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.

Deadline: 5pm Friday 19 September 2014

Location: Dumfries and Galloway

For further information, please contact (Leah Black, Matt Baker, Jan Hogarth), or call 01387 213 218, or visit

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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