Open Calls

Open Call: Creative Climate


Creative Climate Seeks Participants for Conversations, Papers and Performances

Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Birkbeck College, University of London

8 May 2018


About The Event:

This one-day symposium explores new critical-creative responses to climate change in performance, and discusses performance as a space of engagement with and communication of the larger-than-human issue of climate crisis (particularly in relation to the post-political climate). The symposium aims to generate vigorous conversation through dialogue-panels in which artists and scientists/academics pair up and have a discussion following their individual talks about their works. Hence, we call for artists, scientists and academics from all disciplines whose work explores climate change and who would be interested in participating in a dialogue-discussion.

The symposium concludes with Birkbeck’s artist-in-residence Lily Hunter Green’s Bee Composed Live exhibition and a wine reception at the Keynes Library (5.30-8pm).

Key Note Speakers:

Zoë Svendsen (Artistic Director, METIS)

Jonathan Bartley (Co-Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales)

How to Participate:

Please send your proposals for papers, performances and provocations to s.ilter@bbk.ac.uk

  • Max. 250 words
  • Deadline: 1 March 2018.
  • Include full name of the author/s, institutional and departmental affiliation and contact details in the proposal file.

Each participant will have 10-15 minutes presentation to talk about climate change in relation to their work (or others’ work) and/or respond to a topic decided together with his/her peer, and then, the duo will have approximately 15 minutes to have a conversation between each other and with the audience.

After the receipt of the proposals we will match the artists and scientists, but please do not hesitate to let us know if you are already working on a project with an artist/scientist.

How to Attend:

There are no fees for this event but spaces are limited and can be booked here: Book Now! 

Apply Now: Nomad/9 Master of Fine Arts

The application period for the 2018 cohort of the Nomad/9 MFA in Interdisciplinary Art is now open. The application deadline for scholarship consideration is January 15, 2018.

PROGRAM BROCHURE


Program:
Created in 2015, Nomad/9 MFA program is a low-residency program offered by the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford, with high-impact residencies that include ecology, history, and the craft-to-code technology continuum. The Nomad/9 MFA offers artists a revolutionary new way of engaging with their home community and other communities across the Americas, while preparing to address todays most pressing cultural and social issues through their work. This singular MFA program is dedicated to regenerative culture and built for the 21st century with dynamic, cross-disciplinary, experiential coursework at sites throughout the Americas, including El Salvador, New York City, Oakland, CA, Miami, FL, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Curriculum:
The Nomad/9 Interdisciplinary MFA curriculum brings together art, ecology, the technology continuum (from craft to code), and the study of history and culture. Featuring a rigorous critical discourse, the program includes artists from diverse creative disciplines on the faculty, and in the student cohort and supports art practices in craft, social practice, eco-art, design, art and healing, and community engagement. The 26-month, accredited program uses a living classroom approach to hands-on learning. During each residency, students engage in a reciprocal relationship with the site, learning from local practitioners and contributing to regional initiatives. Each site fosters awareness of the histories, cultures, and ecosystems present. Between residencies, students continue their practices independently while working closely with faculty.

Faculty:
Faculty and visiting artists include curators, educators, program managers, designers, and active visual, multimedia, performance, and video artists: Christine Baeumler, Cat Balco, John Bielenberg, Amanda Carlson, Mark Dion, Ted Efremoff, Christy Gast, Hope Ginsburg, Gene Gort, Muriel Hasbun, Pablo Helguera, Seitu Jones, Amanda Lovelee, Shanai Matteson, Mary Mattingly, Colin McMullan, Nomad/9 Director Carol Padberg, Ernesto Pujol, Allison Smith, Mona Smith, Sandy Spieler, Linda Weintraub, Nico Wheadon, and Caroline Woolard. In a time of rapid environmental, social, and economic change, the Nomad/9 program is dedicated to providing artists with an education that goes beyond the art world. In 2016, Nomad/9s first-year learning experiences included green woodworking in a forest classroom; a workshop on materiality, death, and regeneration; and and experiencing North American indigenous knowledge systems with Dakota teachers.

More Information:

Information on applying, and Nomad/9 MFAs generous merit scholarships, can be found at nomad9mfa.org. Interested students may call (860) 768 4639 for more information.

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Open Call: Creative Design Proposal

Collaborative building and design summer camp, Beam Camp, seeks fantastical proposals from creative individuals and teams, including but not limited to Artists, Designers, Filmmakers, Architects, Builders, Engineers, Musicians, Fabricators & Technologists.

Beam Camp is looking for the following:

  • Fantastical proposals from creative individuals and teams, including but not limited to Artists, Designers, Filmmakers, Architects, Builders, Engineers, Musicians, Fabricators & Technologists.
  • Visionary ideas that culminate with a unique, ambitious, and spectacular product.
  • Proposals that communicate a clear vision (sketches, diagrams, and other visuals are always helpful) and represent your/your team’s expertise.
  • Projects that:
    1. allow Beam Camp to create the majority of the components onsite and from scratch
    2. utilize a range of materials, processes and techniques
    3. take advantage of Beam’s facilities, community, landscape, and rural setting

Beam Camp Disciplines and Facilities include:

  • Full wood and metal shops, equipped with a range of hand and power tools
  • Welding facilities
  • Textile, dye and sewing stations
  • Ceramic studio
  • Molding and casting facilities
  • Performance space
  • Technology lab
  • Audio equipment and instrument selection
  • Food Garden and Commercial Kitchen

Project Proposals must include:

  • The title of your proposal, accompanied by a brief description of the project (3 sentences)
  • A detailed description of the project, along with applicable visuals (sketches, diagrams, renderings, etc. are encouraged)
  • Information about all the participants: names, emails, experience (resume, CV, portfolio, etc.) and phone numbers of everyone involved

You are NOT required to:

  • Include nature, children, or camp as a theme in your project proposal
  • Provide a detailed breakdown of how your project would be realized by 100 Beam campers (that’s our job)
  • Be at Beam for the entire camp session if your proposal is chosen; the length of your visit depends on your schedule and the needs of the project

Budget and Expectations:

  • Project Designers will receive a stipend of $3,000.
  • Project Designers will be reimbursed for all reasonable travel costs related to site visits
  • Beam Camp will allot a budget of $12,500 for Project materials and expenses, including those related to prototyping and design
  • Project Designers should have a general understanding of the processes, techniques and materials involved in their proposal
  • Project Designers must be available for weekly Skype meetings January 30 through June 30 in order to facilitate any necessary development, prototyping and problem solving
  • Project Designers must be able to provide plans according to the project schedule

Schedule:


Wednesday, 25 October 2017: 2018 Beam Project RFP opens
Sunday, 7 January 2018: RFP closes; all proposals must be submitted by 11:59pm EST
Wednesday, 17 January 2018: Exploratory meetings scheduled with all selected semi-finalists
Tuesday, 30 January 2018: Project Designers are selected
Friday, 1 June 2018: Final project plans/blueprints due
28 June—22 July and 26 July—19 August 2018: Projects are realized at Beam Camp

Project Proposals must be:

  • Compiled into one document
  • Submitted in .pdf or .doc/.docx format using the form on their website.
  • Submitted no later than 11:59PM EST on Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Incomplete proposals will not be considered; please make sure yours is complete before submitting. If you have any questions regarding the proposal process, acceptable formats, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact Beam Camp at:  projectproposals [at] beamcamp.org

SUBMIT NOW

About Beam Camp:

Beam Camp is a collaborative building and design summer camp in Strafford, NH that works with kids aged 10-17 to make the seemingly impossible possible. Our award-winning program has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, NPR, and designboom, and offers young people the opportunity to cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design, problem solving and the creative process.

An intergalactic salvage station struck by a meteor, a solar-powered cinematic riff on a French film from 1902, a 2-story arboreal kaleidoscope: every year, Beam Camp solicits proposals for unique and spectacular large-scale projects that serve as the centerpiece for a 25-day session of camp, during which they are built and brought to life by 100 campers and staff. Our Project Team works with the winning designers (Project Designers) to translate their designs into the camp context. Precision of craft, skill, and imaginative thinking are paramount in our projects and the work of our staff and campers — please take some time to familiarize yourself with our past projects.

Call for papers: Art and Freedom of Expression

The upcoming issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss how different artistic forms and strategies may advance freedom of expression and be used to confront censorship in contexts worldwide.

Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles and art forms.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

– Artistic strategies in response to censorship and violations of human rights in contexts worldwide.
– Art as a tool of dialogue and conflict resolution.
– The conditions of artists to reflect and influence their local political situation through art.
– Art’s potential to promote cultural diversity, intercultural cooperation and understanding.
– The political conditions of artistic expression under neoliberalism and neoliberal urbanization.
– Artistic strategies of decolonization.
– Artistic strategies to challenge geopolitical, economic, cultural or historical master narratives.
– The emergence of new art scenes and regions in contemporary art; its consequences for art and politics and for the possibility of art scenes to rewrite the contemporary art map/ the concept of contemporary art.

We accept submissions continuously, but to make sure you are considered for the upcoming issue, please send your proposal/ draft, CV and samples of earlier work to submissions@seismopolite.com.


Deadline: January 8th 2017

All articles will be translated into Norwegian and published in a bilingual version.

Current issue: www.seismopolite.com
Previous issues: www.seismopolite.com/artandpolitics
Contact: submissions@seismopolite.com

Opportunity: Grow Wild Community Project Funding

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Now open for applications!

Have you got a ridiculously exciting idea for a project that brings people togetherthrough activities that help connect their community and celebrate UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi? Well then, read on!

Grow Wild is awarding funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups and projects that:

  • Stand out from the crowd: listen to your beneficiaries – be creative together, try something new that reaches new audiences.
  • Focus on UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi, highlighting the importance of these species for the environment, and for quality of life.
  • Will engage one or more of these groups:
    • Young people aged 12-18
    • Students and young people aged 18-25
    • People living in urban areas
    • People experiencing hardship and reduced access to services
    • Adults that are less engaged with their community and environmental activities
  • Make sure your project is led by the community directly or by an organisation that addresses an identified issue or need.
  • Will encourage large scale community involvement, ideally in the hundreds!
  • Will deliver the project in a space or location that is accessible to the general public i.e. is not in a restricted or controlled area

Download the guidance document at www.growwilduk.com/content/community-project-funding-2018 for everything you need to know about the process of applying for Grow Wild community project funding. You will need to contact your local Grow Wild Engagement Manager to discuss your proposal and request the online application form – Stéphanie Baine on scotland@growwilduk.com or 07930477553.

Applications must be submitted by midday on the 15th January 2018.

Share your news!

This story was posted by Grow Wild. Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to being a resource for the arts & sustainability community and we invite the community to submit news, blogs and opportunities to the site.

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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

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: Arts Project Leader at RIG Arts

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RIG Arts are looking for a new Project Leader and tutor to help cover our Climate Challenge Fund projects mainly working in Greenock.

Start date: 11 December 2017.
End date: 31st March 2018.
Application Deadline Tuesday 28th November at 5pm
Hours: 30hrs/ week
Salary: £1468/month

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • completing project reports
  • keeping an accurate record of waste collected and upcycled/ recycled throughout the projects and translating this into carbon emissions
  • liaising with community groups, schools, housing associations, artists and other partners
  • delivering workshops in schools and with community groups
  • booking and assisting freelance artists for workshops
  • planning and coordinating events and
  • updating social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our blog with visual and written documentation of the projects.

Applicants should have experience:

  • in working with Excel and Word and
  • in delivering classes both in primary schools and with community groups of a range of ages and abilities.

The successful applicant will work mainly from the RIG Arts studio in Greenock, PA15 1JG but will be required to travel to 2 primary schools in the area, as well as our Art Flat in Broomhill, Greenock and various locations within the Seedhill area of Paisley. They will receive 2 weeks of on-the-job training. Driving desirable.

More info about the projects and RIG Arts can be found on the RIG Arts Facebook pageRIG Arts Twitter, blog www.thebroomhillproject.com/plasticfantastic and website www.rigarts.org.

 


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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

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

Input your views on A Culture Strategy for Scotland

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Creative Carbon Scotland is inviting people working across arts and sustainability contexts to submit their views on the role of culture in creating a more sustainable Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s call for contributions to the development of a new Cultural Strategy.

Creative Carbon Scotland is seeking to ensure that the connection between culture and climate change is recognised in the cultural strategy and to open up the conversation of the wider role of culture in society particularly in relation to environmental sustainability.

Sharing Your Input

We are asking for your views on:

  1. What you perceive as the role of arts and culture in contributing to a more sustainable Scotland at individual, organisational and strategic levels
  2. Examples of good practice and opportunities for new collaborations across cultural and sustainability sectors
  3. Priority areas to further the role of culture in bringing about transformational change to a more sustainable Scotland

The views gathered through this short survey, and the input from the recent Green Tease on the subject, will be fed back annonymised to the Scottish Government and shared more widely through Creative Carbon Scotland’s channels.

Please contribute your views by filling out the short survey below or by completing it on SurveyMonkey by Friday 17th November



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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

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

Sustainability in Film – November Fortnight

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We’re pleased to announce a series of events connecting climate change, sustainability and film this November.

Whether you’re interested in exploring the meaning of environmental film making, looking to enhance the sustainability of your film productions or turn your hand to a creative challenge – we’ve got something for you.

Wednesday 15th November, 6 – 8pm

Green Tease: More Films about Food and Farming. And Water…

What defines an ‘environmental film’? Do films have a role to play in raising awareness and changing our culture towards a more sustainable one? In this Glasgow Green Tease event we’ll be joined by Scott Donaldson, Head of Film Education at Creative Scotland, and Aimara Reques, Producer of the extraordinary documentary Aquarela (release date 2018), with screenings of film clips old and new, and audience discussion.

Register here

Wednesday 22nd November, 10 – 5pm

Carbon Literacy Training with albert

Carbon Literacy with albert is a unique, engaging and solutions based training session offering attendees from the UK production and broadcast industry the information and inspiration to live and work in a more sustainable way. Across the 6 hour workshop, delegates can expect to be challenged with engaging presentations, fun (yes, fun!) activities and the space to reflect and plan. On successful completing of the day, attendees will:

  • have a sound understanding of the science of climate change
  • understand how to take action to reduce their impact
  • recognise the impact that production has on the environment
  • have knowledge of the tools and techniques to lessen this impact

Register here

Monday 27th November, 5 – 7pm

Green Tease: Environmental and Green Issues Pitch

Can you speak passionately about environmental issues? We’re looking for new talent from across Scotland who can take environmental news stories, both global and local and turn them into engaging videos for BBC The Social.

Whether you’re a budding film maker, engaged in tackling climate change or looking for new ways to communicate about sustainability, why not turn your hand to this exciting creative challenge?

In this opportunity and Green Tease event, run by Creative Carbon Scotland and hosted by BBC The Social, we’re inviting you to produce short (90 second) videos about environmental stories and share your content with arts and sustainability practitioners, with the chance of your footage being showcased on the BBC The Social platform.

Register here


Please contact gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com if you have any further enquiries about these events.

 



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About Creative Carbone Scotland:

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

Opportunity: Craft Biennale Scotland 2018

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The inaugural Craft Biennale Scotland, to take place at the City Art Centre from May to July 2018, is now open for applications. With the theme Response to Place, this is an open international exhibition, that will be selected from applications by four curators from Scotland, Norway, Korea and Australia.

Craft Biennale Scotland is the idea of Tina Rose, founder and director of Really Interesting Objects CIC, an enterprise established to ‘bring together quality crafts practices with innovative approaches to engaging new audiences’.

Artistic Concept: ‘Response to Place’

Artists are invited to submit work that responds to a place where they live, remember or imagine, or that contributes to individual identity or nationality, and ways in which we create and express our ‘place’ in the world.

Responses may be overlapping and multi-faceted, and might for example, include visual or other sensory responses to their environment; local materials and indigenous craft practices; cultural and ceremonial traditions; experiences related to migration, political or social upheaval; local and social history; geography; archaeology or how particular forms have developed through interaction with materials or have been designed to perform a particular function.

To check the guidelines and timetable, and to register and complete the application form,please visit the website.

Deadline for Entries: Friday 1 December 2017, 5pm GMT

If you have any queries regards the submission process and guidelines, then please contact info@craftbiennalescotland.org

 



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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

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

Opportunity: Culture Project Fund Open for Applications

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The second round of the Culture Project Fund in 2017/18 is a pilot partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It will allow grants of approximately £5,000 to be awarded to organisations creating new work in Edinburgh, thanks to a generous £50,000 charitable donation towards the Council’s Culture Fund Project from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The partnership extends the support available to artists in the city for locally produced performing arts projects, by helping to cover some of the costs artists face when developing new performing arts work.

The fund is open to any constituted organisation and applicants are encouraged to seek partnership support and apply for the exact funds needed. It is also open to organisations already in receipt of Council support. Applications close on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 12 Noon and will be judged by a panel of industry specialists.

To request an application pack, please email:

culturaldevelopment@edinburgh.gov.uk.

 



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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

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