Open Calls

ARTIST OPEN CALL with PAID commission

We’re inviting artists of all ages to submit a work as part of a ground-breaking public art initiative; to be reproduced at scale and displayed for millions to see in public spaces across the UK.

Our goal is to build a new and ambitious cultural institution without walls, and to generate a national conversation through art about the important questions of our time. Produced by Artichoke and conceived in collaboration with artist Martin Firrell, this initiative is supported by the Out-of-Home* industry.

The theme for the first exhibition is Straight White Male.
– What does it mean to be straight, white and male in 2022?
– How does this statement make you feel? Do you relate in any way with the theme, and if so, what would you like to say about that?
– Alternatively, does the theme sit uneasily with you and how would you wish to challenge it?

We’re inviting artists to respond to the theme, with the aim of commissioning 9 artists working in varying mediums and from diverse backgrounds with widely differing views about the central theme.

Commissioned artists receive:
• A fee of £2,000
• Support from Creative Director and lead artist Martin Firrell
• Support from our exhibition Curator
• An international platform to exhibit your work
• Inclusion in the Digital Programme
• The services of a designer to format your artwork for digital and print
• Costs of production, mounting, and leasing of the advertising spaces
• Photographic documentation of your artwork displayed outdoors
• Scheduled online meet-ups with fellow contributing artists and team
• Participation in online discussion regarding making art for the public realm
• Invitation to exhibition launch (July 2022) including travel and accommodation
• Introduction to appropriate networks to support future exhibitions and showings of your artwork

A wider shortlist of approximately 20-30 artists will also feature in our Digital Programme and their artwork will be showcased on the project website and our digital channels.

Submissions must be proposals for two-dimensional works in any media. This includes, but is not limited to, photography, painting, drawing, text work, prints, mixed media and collage.

To apply, please visit Artichoke’s website, read through our information pack and follow the instructions. For more information, questions and alternative methods of application please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Website: https://www.artichoke.uk.com/call-for-artists-2022
Email: ArtistOpenCall@artichoke.uk.com
Phone: 020 7650 7611 (Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 18:00)

SummerWorks Call for Submissions 2022

SummerWorks Performance Festival expands the possibilities of performance. In its 32nd year, based in Toronto, Canada, SummerWorks is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new performance in the country. 

SummerWorks is currently seeking proposals for their Festival’s next edition, taking place August 4th-14th, 2022. 

Proposals are encouraged from established and emerging creators, as well as curators, working across all disciplines and artistic traditions. In-person, digital, and hybrid performance projects will be considered.

NO APPLICATION FEE. GUARANTEED ARTIST FEES. 

Calls for:
– SummerWorks Presentations
– SummerWorks Labs
– Public Works
– Special Call for Artists & Curators

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 11:59pm EST

To learn more, check out one of our ASL-interpreted Info Sessions on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/SummerWorksTO

There are four programming streams accepting applications, including our free Public Works programming and a Special Call for Artists & Curators working in all mediums. 

The Special Call welcomes proposals for short solo performances, art interventions, and/or curated series to be experienced along sidewalks, streets, alleys, and laneways of Toronto. 

Our Public Works programming brings artists and audiences together to reimagine possibilities for the public realm, in digital, in-person, and hybrid formats. In 2022, we invite creators to consider how the landscape and infrastructure of the city impacts how we move, connect, and communicate with one another. 

Link to Call for Submissions: http://summerworks.ca/2022-call-for-submissions/

Link to Special Call for Artists & Curators:
http://summerworks.ca/2022-summerworks-special-call/

Link to Public Works Call for Submissions:
http://summerworks.ca/2022-summerworks-public-works-call/

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods invite artists to face the severity of the climate crisis and be agents of change to guide our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future. New Orleans and the inhabitants of our region are frequently invoked as some of the most vulnerable to the effects of environmental degradation. While sea levels, temperatures and emotions are rising, our highly manipulated landscape can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the reckoning and hope which are required in the ways humans interact with shifting urban and natural ecosystems. As the climate crisis permeates the collective understanding of the future, the challenges faced by Southern Louisiana resonate exponentially. We look to artists to ignite our imaginations, illuminate our challenges, and offer new ways to examine the world.

Rising Residencies will provide artists with time, space, scholarship and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works. The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and culturally related issues and a commitment to seeking and plumbing new depths. We ask artists to describe in detail how the region will affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community.

Direct questions to Cammie Hill-Prewitt at info@astudiointhewoods.org.

PLEASE REVIEW OUR FAQ BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 
Proposals are due March 10, 2022 and residencies will be awarded by May 23, 2022.

DATES 
Residencies are 6 weeks and will take place between September 2022 and May 2023. Flexibility in your dates is appreciated as we try to accommodate everyone’s schedules. You may come over six consecutive weeks or come twice for three-week sessions.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY 
Local, national, and international visual, musician/composing, performance, literary, new media, and interdisciplinary artists are eligible to apply. Both established and emerging artists may apply, but a dedicated practice and demonstrated commitment to public engagement are expected. Artists of color are encouraged to apply and we are particularly interested in receiving applications from Indigenous artists. Students enrolled in full time degree-seeking programs are not eligible. Collaborative teams of up to two artists can be in residence, please see our FAQ for more information on how to apply as a collaborative team.

SELECTION PROCESS A multidisciplinary jury comprised of artists, arts professionals and environmental activists will review applications in two rounds. The first round will happen asynchronously and jurors will review and rank all applications. Top contenders will be moved to a second round that happens live. We offer to share anonymized jury feedback to all applicants. The jury will judge proposals on the following criteria:

  • The creativity and integrity of the proposal
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and wider audiences
  • Projects that are deeply respectful of the communities and individuals with whom they interact
  • The proposal’s public component and its depth of engagement with the community

SUPPORT 
Recipients will be provided $3000 as a stipend and $2000 towards materials. Artists will also have the opportunity to work with an external evaluator/ally. Depending on the needs of the project, we may be able to assist artists in accessing Tulane University faculty consultants or research collections. We provide full room and board including food, utilities for living and studio space to selected residents. Residents are expected to cover personal living expenses, additional materials and supplies, and any other expenses relating to the cost of producing work incurred while in the program. Travel and shipping expenses to and from A Studio in the Woods for the residency are also the responsibility of the artist.

MORE INFO AND TO APPLY

Opportunity: Making History Residency 2022

Making History is a maker-in-residence Scotland-wide initiative, funded by Historic Environment Scotland and Craft Scotland, bringing makers in residence to some of Scotland’s finest historical buildings.

Historic Environment Scotland and Craft Scotland are looking for three to four makers to support a community engagement project inspired by four of Historic Environment Scotland‘s properties: Arbroath AbbeyDunfermline AbbeyMelrose Abbey and Dunblane Cathedral.

Taking inspiration from the physical structure, stories, history and culture of these buildings, the successful applicants will be supported to work with a community or learning group to co-design new work in any one of Craft Scotland’s eligible disciplines, and share their findings, practice and skills with other makers and educators through in-person or online talks.

The project will take place from February to March 2022, with a showcase presented after this time. Makers will need to commit to 15 days work in total, for the development and delivery of the project.

Full information about the project, maker profile and eligibility is available in the application pack & guidance on the Craft Scotland website. We recommend reading through the information provided before applying.

Deadline: Applicants should apply through the online application form by 5pm, Monday 10th January 2022.

If you have any questions or require assistance submitting your application, then please contact Craft Scotland at: hello@craftscotland.org.

NB: the Craft Scotland office will be closed 22nd December 2021 to 4th January 2022, inclusive.

Equal opportunity & access

We are committed to equality and opposed to all forms of unfair discrimination.

We welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented makers: makers with lived experience of being Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and/or a Person of Colour, Refugee, D/deaf, Neurodivergent, Disabled, and/or LGBTQIA+.

If you are interested in this opportunity but feel there are some barriers to participation (caring responsibilities, financial, accessibility, travel, slow internet/devices etc.) please do get in touch. We would be happy to discuss this with you and see what support is available.

If you think you might be a good fit for the programme and would like to find out more, in advance of applying, then please do get in touch. Please contact: Tanwen Llewelyn, Programme Co-ordinator (Learning), Craft Scotland: tanwen@craftscotland.org.

(Top photo: Close-up on hands sewing white fabric with white thread. Photo by Elio Santos via Unsplash.)

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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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Artist Residency on Salt Spring Island

Applications now being accepted for 2022 Residencies at Woodland Farm on Salt Spring Island, B.C

Deadline for applications: January 5th 2022

APPLY HERE

Situated on Canada’s beautiful west coast Salt Spring Island, we work and create on the unceded territories of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples. Here you will find a sanctuary to breathe, dream, experiment, create and play.

Founders William Mackwood and Gwenyth Dobie are both extremely experienced in the development of new work through their company Out of the Box Productions and having been on Faculty at York University’s Theatre and Dance Departments. William and Gwenyth have delved into the worlds of Dance, Theatre, Music, Interactive Stage, Immersive and Site-Specific creation, and we welcome applications from emerging and established artists of all performance based practices.

Artist Residency at Woodland Farm Includes:

  • Access to the Creation Barn
  • A PDF on our website outlines all the services and research equipment available to Artists in Residency
  • Private Accommodation
  • A private, beautifully appointed 1-bedroom cottage with a full kitchen and BBQ
  • Full access to the forest, gardens and lands

Additional Information

Fees for one-month residency:

  • $2500/Month* inclusive
  • +Farm Contribution

Every individual on Woodland Farm is asked to spend at least 1 hour per day working on the farm, in a capacity that is suitable to them. We know from experience that working in nature clears the mind and inspires creative thinking.

Note: Maximum of 2 people in the Cottage
Includes all utilities and wifi

*Emerging Artists may be offered a reduced rate

Months available May – October 2022

APPLY HERE

Work with the CSPA: Program Officer – CG Tools Canada

Location: Remote

Program summary: 

The Creative Green Tools are a comprehensive set of carbon calculation and reporting tools, created specifically for the arts and culture sector. The Tools will be launched across Canada in early 2022 and made available to organizations and practitioners in the sector, along with training, user support, educational resources and other opportunities for learning and collaboration. 

Main role responsibilities:

  • Train users to use the Creative Green Tools
  • Provide one-on-one technical support via email, phone or video call
  • Create user guides and other instructional materials for the Creative Green Tools
  • Create educational materials relating to environmental stewardship and climate action
  • Review elements of the Creative Green Tools platform and test their functionality
  • Correspond with program partners to schedule meetings, update them on program activities and get feedback

Ideal experience and qualifications:

  • Knowledge of environmental impacts and carbon footprinting principles
  • Experience using carbon footprinting tools or doing calculations based on emission factors
  • Knowledge of the arts and culture sector
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Bilingual in English and French (an asset)
  • Ability to write clearly and summarize complex information into simple text
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Time management skills and the ability to work autonomously

Desired start date: Mid-January 2022

Length of contract: 1 year, with possibility of extension

Salary: $48,500 per year + health and dental allowance

The CSPA represents and gives voice to people who identify diversely across the spectrums of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and ability. The Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. We strongly encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups, including but not limited to: persons with disabilities, BIPOC communities, gender fluid, non-binary and gender non-conforming people, newcomers to Canada and from all groups who experience marginalization. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their email if they are comfortable doing so.

ABOUT THE CSPA

The Centre for the Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA) provides research, training, and consultancy services related to sustainable development, in particular ecological responsibility, in the arts and culture sector. This includes environmental footprinting and support for theatres, museums, galleries, and other cultural organizations and arts presenters/producers. We publish, electronically and in print, associated research in this field and organize conferences and convening on this topic for the purpose of professional and research networking, education, and professional development.

The CSPA views sustainability as the intersection of environmental balance, social equity, economic stability and a strengthened cultural infrastructure. Seeing itself as evolved out of the principles of the 1987 Brundtland Report and 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, the CSPA aligns itself with the policies of Agenda 21 for Culture as a resource to artists and art organizations.

The CSPA’s activities include research and initiatives positioning arts and culture as a driver of a sustainable society.

Our activities include:

  • Publication of the CSPA Quarterly periodical and Special Reports
  • Engaging in research initiatives with strategic partners
  • Distributing & re-distributing information online and through social networks.
  • Creating and sharing tools for sustainable arts practices.
  • Convening and conducting convergences and workshops on sustainable arts practices.

Send CV and cover letter to hr@sustainablepractice.org

Photo by Soheb Zaidi on Unsplash

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods invite artists to face the severity of the climate crisis and be agents of change to guide our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future. 

Applications due March 10, 2022. Rising Residencies provide artists with a $3000 stipend, $2000 materials budget, 6 weeks in residence, and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works. Open to artists of all disciplines.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

New Orleans and the inhabitants of our region are frequently invoked as some of the most vulnerable to the effects of environmental degradation. While sea levels, temperatures and emotions are rising, our highly manipulated landscape can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the reckoning and hope which are required in the ways humans interact with shifting urban and natural ecosystems. As the climate crisis permeates the collective understanding of the future, the challenges faced by Southern Louisiana resonate exponentially. We look to artists to ignite our imaginations, illuminate our challenges, and offer new ways to examine the world.

Rising Residencies will provide artists with time, space, scholarship and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works. The call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and culturally related issues and a commitment to seeking and plumbing new depths. We ask artists to describe in detail how the region will affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community.

Call for Artists – The Nature of Cities Festival 2022

The arts program, curated by the Forum for Radical Imagination on Environmental Cultures (FRIEC), is calling for artists of all disciplines who seek to radically imagine sustainable cities for the future. This year, artists will have opportunities both to present their work, and also to interact with the global interdisciplinary audience of ecological changemakers through artist-led sessions. All work and sessions will be presented in an imagined virtual world, built by The Nature of Cities for this global conference.

Last year’s festival welcomed 2200 participants from 72 countries, including exhibiting artists from 33 countries. The artists who take part in this festival have the opportunity to play a critical role in this truly global, transdisciplinary meeting of thought and action leaders, and we hope you will join us. If you are unfamiliar with the festival, or where to start, we recommend exploring the 2021 Festival and thenatureofcities.com to get an idea of our approach. We will be accepting work on a rolling basis until 30 November 2021.

Yours in Art and Nature,
Patrick M. Lydon (Daejeon) & Carmen Bouyer (Paris)
TNOC Arts Editors

IMPORTANT DATES
30 November 2021 (Midnight EST) — Submission deadline
Early December — Notifications of acceptance sent to applicants
January 2022 — Festival program to be announced
29-31 March 2022 — The Nature of Cities Festival

WHAT TO SUBMIT
There are multiple categories for submissions, including Art Happenings, Short Documentary, and Sessions, as described below:

ART HAPPENINGS
We welcome Art Happening submissions as video files (including Film, Music, Animation, Poetry, Spoken Word, Theater, Performance, Dance, or any other genre as expressed through video). We are looking specifically for works that will nurture The Nature of Cities Festival programming with unique viewpoints that consider how humans and our cities can be woven together with the rest of nature.

Artworks in this category will be presented to global audiences at The Nature of Cities Festival, during the main plenary talks, as well as within various virtual arts spaces during the conference.

Accepted file formats: A single MPEG or MOV video file, in SD or HD resolution
Length: 3 to 6 minutes
File size: less than 500MB

SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Short documentaries to be exhibited virtually in the Festival lobby or virtual garden space. Documentaries may be on any subject within the broad mission of The Nature of Cities, including but not limited to science, design, equity, planning, community, climate, resilience, food, art, and so on. Both short films and excerpts of longer works are accepted, although excerpts must be able to stand alone as a work on their own.

Accepted file formats: A single MPEG or MOV video file, in SD or HD resolution
Length: less than 10 minutes
File size: less than 750MB

SESSIONS
Separately from the Art Happenings and Documentary categories, all artists working in any medium are welcome to submit session proposals. Accepted sessions will be part of the main conference programming, alongside sessions from various other practitioners and experts in all fields. Your session can be practical (skills session) or exploratory (seed session) or anything in-between. Click here to learn more about session types.

All submissions can be made directly through the festival website: https://www.thenatureofcities.com/artistcall2022/

Opportunity: Creative Climate Action Project – open call

Embedded Artist to creatively engage with participating farmers to identify climate action solutions.

Artists working in any discipline are invited to apply to become an Embedded Artist with Corca Dhuibhne Inbhuanaithe – A Creative Imagining. Funded by the Creative Climate Action fund, this project will see (an) artist(s) creatively engage with the farming community and the Corca Dhuibhne Creativity & Innovation Hub to support participating farmers to identify climate action solutions that will work for them and wider society.

The Embedded Artist will bring their unique perspective to the project, helping to generate new ways of thinking, fresh perspectives and alternative approaches to the challenges of addressing climate change. Applications are welcome from individual artists as well as groups or collectives. The selected artist(s) will be supported throughout by the Corca Dhuibhne Inbhuanaithe steering group and the Project Manager / Curator.

Corca Dhuibhne Inbhuanaithe – A Creative Imagining is a Creative Climate Action project managed by Corca Dhuibhne Creativity & Innovation Hub, in collaboration with the Green Arts Initiative in Ireland (GAII) and MaREI (The Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine).

For full details of the project and how to apply, please download the Artist’s Brief at the following link: https://dinglepeninsula2030.com/projects/creativeclimateactionproject/

(Top photo: An aerial shot of the Dingle Peninsula (Ireland) showing fields and coastline with a view of Corca Dhuibhne.)

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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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Beam Projects Open Call 2022

Each year, Beam seeks proposals for large-scale artworks that will be brought to life collaboratively by the designer, Beam Staff, and youth staff and participants. Our 2022 season features three projects: Beam Project New Hampshire (NH), Beam Project Governors Island (GI), and Beam Project NYC (to be on view in the Bronx).

Beam Center, a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization, focuses on self-directed growth through ambitious, collaborative project-making with 7,000+ youth annually. Our programming takes place at multiple locations:
Beam Camp: a month-long residential summer camp in the New Hampshire forest
Beam Camp City: a free day camp on Governors Island
Schools and communities across NYC: youth training and employment programs that result in spectacular public artworks

Beam is looking for proposals from creative individuals and teams, including but not limited to Artists, Designers, Architects, Builders, Engineers, Musicians, Fabricators & Technologists. We encourage the submission of visionary, never-before-realized ideas that culminate in unique, ambitious, and spectacular artworks in a public space. Current Beam Projects include A Universe, to be built at Beam Camp this summer and Constellation, to be built at Beam Camp City this summer. Past Beam Projects have included Beacon (2020-2021), Iceberg (2019), and Time Tomb (2018). More projects can be seen on our website.

The 2022 Beam Project Open Call opens on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

Winning proposals will be selected by a committee composed of Beam Center staff, youth, past project designers, and community members. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $5,000.

Interested applicants should submit their application online. For the full Open Call information, please visit Beam Center’s website.

Beam Center
60 Sackett Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
beamcenter.org
Instagram: @beamcenter
Facebook: @beamcenternyc
Twitter: @beamcenternyc