Sunday, October 9, 2011

Introducing the LEA Land Grant

LEA Land Grant

Click the tab above to fill out the online application

Application Deadline: November 1

LEA Land Grant application:

The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) has negotiated with Linden Labs to make available twenty new regions for the arts in Second Life. Four regions will be reserved for exhibitions curated from LEA sandbox art, and two will be allocated through a land rush. Details will follow on those six regions. Fourteen will be allocated by application. These regions will be awarded to selected artists for a period of five months. After the completion of five months those regions will be transferred to a new set of awardees. Recipients can be considered for a second endowment of five months.

Choose a category you wish to apply for and write a 200 word description of what you plan to achieve over the endowment period. Include a curriculum vitae or resume, and/or ways to see previous work (links to images, YouTube, slurl, websites).

Art organizations, patrons, or curators applying for a region should be able to show an active record of supporting the arts within Second Life or experience in first life that can be translated to the virtual world.

Thank you for your interested in the LEA Land Grant Award, a five-month grant of land for art.

Please answer all questions.

1. Please enter your full Second Life name. (This should be your username, not your display name.)

2. Please enter your primary email address. (This is the email address by which we will contact you if your application is accepted.)

3. I am applying for a region as a:
1. individual
2. group of artists working together (including performance)
3. representative of artist organization
4. patron
5. curator
6. other

4. I am applying for a full ___ or half ____ region
5. Application Title:
6. Describe your proposed art project in 200 words or less:
7. Maturity rating of your project:
8 Please include your cv or resume. Attach or link.
9. Please include links to previous work (images, video, etc.)
10. Do you understand Second Life’s Terms of Service and Community Standards and do you agree to abide by them while participating in this Linden Endowment for the Arts event?

Terms of Service:
Community Standards:

Yes, I understand Second Life’s Terms of Service and Community Standards and agree to abide by them.

8. Do you understand the Linden Endowment for the Arts’ Code of Conduct and do you agree to abide by the Code while participating in this Linden Endowment for the Arts event?

Code of Conduct

Yes, I understand the Linden Endowment for the Arts’ Code of Conduct and agree to abide by the Code.

Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Linden Endowment for the Arts!

The LEA committee:

Bryn Oh
Dancoyote Antonelli
Dekka Raymaker
JayJay Zifanwe
L1 Loire
Sasun Steinbeck
Solo Mornington
Werner Kurosawa

PatriciaAnne Daviau (advisor)


  1. Where does one submit an application?

  2. Hi Juanita, just last night we made a new "LEA Land Grant Application" button available on the top of this blog, click that to go to the brand new form, thanks!

  3. Wonderful news for the Art community in general. A question- how is art to be rated General or Moderate. This is always an issue for artists, how content is deemed innapropriate. Fortunately its only a modern phenomenon, otherwise many great works of art would never have seen the light of day.....
    clarification please, and for heavens sake dont say ' no nudity'..

  4. Sylvia, we do not have any different standards for these sims. You can read about the ratings definitions at I know this is not clear, but it's all we have. We will rely on the awardees to make their best guess as to what the sim needs to be set to in the application form and we'll set it for them. It can always be changed later. I'm sure any of us on the committee will be glad to give you an opinion - since we are not the arbiters of the maturity levels, that's about all we can do - give you a personal opinion. I'm in the same boat as you - it's just not clear where the line is between the levels so you may get different opinions depending on who you ask. I know this is not a super clear answer but it's the best we can do :( I just had a thought though, if in doubt we can have the LEA committee give you a group consensus opinion on what the maturity level of your sim might be once you have some content we can go examine. We are not by any means experts at judging maturity levels but I think we can probably avoid any censorship problems that way if there are any edge cases.

  5. Hi. How will applicants be notified of whether they have been selected for a LEA parcel?

  6. Is there a time frame when the grantees will be announced? :)