Creative Approaches to Civic Solutions
Anchorage’s Seed Lab Invites Ideas
March 25, 2019
The Anchorage Museum’s SEED Lab, which launched earlier this year, is currently inviting ideas for projects that enlist art, design and community to address compelling challenges in Anchorage, such as climate, food, transportation, housing and migration, through the first SEED Lab Pitch Event.
SEED Lab partners creative practitioners with community change agents to address the challenges of living in the North. Its programs and activities strive to connect people and ideas in positive and transformative ways that stimulate creative and critical thinking, and that potentially can be shared with the world.
Have an idea for a project and willing to present it to an audience and receive real-time feedback from creative professionals? Submit it by April 15. SEED Lab projects increase participation in community issues while connecting people and ideas in new ways and are aspirational and solutions-based.
Chosen submitters pitch their ideas during the May 4 SEED Lab Pitch Event held in conjunction with the North x North Summit & Festival. Two more pitch events will also be held in 2019, in August and October. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit anchoragemuseum.org/seedlab.
SEED Lab Pitch Event timeline:
April 15: Online application closes at 5 p.m.
April 22: Email notification of proposals selected for the pitch event
April 29: Presentations due/pre-loaded presentation (PowerPoint, etc.) or detailed summary
May 4: Pitch Event at the Anchorage Museum in the auditorium from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
About Seed Lab
SEED Lab is one of five winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Challenge, which last year awarded $1 million each to five cities to create public art that explores pressing social issues. SEED Lab is made possible with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Surdna Foundation, Atwood Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska Airlines and Wells Fargo.