Open Calls

Now Hiring: Sustainable Scotland Network

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The Sustainable Scotland Network are recruiting two new positions to join the team at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation – a Network Engagement Officer and a Project Administrator. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the frontline of delivery and engagement on climate action in Scotland.

Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) is Scotland’s professional network for public sector sustainability and climate change action. SSN works to support improved public sector action on climate change through capacity building, support for mandatory reporting, knowledge exchange and sharing of good practice.

SSN is supported by a secretariat and run by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (University of Edinburgh) and Sniffer.

Both roles are fixed term until March 31 2020 with possibility of a one year extension subject to funding. Secondments are welcomed. For further details on each role or to apply please follow the links below, Deadline is the 17th July.

SSN Network Engagement Officer: This is a part-time role (0.6FTE) 21 hours per week available for immediate start. Salary: £27,285-£31,604 (pro rata). Find out more and apply

SSN Administrator: This post is full time with immediate start. Salary: £22,876-£27,285 per annum. Find out more and apply

 


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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

Open Call NYC: Artists & Climate Change Incubator

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NEW YORK CITY
MONDAY-FRIDAY, AUGUST 6-10, 2018
10AM-5:30PM
FEE: $425
LEADER: CHANTAL BILODEAU

Calling artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices! Join The Arctic CycleArtists & Climate Change Incubator, August 6-10 at The Lark in New York City. All disciplines are welcome and individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations and communities are encouraged to attend. The Incubator is an inclusive environment that supports diverse perspectives.

During this 5-day intensive, participants interact with guest speakers from fields such as environmental humanities, climate science, climate change activism, and visual and performing arts. Work sessions allow participants to dig deep into the challenges and concerns of working at the intersection of arts and climate change such as embracing activism without sacrificing personal vision and artistic integrity, letting go of the idea of “product,” and bringing the arts to non-traditional audiences. Group exercises and discussions cover a range of topics including:

  • Strategies to engage artistically with climate change
  • Ways to take the arts out of traditional venues
  • How to develop collaborative projects with non-arts partners
  • How to activate audiences and create greater engagement with climate change issues

Confirmed guest speakers include interdisciplinary artist Sarah Cameron-Sunde; NYU Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies Una Chaudhuri; theatremaker, producer, and educator Modesto Flako Jimenez; founder and co-director of Superhero Clubhouse Jeremy Pickard; choreographer and artistic director of The Equus Projects JoAnna Mendl Shaw, and; Associate Professor of Environmental Science Branwen Williams.

All sessions will take place in the studio of The Lark at 311 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. Limited to 20 participants. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, visit the website.

NOTE: Also taking place this summer is the exhibition Indicators: Artists on Climate Change at Storm King Art Center, one of the world’s leading sculpture parks. Located in New Windsor, NY, Storm King is accessible by train from New York City.


 

Artists and Climate Change is a blog that tracks artistic responses from all disciplines to the problem of climate change. It is both a study about what is being done, and a resource for anyone interested in the subject. Art has the power to reframe the conversation about our environmental crisis so it is inclusive, constructive, and conducive to action. Art can, and should, shape our values and behavior so we are better equipped to face the formidable challenge in front of us.

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Opportunity: Internship with Creative Carbon Scotland

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Creative Carbon Scotland is seeking a University of Glasgow student to join us for a paid research internship focusing on adaptation to climate change impacts, and implications for the cultural sector.

Creative Carbon Scotland has been working since 2011 to support arts and cultural organisations to reduce their environmental impact, and to explore the ways in which they can contribute to a sustainable future. We are now at an exciting time of development around the next stage in addressing climate change: adaptation to the projected impacts of rising temperatures. To kick-start this development, we are looking to host a internship focused specifically on implications for the visual arts sector.

The research will form the foundation of our ongoing work on adaptation, and the beginning of our programme of support for all cultural organisations across Scotland. For this initial stage, the internship is co-hosted with Festivals Edinburgh (the strategic umbrella organisation for the Edinburgh Festivals).

This internship is hosted with the University of Glasgow through the Santander SME Internship scheme, and is only open to 4th/5th year undergraduates or postgraduate students at the University of Glasgow.

Main Purpose Of Job

  • To undertake a research into the implications of climate change impacts for visual arts organisations in Edinburgh and across Scotland.
  • To help develop a programme of advice on adaptation to the impacts of climate change, specifically for arts and cultural organisations.

Responsibilities

  • Carrying out initial secondary research (25%) on:
    • International city-scale adaptation programmes, and progress in Edinburgh to date.
    • Existing approaches for city-scale adaptation programmes that include cultural organisations (like museums, galleries and festivals).
    • Likely climate change impacts for Edinburgh.
  • Identifying key cultural stakeholders for climate change adaptation in Edinburgh. (5%)
  • Undertaking interviews with key stakeholders on opinions and actions towards climate adaptation. (25%)
  • Producing a written report of research findings, with recommendations for climate adaptation actions for the partners, and further research required (25%)
  • Disseminating report findings (10%) through:
    • executive summaries for key, partners, stakeholders and participants;
    • resource publishing on the Creative Carbon Scotland website
    • news blog and associated social media using the Creative Carbon Scotland online platforms.
  • Attending and contributing to related meetings and events as they arise, to further develop this area of work, e.g. Edinburgh Adapts meetings; Green Arts Conference.  (5%)
Working for Creative Carbon Scotland

Duration and Hours: This is a 280-hour internship, working out to approximately 2 days per week, over a 20 week period. Timings and dates for the role are flexible, but would ideally begin in early September 2018.

Salary: This role is a paid at an hourly rate of £8.75 per hour. Creative Carbon Scotland is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.

Working Pattern And Flexibility: This role requires a mix of online and in-person research, and is only nominally based in the Creative Carbon Scotland, with the majority of work able to be undertaken at distance. However the intern will be expected to attend a weekly meeting in Edinburgh (the times of which can be flexible to term-time schedules).

How to Apply

Deadline for Applications: 19 July 2018, via the University of Glasgow Careers Service, reference ID NZ26W

Start Date: Likely w/c 3 September 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact the University of Glasgow Careers Service (careers@glasgow.ac.uk or 0141 330 5647). Their advisors can also provide advice on completing an application, and how to highlight your suitability for the role.



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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

Opportunity: Beach Cleanup on Isle of Scarp

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Artists Mara Marxt Lewis & Tyler Lewis are removing debris from a beach in the Outer Hebrides.

In the first week of July, Mara Marxt Lewis & Tyler Lewis will head to the isle of Scarp, just off the west coast from the Isle of Harris. There is a beautiful beach there on the Atlantic side called ‘Mol Mor’, or Big Beach. After visiting Scarp in the summer of 2017, we were in love with its raw beauty but rather taken aback at seeing such an impact humanity can have on a place that it no longer inhabits. Mol Mor is a beach covered in all sorts of plastic, rubber, metal, objects that have washed ashore over the years. It is a rather colorful sight, but it’s just rubbish that doesn’t belong there.

We are determined to rid the beach of all the rubbish and process what can be recycled at the appropriate facilities. As we’re artists, we have other plans for all the plastic and metal buoys! Later this September we have an exhibition at University of Edinburgh’s Tent Gallery, where we’ll show our immersive sound installation that makes use of the buoys as a sculptural material. It’s a great way to re-use the otherwise wasted material, and hopefully draw some more attention to the issue of plastic in our oceans.

We’ve started a GoFundMe campaign to help make the cost involved with traveling to the Hebrides and hauling everything off the island feasible. So, please contribute whatever you can – even a little bit is greatly appreciated and share with your friends and family – we’ll make this a big success!

 


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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

Opportunity: Programme and Communications Manager

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Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) are looking for a Programme and Communications Manager.

Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) are looking for a Programme and Communications Manager. This is a great job opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic, driven and has a strong contemporary art knowledge. It is a rare chance to manage the delivery of the SSW programme and have space to be ambitious with it. We are also looking for someone who is interested in communications and sharing the wide range of work we do at SSW with our diverse audiences based locally, nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will possess good communications, organisational skills and have some experience working within the arts.

This role is an integral position within the SSW team. It involves working closely with the Director, Office and Finance Manager and SSW technicians to develop and deliver the SSW programme and overarching communications strategy. Developing and maintaining our international networks and an ecological approach to working are fundamental to SSW’s programme. There will be opportunities for research and travel to support development in these areas as well as access to training towards developing SSW’s communications strategy if required.

Job title: Programme and Communications Manager

Salary: £25,000 plus 3% pension

In addition to this SSW is committed to staff development and a training programme will be identified through regular appraisals with the director. The role includes an allowance for research travel.

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week over 5 days including some evenings and weekends

Contract: Full time permanent post

Deadline for Applications: 10am, Friday 13th July 2018

For more information and full job specification please click the link below.
http://www.ssw.org.uk/we-are-hiring-programme-and-communications-manager/

 


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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

Opportunity: Grow Wild Creative Funding for 14-25!

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Do you have a creative idea inspired by wildflowers or fungi? Get funding to make it a reality!

Wildflowers and fungi are amazing! That’s why we’re inviting young people aged 14-25 to take part in a summer of activities and flex their creative skills. This year Grow Wild are offering not one, but two opportunities for young people to receive £500 by making a short video application telling Grow Wild their idea and how they will spend the money. Deadline for submission is the 2nd of July!

Creative projects in your community (14-25)


Young people can use their interest in photography, music, drama, dance, film, visual arts or more to celebrate UK native wild flowers and fungi in fun and inventive ways.

Co-created projects for emerging artists (18-25 only)

Apply to join with others across the UK to plan an autumn exhibition at renowned arts venue, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This will include an artist masterclass at the venue in July.

Want to know more? Visit – https://www.growwilduk.com/creative

 


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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

Open Call: 2018 Haunted Mill

The Wassaic Project’s 2018 Haunted Mill program seeks resident artists.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Wassaic Project seeks artists interested in taking over a floor or a single room in Maxon Mills for the Haunted Mill (Saturday, October 27, 2018). Artists will have complete creative control with their installation (though they need to keep their work PG-13).

We want artists who are excited to participate and get weird, as well as artists who are self-directed and independent with their projects and vision. WP offers housing in one of our residency houses from 10/16 – 10/30, private studio space in Maxon Mills as well as additional studio.

APPLICATION BASICS:

Applications are run through our SlideRoom portal. Applicants propose an installation for a floor or room in Maxon Mills. We want artists who are excited to participate and get weird, and artists who are self-directed and independent with their projects and vision.

If accepted, participating artists and artistic teams receive housing in one of our residency houses between October 16 and October 30, private studio space in Maxon Mills (and additional studio space in Luther Barn), full access to our wood shop and print shop, and a $100 honorarium.

What you need to apply to the Haunted Mill.
-Contact info
-Installation proposal
-1–5 work samples
-$10 application fee

Deadline: June 11, 2018, midnight

For more information about the Wassaic Project’s Haunted Mill:
https://www.wassaicproject.org/artists/applications

Website:
https://www.wassaicproject.org/

Contact info:
will@wassaicproject.org

 



The Wassaic Project

The Wassaic Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, uses art and arts education to foster positive social change. We nurture connections between our artists and our neighbors facilitating a mutual broadening of perspectives and respect across economic and cultural boundaries. The Wassaic Project exists to provide a genuine and intimate context for art making and strengthening local community by increasing social and cultural capital through inspiration, promotion and creation of contemporary visual and performing art.

The Wassaic Project produces exhibitions, a summer festival, an arts education program, and a competitive residency program that brings artists and writers into the hamlet of Wassaic to live and work for periods of 1 – 6 months.

Opportunity: 2050 Young Leaders Development Programme

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Applications for the 2050 Young Leaders Development Programme are now open!

Are you…

  • approx. 18-35 years old and
  • interested in tackling climate change? Or not YET interested in tackling climate change?

Do you have…

  • a desire to develop your leadership skills,
  • a willingness to inspire others,
  • personal drive and energy?

Introducing: 2050 Climate Group’s Young Leaders Development Programme

We need leaders to make Scotland’s sustainable future a reality. Leadership is all about influence. You don’t need to be a chief executive or MSP to have an impact on this world. The aim of the Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP) is to give young people the leadership skills and climate change knowledge they need to take action on climate change. Now in its third year, we are looking for people like YOU to join the programme. The programme will kick off at the end of May 2018 and will consist of six days of training and workshops spread through the year-long programme. Each event will be held on a Saturday.

As a Young Leader you will:

  • Receive free leadership training from Scotland’s foremost experts
  • Build knowledge of climate change issues and solutions in day-to-day life, business and politics
  • Improve your communication and influencing skills
  • Increase your confidence
  • Build your CV with skills and experience
  • Be part of a growing network of a diverse range of young people
  • Be able to inspire others to actively contribute towards taking action on climate change

Programme structure

We believe that in order to help lead the way to a successful, sustainable future, there are three spheres of influence that must be addressed: personal, professional and political.

Throughout the programme, there will be a focus on developing your own actions, for example persuading your mum to take the bus more, getting your local supermarket to stock more low carbon food and getting your local council to build a heat network!

The Leaders Network

On successful completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to join our network of Young Leaders from previous programmes. This is a space for networking, collaboration and taking action and will be supported by training and development opportunities.

We think that the Young Leaders Development Programme is a fantastic programme, but don’t take our word for it – here’s what participants said about last year’s Programme:

  • “Without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life.”
  • “Amazing programme and would highly recommend. Can’t believe it’s free as well! Thank you!”
  • “Honestly the best and most rewarding and inspirational experience of my life. It is such an amazing programme and it really enables you to take action and feel like you can do things. Before the programme I would sit and despair about how little I could do and how small I felt but the YLDP has changed that massively, so thank you so much!!”

Sounds good…tell me more! To find out more about 2050 Climate Group, the Young Leaders Development Programme and the application process, check out the 2050 Climate Group website or get in touch via contact@2050.scot.

Deadline Monday 7 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

Opportunity: Go Wild Photo Competition

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Photographers of all ages and experience are invited to submit entries to the Go Wild competition

A new photo competition, aimed at capturing images of wildlife on the National Cycle Network in Scotland, has been launched by Sustrans Scotland.

Photographers of all ages and experience are being invited to submit their entries to the Go Wild competition, which is supported by Scottish Canals and Scottish Wildlife Trust.

The free competition forms part of Sustrans Scotland’s Greener Greenways project, which is part-funded by Scottish Natural Heritage, and aims to improve and enhance biodiversity on traffic-free sections of the Network that are home to a variety of animals and plant species.

Entrants will compete for a selection of prizes, including the opportunity to have their image displayed along the Union Canal, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sustrans Scotland Volunteers Coordinator, Laura White said: “We hope Go Wild will help encourage more people to get out by foot or bike to explore their local National Cycle Network routes and discover some of the wildlife on their doorstep.

“The National Cycle Network plays a vital role in supporting and promoting a wide variety of wildlife in Scotland and is a fantastic place for people to experience some of the rich biodiversity that Scotland has to offer.

“We hope it will inspire more people to take part in our wildlife volunteering and record[ing], something that is vital to the future health of wildlife in Scotland.”

There are approximately 2,371 miles (3,815 km) of National Cycle Network routes in Scotland, including 644 miles of traffic-free routes which use a mix of railway path, canal towpath, forest road, shared-use path, segregated cycle lanes and re-determined rural footways. It plays a vital role in helping people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more every day journeys and can act as a green corridor for wildlife.

Deadline for entries to the Go Wild competition is Monday 18th June with winners being announced on Monday 17th July. Visit www.sustrans.org.uk/scotphotocomp18 for more information.


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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

Open Call: Coal Prize 2018

The COAL Prize is open to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organisations, and production methods. Together, they are building a new collective narrative, a new vision, developing our future heritage, and in doing so creating the necessary optimistic framework for everyone to find the means and the motivation to implement the changes needed for a more sustainable and just world.

This year, the COAL association celebrates its 10th anniversary. A decade of commitment alongside artists who wish to give their all to using culture as a medium of change, an ecological transition through solidarity. These words are not a figure of speech, but the result of our story. A decade ago we were talking about “sustainable development”. France defined its plan of action at the Grenelle Environment Round Table, as countries around the world were preparing for the 14th COP in Poznan, Poland. This year COP24 will be back in Poland, in Katowice, and just as 2007 was in its time the second warmest year in a century, 2017 has now claimed that title. Over this same period, the number of breeding birds species that are endangered in Europe has risen from 25 to 33 percent. There is hope however, for the solar-wind-biomass trio finally overtook coal as the main source for generating electricity in the European Union last year, and while some things have not changed as hoped, our dedication is not weakened, quite the contrary.

So this year, we see neither a failure nor an outcome, but the basis of a movement towards a renewed commitment that makes the COAL Prize ever more relevant.

The COAL Prize has become a vehicle for identification, promotion and dissemination of these artists to the general public, political actors and professionals of culture as well as of ecology. Each year, it honors ten projects in the field of visual arts relating to environmental issues, which are selected through an international open call. Though only one of them is awarded the COAL Prize, all the artists and projects considered by COAL and the selection committee will become part of a network which COAL may invite or endorse for other relevant opportunities and projects carried out by the association.

With the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Ecological Development. With the support of the Ministry of Culture, the European Union and the Imagine2020 network, the Museum of Hunting and Nature and the François Sommer Foundation.

>>> Download the open call for the COAL Prize 2018

SCHEDULE

Application deadline : July 31, 2018

The Coal Prize 2018 will be awarded in October in Paris, at a ceremony organized in partnership with the Museum of Hunting and Nature and the François Sommer Foundation, in the presence of the ten shortlisted artists and actors in the domains of art and sustainable development.

PRIZE

The winner of the COAL 2018 Prize will receive an award of 5,000 euros and a residency with additional financial support for artistic production at the Belval estate (Ardennes), property of the François Sommer Foundation.

The François Sommer Foundation was founded in 1966 by François and Jacqueline Sommer, pioneers of the implementation of a humanist ecology. Faithful to the commitments of its founders, it works for the respectful use of the resources of nature, the sharing of wealth of the natural, artistic and cultural heritage for the protection of a biodiversity in which mankind find its proper place.

The Belval estate is located in the commune of Belval-Bois-des-Dames. With an enclosed area of ​​600 hectares, it is essentially a forested area covered in meadows and 40 hectares of ponds. A veritable observatory of rural life and wildlife, each year it welcomes selected artists who contribute to the representation of their vision of Man’s relationship to his natural environment. Testament to the Foundation’s commitment to supporting contemporary artistic creation, the residency at the Belval estate contributes to the dissemination of the artists’ works to a wide audience. The combined knowledge of the scientific and educational teams of the Museum of Hunting and Nature and those of the Belval estate will also available as a resource for the artists.

Download the Belval Residency charter

CRITERIA

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: artistic value, relevance (understanding of the theme), originality (the ability to introduce new approaches, themes, and points of view), pedagogy (ability to get a message across and raise awareness), social and participative approaches (engagement, testimony, efficiency, societal dynamics), eco-design and feasibility.

The COAL Prize supports art projects in progress. Its award is not intended to cover all production costs of the project but should be considered as an aid to its development.

This year’s jury and selection committee is currently in the process of being assembled. We invite you to refer to the selection committee of the COAL Prize 2017 for an idea of its composition.

APPLICATION

The application should include the following documents in a single PDF file not exceeding 20 pages:

– The completed application form, available for download HERE
– A description of the proposed project, detailing its artistic dimension and its relevance to environmental issues;
– Two high-definition visuals illustrating the project
– A note on the technical aspects of the project, particularly in terms of construction and means of production;
– An estimated budget
– A Curriculum Vitae and a portfolio.

SUBMISSION

All proposals should be submitted before July 31, 2018 via the COAL server : projetcoal.org

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By entering this competition, applicants expressly authorize the COAL organization to publish, reproduce and display in public all or part of the elements of their entry for any purpose linked to the promotion and communication of the Coal project, via all platforms and media, in all countries, for the legal duration of the copyright. Entries submitted but not selected will be held in the archives of the Coal organization. They will, however, remain the property of their authors. Participation in this open call entails the full acceptance of the conditions laid out above.

CONTACT

For any questions,  write to: contact@projetcoal.