Monument Lab’s Re:Generation supports teams of two or more individuals working together to create a new or expand an existing public-facing project. Each selected Re:Generation team will receive a total of $100,000 in unrestricted funding towards their commemorative campaign or project.
For the 2024 round of Re:Generation the selection of projects with creative representation and interpretation of erased, suppressed, or threatened stories and histories will be emphasized. Artists are encouraged to propose projects that have the potential to shift local and regional narratives, particularly in contexts where interventions into the commemorative landscape could foster wider transformations.
Monument Lab recognizes that projects of this nature exist within a broad range of contexts and are most successful when grounded in local communities and developed with consideration for the unique relationships, conditions, and existing support networks present in each geographical location.
Through Re:Generation, Monument Lab is seeking to build a cohort of ten teams that reflect a broad diversity of commemorative practices, participatory research models, and geographic contexts. Selected teams will collaborate across Re:Generation sites, meeting as a cohort virtually and in person over the 2024 calendar year, presenting projects synchronously in Fall 2024, and working in coordination with Monument Lab on a broader campaign of public engagement.
How to Apply
Applications for Re:Generation open August 15, 2023. Monument Lab is hosting an informational webinar on September 15, 2023 at 5pm EST. The initial application will consist of basic contact information and a 500-1,500 word essay about the proposed project due before October 2, 2023. Teams that are selected to move forward after staff review will be asked for more information to round out the jury review in November. Re:Generation teams will be selected by a jury of Monument Lab staff, board, and advisors including external artists, educators, researchers, and practitioners.