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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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- 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

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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

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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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Open Call For Festival Commission Development

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Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) 2015 – OPEN CALL

What: To develop three major commissions for Environmental Art Festival Scotland 2015
Who: Artists (all disciplines), architects, designers, makers, creative producers, arts organisations, activists or collaborative groups

The EAFS team is beginning the process of developing work for the 2015 festival. To do this we want to work collaboratively with creative people and communities of interest based locally, nationally or internationally.

The commissioned artworks might comprise a journey, an event, an installation, an art happening. They might involve structure, visual art, design, architecture, sound and performance or a combination of these disciplines. We are interested in work that involves making across different disciplines and technologies and ideas of sharing and potentially leaving something behind. The artwork should culminate in Dumfries and Galloway as part of EAFS 2015 (28 – 30 August).

Festival Themes

• Inventiveness, foolishness and generosity as a way of understanding the world
• Food, clothes, shelter and environmental sustainability
• Hospitality, hosting and community
• Journeys, migrations, secular pilgrimage and transformation

Environmental Art Festival Scotland
EAFS will develop, create and support experiences that allow direct engagement with place and land through the arts. EAFS will encourage future thinking and practical action about new ways of living.

Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) is a biennial arts festival in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. The inaugural EAFS happened in late summer 2013 and was produced by three leading arts organisations working in partnership: Wide Open, Spring Fling and The Stove Network.

Apply: http://www.environmentalartfestivalscotland.com/eafs-2015/ 
Deadline: 5pm Friday 19 September 2014

Location: Dumfries and Galloway

For further information, please contact info@environmentalartfestivalscotland.com (Leah Black, Matt Baker, Jan Hogarth), or call 01387 213 218, or visit http://www.environmentalartfestivalscotland.com/eafs-2015/

The deadline is Friday 19 September 2014 at 17:00.

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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: Freelance Project Coordinator

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This opportunity comes from the Himalayan Centre for Arts and Culture-

Freelance Project Coordinator for 4 month Climate Change Project

The Himalayan Centre’s ‘Leith Community Climate Change Project’ is looking for someone to coordinate weekly discussion sessions to support people in Leith to reduce their carbon footprints. The sessions will take place once a week, for 3/4 months covering a different topic each week.  They will explore the complexities of moving towards a more sustainable, low-carbon society and will help the Leith Community Climate Change project deliver real change and complement other energy efficiency initiatives.

The sessions will offer:

•    Space for people to explore what climate change means for themselves, their families and their aspirations

•    Time to work through the conflicts between intention, social pressure and identity

•    Reliable, well-researched information and practical guidance on what will make a difference

•    Support in creating a personal plan for change

The sessions will use professionally designed, reliable materials to cover climate change basics, ideas for a low-carbon future and the four key areas of the footprint – home energy, travel, food and other consumption. Discussions of practicalities are woven together with discussions of how people feel and what these changes mean personally.

Role description: 

The Coordinator will complete a three day facilitator training course in order to understand the desired format for the conversation sessions and use the resources created for them.

Tasks:

- Promote the project to different networks.

- Recruit participants for the weekly sessions.

- Coordinate and run the sessions alongside an experienced facilitator.

-   Work with the Engagement Officer to ensure the sessions support and complement the overall project aims.

-   Monitor the impact of the project.

Skills required: 

- Excellent communication skills.

- Sound knowledge of climate change.

- Experience of working with people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures.

- Project Management Experience.

- Able to use own initiative.

Training:

The successful candidate must be available to complete 3 days training on the 19th 20th and 21st September in Edinburgh, or the 10th, 11th and 12th October in Lincoln.

Details

Hours: 14 hrs per week to be agreed with successful candidate.

Fee:  £4000

Start date: October 6th 2014

End date: February 27th 2015

If you are interested, please send a CV and covering letter to harriet@himalayancentre.org by Monday September 8th 5pm.

Interviews will take place Monday September 15th.

If you would like more information please call Harriet on 07949740030

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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: Spring Fling Evolution Project Manager

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Spring Fling Evolution Project

September 2014 – April 2015

1. Background

Spring Fling is a visual art and craft organisation supporting visual artists and makers through creating a range of platforms for professional artists and makers to showcase and sell their work across, and from, a large rural area:  Dumfries and Galloway, in the south west of Scotland. Spring Fling (the organisation)’s flagship event is Spring Fling: an annual contemporary visual art and craft open studios event covering the region. The event is the one of the most successful of its kind in the UK and was set up in 2003 to support and promote the region’s professional artists, makers and their businesses. Spring Fling, the event, has a significant impact on the local economy (£1.4 million in 2014), generates substantial sales in artists’ studios over a three-day event (over £250,000), and in 2014 attracted 13,400 visitors (44,300 studio visits).

Since employing a small team in 2011 Spring Fling has developed into a leading organisation commissioning and producing experimental public art (Couch 2012 and SFRM 2014); year round paid developmental opportunities for established and emerging artists to develop new work through bursary schemes; mentoring; residencies and apprenticeships; and marketing and media training for artists. With a strong brand associated with quality and ambition, it has significantly developed its impact across the media through TV and print and also through increased use of social media.  It has taken Spring Fling out of the region with national exhibitions in Glasgow, Newcastle and London.

Spring Fling is now in the process of evolving into a regionwide development organisation supporting experimentation and enterprise within the visual art and craft creative industries of a rural area. The organisation will work with artists and partners to create local, national and international opportunities for established, emerging and aspiring artists and makers. Providing professional, business and marketing development the organisation will offer support to artists enabling; experimentation & risk taking; the creation of new work; sharing of skills; engaging with the public; and reaching new markets.

The creation of a new organisational brand will protect Spring Fling (the event brand) and open the organisation’s services to a wider customer base of both artists and audiences. The new organisation will be launched in April 2015. This project will ensure that we have the best organisational business model for the efficient management and delivery of the present and future activities provided by the wider organisation.

The strategic aims of the organisation are to maintain Spring Fling as the vibrant flagship event within a wider organisation which supports artists and makers at different stages of their careers throughout the year, and through this nurturing the arts and artistic activity within the communities of the largely rural population of Dumfries and Galloway.

2. Brief

Spring Fling CIC (SFCIC) is looking for a Sustainable Development Project Manager or Sustainable Development Project Team (freelance) who will lead the development project.

This is an eight-month project split into four phases:

Phase 1 | Creative & Collaborative Development | September 2014 – January 2015 | Fee: £8000 (approx.)

Phase 2 | Business Development | December 2014 – February 2015 | Fee: £3000 (approx.)

Phase 3 | Financial & Economic Development | January – March 2015 | Fee: £7000 (approx.)

Phase 4 | Branding Development | December 2014 & March – April 2015 | Fee: £3000 (approx.)

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3. Proposals 

To apply please send:

  • Proposal document (one per phase)
  • Budget breakdown
  • Detail on partners and collaborators, if applicable
  • Outline of your experience in this area including CV’s of all individuals involved

This should be sent to Leah Black, Director, Spring Fling CIC to leah@spring-fling.co.uk by 5pm Friday 5 September 2014

Interviews will be conducted in Dumfries between Monday 8 – Thursday 11 September. Phase 1 is due to start in late September 2014.

Please direct any questions to Leah Black by email (above) or on 01387 213 218.

Image courtesy of Spring Fling: http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/

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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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EAFS 2015 – Environmental Art Festival Scotland

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The team behind the Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) have a call out for proposals for 2015 which they asked us to circulate.

The EAFS team is beginning the process of developing work for the 2015 festival. To do this we want to work collaboratively with creative people and communities of interest. EAFS 2015 will connect South West Scotland to national and international locations therefore we are particularly seeking proposals that involve some form of journey to the festival.

The Commissioned Artworks
The commissioned artworks might comprise a journey, an event, an installation, an art happening. They might involve structure, visual art, design, architecture, sound or performance or a combination of these disciplines. We are interested in work that involves making across different disciplines and technologies and ideas of sharing and potentially leaving something behind. The artwork should culminate in Dumfries and Galloway as part of EAFS 2015 (28 – 30 August).

Festival Themes
• Inventiveness, foolishness and generosity as a way of understanding the world;
• Food, clothes, shelter and environmental sustainability;
• Hospitality, hosting and community;
• Journeys, migrations, secular pilgrimage and transformation.

Full details and online submission form can be found here:
http://www.environmentalartfestivalscotland.com/eafs-2015/

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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