This opportunity comes from CCA Glasgow–
UNFIX is a new festival of Performance and Ecology taking place at CCA Glasgow from 10 – 12 July 2015. We are seeking proposals for live performances, films, installations and workshops that resonate with ecological crisis / renewal and conscious physicality.
UNFIX takes ecology to mean all the ways in which we are interdependent on each other, our surroundings, our bodies and psyches.
Why have a festival of Performance and Ecology?
The theme aims to identify an untapped resource for artists and will make UNFIX the first Scottish festival of its kind. Ecology is perhaps the grand theme of our times, uniting issues of climate change, sustainability, political independence / inter-dependence, and the various flows of ageing, economics, culture and emotion. Rather than restricting itself to ‘environmental art’, UNFIX will take a broad definition of the term and include ecologies of Imagination (the connections between the ideas, myths, dreams and archetypes we live by), Politics, Environment, Soul and Mental Health (the ecology of the individual psyche and questions of balance, physical maintenance and happiness; ecologies of emotion and the forces of love, conflict, anger, shame).
This wide net is intended as an offer to Scottish and International artists to find methods of rethinking human inter-relationships and environmental approaches through our bodies and physical sense of living, both in daily life and the concentrated forums of performance and culture. We can no longer pretend to be separate from one another, and we cannot continue as we have been. It’s time to unfix.
How to Apply
Please download the application details from the CCA Glasgow website. The deadline for submission is Monday 9 March 2015.
Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.
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