The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) wants you to have a place to create a virtual art exhibit and show it off. Towards this end, we've come up with the Land Rush Residency. The Land Rush Residency is a two-month, 1/8 region endowment awarded in a first-come, first-served basis.
In short: Show up, claim a parcel, and its yours for the purposes of art in the virtual world for two months.
WHEN? The first round of Land Rush Residencies will be awarded on October 30th, in two phases: 10 AM and 4 PM. (These are in SL time.) At this time, we will be awarding 16 parcels, on two regions.
HOW? The Land Rush Residency will be a process similar to Burning Life and Burn2's land rushes. Participants join an announcement group, and when the rush is announced, participants go to the region and click on a big red button on one of the parcels to claim it. A short time after that, the land will be offered for sale to the recipient and they can begin creating art.
HOW LONG? The Land Rush Residency lasts for 2 months. Please be sure and give yourself enough time not only to build great art, but also to show it off.
WHAT IS EXPECTED? As a recipient, you will be expected to have a public event, such as an art opening or lecture or performance. The LEA can help promote the event through our channels with advance notice. Beyond that, while all art is welcome, the LEA hopes to promote art which exploits the possibilities of the virtual world. Endowments which are not of an artistic nature can (and likely will) be revoked, at the discretion of the endowment administrators and/or committee members. The LEA has a reasonable terms-of-service for its Endowments, and, of course, Second Life Terms of Service and Community Standards also apply. Land Rush Endowment regions have a Moderate maturity rating.
Please mark your calendar and keep reading this 'blog for more details as the date approaches.