Open Calls

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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Grist is an independent, nonprofit media outlet covering the climate crisis and the many facets of life it touches. Our award-winning journalism elevates solutions, exposes inequity, and gives our readers the context, knowledge, and tools to make a difference.

Fix is Grist’s solutions lab. We combine solutions-oriented storytelling with gatherings that bring together a growing community of Fixers to create a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck.

Open Call: The Green Open Space at Washington & National Blvds.

The City of Culver City will implement a permanent Public Art Program for the Washington/National TOD (Transit Oriented Development) District. The Washington National TOD Gateway Public Art Program will inspire artists in the creation of world-class, aesthetically rigorous artwork(s) that respond to the natural, cultural, and infrastructural resources present at the site. Formerly the site of the Hal Roach Studios, the Washington National TOD gateway has continued to be a site of artistic and entrepreneurial activity. This Public Art Program will offer artists the opportunity to aesthetically respond to the past, present, and future of this unique cultural site.

Deadline to submit SOQuals is March 4, 2021 at 11:59PM (PST). Please visit our website to access all RFQual Documents and Resources.

Questions concerning this RFQual should be submitted by e-mail to Dyson & Womack at info@dysonwomack.com by Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM (PST). All Artists or Artist Teams registered for the RFQual will receive responses to the questions and any other addenda that may be released via e-mail on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Opportunity: Artist commission for Craigie Pocket Place, Perth

Could you create a piece of public art that helps people walking and cycling to find their way?

Sustrans, in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council, is looking for an ambitious artist who creates high-quality, innovative public artwork with community engagement at its core. Due to current physical distancing guidance, we are particularly interested in local artists who can travel safely and sustainably to Perth, or who can suggest a reasonable alternative method for researching and installing the project.

The team is looking for a site-specific piece of public art that helps people walking and cycling to find their way. The art should draw on the comments and ideas gathered through the Craigie Pocket Place public engagement process and help to point out important local places, as well as the National Cycle Network route. The artist should consider how the new artwork can be accessible ‘for everyone’, including blind and partially sighted people.

Notes of interest should be submitted by 31st January 2021.

Visit the Sustrans website for the full brief or contact christina.eley@sustrans.org.uk 

Find out more about the Craigie Pocket Place Project.

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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.

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Opportunity: Call for applications – A.R.C Challenge Malaysia Grant

The British Council is delighted to announce the A.R.C Challenge Malaysia Grant in response to climate change and COP26.

The British Council in Malaysia is inviting applications for the A.R.C. Malaysia Challenge Grant, which brings together stakeholders from the arts and creative industries, education, science and civil society sectors to collaborate on a common challenge in response to climate change and offer innovative and interdisciplinary solutions that create awareness and enhance resilience among youth. The A.R.C. Malaysia Challenge will be part of the cultural programme activities in the build up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which the UK is hosting on 1–12 November 2021.

The A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia Grant provides seed funding for collaborations between stakeholders in the UK and Malaysia, which respond to a common challenge in the field of climate change through shared solutions that empower young people to take positive action which can cascade awareness and create greater resilience amongst others in their generation, as well as influence policy making.

The British Council Malaysia is offering three seed funding grants of up to £10,000 each to kick-start innovative, joint UK-Malaysia responses to a shared climate change challenge involving young people aged 18–35. We encourage cross-sectoral collaboration in our grant applications. Ideally, we would include projects which are from the arts and creative industries, education and science sectors in our final awards.

Successful grants will be announced during the first A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia Forum on 4 February 2021. Awardees will then have the opportunity to pitch their projects during the second A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia Forum on 25 March 2021 to an audience of diverse stakeholders including potential funders, policy makers, research, academic and youth organisations, in the hope that their project will spark further interest that may lead to scaling-up and sustainability.

Successful applicants will be awarded a grant of up to £10,000 and are expected to deliver their projects from 15 February 2021, complete all activities by 15 November 2021 and submit the project report to the British Council by 30 November 2021.

Eligible applicants are invited to complete and submit the application form via email by Friday 22 January 2021 (5 p.m. Malaysia time / 9 a.m. UK time).

For further information on the grant, eligibility, application process and contact details, please refer to our website.

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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.

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Opportunity: Just Imagine arts competition

Can you reimagine a future where we put nature at the heart of our decisions?

WWF has launched a nationwide competition calling on creatives to produce artworks that reimagine a greener, thriving future – where nature is at the heart of our decisions. The initiative, titled ‘Just Imagine’, hopes to spark conversations about the solutions to the climate and nature crisis and drive positive change through art.

Now open for entries, the competition welcomes submissions across a variety of disciplines, including visual arts, illustration, fashion and textiles, poetry, creative writing, and other art forms. Entrants are encouraged to use their artistic explorations to capture how we can best live in harmony with our planet and what our rebuilt future could look like.

The competition follows the release of Sir David Attenborough’s new film, ‘A Life On Our Planet’, in which he reflects on the changes to the natural world during his lifetime and presents his hopeful vision for the future. WWF, who co-produced the film, is encouraging individuals, arts collectives and artist networks from across the UK to take inspiration from Attenborough’s powerful witness statement and respond to the competition brief with their own ‘reimagined’ future.

Entries will close at 5pm on Monday, 25 January 2021. A panel of judges – including award-winning graphic designer Greg Bunbury, painter poet Judy Ling Wong CBE and award-winning Anthropological Future Designer Stacie Woolsey – will then select 12 winners to feature in a virtual exhibition, hosted by WWF-UK.

The exhibition aims to inspire and influence local communities, while illustrating the power of the creative community in shaping new ways of thinking.

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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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The Woodland Farm Artist Residency

Situated on Canada’s beautiful west coast Salt Spring Island, within the territories of the Coast Salish peoples, here you will find a sanctuary to breathe, dream, experiment, create and play.

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The Creation Barn

The Woodland Farm Creation Barn is approx. 790 ft2 (73 m2) in a newly-built, comfortably-heated space with soaring 19ft (6m) gabled ceilings and a sprung floor. The barn includes a small conference table in a large open space with plenty of natural light, sound, lighting and video equipment, along with design and development support available upon request. 

Surrounding the Creation Barn is a stunning forest, with old growth trees, walking paths and gardens. Owls, deer, even the occasional river otter visit us here at Woodland Farm. We are situated walking distance to the ocean, the small town of Ganges, grocery stores, a winery and cidery and bakery. 

To read more about Salt Spring Island visit https://www.saltspringtourism.com/salt-spring-news/

Here is a Video of the Woodland Farm Artist Residency build!

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The Private Cottage

This spacious one-bedroom cottage is peaceful, warm and inviting; with everything you might need to feel at home while you immerse yourself in nature and art.

A fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor BBQ make your stay comfortable.
Suitable for maximum two people. 

For more information on this space visit
http://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=136912

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The Farm

Woodland Farm is a small organic farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Owned by sisters Sheila Dobie, Gwenyth Dobie and William Mackwood, they aim to offer healthy food, lifestyle, and personal space for creative renewal and revitalization.

Their Farm Stand provides delicious produce for Salt Spring Islanders and guests. Eggs, Berries, Greens, Apples, Squash, Beans, Beets, and Herbs… plus beautiful flower bouquets. 


Artist Residency Fees

Creation Barn Rates*
$1000/Month

Private Cottage Fees for Artist in Residence*
Maximum of 2 people: $1,500/Month (Includes all utilities and wifi)

*Emerging Artists may be offered a reduced rate (to be negotiated)

Sweat Contribution
Every individual on Woodland Farm is asked to spend at least 1 hour per day working on the farm, in a capacity that is suitable to them.
We know from experience that working in nature clears the mind and inspires creative thinking.

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Woodland Farm Mushroom Forest

Things to know and consider about the Woodland Farm Artist Residency

Woodland Farm is our home and we would ask you to treat the spaces and the land with respect and consideration.

Why are all your residencies 1 month in length?
We know from experience that it takes at least a week to start sleeping and breathing. When we are all running so fast in our usual lives, it takes dedicated time to slow down- to allow the creative juices to start flowing again.

What kind of artists and projects would fit well at Woodland Farm Artist Residency?
Founders William Mackwood and Gwenyth Dobie are both extremely experienced in the development of new work through their
company Out of the Box Productions and having been on Faculty at York University’s Theatre and Dance Departments.

William and Gwenyth have delved into the worlds of Dance, Theatre, Music, Interactive Stage, Immersive and Site Specific creation,
and we welcome applications from emerging and established artists of all performance based practices.

Will we get help and support when we are at the Woodland Farm Artist Residency?
William and Gwenyth are available as needed to be an outside eye, offer feedback, suggest lighting, video, interactive stage ideas.
This would be decided together.

Can we share a presentation of our developed work during our Residency?
That is completely up to you. Up to 20 people can be invited to offer you constructive feedback.
We can help arrange this showing at a time that works well with your process.

What the heck… I see that I have to work on the farm for at least 1 hour a day?!
Yes! Everyone who comes to stay at Woodland Farm is asked to contribute to the care taking of the land for 1 hour each day.
What you do depends on your skills and comfort level. You could be raking leaves, weeding, clearing the walking paths in the forest, planting in the garden. In our experience, this time in nature, away from the creation process actually clears the brain for innovative ideas.


Where is Salt Spring Island?
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Salt Spring Island is truly a nature lovers’ paradise. With spectacular coastal and pastoral scenery and the moderate climate, a variety of activities can be comfortably pursued all months of the year. From leisurely walks along pristine beaches to challenging uphill hikes, the vistas, flora and fauna are always inspiring. Surrounded by miles and miles of the mainly sheltered waterways of the Pacific Ocean’s Salish Sea, this Gulf Island archipelago offers countless opportunities to explore the marine world. https://www.saltspringtourism.com/salt-spring-news/

To get to Salt Spring Island, there are 3 Ferry Routes. Arrivals and Departures for Vancouver go via Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to Long Harbour. The Ferry from Crofton (near Nanaimoon Vancouver Island) arrives at Vesuvius, and the Ferry from Swartz Bay near Victoria arrives via Fulford Harbour.

Woodland Farm is walking distance to the small town of Ganges and Churchill Beach. You can walk to excellent Restaurants, Kutatás Winery, Salt Spring Cider, Francis Breads, and Country Grocer.

If you are interested in being considered for an Artist Residency at Woodland Farm… please APPLY HERE

Open Call: Enviro-Art Gallery Expansion

Are you an artist that finds inspiration in natural spaces? An environmentalist with works highlighting environmental issues?

Consider submitting your artwork to the Enviro-Art Gallery. The gallery presents art as a call to action, working to connect people to places, ecosystems, and international experiences of nature through engaging visual dialogues.

Through the use of a variety of media and artistic styles, the gallery works to provide a relatable and easily absorbable method for environmental awareness and activism.

This year the Enviro-Art Gallery is going VIRTUAL and GLOBAL. It will consist of a singular virtual gallery space filled with environmental artwork from around the world, testimony videos and art process videos.
If you would like to join the movement and see your work as part of a larger call for environmental awareness, submit here: https://forms.gle/rvyCRfHpoQ1cZK469.


The Enviro-Art Gallery is a showcase of student and professional artwork designed to highlight the beauty and struggles of nature. It presents art as a call to action, working to connect people to places, ecosystems, and international experiences of nature through engaging visual dialogues.
Through the use of a variety of media and artistic styles, the gallery works to provide a relatable and easily absorbable method for environmental awareness and activism. The purpose is to promote actionability within communities by visually highlighting the importance of, aesthetic nature of, and anthropogenic threats to Mother Earth. This program addresses persistent and pervasive environmental misinformation today, giving local and global communities an opportunity to accurately and emotively engage with environmental issues through art and local experts.

The Enviro-Art Gallery is going VIRTUAL and GLOBAL this year. It will consist of a singular virtual gallery space filled with environmental artwork from around the world, testimony videos and art process videos. Throughout April, we will also host a series of “receptions” or speaker sessions touching on environmental degradation, environmental and culture, and environmental solutions around the world. We are partnering with institutions around the U.S., in Queensland, Australia, and in China (potentially more countries) to bring an international perspective to environmental degradation and the beauty of nature.

For the opportunity to showcase your work in the Enviro-Art Gallery, please submit your artwork by (February 8th) with this: https://forms.gle/rvyCRfHpoQ1cZK469

You can submit as many pieces as you like. Please try to submit sooner rather than later.

Please note that there is no expectation for you to create new works, you can submit as many pieces as you like created at any time. It is free to submit and showcase. Since this is virtual, all we require from you is an image of your piece, which you will retain the rights to.

Call for Artists, The Nature of Cities Festival

The Nature of Cities’ Forum for Radical Imagination on Environmental Cultures (FRIEC) is calling for proposals.

“It is our pleasure to invite your submission for artistic contributions at The Nature of Cities Festival, a global virtual gathering of interdisciplinary thinkers and doers working toward greener cities for nature and all people.

We will review submissions for artworks, performances, films, interventions, micro-talks, and practical workshops about cities and nature that resonate with the theme: radical imagination with nature and all people

Submissions open to 30 January 2021.

Festival February 22-26, 2021

Read more here…

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.

It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.

Go to EcoArtScotland

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