Open Calls

Opportunity for Artists: EUPORIAS G.A.

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This post comes from EUPORIAS, Kaleider and the MET Office.

We want to commission an individual or a group to create an experience that will take place during the EUPORIAS General Assembly. We’re not prescriptive about discipline, but we’re interested in something that is playful/playable/fascinating/interesting/thrilling/poetic/challenging/delightful.

It might use tech, performance, installation, sound, taste, texture, magic. It might be digital, non-digital or a hybrid. It might be site responsive, human responsive, data responsive or all three.

We want to interrupt the normal conference proceedings with something a bit different, inspired by the world of climate services and EUPORIAS. What this might be and when in the meeting this might happen is for us, and you, to decide.

 

The successful artist(s) will be awarded:

  • Up to £15,000 available to include the artist’s fee and expenses, accommodation, travel and production costs.
  • Residency at Kaleider’s curated studio in Exeter.
  • Producer support and creative feedback during development and production.
  • Development time with Met Office scientists.
  • An opportunity to do something a little bit different.

What we’d like to see in an application:

A project that:

  • is inspired by climate science / climate services / EUPORIAS
  • is co-designed with us
  • uses the network of people and skills inside The Kaleider
  • can take place at the Met Office
  • might be disruptive
  • is definitely surprising
  • is personally challenging to the audience but not professionally uncomfortable
  • is definitely playful (but with a bit of a bitter aftertaste?!)
  • might be playable
  • could be wholly designed prior to the General Assembly and then take place at the event or partially designed prior to the General Assembly and then adapted in response to the goings-on at the event.

What you can expect from us:

  • We’re not going to tell you what to do – we welcome proposals from any discipline.
  • An open and a playful approach to collaboration.
  • Access to Met Office scientists and EUPORIAS collaborators to help inspire and shape the experience, plus the opportunity to play with our data!
  • If appropriate, we’ll work with you to explore opportunities to tour the work to other locations.

Application deadline: 23:59 (BST) Friday 10 June 2016

Dates and location of event: sometime during 4-7 October, 2016; Met Office, Exeter, UK

For more information and how to apply, visit their 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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Open Call: CREATIVE SPACES LAB-14 STUDIO

LAB-14 Residencies for 2017 now open!

LAB-14 is the first phase of the Carlton Connect Initiative, at the former Royal Women’s Hospital site. This space has been designed to foster collaborative research and to facilitate the sharing of this research with the broader community.

The main aim of LAB-14 is to address the challenge of supporting sustainability and resilience and to bring it into practical application. Scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, students and policymakers come together to share knowledge and foster exchange.

Creative Spaces has established a studio within the building to position artists within this science, innovation and research environment.

STUDIO SPECIFICATIONS

  • 60m2
  • concrete floor, large windows, sink
  • wireless internet connection
  • Artform: open to all artforms and practices that don’t require 3-phase power, extractor fans, open flames or generate loud noise

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  • This residency has a focus on sustainability and social resilience.  Artists must address themes such as water, food, energy, climate change and adaptation, risk and resilience, or social equity
  • Interaction and collaboration with other Carlton Connect tenants during the residency is encouraged
  • Artists will have access to studio and building facilities
  • Artists are required to be in residence at the studio for a minimum of 3 days per week during normal business hours.
  • Public visibility into the space must be maintained
  • An artist talk and open studio are required outcomes of the residency
  • Public liability insurance is covered by the City of Melbourne

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Important dates:

Applications open: Monday 2 May 2016

Applications close: 5pm Tuesday 14 June 2016

To apply for a 2017 residency at LAB-14 visit the City of Melbourne’s Arts Grants Page.

Open Call: Wind Blades Creative Artwork / Play Wonthaggi

Wind Blades Creative Artwork / Play Wonthaggi
Expression of Interest – $50,000 commission

Bass Coast Shire Council is seeking concept designs from artists and design teams for an innovative and functional creative artwork/play area utilising two 42m long decommissioned wind turbine blades which have been donated by Senvion Australia.

The Wind Blades installation, situated in Wonthaggi’s Guide Park which is one of Bass Coast’s most prominent open spaces, will be the first of its kind in Australia.

Expression of Interest Wind Blades Creative / Artwork Play Wonthaggi (PDF 691kb)

Key Documents

As your concept may include aspects of play – here are the relevant Australian Standards

  • Australian Standards for Play Equipment AS: 4685; Parts 1-11 (2014) and
  • Australian/New Zealand Standards for Playground Undersurfacing AS/NZS: 4422 (1996)

Artists submitting an application must attend a mandatory onsite visit on Friday 27 May 2016 to both the Wonthaggi Wind Farm and Guide Park.

Applications can be completed online via SmartyGrants at https://bass-coast.smartygrants.com.au/windblade

To register for the onsite visit please contact Arts and Culture Administration Officer, Rebecca Scott, by email art@basscoast.vic.gov.au or phone on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 5671 2761.
Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 10 June 2016

Human Impacts Institute: Creative Climate Awards

What Are the Creative Climate Awards?

Our Creative Climate Awards use the creative process as a tool to inspire audiences to explore the consequences of their actions, think critically about pressing issues, and to make the environment personal.  These events are an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of people in positive action around the challenges posed by climate change, while having your work seen by our judges—some of the top artists, curators, and international leaders in the world.

Submit your work for this year’s Creative Climate Awards!  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.   All applications must be received by May 31st to be considered for the current calendar year.  Applications received after May 31st will be considered for the following year.

Inspire climate action with your creativity!

Due Date: 11:30PM, May 31st, 2016

http://www.humanimpactsinstitute.org/#!creative-climate-awards/cyup

Prizes: 

  • $2,000 First Place Prize 
  • Month long exhibition on 42nd Street, Manhattan, NYC
  • Have your work seen by our amazing judges!

Thanks to the Taipei Economic Cultural Office in NYC and the Global Crisis Information Network, Inc. for their support.

PAST JUDGES

Berndt Arell, Director of the National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden; Marcia Sells, Associate Vice President, Program Development and Initiatives & Associate Dean, Office of Community Outreach, Columbia University School of the Arts; Karen Boyer, Independent Art Advisor; Lawrence B. Benenson, Principal, Benenson Capital Partners, LLC, MoMa Board Member, Art Collector; Brooks Atwood, Founder & Creative Director of Brooks Atwood Design, TV Host at A&E, Adjunct Faculty at Parsons School of Design; James Hannaham, Associate Professor, Pratt Institute Writing MFA; Maureen Sarro, Owner, Fitzroy Gallery; Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator of feminist art, The Brooklyn Museum; Brian Tate, President, The Tate Group/Co-Founder, Curate NYC; Althea Viafora-Kress, Independent art dealer; Randy Olson, Filmmaker, author of “Don’t Be Such a Scientist”, and science-story coach; Patrick L. Kinney, Sc.D., Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Director, Columbia Climate and Health ProgramDepartment of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University; Brice Lalonde, former Environment Minister of France; “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan, writer;  John Fiege, filmmaker; Lana Wilson filmaker and Film and Dance Curator, Performa; Michael Nieling Owner, Creative Director, Ocupop and Professor, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; Amy BraunschweigerSenior Web Communications Manager, Human Rights Watch.

PAST CREATIVE CLIMATE AWARDS ARTISTS

Yanli Shen, Susan Allbert, Alexandre Dang, Nika Ostby, Ruth Lyons, Diane Tuft, Resa Blatman, Ed Ambrose, Juha Metso, Madeline Cottingham, Leah Raintree, Kelsey Gallagher, Emily Schnellbacher,  Jaakko Heikkilä, Kwan Taeck Park, Jill Sigman, Meghan Moe Beitiks, Dion Laurent, FICTILIS, Catherine Young, and Carolyn Monastra, Thomas Marcusson, Robert Ladislas Derr, Eric Corriel, Sarah Cameron Sunde, and Natalia Bazowska, Susan Allbert, Neno Belchev, Joseph Erb, Miriam Simun & Miriam Songster, and Jody Sperling, Marie Christine Katz, Carl Landegger, Christina Massey, Carolyn Monastra, Jeremy Pickard and the Superhero Clubhouse, Marshall Reese & Nora Ligorano, Pamela Casper, Tara DePorte, Sarah Filipi, Susan Hoenig, Carolyn Monastra, Linnea Ryshke, Francesca Sigilli, Yanli Shen, Shin Yeon-Moon, Marina Zurkow, Una Chaudhuri, Oliver Kellhammer, Fritz Ertl, The Tree Veneration Society (founder Louise Fowler-Smith), Anthony May, Theater Three Collaborative, Mechthild Schmidt Feist, Environmental Justice Foundation, Sara Roer, Green Map System, Gregor Marvel, Lexicon of Sustainability, Mai Ueda, Anthony Heinz May, Tildon Widro, Lauren Mage, Open Skye Collaborative, Eve Mosher, Alex White, Douglas Gayeton, Laura Howard-Gayeton, Brian Whitley, Jacqueline Hall, Josephine Decker

APPLY

Please, prepare the following and submit them via our online submission form.  We will only accept submissions via our online submission form.  You will need to prepare the following and have it available via an online format that is viewable to anyone with the link (i.e. google drive, dropbox, personal website, blog, etc)

  • Responses to the following questions:

    • Artist(s) name, address, phone number, website (as applicable), email address

    • Description of your work(s)/concept

    • What do you intend to convey to the public through your proposed artwork?

    • How does your concept/work address “making climate change personal and practical”?

    • How does your concept/work inspire your audience to take action to address climate change?

    • Do you have a proposed/ideal location for your piece?

  • Resume (maximum one page). If working with a team, include a resume for each team member.

  • Photographs, sketches, images, video, or sound file that clearly convey your proposed concept or existing work:

    • Provide no more than five samples of the proposed work and/or previous, related work completed (This can be in the form of image, video or audio, as relevant to your work);

    • Each example should clearly state what we are viewing/listening to and how it related to your proposal;

    • Please keep audio and video files to five minutes each

Artist is responsible for:

  • Communicating with HII staff as needed before, during, and after event;

  • Acting in a timely and professional manner;

  • Providing all materials, transportation, lodging, installation costs, and staffing needed to implement work;

  • Being available and onsite on the assigned day of artist’s piece/installation

HII is responsible for:  

  • Notifying selected artists, if selected, in a timely manner;

  • Publicizing selected artists through press releases and on HII website, Facebook, and Twitter;

  • Providing HII educator for interpretation and educational component of pieces installed in NYC (NOTE: international artists are responsible for providing volunteer educators; however, HII will provide curriculum);

  • Connecting selected artists’ pieces and locations with other events/participants during Climate Week; and

  • Providing individual write-ups, photos, and a video interview of selected artists’ works for the HII blog.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Our Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events

that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works and actions.  

In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity

to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action. 

Artwork and Interviews

See more in-depth into each participating artists’ work and interviews with them about the impacts of their work 

WHAT WE ACCEPT

We are open to diverse creative media, including: performance art, dance, spoken word, films (feature length and shorts), 2D works (painting, drawing, collage, prints, etc), music, and theatre pieces.   All exhibits and/or performances must be free and open-to-the-public and artists must be able to come to NYC during the exhibit times to perform.  Artists are responsible for the transportation costs and permitting requirements for their works to and from NYC, as appllicable.  Works that do not require permitting or already have necessary permits are given a strong preference.

SELECTION PROCESS

Selection of artists will be made by HII staff and an advisory committee comprised of scientists, policy makers, artists, media experts, curators, and others.  We will evaluate three main components of each submission:

  • Strength of messaging and connection to climate change;

  • Artistic merit and impact; and

  • Feasibility of project (in terms of permitting requirements, materials, etc.).

Submissions will also be selected based upon an artist’s work samples and written explanation of the intended message and impact of a proposed piece.  Works that inspire action to address climate change are given high priority.

CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSION

  • All submitted pieces must address the theme of  “making climate personal and practical” and creatively engage audiences in positive action on climate change.

  • Work/performance must be suitable for a public setting (all locations will be coordinated by HII and limited indoor settings will be available);

  • No admission fee may be charged;

  • All concepts, ideas, and artwork must be original work of artist submitting proposal;

  • Work/performance must be safe for artist and the public;

  • Artists/artist team must have a proven track record of creating work in a timely and professional manner;

  • Artist will pay for all art and personal transport fees to NYC

DEADLINES

We accept works on a rolling submission.  All applications must be received by May 31st to be considered for the current calendar year.  Applications received after May 31st will be considered for the following calendar year. Creative Climate Awards take place in September and October of each year.

Opportunity: Events & Communications Officer, Creative Carbon Scotland

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Our friends at Creative Carbon Scotland are currently looking for an individual to fill the role of Events & Communications Officer, and to help achieve their aim of connecting the arts and culture with sustainability to build a sustainable Scotland.  This is a great opportunity to join a small, informal, forward-thinking team to make real change in the world.

Job Details

Salary: £8,800 (ie £22,000 pro rata 0.4FTE) + up to 3% of salary in pension contributions matching employee’s contributions

Hours: Part time – 0.4 FTE. This means a 15 hour week with a degree of flexibility on both sides, as some evening and weekend work may be required and busy periods may call for extra hours, with time taken off in lieu during quieter periods.

Flexible working and Job Sharing Creative Carbon Scotland welcomes proposals for flexible working or job-share, subject to the needs of the role being satisfactorily fulfilled.

Holidays: 8 days plus 4 public holidays to be taken at times agreed with the Producer.

Place of work: Based at Waverley Court, East Market Street, Edinburgh, but home working and hot-desking may also be necessary. Travel throughout Scotland required.

Contract and notice period: This is a fixed term post until 31 March 2017, with continuation possible subject to funding and the needs of CCS. A probationary period of 2 months will apply, following successful completion of which the full fixed term contract will be confirmed.

Secondments Creative Carbon Scotland is very willing to consider a secondment for this role where this will embed carbon reduction knowledge and work within the cultural sector.

Equipment: A laptop and mobile phone will be provided if required.

For more information and how to apply, please download a copy of the Job Application Pack.

Closing Date: Midnight, 25th May.

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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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Call for the Stories of the Anthropocene Festival, Stockholm 27-29 October 2016

A state of shock is something that happens to us not only when something bad happens. It’s what happens to us when we lose our narrative, when we lose our story, when we become disoriented. – Naomi Klein

The KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, in collaboration with the Rachel Carson Center and the Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History, and Environment at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is currently seeking submissions for the Stories of the Anthropocene Festival (SAF), which will take place on 27-29 October 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
We invite scholars, artists, writers, filmmakers, and activists to propose a single story that can represent or encapsulate the Anthropocene. We welcome stories from all possible angles and scales, rejecting any pre-constituted division or hierarchy separating between fiction and non-fiction, local and global, scientific and, academic and popular.
Deeply rooted in the storytelling tradition of the humanities, SAF seeks to reclaim the power of narratives to shape and understand the world beyond the dualities of possible/impossible, material/immaterial, real/imaginary.

The Anthropocene has developed a dual career, firstly as a geological term and secondly as a cultural term. It is an open question whether geologists will find the precise stratum where the Anthropocene began, and if the geological community will agree on the Anthropocene as a new epoch in Earth history. In many fields of the humanities and social sciences and in the public mind, however, the Anthropocene is already an established concept that continues to gain momentum in newspapers, museums, and other public arenas.

As environmental humanities scholars, we believe that the Anthropocene is composed of layers of stories as well as CO2 emissions or atomic fallout. The Anthropocene is essentially a narrative about the interventions of humans on a planetary scale; it is a story written into the rocks and into the atmosphere. The Anthropocene has the ambition to overcome the dichotomized narratives of human societies versus nature, proposing a narrative embodied in the Earth.

In November 2014, a group of scholars and artists convened at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for the Anthropocene slam: A Cabinet of Curiosities. In a playful and creative way, presenters introduced objects that they felt embodied the Anthropocene. The Slam was then translated firstly into an exhibition, the Anthropocene Cabinet of Curiosities, on display at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, and then into an edited volume.

SAF builds on the experience and energy of the Slam. SAF challenges participants to exit their comfort zone and embrace an imaginative and inventive mode with the ambition to engage with a wide audience.
At SAF, participants will have 30 minutes to narrate or tell their story to the public in any format, including (but not limited to) video, dance, song, or theater. The audience will select their favorite stories, and these will be curated into an online platform, the Anthropocene Library. Please see below for submission guidelines.

To Apply:
Abstracts should include the source of the story, the format of the presentation, how the story fits with the theme of SAF, and any technical or other support you may need. There are two methods by which you can submit an abstract:

  1. Written abstract – please provide a 250-word abstract with the above information.
  2. Video abstract – please send us a link to a max. 3-minute long video including the above information.

Along with your abstract, please also provide a max. 250-word accompanying biography, including your contact details.

Send all submissions with the title ‘SAF submission’ to ehlab@abe.kth.se by Wednesday the 15th of June. If you have any questions, please contact ehlab@abe.kth.se. The results of the selection will be communicated by July 15th.

A limited amount of funding is available to cover partially travel costs for participants. Please make sure to include a request for funds in your application if needed.

The Re:NEW Festival: a month-long celebration of Creative Reuse, Sustainability, and Transformation happening September 9–October 9, 2016.

As Pittsburgh experiences a resurgence and addresses continuous, equitable improvement, we present the Re:NEW Festival, a collaborative, brand new endeavor, bringing together the city’s diverse and forward-thinking arts and culture, creative industries, and sustainable technologies.

Festival visitors will witness the North American premiere of Drap-Art, the International Festival of Recycling Art, held annually in Barcelona. This premiere in the PPG Wintergarden will set the stage for diverse programs all month long: exhibits in alternative venues, music showcases, eco-tours, markets featuring upcycled goods, hands-on workshops, education, films, performances, and environmental exhibits.

The Re:NEW Festival is a collaborative effort of a multi-sector group of civic leaders instrumental in the city’s resurgence: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Resources Council, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, VisitPITTSBURGH, and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

Get Involved

Re:NEW Festival programming includes art exhibitions, markets of artwork and goods made of upcycled materials, workshops, performances, talks and tours, vendor markets, and satellite programs at diverse organizations around the city. Artists may apply to exhibit work or be a market vendor, organizations may apply to present programming or may become a festival sponsor, and the festival is looking for volunteers.

In addition to these opportunities, organizations and artists have the option to submit a community event for possible inclusion on the Re:NEW Festival calendar of events.

Apply

The Re:NEW Festival seeks submissions from artists, performers, craftspeople and organizations that explore the themes of creative reuse, transformation and sustainability in thoughtful, engaging, and diverse ways. We have two Calls for Artists and one Call for Organizations, and a Market Vendor Application.

Artists & Performers
Organizations
Vendors

Submit a Community Event

If you or your organization has an event, workshop, lecture, educational program, or other activity occurring September 9 – October 9, 2016 that incorporates themes of creative reuse, sustainability, or transformation, you can submit your event for possible inclusion on the Re:NEW Festival calendar of events. Note that all event submissions are subject to staff review.

SUBMIT AN EVENT

OPEN CALL ‘Feeding the Insatiable’ a conference and creative summit on Arts and Energy – EXTENDED DEADLINE

Call for proposals ‘Feeding the Insatiable’ a conference and creative summit EXTENDED DEADLINE

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS 22.00 GMT Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Schumacher College, RegenSW and the art.earth network invite you to submit a proposal for participation to the forthcoming summit Feeding the Insatiable to be held November 9-11, 2016 at Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL, UK.  This event is aimed at academics, artists, engineers, policy-makers, and anyone with an interest in renewable energy. More detailed information can be found at feedingtheinsatiable.info.

Although we received many excellent proposals for the original deadline on May 8, we have learnt that the word had not spread quite as far and wide as we’d thought. We have decided to extend the deadline to give everyone a chance to put their ideas forward.

Scope

A focus on all manner of energy generation through creative intervention and invention and new approaches to scientific enquiry including the quirky, the impossible, the micro and the personal.  Encouraging debate – practical, philosophical, metaphysical, and theoretical – bringing creative minds from many disciplines to bear on these pressing issues.

We explore ways in which creative makers and enquirers –– artists, scientists, philosophers, theorists and others –– can increasingly play a part in moving rather than cajoling, inspiring rather than scaring, succouring rather than scourging. The impassioned voice has an essential role to play in shifting the inert and entrenched thinking about how we live in the world, how we consume its resources and how we subvert and circumvent monolithic thinking. The danger lies not in those with abrasively negative views (as panic leads to stridency bordering on the absurd and numbers inevitably dwindle to irrelevancy under the growing weight of evidence), but those who have no views at all.

Topics of interest

Not intended to be proscriptive or prescriptive, this list of topics suggests the areas we are likely to explore. However we are open to all relevant ideas, from the philosophical to the most practical and pragmatic.

  • visioning change
  • imaginative and invented narratives and technologies
  • micro-generation and body-derived energy
  • plant and other organic power generators
  • transformational potential of art
  • beyond communication
  • energy and metaphor
  • message and instrumentalisation
  • slow art, process
  • non-literal big data visualisation
  • the artist and the engineer
  • envisioning the profound
  • aesthetics of art/science
  • using imagination for social change
  • emotion / science
  • sensible / actual
  • new ways of seeing
  • new ways of knowing
  • evolving meaning
  • celebrating authenticity and ethos
  • energy in the animal world
  • exploring chasms between artists and industry
  • energy futures and questions of design
  • ethnographics, big data, climate change, understanding

The deadline for submission is 22.00 GMT on Wednesday May 18, 2016.

We are requesting 250-word abstracts or outlines, which must be submitted through the event website at http://feedingtheinsatiable.info/take-part/

We are unable to accept any submissions after the deadline.

For more detailed information please visit www.feedingtheinsatiable.info

Opportunity: Summer Festivals Production Assistant

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Please note: this opportunity is only open to current undergraduates, Masters students, or recent graduates (2 years) of the University of Edinburgh. The application must be completed through their online careers portal and the closing date for applications is 10am on Friday 13th May.

We are currently offering a paid summer internship position to help develop and implement an industry-focussed programme of work to improve the environmental sustainability of the arts and cultural festivals in Edinburgh. Helping to deliver the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award and ceremony, the Fringe Participants Programme environmental sustainability events, Green Teases and the Green Arts Initiative, this is a unique opportunity to make real change in a dynamic and exciting environment!

This opportunity partners with the Center for Sustainable Practice in the arts, Festivals Edinburgh, and the 12 Edinburgh Festivals, including the summer festivals:

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
  • Edinburgh Art Festival
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Edinburgh Mela

Job Details

Job Title: Creative Carbon Scotland Santander Internship – Summer Festivals Production Assistant

Hours: 35 hours per week with a degree of flexibility on both sides, as evening and weekend work will be required during the Summer Festivals and busy periods may call for extra hours, with time taken off in lieu during quieter periods. Likely to take the form of 35 h p/w over July and August, with 3 days p/w over June and September.

Salary: £1,099 per month (£7.85/hour).

Holidays: 5 days plus 1 public holiday to be taken at times agreed with the Projects & Festivals Environmental Sustainability Officer

Place of work: Nominally based at Waverley Court, East Market Street, Edinburgh, but working from home and remotely will be required.

Contract and notice period: This is a fixed term contract from 13 June until 9 September 2016.

For more information and how to apply, please go through the University of Edinburgh’s online careers portal. The closing date for applications is 10am on Friday 13th May.

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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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LABVERDE: Art Immersion Program in the Amazon

LABVERDE is an unforgettable and deep experience in the Amazon rainforest for artists from all over the world.

LABVERDE aims to help cultural makers understand and reflect on one of the main natural areas of the planet.

The journey starts with a boat trip and it gets deeper in an ecological reserve in the heart of the Amazon region, allowing a selected group of artists to explore different scales and perspectives of the rainforest along with the mediation of specialists in art, humanities, biology, ecology and natural science.

Life experience and theory will be integrated into 10 days of intensive activities. A schedule of expeditions, lectures, workshops, presentations and seminars will enhance creativity, having nature as a common ground.

Among other themes, the participants will find out about landscape representation, nature art appropriation, innovative solutions for a sustainable economy, climate change and environmental impacts, forest sonority, local community extractivism culture, wild edible plants, entomology, natural history of organisms, fragmented areas in the Amazon and dendrochronology in the Amazon.

The network exchanges and the knowledge sets throughout the program will be an opportunity to develop innovative cultural content. After the program, participants will be able to improve their own creative discourses, identify natural environmental problems and solutions, and reflect on the role of art in influencing ecological behavior.

What is the LABVERDE Program?

It is a ten-day immersion in the Amazon rainforest to explore the connection between nature, art and science.

Where is the program going to happen?

The journey will take place in two main research centers: Ecological Reserve and Floating Research Station in the center of the Amazon region.

Who can register?

Visual artists, architects, musicians, writers, dancers and other cultural makers.

How many people can participate?

Only 15 participants will be selected.

How to apply?

Candidates have to fill the application form at www.labverde.com and send the following documents:

  • 250-word bio
  • 500-word description of a creative project idea
  • 5 to 10 images Portfolio

When is the dead line?

Registration will take place until June 15th.

How much does the program cost and what is included?

The fee is USD 1,900. Accommodation, meals and transfers are included.

What if I cannot afford the program?

Artists are encouraged to request grants in their countries of residence or birth. Communication letters can be designed and offered as needed to the applicants. LAB VERDE will also select two artists to participate in the program free of charge based on their artistic merit. To apply for this grant, participants must include a letter of motivation when registering for the program.

Who are the organizers?

LABERDE has been designed by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified international professionals from Manifesta Art and Culture and The National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA). A world reference in tropical biology, INPA conducts research, surveys and inventories of fauna and flora, and investigates the sustainable use of natural resources in the Amazon (http://portal.inpa.gov.br).

+ infos:

Lilian Fraiji

Email: info.labverde@gmail.com

Phone: +55 92 99988 1301 (Brazil)

www.labverde.com