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Enter to Win the BGA College Green Captain Prize for Achievement in Greener Theatre

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance

As you saw in the last edition of Sightlines, the Broadway Green Alliance has launched a new prize to reward College Green Captains for their greening efforts on campus productions. They have now shared details of the requirements and the deadline.  To apply for the prize, College Green Captains should submit a one-page summary statement explaining their greening efforts and a pdf of a 18″x 24″ cardboard poster showing off the best elements of their greening program. Additional documentation can include a 3-5 minute video or up to 10 pages of written reports or spreadsheets documenting the greening.  Photographs with captions explaining the greening program are encouraged.  Winners will have brought innovative, creative, and/or widely-applied greening and energy-efficiency methods into the design and/or production of theatre at their campus.  The posters of finalists will be displayed at the BGA booth at the USITT Expo in March.

Greener practices can involve – but are not limited to – designing theatrical productions in a greener manner (e.g. alternate materials, energy, lighting, costumes or set pieces); running the show in a greener manner (e.g. energy-efficient lighting, rechargeable batteries, or educating the cast and crew about better practices); striking the production in a way that reduces waste (e.g. re-use, recycling, or composting); or changing front-of-house operations to reduce waste and encourage greener audience practices (e.g. alternative advertising, programs, or tickets).

Entries are due by March 1, 2015 and a winner will be announced at the USITT conference in Cincinnati.  Entries can be sent to green@broadway.org. Though groups can apply, only two people in the group are eligible for the tickets to a Broadway or touring show (WICKED or LION KING) and the professional backstage tour.  The entire group will receive a plaque commemorating their win.  Any student or faculty/staff member interested in helping to green their theatre department is encouraged to volunteer to be a College Green Captain and to sign up at  BroadwayGreen.com/college-green-captains. All prize applicants must be College Green Captains. The Broadway Green Alliance is also inaugurating a Green Production Design Award at SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference) in March, 2015.

More information about the BGA and the Prize for Achievement in Greener Theatre:

The BGA College Green Captain program is modeled on the successful BGA Broadway Green Captain program, in which a cast or crew member of every Broadway production volunteers to serve as a BGA liaison/go-to member of the production for all things green/environmentally friendlier.  College Green Captains are self-selected members of a college or university theatre department who are committed to greening one or more of the department’s productions.  The BGA provides a kit of better practices, sample timelines, and links to resources and professionals to educate college Green Captains about how to green their productions.  The College Green Captain program works best when there are one or more student Green Captains and a faculty or staff Green Captain to ensure continuity of the greener practices. This faculty or staff Green Captain is the likely person to nominate one or more student Green Captains for this award.

The BGA seeks to encourage artistic growth and the highest standards of excellence in theatre, while including a growing commitment to resource and energy efficiency, reduced toxicity, and environmentally friendlier practices in the design, production, running, and striking of a college production.  We are creating this award to recognize and encourage outstanding BGA College Green Captains for college theatrical productions.

Winners will have brought innovative, creative, and/or widely-applied greening and energy-efficiency methods into the design and/or production of theatre at their campus.

Greener practices can involve – but are not limited to – designing theatrical productions in a greener manner (e.g. alternate materials, energy, lighting, costumes or set pieces); running the show in a greener manner (e.g. energy-efficient lighting, rechargeable batteries, or educating the cast and crew about better practices); striking the production in a way that reduces waste (e.g. re-use, recycling, or composting); or changing front-of-house operations to reduce waste and encourage greener audience practices (e.g. alternative advertising, programs, or tickets).

In short, this award seeks to

  • champion those students whose dedication and commitment to greening help lead their college theatre productions to be more environmentally friendly;
  • recognize, and celebrate the greener changes brought to theatre productions produced in university and college theater programs;
  • encourage colleges and universities to research, invest in, and put into practice more environmentally friendly pre-, post-, and production practices in theatre.

The winner of the BGA College Green Captain award will receive tickets to the Broadway or touring production of either WICKED or LION KING along with a professional backstage tour of the production and a meeting with a current Broadway Green Captain, subject to availability.

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The Broadway Green Alliance was founded in 2008 in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League and a fiscal program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Along with Julie’s Bicycle in the UK, the BGA is a founding member of the International Green Theatre Alliance. The BGA has reached tens of thousands of fans through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other media.

At the BGA, we recognize that it is impossible to be 100% “green” while continuing activity and – as there is no litmus test for green activity – we ask instead that our members commit to being greener and doing better each day. As climate change does not result from one large negative action, but rather from the cumulative effect of billions of small actions, progress comes from millions of us doing a bit better each day. To become a member of the Broadway Green Alliance we ask only that you commit to becoming greener, that you name a point person to be our liaison, and that you will tell us about your green-er journey.

The BGA is co-chaired by Susan Sampliner, Company Manager of the Broadway company of WICKED, and Charlie Deull, Executive Vice President at Clark Transfer<. Rebekah Sale is the BGA’s full-time Coordinator.

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Opportunity: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene Seminar

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Open call for participation in an Art in the Age of the Anthropocene seminar to be held at Translocal Institute October-December 2014.   

This autumn Translocal Institute launches the Experimental Reading Room, an ongoing series of public seminars and guest lectures on art and ecology, the first of which focuses on Art in the Age of the Anthropocene.  A number of places are available for the seminar group and those wishing to participate are invited to send a short motivation letter to the organisers. The group will meet on alternate Mondays beginning on 20 October to discuss key texts about the anthropocene and its paradigm-shifting implications for art and society.

Referring to the geological epoch in which we live, the anthropocene, or era of humankind, is based on the understanding that humans, as a single species, are in charge of the whole planet, causing global environmental change. The realisation that we have become geological agents with the power to alter the most basic physical processes of the planet has wide-reaching consequences for economics, society, politics, culture, as well as art. Considering the anthropocene as a transformative concept for environmental art history, sustainable art systems and green curating, this seminar will also approach the topic from a specific Central European position.

The Art in the Age of the Anthropocene seminar is led by Drs Maja and Reuben Fowkes and organised in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Budapest as part of Translocal Institute’s Experimental Reading Room project 2014-16. The Experimental Reading Room creates a space to interact, experiment, learn and dream our way to a new orientation towards ecological empathy in contemporary art and society. Based around a parallel program of degrowth lectures by prominent international thinkers and thematic study circles, the project is designed to engender the self-production of socially-embedded, theoretically-informed and practically-oriented knowledge in the vital field of art and ecology.

Translocal are partners of the Green Art Lab Alliance network (GALA) of which Creative Carbon Scotland is also a partner.

Supported by:

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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: Apply to reSOURCE at GSA

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Running from October 2014 to February 2015, reSOURCE seeks applications from 10 students at the Glasgow School of Art and 5 artists/designers/architects from Glasgow’s greater creative community. reSOURCE will be facilitated by members of the GSA Sustainability team and is a process that will assist participants to develop an understanding of the environmental impact of their work.

Through this we hope to stimulate and inspire creative practitioners to become conscious of the carbon footprint associated with, in particular, materials choices. Practitioners are invited to submit a current or future project which could go through the reSOURCE process. This process will involve; the development and use of a materials specific carbon calculator, the documentation of materials used, reSOURCE discussion groups and, a final exhibition of the project which will be funded by ARC.

Participants will receive at stipend of £ 100 for the four month project. In order to receive this funding participants are asked to: submit monthly log tables and carbon calculations, attend the monthly meetings and, to contribute their work with carbon documentation to a final exhibition held in March 2015.


For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please visit the reSOURCE page at the Glasgow School of Art website.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Grant Opportunity from Action Earth

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CSV’s Action Earth campaign is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors. We have grants to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland. The campaign runs until February 2015.

  • Grants from £50 to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces or creating habitats for wildlife. Grants can be used to purchase plants, tools and materials or to cover volunteer expenses.
  • If your group is volunteering on a Local Nature Reserve we can give you up to £500 for practical work, wildlife recording or educational activities that encourage more people onto the reserve.

If you have any questions contact Robert Henderson at actionearth@csv.org.uk or call 0131 222 9083 / 622 7766.

For more information and to apply online go to: http://actionearth.csv.org.uk

This project is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage

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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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Open Call: World Conference on Ecological Restoration

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ser2015Proposals are now invited for symposia, workshops and training courses for the 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday 12th December 2014, however early submissions are encouraged and proposals will be considered in the order they are received.  All proposals should be submitted using the online form. Detailed instructions for submitting symposia and workshop proposals are provided below, along with a link to the submission form.  If you would like to submit a proposal for a pre-conference training course, please CLICK HERE.

Symposia

Symposia are held concurrently with the regular sessions of the SER 2015 scientific programme and provide a forum for the exploration and discussion of special topics or themes in the field of ecological restoration and related areas of inquiry.  Organisers can structure a symposium around a series of formal oral presentations or a moderated panel discussion and are expected to focus on new research results, cutting-edge developments and novel ideas as they relate to the social, economic and ecological aspects of restoration.  Symposia should strive for a synthesis of the topic or issue being explored, rather than merely presenting a set of related case studies.  Ideally, symposia are intended to expand cooperation, understanding and interdisciplinary camaraderie in the main thematic areas of the conference.  SER especially welcomes symposia organised by two or more scientists or practitioners from different countries or regions, as well as those that include presenters representing a diversity of backgrounds and sub-disciplines.  All accepted symposia will be allocated one 90 minute time slot during the scientific programme, and in rare cases, may be granted two consecutive slots at the Programme Committee’s discretion.  A symposium should have a minimum of 4 speakers and a maximum of 5 speakers.

Organisers are encouraged to consider publishing the outcomes of their symposia and organisers who can demonstrate a published outcome will be viewed favourably by the Scientific Committee.  It is the organisers’ responsibility to ensure that they liaise with their appointed publisher.

Workshops

Workshops are also held concurrently with regular sessions and symposia but tend to be more interactive and informal in nature and to emphasise discussion and the exchange of information among all participants.  Workshops are most often led by a single organiser/presenter who may simply act as a moderator to guide and facilitate group discussion.  Workshops may be intended to generate analysis around a particular topic or to examine specific technical knowledge, skills or methologies, and in some cases they aim to produce a scientific outcome (eg publication, topical working group, new collaboration or initiative).  As with symposia, workshops will be allocated a 90 minute time slot during the scientific programme (and in rare cases two consecutive slots), and organisers have considerable flexibility to structure this time as they see most productive given their goals and objectives.

1. Evaluation Process and Criteria

The SER2015 Scientific Committee will make the final decision with regard to the acceptance and scheduling of all symposia and workshops.  Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and acceptance notices will be sent as soon as possible in order to allow organisers sufficient time to coordinate with speakers, make travel arrangements, seek institutional support and secure sponsorship as necessary.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • academic (pure or applied) merit, with emphasis on new research results, cutting-edge developments, novel perspectives and innovative or interdisciplinary approaches
  • submissions should be associated to one of the conference themes; urban, rural or wild (please state which)
  • clear relevance to the field of ecological restoration indicating whether the proposal covers one or more of the scientific, educational, cultural and/or artistic themes (please state which)
  • applicability to ecosystem management practices and/or policy
  • availability of funding to support speaker attendance
  • submission of a clearly written and compelling proposal that includes a draft programme for the symposium, workshop or training course

Organisers will be notified electronically concerning the receipt, review and acceptance of their proposal via the e-mail address provided no later than 23rd January 2015.  If for some reason you do not hear from the secretariat by this date, please contact the secretariat.

2. Organiser Responsibilities

All sessions must have a lead organiser who serves as the primary point of contact.  This person should be readily available by email in the months leading up to the conference and is expected to be present at the symposium or workshop.

It is the responsibility of the lead organiser to communicate information to the individuals participating in their session and to ensure that the participants register.  The Programme Committee reserves the right to rescind the offer of a session in the programme for workshops, training courses or symposia if the speakers are not registered by a specified deadline.

Funding: SER will provide meeting space and onsite logistical support for all symposia and workshops but is not able to offer any travel or accommodation assistance, honoraria, complimentary registration or other funding to session organisers or individual speakers/presenters.  SER encourages prospective organisers to seek sponsorships and/or institutional support to help offset the costs.  Please ensure that information about funding is made clear to all speakers you invite to participate.

If your proposal is accepted: Organisers are responsible for ensuring that all presenters taking part in their symposium or workshop submit an abstract by the deadline (Friday 13th February) via the online form accompanying the Call for Abstracts.  Presenters must also register for the conference before the deadline for presenter registration on 1st June 2015.  Presenters who fail to meet these deadlines may be excluded from the scientific programme.  Symposium and workshop organisers must also submit an abstract as above if they plan to give a presentation during their session and would like their abstract included in the abstract publication.

Symposia organisers are advised that if they are unable to secure enough presenters to fill the symposium or to replace any presenters who cancel, the Scientific Committee may assign an appropriate speaker from the general pool of abstract submissions.  The Committee will make every effort to coordinate with you and obtain your approval in the event that this occurs.

3. Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal

All proposals must be submitted no later than Friday 12th December 2014.  Proposals must be submitted in English using the online submission form provided below.

Please do not submit a proposal if you are not completely sure that you will be able to fulfill your obligation to organise and conduct such an event.

The following information is required; incomplete or inaccurate proposals may not be accepted.

Title: Only capitalize the first word, the word following a colon and all proper nouns and adjectives as shown in the example here.  Italicise Latin species names.

Please avoid the temptation to use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS!

Session Summary: A brief overview of the objective(s), topics to be covered and relevance of the symposium, workshop or training course to practitioners, scientists and/or decision makers in the field of ecological restoration.  The session summary will be reproduced in the conference programme verbatim so please avoid spelling and grammatical errors.

Lead Organiser and Secondary Contact (if applicable)
Note that your name and institutional affiliation will be reproduced in the conference programme as they appear in your proposal.  All communications regarding your proposal, including acceptance notices, will be directed to the email address you provide.

Please avoid the tempation to use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS!

Draft Programme for your Symposium or Workshop
It is important that you provide a draft programme for your symposium, workshop or training course to aid in the evaluation process (and later the planning process).  This programme does not have to be final at the time you submit your proposal and can be modified later.

Symposia: please provide a tentative list of speakers and the titles of their presentations, if available.

Workshops: please provide a brief description of the structure, speakers/presenters and any expected outcomes.

Room set up and equipment requirements
Please let us know if your workshop requires a special room arrangement or equipment other than a dedicated laptop computer, data projector and screen.  It may not be possible to accommodate all requests but the secretariat will advise organisers if there are any constraints.  Please note that all symposia will have a standard room set up.

Sponsorship
Please indicate the availability of funding or in-kind support to cover the costs of organising your symposium, workshop or training course.  As explained above, SER will be unable to provide any financial assistance to help offset the cost of your participation or the participation of any speakers you may invite.

4. Summary of Important Dates and Deadlines

  • 12th September 2014: Call for proposals opens
  • 31st October 2014: Call for abstracts opens
  • 12th December 2014: Call for proposals closes
  • 23rd January 2015: Proposal review process complete (acceptance and rejection notices sent)
  • 13th February 2015: Call for abstracts closes
  • 10th April 2015: Abstract review process complete (acceptance and rejection notices sent)
  • 8th May 2015: Schedule-at-a-glance (with date and time of all sessions) is available
  • 1st June 2015: Presenter registration deadline

5. Cancellation Policy

Please do not submit a proposal if you are not completely sure that you will be able to fulfill your obligation to organise and conduct such an event.  Once a symposium, workshop or training course has been accepted and scheduled, it imposes a serious burden to cancel it and prevents other events from being selected.

If extenuating circumstances force you to cancel your session, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible so that we can reorganise the conference schedule and make alternative arrangements.

6. Online Proposal Submission Form

Please ensure you have read all the information detailed above before progressing to the submission form.  To make a submission, please click here.

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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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Artist as Activist: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces new grant opportunity for artists.

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Application deadline:October 13, 2014

www.rauschenbergfoundation.org

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced that it will build on its recent grant-making pilots and for the first time in its history roll out a series of open calls for proposals. Over the next six months, the foundation will announce new grant opportunities related to arts and culture as well as efforts to address climate change. The first open call launches since September 8.

Letters of interest are invited for the Artist as Activist program, which will support a wide range of creative professionals to tackle pressing issues around the globe. Current grant opportunities include a two-year fellowship for artists, designers, and other creative thinkers working to address problems facing societies in the U.S. and beyond, as well as ongoing travel and research grants for similar artists.

For specific program details, applicants should visitwww.rauschenbergfoundation.org/grants. Fellowship letters of interest will be accepted from September 8 to October 13, while Artist as Activist travel and research grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between September 8, 2014 and March15, 2015. Fellows will receive up to 100,000 USD in project support while Artist as Activist travel and research grants will range from 2,500 to 10,000 USD.

The Artist as Activist program is designed in response to a growing body of artists working in service of a larger social purpose. The central goal of the Artist as Activist program is to ensure such artists have the kind of flexible support required to execute ambitious creative projects intended to move the needle on the critical issues of our times. The next call for proposals, which will support innovative efforts to address climate change, will be announced on November 10.

About the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation:
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation fosters the legacy of the artist’s life, work, and philosophy that art can change the world. The foundation supports initiatives at the intersection of arts and issues that embody the fearlessness, innovation, and multidisciplinary approach that Robert Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors. In the last year alone, the foundation has broadened its philanthropic efforts from seven legacy grantees to 95 across the USA; loaned over 100 Rauschenberg artworks to 20 exhibitions globally; and converted Rauschenberg’s home and studio in Florida into a dynamic residency program for emerging and recognized artists.

Media contact Taylor Maxwell, BerlinRosen Public Affairs
T +1 646 200 5330 / taylor [dot] maxwell [at] berlinrosen [dot] com

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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

Go to Cultura21

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York University seeks Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Information Design, Advocacy and the Environment

york_logo_hi_resThe School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), formerly known as the Faculty of Fine Arts, at York University is seeking an outstanding researcher to be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the area of Information Design, Advocacy and the Environment. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure track position in AMPD at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. One of North America’s leading schools for the arts, AMPD offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Dance, Design, Digital Media, Film, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Art History, Media Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies.

This pan-faculty position will attract a strong, well-established, hybrid research-practitioner with an innovative and stellar programme of research, creative practice and significant scholarship in the areas of information design, advocacy and the environment. The successful candidate will participate across the knowledge domains of the visual arts, media, performance and design and often engage collaborations with environmental studies, health, computer science and engineering. We invite applications from candidates with demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following: graphical strategies for information design, development of tools and methodologies for data exploration, design-driven social advocacy, dynamic visualizations of live systems, interface design, design for virtual environments and massive multi—user systems, HCI, and strong cross-disciplinary approaches to information design.

The appointment is linked to the new University Strategic Research Plan, which identifies Digital Cultures as a compelling opportunity for development in the next five years by pushing “technological boundaries while critically investigating the social and cultural impacts” of new technologies on human activity and interaction. The successful candidate will play a strong role in Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology Research, a catalyst for new ideas and experimentation. <finearts.yorku.ca/sensorium/> Based in AMPD the Centre supports cross-disciplinary work in application and content creation, artistic and scientific inquiry, design practice and methodologies, policy development and critical discourse in digital media arts.<finearts.yorku.ca>

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in the areas of Digital Media, Design, Interactive Arts, Computer Science or a closely related field, an outstanding research record, experience working with undergraduate and graduate students, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research. The candidate is expected to provide leadership by fostering collaborative research, securing external funding, making links across art, design, health, computer science and engineering, supervising graduate students, and generating national and international academic, community and industry partnerships. The Chairholder will be placed in a Department or Departments most closely reflecting his or her experience and that best supports institutional priorities.

This appointment is subject to approval by the CRC program review process. The Canada Research Chairs program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence in the global, knowledge—based economy. Tier 2 Chairs have five—year terms, once renewable, and are intended for exceptional emerging researchers (less than 10 years post terminal degree) who have the acknowledged potential to lead their field of research. Information about the CRC program can be found at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

This position, subject to budgetary approval, will commence July 1, 2015. Applicants should submit a detailed CV, statement of contribution to research and teaching, links to scholarly and/or creative work, and three letters of reference.

<www.chairs.gc.ca>.

Applications should be sent by December 5, 2014 to:

Jim Fenton

York University

Faculty of Fine Arts, GCFA 201 4700 Keele Street

Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Tel: +1 416 736—2100 x 20033

Email: jfenton@yorku.ca

Open Call – Emergent Ecologies » Oceanic Performance Biennial

OPB_Full-Visual-Summary_2013_4.1-487x1024Oceanic Performance Biennial 2015 & PSi #21 Fluid States 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DUE DATE: OCTOBER 30, 2014

GET PDF VERSION OF CALL HERE: OPB_Call_2015_VOct30

SEE FLUID STATES bLOG HERE: http://www.fluidstates.org/page.php?loc=53&id=55

SUBMIT ABSTRACT VIA THIS LINK: http://www.jotform.co/OPB15/abstract

The Oceanic Performance Biennial is a platform established by the Emergent Ecologies Lab to engage multiple publics in critiques and re-imaginings of the cultural, social, political and environmental ecologies of this region: performance operates as a multi-modal tool that attracts, connects and communicates in playful or affective ways. The Biennial program incorporates free public performance events and workshops and a performance hui that brings together performance practitioners, activists and academics to address Oceanic ecologies.

As an expanded field of flows, Oceania includes those countries and cultures on the ‘edge’ with Pacific Islands at its liquid ‘centre.’ Hosted by different island nations, the Biennial aims to build local capacity and develop Pacific performance and environmental networks.

SEA-CHANGE: PERFORMING A FLUID CONTINENT

The 2015 Oceanic Performance Biennial focuses on the sea as a performative site and changing ecology and calls for work – performances, film, events, installations, performance focused workshops, panels, papers – that address Pacific oceanic ecologies. As the Oceanic region’s contribution to Performance Studies international’s world-wide conference Fluid States, the Biennial links to into a global body of performance work addressing themes of fluidity and change.

Fluid States

Fluid States is Performance Studies international’s year-long globally dispersed conference: PSi is a performance-focused interdisciplinary association that aims to promote exchange among artists, thinkers, activists and academics. Fluid States regional clusters will stage a series of events, actions, meetings and performances throughout 2015 that follow a ‘trajectory from global concerns to local issues’. The global is indexed through the image of the world ocean as a delimited, contested and stratified site that problematizes boundaries and continually redefines limits.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding. Oceania is hospitable and generous. Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Ocean is us. We are the sea, we are the Ocean, we must wake up to this ancient truth … … Epeli Hau’ofa

“… suffer a sea-change, into something rich and strange” William Shakespeare

As a liquid continent Oceania images itself through the ocean, te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa, a connective space of currents, vortices, drifts, suspensions, sediments, tides, foams, and flows that resists fixity, performing in-flux. Oceania, that collection of large-ocean nations, is particularly sensitive to the effects of anthropogenic and highly politicized climate change: as the sea warms, acidifies and plasticizes, sea levels rise and storm energies intensify so the ecologies and economies, the social, political and architectural structures, as well as the geographical limits of islands come increasingly under threat. Yet there is also, now, a sea-change: as communities affirm their place in the ecosystem of the planet and adopt ecologically sensitive practices, as materials begin to be designed or utilised as resource flows within closed loop systems, as low-carbon energy systems begin to power vehicles and buildings, and green infra-structures and urban agricultures start to contribute to a more ecological urbanism, so our contemporary cultures shift.

In this second Oceanic Performance Biennial, Sea-change: Performing in a Fluid Continent, we ask how Pacific-oriented performance studies and practices can disturb, provoke and extend thought and action in relation to the seascape and it’s attendant social and biotic communities.. Performance acts here as a lens through which to see-change, a public presencing through performativity. We call for performance practices – actions, performances, events, installations, exhibitions, films, workshops – that foreground the rich and strange, that focus or activate change in our thoughts, actions or relations. We explore the ocean as origin, immersive medium, life-support system, and mirror – Ocean is us.

CALL DETAILS

COORDINATED FLUID STATES SUBMISSION DATE: OCTOBER 30 2014

Notification of acceptance: November 14 2014

We call for ABSTRACTS for the performance programme and performance hui/symposium.

All submissions should be by the following linkhttp://www.jotform.co/OPB15/abstract

(Note you can load text, images [maximum of 2MB size] and provide links to urls etc)

PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME:

23 July – August 1 2015: Rarotonga

stage 2 detailed proposal due: January 20 2015

stage 2 peer-review and notification: January 25 2015

Abstract: Please submit a 300 word or so short abstract for performance, installation, &/or event proposals using the jotform link above.

Please outline the minimum technical requirements and funding plan.

PERFORMANCE HUI/SYMPOSIUM:

23-25 July 2015: Rarotonga

stage 2 full papers etc due: April 2015

stage 2 abstracts peer-review and notification: April 2015

Abstract:

Please submit a 300 word or so short abstract for full papers, kora [pecha-kucha style presentations], round tables/panels/workshops.

Full papers: these should be submitted subsequent to acceptance of a 300 word abstract and will also be peer-reviewed. Papers will have 20-minute presentation slots within the symposium event with discussion thereafter. More informal or performative methods of presentation are encouraged.

Kora [pecha-kucha style presentations]: 6 minutes or so of still or moving images.

Round tables / panels / workshops: Panels and round table discussions will have 90 or 120 minute time slots within the symposium event.

Virtual: online presentations or digital installations will be considered for inclusion in the event program.

Publication: after the event selected full papers and short papers on performances, panels or round tables will be invited to submit for inclusion in a Journal special issue. These will be subject to double-blind peer review.

QUERIES TO: kiaora@emergentecologies.net or Amanda.Yates@aut.ac.nz

www.emergentecologies.net/OPB

 

Opportunity: Freelance Carbon Reduction Advisers

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Freelance Carbon Reduction Advisers

Creative Carbon Scotland is seeking top quality people to advise arts and cultural organisations and individuals working in the sector on carbon management and reduction in one-to-one sessions in person, over the phone and by email.

We help the cultural sector to reduce its environmental impact and a large part of our work is helping people and organisations measure, report and reduce their carbon emissions from energy use, water use, travel and waste production/recycling.

Job Description

The Freelance Carbon Reduction Advisers will provide one-to-one support to arts organisations and individuals introduced by CCS. The two aims of the work will be:

  • To prepare and train the clients to be able to report their carbon emissions related to travel, energy use, water use and waste disposal (as appropriate) to Creative Scotland for the financial year 2015/16. Some clients may want to report emissions relating to an earlier year.
  • To help clients develop and implement a carbon reduction plan to start to reduce their carbon emissions alongside any reporting

Creative Carbon Scotland has developed a reporting methodology and has licensed tools for these purposes and Advisers and their clients would be encouraged to make use of them. An introduction to and training in our materials and approach will be provided before the Advisers meet clients.

The Advisers will be engaged to work on a self-employed, freelance basis, either with a certain number of days’ work committed to on either side between October 2014 and March 2015, or by being included on a list of advisers who we could call upon when required, with the option of refusing the work when offered. The daily rate would be between £150 and £200, plus approved expenses, depending on the number of days of guaranteed work.

We anticipate there will be a significant need for Advisers in the Central Belt, particularly in Glasgow and the West, with some work in the Tayside, Dumfries and Galloway and Highland regions. We would prefer to work with Advisers resident in these areas to reduce unnecessary travel.

Person Specification

  • Excellent knowledge of carbon management and reduction
  • Experience of advising on carbon reduction in one to one and other situations
  • Ability to engage with people and work with them to achieve their and Creative Carbon Scotland’s aims
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy and facility with spreadsheets and similar tools
  • Awareness of the challenges relevant to SMEs in reducing carbon emissions

Understanding of the built environment and/or the cultural sector would be an advantage

Applications

Please apply by 5pm on Monday 22 September by sending an email with a CV and covering letter to Fiona.maclennan@creativecarbonscotland.com, making sure that you indicate clearly how you meet the person specification above. We will respond to all applications received by that time.

Equal opportunities and environmental policies

Creative Carbon Scotland aims to be an equal opportunities employer and we will consider all applications equally in line with our policy which is available here. All staff are expected to comply with our Environmental Policy which is available here.

Further information

For more information please visit our website www.creativecarbonscotland.com. If you have any further enquiries, please contact Fiona MacLennan at the address above or call 0131 529 7909.

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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: Paper makers – communicating science through art

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland

 

Paper making, the production of academic papers, is an increasingly important and interesting part of the work of artists, and in particular artists working with environmental and ecological issues.  This opportunity was recently highlighted by Dave Borthwick on belhalf of Lydia Bach and Kate Foster:

The Paper Makers project, funded by the British Ecological Society, aims to create a dialogue between early career artists and scientists focussing on human impacts on biodiversity, with the overall aim to generate collaborative work for a wider audience.

To do so five pairs of early career artists and scientist will get together to discuss the content of one scientific paper and create five piece of work based on these discussions. The progress and process of the creation of the artwork to a wider audience.

More information can be found at: http://the-paper-makers.blogspot.co.uk/ .

We are looking for artists and scientists to apply to join us by 15th of September.​

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

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

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