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Call for proposals: RE-DO

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RE-DO. Conference on Sustainability and Culture’s role in Sustainable Futures

October 28-31, 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark.

At MOMU (Moesgaard Museum http://www.moesgaardmuseum.dk/english/- a splendid new museum in the middle of the woods around Aarhus).

RE-DO is the second of a series of conferences organised by Aarhus University in cooperation with Aarhus 2017 (Aarhus Capital of Culture in 2017). The conference invites academics, practitioners, artists and activists to take part in the dialogue about sustainable cultures.
RE-DO indicates that sustainability has been, is and has to become something people do as part of their everyday practices and living in order to matter. In this sense cultural sustainability is viewed not just as an add-on to environmental agendas, but as the very precondition for their long-term success.

Conference website: http://conferences.au.dk/re-do/

Call:

Presenters are invited to address questions related to cultural sustainability and
the role of culture in sustainable futures, including, but not limited to the
following questions:

  • What role does culture play in the three-legged eco-centric model – with environmental, economic and politico-social dimensions – of sustainability? What understandings of “culture” are relevant or perhaps even necessary for us to work towards cultural sustainability?
  • Is it preferable to challenge the three-legged consensual model of sustainability, disputed by critics to be post-political, by a four-legged (environment, economy, social and cultural sustainability) differential model? What would such a widening of categories translate to on the practical (i.e. “doing”) level?
  • How could culture – worldviews, every-day practices and living togetherness, pasts, costumes, food, identity-constructions and understandings, aesthetic and ethical values, artistic representations and performances – become an important and measurable part of a sustainability agenda of its own? Is that desirable?
  • In what ways does a focus on cultural sustainability change well-known agenda-setting power geometries between North and South, East and West for example due to climate change adaption and mitigation necessities?
  • How to conceptualize culture in the new forms of connectivity between humans and non-humans that we see in post-human-oriented theories and what new connections are to be made between deep ecology and ecological indigenous livelihoods and post-human paradigms?
  • What do the temporal and spatial expansions implied in the concept of sustainability mean for culture? What role do future generations and non-human actors play in forging materiality?

Proposals due by June 1.

Call for papers: CFP_RE-DO

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Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

- Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

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City of Newport Beach Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition 2015-2017

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Green Public Art Consultancy, in partnership with Arts Orange County, is excited to announce this call for sculpture for the City of Newport Beach, CA.

CALL FOR ENTRIES CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH SCULPTURE IN THE CIVIC CENTER PARK EXHIBITION

100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

DATE ISSUED: March 19, 2015

DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 6, 2015

The City of Newport Beach, California seeks ten outdoor sculptures for its Sculpture in Civic Center Park exhibition at the recently created Civic Center Park. This beautiful 14-acre, ocean-view site was designed by the renowned landscape architectural firm PWP Landscape Architecture (PWP). The park’s design included an art master plan to facilitate future displays of public art within the passive park setting. All work submitted for consideration must be complete and available to be loaned to the City for a period of two years (August 2015 – August 2017). Artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,000 – $5,000.  Apply to call online.

ABOUT THE NEWPORT BEACH INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION:

The City of Newport Beach (City) is pleased to announce a call for entries for Round II of its inaugural Sculpture in Civic Center Park exhibition. Artists, private collectors, galleries and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit pre-existing artworks for consideration for temporary exhibition at the City’s Civic Center Park. This is a unique opportunity for artworks to be exhibited at the recently completed Newport Beach Civic Center and displayed in the serene, ocean-view park that is free and open to the public. The Civic Center Park, designed by renowned landscape architectural firm PWP Landscape Architecture (PWP), is rapidly becoming a popular destination for visitors and residents of Newport Beach to gather for civic events and activities like summer concerts on the lawn, Shakespeare in the Park, art shows, visits to the dog park, or leisurely walks along the park’s winding trails.

In 2014, the City announced Round I of its call for artists. Nine selected sculptures were installed throughout the Civic Center Park in September 2014. [VIEW THE ARTWORKS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY INSTALLED] The 2015 call for artworks seeks ten more sculptures to be added to the park in August 2015 so that both sets of sculptures will be displayed together for a period of one year. In September 2016, the first round of artworks will be de-installed. The second round of artworks will remain installed until September 2017.

An opening reception for the exhibition is planned for September 2015 and applicants whose works are selected for the exhibition are encouraged, though not required, to attend.

Artists whose works are in the exhibition will also be invited to talk about their work to the public in Newport Beach. The City plans to distribute information about the exhibition to the news media, conduct tours of the exhibition, and create a self-guided smartphone audio tour. Participating artists will be invited to submit statements in writing and be available for recordings for these informational and educational activities.

At the discretion of the artist or owner, artworks may be available for purchase during the exhibition period. Artists who wish to make their artwork available for sale during the exhibition period agree that artworks shall not be de-installed until the conclusion of the exhibition period. The City will not request a commission from the sale of artwork.

Successful applicants will be notified in June. After contract terms are agreed upon, arrangements for transportation and installation will be made. The artist/art owner will be responsible for transporting their artworks to and from the site according to the contract schedule. The City will coordinate professional installation and de-installation services for all artworks. Artworks accepted into the exhibition will be carefully positioned and mounted to concrete pads in locations throughout the park as appropriate.

The Civic Center Park is free and open to the public. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to visit the site before applying.

The City of Newport Beach has retained Arts Orange County to provide professional services for the artist selection and installation of the inaugural sculpture exhibition. Arts Orange County is being assisted by Green Public Art Consultancy.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time)

HONORARIUM: Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,000 and $5,000 in exchange for a two- year loan of their artwork.

Honorarium amounts will be determined by the selection committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget taking into account the following items: location from which the sculpture will be shipped, weight, and dimensions of the artwork. Honorariums will be awarded at the sole discretion of the City.

The honorarium amount should cover transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and exhibition, and fees for on-site availability during installation and removal.

The City will handle hiring a professional art installer and will cover all expenses related to the artwork installation and de-installation process.

ELIGIBILITY:This call is open to all professional artists and artist teams, private collectors, galleries and museums/non-profit organizations. All applicants must be over the age of 18.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The City seeks to have a well-balanced and diverse exhibition of sculptures with a variety of styles, types, and sizes. Sculptures of all types will be considered. All artworks must be finished works. No concepts or proposals will be accepted.

Artworks will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Submission of all required application materials by deadline.
  • Artistic Excellence: Artists shall have strong professional qualifications and a high-quality artwork that demonstrates originality and technical competency. Private collectors, galleries and museum/non-profit organizations shall have professional reputations for collecting and/or exhibiting high-quality artwork that demonstrates originality and artistic excellence.
  • Durability: The artwork must be made of high-quality materials which can withstand the natural elements of coastal Southern California for a minimum of two years. Consideration will be given to structural and surface integrity and maintenance free for the duration of the exhibition. Artwork must be free from damage, scratches, fade marks, or any other irregularities.
  • Site Appropriateness: Artwork should be appropriate in scale, material, and content for the immediate, general, social, and physical environments to which they relate. Artworks must not exhibit unsafe conditions or factors that may bear on public liability. The artwork must be designed to be easily secured to a concrete foundation. Artworks, when installed, should be readily visible from the interpretive trails. Artworks should be suitable for viewing from all angles. Artworks shall be appropriate for audiences of all ages.
  • Meets Minimum Requirements: Artist or art owner must meet eligibility requirements. Artworks must be available for the duration of the exhibition period (8/ 2015 – 9/2017).

SELECTION PROCESS: A local selection committee consisting of up to three Newport Beach Arts Commissioners and three local arts professionals (still pending), will be responsible for selecting the artworks for this project. The committee members will review each artwork and make decisions based on the selection criteria as outlined in this Call for Entries. As many as 10 finalists and 3 alternates will be selected for this project. Recommendations must be approved by the Arts Commission and the Newport Beach City Council. Specific locations for artworks within the City grounds will be determined by the City, selection committee, and its consulting team.

Please Note: To preserve the validity and integrity of the selection process, no applicant may contact any member of the selection committee or the City Council until the entire process is completed and the City Council has rendered its decision. Questions must be directed to Arts Orange County.

TENTATIVE TIMELINE:

  • May 6, 2015 – Call for entries deadline
  • May 2015 – Submissions reviewed by Selection Committee; Finalists selected
  • June 2015 – Review & Approval by Arts Commission & City Council; Selected artists notified
  • August 2015 – Artwork delivered by the artists and installed by the City
  • September 2015 – City Exhibition dedication reception
  • Summer 2017 – Artwork de-installed by the City and picked-up by artists

TO APPLY: Artists/Private Collectors/Galleries/Museums/Non-Profit Organizations may submit as many as three (3) individual artworks for consideration. Applications will only be accepted via CaFÉ (callforentry.org) via this link. Each artwork must be submitted separately. There is no application fee. A different user account must be used for each submission. (Therefore, to submit three different artworks, you must create and use three separate accounts to submit three different applications.) Artists will not be eligible to have more than one artwork selected for the exhibition.

Visit the website www.callforentry.org for details on how to apply through CaFÉ.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

The following information must be uploaded to CaFÉ and received by Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time). APPLY HERE 

Application must include:

1. Statement of interest (1,000-word maximum), addressing:

  • Why the submitted artwork is appropriate for the Civic Center Park;
  • Has the proposed artwork been installed in an outdoor, public setting before?
  • How is the artwork prepared for an outdoor, public installation at the Civic Center Park?
  • Relevant public art experience.

2. Resume/curriculum vitae of the applicant’s experience. It should include your name mailing address, phone number(s), email and website. If multiple artists are applying as a team, please combine resumes into one document. (four-page maximum).

3. Image(s) of artwork submitted for consideration. Between 2-4 images of the artwork may be submitted.

4. Details about the artwork, including:

  • Title and date of artwork;
  • Very brief description of artwork (100 word maximum); • Medium, dimensions, and weight;
  • Artwork value or expense;
  • Is artwork available for sale? If so, at what price?
  • Collection of [insert name here] OR Courtesy of [insert name here] • List previous exhibition locations

5. Preliminary budget. This should include requested honorarium amount and estimated expenses associated with artwork transportation, insurance, etc.

INSURANCE: The City of Newport Beach shall procure and maintain insurance against claims for injuries to persons or damages to property which may arise from or in connection to the artwork supplied to the City of Newport Beach but only with respects to the City’s liability.

The City of Newport Beach shall procure and maintain fine arts coverage for any damage to the submitted artwork. Coverage shall apply to unscheduled fine arts in the City’s care, custody or control not to exceed a loss amount of $2,500,000. The City will not be held responsible for loss resulting from a Flood or Earthquake.

Coverage provided by the City shall remain in force until the duration of the display and the cost shall be borne to the City.

Applicants acknowledge and agree that they are displaying the artwork at the site at their own risk. The applicant is encouraged to purchase a commercial general liability policy on an occurrence basis in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the general aggregate to protect the artist from claims of bodily injury or property damage. Additionally, if the value of submitted artwork exceeds the fine arts limit purchased by the City, it is the City’s recommendation that the applicant purchase a property damage/fine arts policy covering the value of the artwork. The cost of such insurance(s) shall be borne by the applicant.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Applications will only be accepted through CAFÉ. Do not send applications directly to Arts Orange County or the City of Newport Beach. Apply here.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • The City of Newport Beach reserves the right to reject all submittals and to decline to award contracts for this project.
  • All artists who submit their materials for review will receive notification of the results of the selection process, including the identification of the selected artists.
  • All information contained herein does not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
  • Artists will not be eligible for more than one artwork selection in any given exhibition.
  • Learn more about the Newport Beach Civic Center

ABOUT US:

www.newportbeachca.gov

www.artsoc.org

www.greenpublicart.com

QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to Kristina Colby, Program Coordinator, Arts Orange County at (714) 556-5160 x14 or kcolby@artsoc.org.

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Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America

seismopolite logoOur upcoming issue will examine the political function of art in diverse contexts in Latin America. The issue aims to discuss the implications and consequences of the formation of Latin American contemporary art scenes, with respect to artists’ ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, as well as the possibility of cooperation between artists and art scenes across contexts and countries.

We invite contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to submit essays, exhibition reviews or interviews that address the theme “The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America” through a high variety of possible angles.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

  • The conditions of artists to influence the formation of their art scene, and to use the art scene as a platform for (internal and external) cooperation
  • The conditions of artists to reflect and influence their local political situation through art
  • Artistic strategies in response to censorship and violations of human rights
  • Artistic responses to neoliberal urbanization
  • Mechanisms of the Latin American art market – the artistic, cultural and political implications of the development of new contemporary art scenes and economies
  • Art’s potential to promote cultural diversity, intercultural cooperation and understanding
  • Art, ecology and environmental issues
  • Critical responses to geopolitical, economic, cultural/ ethnical or historical master narratives though art
  • Processes of translation in the global mediation of Latin American contemporary art
  • Artistic approaches to political geography and artistic interventions in geopolitical discourses
  • The development of international contemporary art venues/ festivals/ fairs/ biennials in Latin American contexts, and their impact on the societal function and meaning of art in specific contexts

Please send your proposal (abstract or draft), a brief bio and samples of earlier work to submissions@seismopolite.com within March 15, 2015. Submission deadline, final text: March 29, 2015.

Job Opportunity with Creative Carbon Scotland – Projects and Festivals Environ. Sustainability Officer

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creative_carbon_scotlandCreative Carbon Scotland – a charity initiated by the Edinburgh Festivals and founder members the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network – is a partnership of arts organisations working to help shape a sustainable Scotland. Our vision is of a cultural sector that is fully engaged in creating a sustainable Scotland through the work it makes and presents, through the way it operates and through its communication with the wider public.

Our mission is to:

  • Engage the sector in actively promoting environmental sustainability and addressing climate change
  • Help the sector take a lead in shaping an environmentally sustainable Scotland
  • Help the sector run itself as environmentally sustainably as possible

Owing to demand for our work we now need an additional member of staff to join us to work on projects, communications and administration for Creative Carbon Scotland and to support the Edinburgh Festivals in the achievement of their own ambitious environmental sustainability strategy. This is a great opportunity for someone with good knowledge of both sustainability and the arts, a desire to create lasting change and the energy and commitment to effect that change in the arts and cultural sectors in Scotland. The post is full-time and for a fixed term until 31 March 2016, with possible extension subject to continued funding. Secondments from relevant organisations, flexible working and job-share applications are welcomed.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification here for more information of how to apply.

Applications are due via email midnight on Sunday 22 March 2015. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 April in Edinburgh.


Image: “THIRST” Beili Liu, Emily Little, Norma Yancey and Cassie Bergstrom. Commissioned by Women & Their Work. Photo courtesy David Ingram/Flickr Creative Commons.

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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: Mull Artist Residency – Thinking about Art & Sustainability

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What will artists’ roles be in future societies? How might artistic practices have contributed to a greener, healthier, more equal planet?

Mull is a multi-disciplinary weekend-long residency which explores the links between artistic practice and environmental sustainability, considering what major challenges and changes might have taken place in the world in 50 years’ time and what steps artists may have taken to respond to or contribute to these shifts.

We’re looking for up to 10 artists to apply their curiosity and unique skills to imagining what being an artist in a sustainable future might look like – what that would mean, how it would affect artistic content, what infrastructure it would require in order to function and how artists and the arts will have shaped more sustainable societies. Creative Carbon Scotland is partnering with Comar on the beautiful Isle of Mull to mull over these complex questions with artists who may or may not have previously thought about environmental sustainability in relation to their work.

Background
Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to help shape a sustainable Scotland. We believe artists and cultural organisations have a significant role to play in envisioning, inspiring and influencing a more sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

Over the past two years we have initiated a number of artistically-focused projects including our first Mull Artist Residency (2014), an ongoing series of monthly artist discussions around arts and sustainability in Glasgow and Edinburgh (Green Tease), and contributing to a European network of similar organisations – the Green Art Lab Alliance – culminating in a three day meeting at Tramway in March 2015.

Building on this, Mull will invite artists to imagine what it would mean to marry creativity and environmental sustainability in their practice. The weekend will be led by facilitators – Professor Mike Bonaventura, CEO of the Crichton Carbon Centre, and Stephanie de Roemer, Conservator of sculpture and Installation Art for Glasgow Museums – but will also be steered by those taking part, recognising the relatively untrodden grounds of the questions we’re asking.

The residency has a number of objectives:

  • To provide artists, who may or may not have previously thought about environmental sustainability in their practice, with the space and stimuli to consider how it might drive new ways of working;
  • To collectively develop artists’, Creative Carbon Scotland’s and Comar’s thinking about how environmental sustainability can be engaged with in different artistic practices on practical and conceptual levels.
  • To nurture and build a creative community of practice which embeds environmental sustainability at its core.

What will it involve?
Taking the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals as a starting point, Mull asks how the world might look in 50 years’ time and what role artists might play in the changes to come as well as what unique skills they can bring to this new context. Considering approaches to making art, as well the actual content and the infrastructure it lives within, we’ll work to imagine the future and understand the necessary steps towards it to stimulate some initial responses to these questions.

What we’re looking for
We’re looking for inquisitive artists who can bring big ideas to a group setting and who are keen to ask questions of themselves and established ways of working. The residency is open to artists from any discipline, whether or not they have previously considered environmental sustainability in their approach to working. Applicants must be based in Scotland.

Creative Carbon Scotland has a rigorous Equalities Policy and we will welcome applications from artists with disabilities and those from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The nature of the journey to Mull and some of the activities we plan may present difficulties for some people with limited mobility but we will make every effort to overcome these and urge all to apply – we will discuss any details once the initial selection has been made.

What to expect
Artists should expect a relatively open-format two days with facilitation by the group as well as Mike and Stephanie. There may be the opportunity for some artists to lead a ‘session’ during the weekend, bringing a particular response or angle to theme of environmental sustainability and artistic practice. Artists will not be expected to develop or produce anything specific during the two days– the residency is about being thoughtful. We will hold a number of discussion sessions as a group across the weekend, as well as a bigger public discussion in Tobermory on the Saturday night, and will make a visit to a site of relevance on one of the two days.

The residency will take place from Friday 27th – Monday 30th March 2015 at Comar on Isle of Mull, leaving Edinburgh and/or Glasgow around midday on 27th and returning mid-afternoon on 30th March. Participants will be paid £250 for their attendance and travel expenses from within Scotland, accommodation and catering will be covered by Creative Carbon Scotland.

Application
Please read this section carefully and make sure you send the right information with your application. Applications should include the following information:

  • Name and contact details (including email address)
  • A short biography or CV
  • Some examples of your works or links to them online or related material (for example reviews etc. if your work is not able to be distributed online)
  • A short outline of why you would like to take part and what you hope to gain from taking part (500 words max)
  • A short proposal for a ‘session’ you might lead during the residency in response to the question or a future artwork/project which engages with either of these questions: ‘What will artists’ roles be in future societies?’ ‘How might artistic practices have contributed to a greener, healthier, more equal planet?’ (500 words max)
  • A completed Equalities Monitoring Form (this will not be considered as part of your application). Please download our Equalities Monitoring Form here.

Please send these different elements in one zip folder, apart from the Equalities Monitoring Form which should be sent separately, to Gemma Lawrence at gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com by 12am on Tuesday 3rd March.

Photo credit: Jake Bee, www.jakebee.com.

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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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UNFIX festival call for submissions

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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.

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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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Summer Internships with Creative Carbon Scotland

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creative_carbon_scotlandWe are looking for final-year students or graduates from these universities to take on the roles of Production Assistant and Environmentalist/Blogger-in-residence.

The Production Assistant intern will provide support in delivering the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Production Award and Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days, assistance with the Green Arts Initiative, as well as other artistic and informative events on sustainability in the summer Festivals.

The Environmentalist/Blogger-in-residence intern will cover the summer Edinburgh Festivals and research the environmental aspects of the summer Festivals (Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Mela, Edinburgh International Book Festival). This role entails writing and creating copy for a dedicated blog/website.

More information about both opportunities can be found through the University of Edinburgh Careers Portal or University of St Andrews Careers Centre. Please note that these opportunities are only open to students or recent graduates from the aforementioned universities.

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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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Collide@CERN Pro Helvetia

The creation of the worldwide web at CERN 25 years ago and its introduction into culture has revolutionized the way we live our lives. It has also changed the way in which we connect, create, distribute and view new artistic work. Artists are mapping aesthetic, social and political contours of the digital world to create new platforms and connection points for their work as well as working across art forms. From virtual performance art and virtual galleries to spaces where you can pick and mix dance moves and music, the worldwide web stimulates inspiration and interconnectivity across time and space – and between other devices and platforms too.

We are inviting artists from any discipline – from dance, sculpture, literature, to architecture, music and sound, performance and design – to create a new project at CERN, which uses and celebrates the creativity and interconnectivity of the World Wide Web.

We are particularly interested in artistic projects, which show also a connection with the multi-dimensional world of particle physics. For example at CERN we investigate the universe being shaped by sound, how metals originate from stars, the secret in every cloud which leads to its formation, the 13th dimension, hidden worlds, antimatter, the properties of forces like gravity, the behavior of particles, the wonders of Nature and the notions of time – to name but a few of CERN’s fields of investigation. Take a look on our website and discover many more – http://home.web.cern.ch/

By using the ideas of particle physics as springboards of your imagination, join us by applying for the Collide@CERN residency award run in conjunction with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, and its “Mobile – In Touch with Digital Creation” programme.

Artists from any domain who were born, work or live in Switzerland can submit their proposed project until February 27th 2015. Chosen by an international jury, the laureate will spend 3 months at CERN and receive a stipend of CHF 15,000. Subsistence, travel, and living costs will be covered by a limited funded. Further information about the conditions of application can be found below.

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Opportunity: Pop-up Cinema Team Members Wanted

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Are you passionate about safeguarding our shared planet? Love film? Want to know Scotland better?

Then apply now to be part of a dream team of volunteers bringing green global cinema to the streets and glens of Scotland.

TAKE ONE ACTION is an independent Scottish charity celebrating the people and movies that are changing the world, from Argyll to Zimbabwe. We believe small actions lead to big ones, and that we all make a difference.

Take One Action is now recruiting its first Pop-up Cinema Squad to take our brand new bike & solar powered “Wee Green Cinema” to communities and festivals over the coming year. If you’re an outgoing, can-do adventurer based near Edinburgh, aged 16-30, undaunted by early starts, long days, Scottish weather and LOTS of fun, with a minimum of 4 weekends to spare from March 2015 to October 2015, apply now.

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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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Biophilia – Biology for Artists

This post comes to you from Cultura21

Call for applications. Deadline March 3rd.

Biolophilia is the urge to affiliate with other living forces. The term literally means the love of life or living systems.

Biophilia is a residency for Canadian and international artists interested in ecology, nature and life sciences to study, research and experience themes of interacting with the living natural world. It will take place over a week in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada in the spring 2015. The residency will facilitate daily excursions into natural habitats for collection of materials, exploration of and production within a wide range of Canadian wildlife. Daily expeditions into forests, wildlife sanctuaries, farms and research labs will be enriched by biologists, naturalists and experts.

Ayatana workshops focus on experience, research and brainstorming by visual and conceptual artists. Writers, poets, musicians and dancers are also invited to apply. Preference will be given to artists working with natural materials, bio art, performance, intervention, site specific installation, interactive or nomadic work, interdisciplinary research and collaboration. Although it is not necessary for a resident to produce work during the program, collaboration with each other and the non-artist community of biologists and nature observers is encouraged. All participants will be invited to give a short public artist talk, and to contribute to the residency catalogue. It is hoped that the residency will facilitate connection between participants and lead to collaborations or international shows.

The organizers are looking for adventurous artists with enthusiasm for daily brainstorming and creation and a willingness to share the development of early-stage work with a small group. Like-minded artists will be grouped together to encourage collaboration and skill share. The workshop will instigate the experimentation and sharing of new materials and artistic ideas in a supportive, analytical and critical context.

Outline:

Mycology:

Hike and forage with a mushroom expert in the Gatineau forest: Residents will be invited to step off the path to experience making decisions with intuition and their senses to see, smell and taste the forest from a new perspective. Guided by a mycology expert the goal of this walk will be to appreciate and be inspired by the wild life with an emphasis on wild mushrooms. While enjoying the forest and collecting natural materials you will learn about the life cycles of mushrooms and some of their practical uses and industrial applications, including dye and ink making and print making.

Dinner with foraged wild mushrooms depending on what the group found that day.

Sterile technique workshop:

During a demonstration of sterile tek for home biology experiments, grain with bioluminescent mushrooms will be inoculated for residents to grow at home.

Herpetology:

Guided tour of the frogs, snakes and turtles of the Ottawa Valley. Visit from Reptiles Rock, Ottawa’s Herpetological Center.

Botany:

The Ottawa area is covered in lush trees. Be guided by local arborist in the magic of local trees and plants on a hike through the forest.

Entomology:

According to physics, bee flight is impossible. Still, we will visit a honey farm to witness the magic of bees. A moth lure with UV light will be set up to observe the local moths.

Ornothology:

Learn about wild bird rehabilitation and the natural history of the birds of Canada and the magic of feathers through a guided tour of the Wild Bird Sanctuary. An up close look at ostriches, emu, peacocks, turkeys, ducks, geese and some other favorites of this local farmer and bird lover.

Local University Laboratory:

A guided visit to the Andrew Pelling Research Laboratory for Biophysical Manipulation to learn about synthetic biology. Residents will get expirience with lab equipment and working with human HeLa cells.

Location:

Residents will be picked up in Ottawa, Canada and driven to the residency house where you will stay in the small town of Wakefield in Quebec. The culturally vibrant town, surrounded by mountains is nestled between the Gatineau Provincial Park and the Gatineau River and is home to many scientists and artists.

Cost 

$1200.
Residency places are limited to 6 artists. Official invites will be given to accepted applicants to help in the procuration of grants and funding.

What is included: 

  • Accommodation with bedding in the Birch and Pine Ranch. Indoor and outdoor work spaces
  • All activities
  • Ground travel to all activities
  • Most meals will be provided, cooked by the resident chef. *Residents will be responsible for paying for their own meals from restaurants
  • Workshops by members of local community
  • Introductions to sites and contexts
  • Facilitators / production assistants
  • Participation in residency catalogue

How to apply

Send the following material to ArtLovesScience [at] gmail [dot] com (digitalucid [at] gmail [dot] com) before March 3rd 2015
  1. Artist CV
  2. Artist statement (about 200 words)
  3. Ayatana form
  4. Portfolio 5 – 10 images

More info: http://www.artayatana.com/biophilia%20ottawa.html

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Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

- Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

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