Open Calls

Beam Projects Open Call 2022

Each year, Beam seeks proposals for large-scale artworks that will be brought to life collaboratively by the designer, Beam Staff, and youth staff and participants. Our 2022 season features three projects: Beam Project New Hampshire (NH), Beam Project Governors Island (GI), and Beam Project NYC (to be on view in the Bronx).

Beam Center, a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization, focuses on self-directed growth through ambitious, collaborative project-making with 7,000+ youth annually. Our programming takes place at multiple locations:
Beam Camp: a month-long residential summer camp in the New Hampshire forest
Beam Camp City: a free day camp on Governors Island
Schools and communities across NYC: youth training and employment programs that result in spectacular public artworks

Beam is looking for proposals from creative individuals and teams, including but not limited to Artists, Designers, Architects, Builders, Engineers, Musicians, Fabricators & Technologists. We encourage the submission of visionary, never-before-realized ideas that culminate in unique, ambitious, and spectacular artworks in a public space. Current Beam Projects include A Universe, to be built at Beam Camp this summer and Constellation, to be built at Beam Camp City this summer. Past Beam Projects have included Beacon (2020-2021), Iceberg (2019), and Time Tomb (2018). More projects can be seen on our website.

The 2022 Beam Project Open Call opens on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

Winning proposals will be selected by a committee composed of Beam Center staff, youth, past project designers, and community members. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $5,000.

Interested applicants should submit their application online. For the full Open Call information, please visit Beam Center’s website.

Beam Center
60 Sackett Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
beamcenter.org
Instagram: @beamcenter
Facebook: @beamcenternyc
Twitter: @beamcenternyc

Opportunity: VAS Annual Exhibition 2022 open call

Inviting artists to submit to the VAS annual exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy.

Visual Arts Scotland would like to invite artists from across Scotland, the UK and Internationally to apply to be part of one of the oldest and biggest exhibiting events celebrating contemporary art in Scotland.

Visual Arts Scotland presents our Annual Exhibition 2022, celebrating the best in innovative contemporary visual arts. The exhibition will take place at the Royal Scottish Academy, National Galleries of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh in January 2022. This annual show promises to be one of the most diverse exhibitions of contemporary art to be held in Scotland in 2022 with an expected audience of over 30,000 people.

We welcome entries from artists working across a diversity of artforms. Please note that there are five specific open calls pertaining to work type. Please click on the links below to apply:

  1. General submissions (ceramics, painting, sculpture, tapestry, drawing, print, glass, design, bookmaking and all other mediums not listed in other specific open call categories)
  2. Jewellery
  3. Large works & installation
  4. Moving image
  5. Performance

We will have a separate call out for those who wish to apply for the Inches Carr Mentoring Award for makers and craftspeople in October.

Please read the guidance document for details of eligibility and fees.

DEADLINE: Saturday 9th October 2021

The post Opportunity: VAS Annual Exhibition 2022 open call appeared first on Creative Carbon Scotland.

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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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Calling all Stage Designers: Climate Change Theatre Action EcoDesign Charrette

The Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA) and Triga Creative (Triga) invites you to our second Eco-Design Charrette taking place between September 19th and December 18th, 2021.  This year we will be hosting our events online, as part of the Climate Change Theatre Action Festival (Climate Change Theatre Action). The Eco-Design Charrette aims to fuel each participant with the knowledge and inspiration needed to design with an ecological consciousness. Through rapid design seeding and idea exchange we will expand how we imagine scenography and its power to change our world. 

This online Eco-Design Charrette is centred on the creation of concepts for each of the fifty Climate Change Theatre Action Plays (Playwrights). Over the span of the Charrette each participating designer will create a seed concept for at least one of the short plays. Our intention is not to ask designers for fully fleshed out designs, but to begin a design concept with ecological thinking at the centre of the creative process. In order to support this work and create a context for the cross pollination of ideas, Triga Creative will host a series of short play readings, design conversations and eco-scenography workshops.

The Eco-Design Charrette period will be an opportunity to develop your eco-scenographic practice alongside other designers and generate concepts for publication and exhibition with an international reach. All designs generated during the Eco-Design Charrette will be published in a two-part volume by the Centre for Sustainable Practices in the Arts (Books). The designs will also be exhibited at World Stage Design in Calgary in 2022 (WSD2022 Exhibition). The charrette will culminate the global participatory CCTA festival with an online closing celebration during which we will share the work created with our international community.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Send Triga Creative a statement of interest in the Eco-Design Charrette to hello@trigacreative.com with the subject line “Charrette Application” before midnight on September 6th, 2021. Please include an overview of your previous design experience, your interest in eco-scenography, and your availability to participate in up to two sessions of programming per week between September 19th and December 18th, 2021.

We will be creating the schedule with consideration of everyone’s availability and with the intention of making our programming as accessible as possible across all time zones. Please be specific about which time zone your availability is relative to. Note that availability for all of the programming is not required for participation.

We will review all of the submitted letters and be in touch with everyone before September 19th, 2021. If you have any questions please write to Alexandra Lord, Shannon Lea Doyle and Michelle Tracey at hello@trigacreative.com. We would be happy to hear from you!

Featured Image: Seed Concept for Nibi (Water) Protectors By Corey Payette, Designed by Kim Sue Bartnik for the 2019 CCTA EcoDesign Charrette

Climate Action – Global Teaching InSights

Climate Action

Transforming how our next generation thinks and acts about the environment and the world requires profound changes in teaching and learning. In PISA, eight out of ten students (78%) reported caring about the environment, and yet less than half of them (38%) felt empowered to participate in activities to protect it. How can we empower students in our classrooms and schools to have a real voice and an active role in this pressing issue for our future?

The OECD, UNESCO and Education International are inviting teachers to:

•   Share initiatives and projects on student empowerment around climate action.

•   Participate in a series of virtual Teacher Forums to collaborate on teaching on climate across borders and cultures.

•   Help us identify, spread and initiate powerful climate insights alongside an international jury.

•   Join the Global Teacher Forum on Climate Action to take part in developing an action plan to implement the leading insights in classrooms, education systems and policies.

To get started, create a free account now and check out our guidance. If you missed the launch event, you can watch it and comment here

Make sure to submit your video by 15 August if you would like your initiative to be amongst the first released and to be considered for our first conversation on teaching for climate action!

This initiative is led by OECD, UNESCO and the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030.

This initiative is supported by:

Call for Submissions: Mindselo Young Creators Program 2021 #Creators4Change

We must have heard the philosophical lines that Life is the best school and experience is the best teacher but we hardly ever join the school of life. Our primary source of education is our family, society and early age schools that educate us about life which we are experiencing for the very first time but these primary systems of life education seem to be broken nowadays and its consequences are shocking in the form of the rising number of life-failures every day. Our education system is no longer making us life ready so here is the best alternative: Mindselo – The School of Happiness.

Mindselo is India’s fastest-growing personal growth company that seeks to Transform Ideas into Wisdom. We want to create conscious minds connected to the world by our education system.

Young Creators Program 2021 is a Mindselo initiative where we aim to bring young visionaries to talk about personal growth, human transformation, the art of living and the future of education. The true purpose of this initiative is to spread great ideas, lively inspiration and effective solutions around the planet to teach people the essential lessons of life that our school and colleges forgot to teach and push humanity forward.

Mindselo wanted to create a dynamic content moment to spark a conversation around Love, peace, compassion, personal development, emotional wellbeing, mental health, economy, passion, relationships, humility, joy, happiness, human values, gratitude, resilience, universal brotherhood etc and inspire the viewers to take action.
We are inviting video entries from all around the planet by young creators to apply for this unique impact program. Please find the video guidelines on the application submission page of this program.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to get selected for the Mindselo Creators Team
  • The best videos will be featured on the Mindselo Social Media & Blogs
  • Monetary Rewards for the selected creators
  • Get Recognised by Mindselo for your work & Impact
  • Mindselo Sponsored participation in our various other programs
  • Certification & Special Invitation for our Invite-only events

Eligibility:

  • The applicant should be aged between 15 to 35.
  • Applicants should be available for a minimum period of 3 months if they get selected.
  • No Regional Restriction.

Application Process:
You can apply for this program using the apply now button. Remember that you need to submit your video in the application form so be ready with that. Kindly find the video guidelines on the application submission page of this program.

APPLY HERE

For Further Queries:
In case you have any queries, contact at aman@mindselo.com with “Query MYCP 2021” mentioned in the subject line for easier communications.

Official Link: https://www.mindselo.com/mindselo-young-creators-program-2021/

The Only Animal – Greenhouse Applications Open

September 23 & 24, 2021 | UBC Botanical Gardens

Greenhouse is a 2-day paid intensive for a cohort of 100 local artists across disciplines who bring together a diversity of climate experiences. Held outside in small groups at UBC Botanical Gardens, Greenhouse is a place to tend to the growth of ideas and understanding:

What is the art-shaped hole in the climate problem?
What is the work of ‘Reauthoring the World?’
What is the artists’ role in transforming a Culture of Consumerism to a Culture of Stewardship?

After participating in Greenhouse, the cohort of 100 artists will have paid opportunities with the Artist Brigade, which brings arts and artists to the heart of the climate crisis. These artists will be invited to come on field trips to places where they can experience the climate emergency firsthand. They can pitch ideas for artistic projects, some of which will be commissioned and produced. 


The Only Animal believes in a living wage for artists. With the support of our funders, including Vancouver Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia we are pleased to be able to offer the following to the 100 cohort members selected for the Artist Brigade:

$200/day for Sept 23rd & 24th | Greenhouse

$200/day for a field trip to a site where artists experience the climate crisis first-hand and come up with a pitch for artistic engagement

$100/half day to develop the pitch and submit in written or short video form

Some other paid Artist Brigade work may become available during the year at a similar day rate. 

We are currently accepting applications from BC based artists. To apply for Greenhouse, go hereApply by August 1, 2021.  

If you have questions or accessibility requests, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at lisa@theonlyanimal.com

Visualizing Climate Change: An Open Call for Photography

Through ‘Visualizing Climate Change: An Open Call for Photography’, TED Countdown is partnering with Climate Visuals to build a new robust, accessible collection of evidence-based photos that document the reality of climate change around the world.

We’re seeking submissions that communicate positive climate solutions in five key areas:

TED Countdown Themes

Photography brief in summary:

The visual narratives in circulation must move from illustrating climate causes and impacts to climate justice, solutions and positive change. The online submission and licensing process will consider a broad range of diversity, equity and inclusion factors to ensure that the opportunity is global, accessible, fair, representative, illustrative and impactful. The goal is to provide both a platform, voice and visual tools to people and communities not yet represented in the mainstream climate change narrative.  

The photographic and wider creative sector has been significantly impacted by Covid-19. Selected photographers will be both fairly remunerated and have the opportunity to be profiled, exhibit their work virtually and physically at Countdown events and COP26 in Glasgow, and featured in a global media campaign.  This will be a deliberately inclusive space for photographers who may lack the opportunity to showcase their work and ideas in such a global project with a meaningful route to impact. 

‘Visualizing Climate Change: An Open Call for Photography’ aims to ultimately support climate change photographers, educators, communicators and campaigners by the creation of a new free-to-access collection of the world’s most impactful photography.

Read the full photography brief and image examples – all based on our research into people’s response to climate change imagery as well as  insights developed across our practical partnerships and projects.

Important calendar dates:

19 May:  Registrations open on  www.climatevisuals.org

1 June:   Image submissions open 

30 June:  Image submissions close

July: Jury convene to choose the 100 selected images

August:  Selected photographers and images announced 

September:  Full image collection released on Climate Visuals library

October:  TED Countdown Summit, Edinburgh, UK

November:  COP 26, Glasgow, UK

Register to the Climate Visuals library now

Stay up to date with all the news from Visualizing Climate Change and content releases

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The open-call will source, license and promote 100 powerful images of climate change taken by both professional and amateur photographers from around the world. This initiative will distribute a total licensing fund of US $100,000 directly to the chosen photographers – with the final 100 images all selected by an independent jury:

Visualizing Climate Change Judges

Images submitted to our open call should: 
  • Fulfill the guidance of our full photographic brief and represent elements of the  Climate Visuals principles best-practice
  • Represent one or more of the Countdown themes as a single image 
  • Interpret guidance and themes broadly with visual and cultural diversity
  • Include a majority of images depicting climate change solutions 
  • Include a minority of images depicting  causes and impacts 
  • Provide a global sense of people, place,  geographic and cultural context 
  • Show solutions and narratives across all sizes, scale and reach
  • Document realistic well-known solutions, but also reveal new, innovative ideas
  • Show a human connection to technology, infrastructure or geography
  • Consider related or inter-related topics such as environmental justice and the role of business
  • Consider the people, places, communities, sectors and areas of society that are not normally featured in the media or climate change conversations
  • Illustrate a broader story, rather than focus on a small individual detail of it

Images will be judged on their inherent visual, not technical, quality but must meet our requirements:

  • Be accompanied by a detailed caption of what, where, when and why  
  • Be accompanied by a short bio and social media links from registration form
  • NOT be manipulated to change the visual content of the image, beyond basic editorial photo industry standards such as balancing of brightness, contrast and colour *
  • Be of sufficient photographic quality for clear digital communication
  • Be at least 2,000 pixels longest length in resolution – no upper pixel limit
  • Be below 25MB file size- but using jpg compression only if required
  • Be in a .jpg file format
  • Submissions between 1 and 20 images maximum

For more information on what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable image manipulation in professional photography please refer to the guidelines as published and defined by the expertise of World Press Photo Foundation.

Accessible Terms and Conditions:
  • Photographers must own the images submitted and be prepared to show ownership if required
  • Climate Visuals is a project of Climate Outreach. Countdown is an initiative by TED Conferences, LLC
  • Climate Outreach and TED  can use submitted images to promote this open call
  • Our diverse jury will select the 100 images that best match our brief. Photographers will each receive a $1000 fee per selected image 
  • In exchange for the $1000 fee, the photographer grants to Climate Visuals Countdown and TED an irrevocable Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) worldwide and in perpetuity license for that image
  • Climate Outreach and TED will not sell or modify the images.
  • Climate Outreach will then supply the 100 selected images under Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) to other non-profit organizations, educators and editorial media communicating about climate change.
  • Climate Outreach and TED may make additional promotional use of the 100 selected images by their own respective organizations.
  • Selected photographers may be asked to  provide additional information, so they can be promoted and showcased them

To complete entry, participants will be required to confirm they have understood and accepted our full and legal terms and conditions

HOW TO ENTER: Visualizing Climate Change

1.  Register to the Climate Visuals library *

2.  Review  a) photography brief,  b) TED Countdown themes  and c) terms and conditions

3.  Upload images**

Register Now

* Users registered before 1st June should contact Climate Visuals for access
** Only accessible to registered users

Seeking proposals for art-climate-science collaborations

Due April 1, 2021

Submission Webform/Details below. Please use that for proposals.

Broto: Art-Climate-Science is an emerging art-sci collaboration conference and community pointed at successful climate endgames. The transdisciplinary organization is asking for proposals for a single paid collaboration team. Each team must include at least one of each of the following — artist, scientist and observer — who will work together on a new project to test our Collaboration Blueprint

Broto has evolved as a unique opportunity for artists and scientists to collaborate in substantive, real-time, mutual and credible processes without the burden of outcome. The Broto inspiration is to add into the collaboration an “observer” role — the collaborator tasked with communicating, synthesising and mainstreaming the findings of the collaboration. In this model, artists and observers are equal to scientists in their contributions, sharing knowledge, co-creating innovations and experimenting freely. 

Applications will be vetted by art-sci peers and the selected team will:

  1. Test the model for strengths, weaknesses and improvements, 
  2. Be documented as they move through their process and 
  3. Communicate their experiences in a forthcoming Broto conference panel. 
    The collaboration period is up to one year and budgets and stipends, inclusive, will be capped at $5,000.

Submissions via the submission form HERE. Details include project team, scope, goals, timeline and use of funds. 

Questions to collaborators@broto.eco.

DEAR2050: Oceans on the rise – Call for artists, activists, artivists

Inspire the conversation on the climate challenge with Climanosco

Climanosco’s mission is to make climate science accessible to everyone.

We support researchers and citizens around the world in paraphrasing climate research so that it is readily understandable to a broad audience, and we collaborate with artists and activists who create work that inspires and elevates the conversation on climate change and related societal challenges.

Now, we are pleased to announce our second call for artists and activists in concert with our call for scientific manuscripts. We invite you to join our efforts with this year 2021 call “Oceans on the rise” around the effects of climate change on the oceans.

We welcome art works of all styles, artistic, artivist and activist initiatives, art & science collaborations and everything in between.

Participation offers:

  • The opportunity to share your art work with a new, diverse audience
  • The presentation of your art work in this year’s DEAR2050 exhibition
  • The sale of prints of your art work in our online shop
  • The chance to have an impact on the public discourse about the climate challenge.
  • The chance to win exciting prizes (jury selection)

The deadline for finalizing works is 31 August 2021. Please notify us of your intention to participate with your proposal as soon as possible but no later than 25 March 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you! The Climanosco team


Who can participate?

We welcome participants across all forms of arts and activism and across all career stages.

First, notify us of your intent to participate (deadline 25 March 2021)

Send us an email as soon as possible at dear2050@climanosco.org with:

  • a description or a sketch of your project for this call;
  • your portfolio or an example of your art work or activist work.
  • The selection for the exhibition will be based on the submitted proposals.

By sending a notification of intent, you indicate that you commit to create a piece of art by the due date (see below) that will satisfy the following conditions:

  • it is original and signed by you;
  • it is specifically created for this call;
  • its format reasonably allows digitalization and shipping;
  • Climanosco is granted the right to produce and sell copies of the work.We will be in touch with you within a few days of receiving your proposal.

Send your original work (deadline 31 August 2021)
We suggest that you keep us updated as you progress on your project and we expect that you finalize it by 31 August 2021.Once your art work is finalized, please get in touch with us at dear2050@climanosco.org. We will organize shipping and digitization with you.

Prizes
After reception of all works, a jury will be elected by the Board of Directors to choose the winners and award prizes for the best works. The prizes are as follows:

  1. First prize: CHF 1000
  2. Second prize: CHF 500
  3. Third prize: CHF 500

The cash prizes will be sent to the winners by bank transfer. It is the responsibility of the participants to make sure that they have access to a bank account where the prizes can be deposited. It is the responsibility of the winners to declare the prizes to the tax authorities in their country.

Contact

About Climanosco

Climanosco was launched in 2015 with the vision that we can all play a part in addressing the climate challenge – and that a first step towards doing so is to make the best knowledge about climate science accessible to everyone. Find out more at www.climanosco.org/about/.

We work with climate scientists and citizens to create collections of accessible and reliable climate research articles. Browse through our research articles at www.climanosco.org/research-articles/. Further, we collaborate with artists, activists and scientists on creating interdisciplinary projects to raise awareness to climate change and to develop visions of a sustainable world.

Disclaimer

We might have to adjust the deadlines for the submission of the notifications of intent and the submissions of artworks depending on the responses we receive. All participants will be notified in due time of any such adjustments.

Climanosco will make all efforts to sell in its own capacity the original and prints of the art works submitted for this call for artists. However, this comes without any warranty of any kind. Climanosco does not take any responsibility and cannot be made liable in the event where it may be unable, for any reason, to sell a piece of art submitted for this call for artists.

Imagine 2200: Climate fiction for future ancestors

I’m beyond excited to announce the official launch of Fix’s writing contest, Imagine 2200: Climate fiction for future ancestors. After a year few of us could have imagined (not to mention a tumultuous start to 2021), my team at Fix is looking, optimistically, to the future. And we hope you’ll help us spread the word about this contest far and wide!

I’d like to share a quick note about how this project came to be. In the spring of 2020, just after the pandemic had hit the United States, Fix convened (virtually) a group of New England Fixers to foretell the next 180 years for their region. They visualized a complete societal transformation and a path to a clean, green, and just future: A dissolution of political parties and borders. Reparations. The return of land to Indigenous and Black stewardship. Restorative justice replacing prisons. Food sovereignty triumphing over monoculture farming. An economy built on ecological restoration, mutual aid, and care work.  Out of their visions grew the idea to launch a climate-fiction initiative at Fix.

Check out our media kit (below) for graphics and sample social copy to spread the word about this new project. 

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Imagine 2200 draws inspiration from Afrofuturism, as well as Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, disabled, feminist, and queer futures. The contest is also grounded in hopepunk and solarpunk — literary genres that uplift equitable climate solutions and continued service to one’s community, even in the face of despair.

In the contest’s inaugural year, we’re calling for short stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress. What will the world look like in the year 2200 — or anywhere between then and now? Submissions open today (January 12) and close on April 12. Stories will be judged by a board of literary experts including authors Adrienne Maree Brown, Morgan Jerkins, and Kiese Laymon. The first, second, and third-place winners will be awarded $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively, and nine additional finalists will each receive a $300 honorarium. Winners and finalists will be published in a digital collection on the Fix website and will be celebrated in a public-facing virtual event.

SUBMIT A STORY TODAY!

We hope you’ll help us get this opportunity out in front of the world. Together, we can fix the future with fiction. Join this creative uprising of imagination. In your story lies our collective liberation.

Tory Stephens
Imagine 2200 Project Director & New England Network Weaver, Fix

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