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American Arts Incubator

American Arts Incubator

24 January 2018

On March 7, 2018, IZOLYATSIA presented the American Arts Incubator (AAI) project that has been held at the IZONE Creative Community until March 30, 2018. It is an international cultural exchange initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that is administered by ZERO1. American artists are sent abroad to team up with local community members and organisations to address a relevant social challenge, such as economic equity or cleanliness of the environment, using public art and technology projects.

Embedded within American Arts Incubator is a small grants programme to fund community-driven art projects that is being implemented in this cycle’s chosen countries: Ecuador, Egypt, India, Morocco, Poland, and Ukraine.

In March 2018, the American artist Tiare Ribeaux travelled to Kyiv for one month to lead the American Arts Incubator in Ukraine. She taught workshops that combined art and technology skills to address identity, place, and the relationship of culture, industry and ecology in Kyiv and greater Ukraine.

Project Schedule:                                          

March 7 – Tiare Ribeaux’s artist talk as part of the Art Wednesday project
March 10-17 –  intensive workshops for selected participants
March 29 – project results presentation in the form of an exhibition

Tiare Ribeaux is a Hawaiian-American new media artist and curator. She is the founder and artistic director at B4BEL4B Gallery which is focused on innovation, radical inclusivity, and the showcasing of women and underrepresented groups in technology and media arts spaces. She holds a deep interest in provoking conversation and uncovering truths around opaque global systems that intersect with our daily lives. Tiare has a background in fashion design and biotechnology, and has shown work both nationally and internationally, including ISEA Hong Kong, Transmediale Berlin, and Tokyo Fashion Week.

A global network of American Arts Incubator projects will emerge through an online exchange between American artists and international participants, with involvement from U.S. embassies as well as arts, culture, and education organisations. This network will demonstrate how public art and creative collaboration can be used as tools to build community, address pressing social challenges, and promote cross-cultural understanding. More information is available at


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