi-modal creative workshops consisting of a series of activities concentrating on the gender equality and women’s empowerment social challenges, developed and led by Heidi Boisvert, an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and creative technologist from the U.S. On April 6, the creative and interactive project prototypes the participating teams produced during the workshops and the project development sessions, were publicly exhibited and reviewed by a jury panel consisting of experts in their fields.
American Arts Incubator (AAI) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs developed in partnership with ZERO1, a Silicon Valley-based arts and technology organization. AAI is a creative exchange program that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to instigate dialogue, build communities, bolster local economies, and further social innovation. Each incubator country addresses a relevant social or environmental challenge such as economic equity, youth empowerment, gender equality, and environmental sustainability.