Open Calls

Open Call: “Science Inspires Art: OCEAN”

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

“Science Inspires Art: OCEAN”
19th annual, international, art-sci juried exhibition
organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
at the New York Hall of Science
September 16, 2017 – February 25, 2018

OCEAN… She has sparked our imaginations for eons and current science reveals she is the “sustainer of all life” on our beautiful blue planet. This 19th annual, international, juried exhibition seeks 2D images of original artwork in any media for a 6-month exhibition at the New York Hall of Science, plus permanent online exhibition, and all entrants receive free ASCI Membership ($40 value).

FULL DETAILS: http://www.asci.org/2017oceanintro.html

DEADLINE: July 23, 2017

Open Call: SURF’s Community Regeneration Award

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Apply now for SURF’s annual awards recognising Best Practice in Community Regeneration – categories are Creative, Community Led, Most Improved Place, Housing and Youth Employment.

SURF’s annual awards process is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government. It is open to all community regeneration projects in Scotland which are currently in place or have been completed within two years of the closing date. Our friends at The Stove won the award for Best Creative Regeneration Project in Scotland, in SURF’s 2016 awards.

This year’s categories are: Community Led Regeneration; Creative Regeneration; Scotland’s Most Improved Place; Youth Employment: Overcoming Barriers; and Housing.

The purpose of the SURF Awards is:

  • To recognise and reward best practice and innovation in community regeneration;
  • To promote and disseminate best practice across Scotland as means of sharing knowledge and experience, and thereby enhancing future policy and practice;
  • To highlight the role that regeneration projects have in improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 18 September.

To enter this year’s Awards, please visit the SURF website.

Please note that projects can only be entered into one category.

 

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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

 

Image credit: © SURF – Scotland’s Regeneration Forum

Opportunity: £10,000 Community Engagement Pioneer Project

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Applications are now open for Adaptation Scotland’s new community engagement pioneer project.

Support and funding of up to £10,000 is being offered for one Community Engagement Pioneer Project to be developed and run as part of the Adaptation Scotland programme between September 2017 – March 2018.

This opportunity is open to all organisations and community groups based in Scotland. This includes public, private and third sector organisations and community groups based around particular locations and/ or interests.

Why apply?

Climate change is already beginning to affect communities across Scotland. Summers are becoming hotter and drier, winters are becoming wetter and milder, and our growing season is getting longer. By working together, we can help communities take account of these changes and ensure the places where we all live, work and play are climate ready. Pioneer projects provide a unique space for collaboration, enabling partners to develop a shared understanding of adaptation challenges and opportunities, and develop tools, resources and actions to address these.

Deadline for applications is Friday 11 August 2017.

For more information, and to download the application form, please visit the Adaptation Scotland website or email adaptationscotland@sniffer.org.uk

Image credit: Sniffer, 2016



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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: Nithraid Associate Artist

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Through this project, The Stove are seeking an individual that would be able to offer guidance and support in construction and provide creative input in designing a staging area made from reclaimed boat timber for musical acts to perform on during the festival.

The Stove are looking for an individual to work on this project who will take into account the needs and theme of the festival alongside the ethos of Blueprint100, who can incorporate furher ideas of sustainability and nautical history into their work.

The deadline for applications 30th of June. 

Find more details about conditions and how to apply here


As part of the annual riverside festival and procession Nithraid, Blueprint100, an artists group for under thirties are building a community arts project that will combine visual art and the idea of using reclaimed materials to tie in with the nautical theme of the festival. Nithraid will take place on the 9th of September 2017, with construction days taking place on 14th-20th of August.



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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

Open Call: £10,000 Environment Now Challenge

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If you have got an idea to help the environment, such as improving energy efficiency, reducing waste or increasing recycling, and you are aged between 17 and 24, then you could apply for up to £10,000 from The Environment Now to bring your idea to life!

The Environment Now is an exciting new opportunity from O2’s Think Big that will fund 17-24 years old with a grant of up to £10,000 to create their unique digital ideas to help the environment, such as improving energy efficiency, reducing waste, or recycling. Successful applicants will be supported by The Environment Now team, their own professional mentor and other sustainability partners.

This programme is open to all young people aged 17-24 UK wide. They would have 10 months to use the grant funding.

Applications for funding are open until July 14th. Go to The Environment Now website to read the full criteria and apply.

The Environment Now programme is funded by O2 and the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and is part of the Our Bright Future programme. It is managed by the National Youth Agency.

 



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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: Deep Adaptation Call Out

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Opportunity: Deep Adaptation Call Out

The NewBridge Project is looking to hear from artists, activists and collectives interested in collaborative projects that engage with ideas and themes connected to the Deep Adaptation agenda.

In the last forty years, the global economy has grown by 380%. During the same period, the number of people in poverty has increased by 1.1 billion. This widely accepted culture of ‘consumption’ directly impacts the climate, causes huge household debts and a breakdown in social care networks, facilitates time poor lifestyles and zero hour working contracts, creates a reliance on food banks and allows a rise in domestic violence and homophobic attacks: is this kind of ‘growth’ really something we value?

In response to this context the deep adaptation agenda involves resilience, relinquishment and restoration:

Resilience involves people and communities better coping with disruptions. What are the tools we need to do this?

Relinquishment involves people and communities letting go of certain assets, behaviors and beliefs where retaining them could make matters worse. How do we let go?

Restoration involves people and communities rediscovering attitudes and approaches to life and organization that require less management, or increased community-level productivity and support. How do we re-build?

Information:

The NewBridge Project is interested in hearing from artists, activists, researchers and collectives interested in producing new commissions and projects that engage with ideas of resilience, relinquishment and restoration and the Deep Adaptation agenda.

The project will be supporting 5 new commissions of up to £5000 each, and are asking for an expression of interest outlining your initial ideas.

Deadline for expression of interest: 27 June, 5pm

Click here for full details of the call out and how to apply.


The NewBridge Project is a triple award winning artist-led community supporting the development of artists and curators through the provision of space for creative practice, curatorial opportunities and an ambitious artist-led programme of exhibitions, commissions and events. The project aims to deliver an outstanding programme of exhibitions, performances, screenings, educational talks and workshops in consultation with artist members, creating a programme responsive to the socio, political and civic environment within which it exists and seeks to be a genuine community resource. Read more here.

Image Credit: The NewBridge Project.



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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

Exhibition Open Call, Keelung Ciao

Keelung is a harbor city located in north-eastern Taiwan. The city is surrounded by mountains and oversees the Pacific Ocean. The diversity of landscape and historical heritage is the treasury of Keelung. This initiative seeks to build an art program which is compatible with marine culture, harbor tradition, and the landscape of Keelung with your participation.

During a 3 week residency artists will bring a very unique living and exhibition experience to Keelung. With the help of Keelung Ciao, help to carry a cultural movement into the next stage for the city and its citizens.  Download the open call for More Information.

This Call is Seeking a Participant Who Is:

  • An Artist (individual, group or collective). No limit of creation form.
  • Able to propose a project/artwork which responds to the curatorial statement.
  • Able to executive the proposed project. The project should be site specific.
  • Willing to work with local team including technicians, volunteers and local communities.
  • Highly interested in Keelung’s history, landscape, environment and cultural scape.
  • Able to communicate effectively in either Chinese or English.
  • Open minded with different cultures, has a positive attitude, and is willing to share experiences.
  • Able to participate in the exhibition schedule including installation period (10th/Sep/2017-4th/Oct/2017) and press release & opening (5th/Oct/2017-7th/Oct/2017).

Budget:

Once selected, artists will be invited to be featured in 2017 Keelung Ciao Exhibition and receive NT$70,000 to execute his/her proposal. The budget includes production and installation fees.

Transportation:

For International Artists: A return economy class ticket from where artist live toTaipei Airport, Taiwan. and domestic transportation from airport to Keelung is covered.

For Taiwanese Artists: A return ticket of train/HSR/bus transportation from where artist live to Keelung is covered.

In Keelung:

During installation period, the curatorial team will provide Keelung’s travel info and suggested public transportation from accommodation to exhibition site.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Please get approval from curatorial team BEFORE making any reservations.
  2. DO KEEP RECEIPTS and INVOICE for reimbursement.
  3. Visa, passport, application fee, and travel insurance are NOT included.

Accommodation:

Arranged by exhibition organizer and executive, all participating artists will have individual accommodation and working space.

Supporting Staff:

Keelung City Cultural Affair Bureau will recruit volunteers who have English/Chinese speaking ability to support artists during the installation period.

Selection:

The jury panel will consist of professionals from contemporary art, exhibition management, art, critics and art organization. The final selection will be announced online, and informed individually according to the exhibition schedule and budget.

Submission:

Only online submission is accepted. Please submit the application and supporting material before 23 rd June 2017, 00:00 (GMT+8). For detail, please visit: https://keelungciao.tumblr.com

If you have any inquiries, please email: nightviewkeeung@gmail.com

Schedule:

Deadline of submission: 23 rd June 2017, 00:00 (GMT+8)

Final list announcement: 30 th June 2017

Artist arrival in Taiwan: 10 th September 2017

Installation Period: 10 th September to 4 th October (25 days in total)

Press conference: 5 th October 2017 (To be confirmed)

Opening: 6 th October 2017 (To be confirmed)

Exhibition Period: 6 th October 2017 – 5 th November 2017


Submit Online Now!


 

Opportunity: Commissioned Sustainable Award Piece, Scotland

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We are seeking an artist to create the award piece for the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award ceremony 2017!

Deadline: Midnight, Friday 14 July 2017

Could you be the maker of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award?

We’re looking for a Scottish-based artist or maker to experiment with the environmental, social and economic aspects of their work whilst crafting the final piece for a prestigious international award at the world’s largest arts festival.

The award piece can be any shape, form or material. However, it should be a medium or small size and it should reflect the objectives and inspirations of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award – an initiative that celebrates creative cultural responses to sustainability in production design or content.

Furthermore the award piece should content the following information (as engravings or equivalent):

  • Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award title and logo.
  • The name of the award winner(s) with the title of their production, and the producer and location of the production (if required).
  • A small range of partner logos.

The selected maker will receive:

  • a fee of £250 to include any material used for the creation of the piece
  • an invitation to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award ceremony in August
  • a feature on the Creative Carbon Scotland website (see 2015 and 2016 makers for examples), and promotion through social media channels of the maker, process and physical award piece.

The winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award will be decided on Monday 21st August 2017, and the successful artist or maker must be able to complete the award piece (with the winner’s details) in time for the ceremony on Friday 25th August 2017.

Interested in this opportunity? Please fill in this application form. The deadline for award piece proposals is midnight on 14th July 2017.


Click here for more information about the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, previous winners, and about other environmental sustainability initiatives at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The award is run by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland and is supported PR Print and Design and the New Arts Sponsorship Grants. Have a look through our #GreenFests archive to find out more about the previous winners and shortlisted shows.

For any further questions please contact catriona.patterson@creativecarbonscotland.com or call the Creative Carbon Scotland office on 0131 529 7909.



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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

CONFERENCE CULTURA/NATURA Open Call

Friday 29th – Saturday 30th, September 2017 – Guimarães

The Organising Committee invites you to attend the Conference Cultura/Natura 2017. This meeting welcomes both scientific and artistic contributions, from all areas of knowledge, and considering the diversity of artistic formats, that embody or reflect on this theme. This is an initiative of Teatro do Frio in partnership with the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP) and the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE/FPCEUP), and in association with the A Oficina (Centro de Artes Mesteres Tradicionais de Guimarães) and the Directorate-General of the Arts.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts is Thursday 15th June 2017.

The aims of the Conference are to:

  • Reflect about the potential and limitations of adopting creative and dynamic models of artistic creation, in the pursuit of sustainable cultures.
  • Reflect about the potential and limitations of adopting models of scientific consensus, in the construction of sustainable cultures.
  • Open an experimental space where artists, scientists and other knowledge producers could share, connect and expand experiences, projects and dialogues in different fields of arts and sciences.
  • Promote communities of learning, practice and mutual support between researchers.
  • Promote experiences of interdisciplinary hybridisation.

Whether in the form of artistic dramaturgies built from scientific, philosophical, environmental, socio-economical stimuli (amongst others), or in the form of methodological procedures that address the diversity of forms and artistic practices, this encounter is conceived as an experimental site, in which, during two days, we will dedicate ourselves to the exploration and enhancement of dialogues between arts and sciences.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Proposals for presentations in different formats and from all areas of knowledge will be accepted (presentation time aprox. 20 minutes each):

  • Oral communications
  • Posters
  • Workshops
  • Works in all formats
  • Exhibitions of artistic works in all formats

If you are interested in delivering a paper, please submit your paper abstract by midnight on Thursday, 15th June to the email culturanatura2017@gmail.com. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (excluding references, if any: max. 10 references). A short biographical note (fewer than 200 words) for each author must be included in the submission.

All papers will be fully refereed. We aim to notify acceptance decisions on 17th July 2017.

Works will be selected for inclusion in a publication launched in March 2018.

More information in: http://www.fpce.up.pt/ciie/?q=en/content/encontro-culturanatura-2017

If you have any issues please contact: culturanatura2017@gmail.com.

Last Call: Assistant Tutor for Our Bright Future project

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Deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 17th May

Impact Arts is looking for an Assistant Tutor for the Our Bright Future project in Barrhead.

Creative Pathways Environmental Design is funded through the National Lottery by the Big Lottery Fund as part of Our Bright Future programme, www.ourbrightfuture.co.uk

Creative Pathways Environmental Design will introduce young unemployed people with little or no experience of environmental issues to nature, environmental awareness and green skills through practical, creative and fun projects.

As well as building confidence and developing employability skills, the project will provide a lasting legacy for the local community by creating new urban or green spaces, which will be creatively designed, have environmental issues at their core and educate through innovative interpretive material.

The project aims to provide practical work experience and accredited training for young people in design, environmental interventions, landscape gardening, public art and sculpture. The community will benefit as the work will take place on publicly accessible sites. They will be able to engage with nature on their doorsteps and a project which provides a catalyst for neighbourhood and community development.

Your role is to support the Environmental Artist in the design and delivery of high quality and structured programme, in line with the Creative Pathways objectives. You will support our Lead Tutor to deliver their workshops to a group of up to 20 young people.

A job pack and application form can be downloaded from https://www.impactarts.co.uk/blogs/get-involved-work-with-us/

Completed applications should be sent to jobs@impactarts.co.uk by 12 noon on 17th May 2017



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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