The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts will be publishing its first quarterly publication this fall. The publication will explore sustainable arts practices in all genres (performance, visual art & installation, music, and film/video), and will view sustainability in the arts through environmentalism, economic stability, and cultural infrastructure. The periodical will provide a formal terrain for discussion, and will evaluate diverse points of views.
The questions we hope to explore in the first issue are two questions we’ve been asking ourselves since the inception of the organization: What does sustainable art really mean? And, What needs to be sustained?
What is the lifecycle of the arts? What is the lifecycle of certain works? How can artists and art-making organizations sustain themselves? When is it appropriate to be temporary, and unsustainable? What are we working so hard to sustain? What must go on in perpetuity?
We are looking for essays, research papers, reports and visual examples from photography to info-graphics that either identify practical solutions, or explore sustainable theory as it pertains to the arts. Send us your research on how to integrate sustainable thinking into arts practice, documented case studies of projects attempting to be more sustainable (with any degree of success) and critical responses to work being created.
We welcome all lengths and styles for this inaugural edition of the CSPA Quarterly. Submissions that are not used for this edition may be used in future issues, our electronic newsletter or appear on our main website. We hope to see as many and as varied submissions as you can throw at us.
Please send your essays, photos, and articles to: Miranda@SustainablePractice.org
Submissions will be edited for inclusion as needed subject to final approval of the writer.
The deadline for submission is August 25, 2009.