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Wide OpenÂ together with Spring Fling
Landscape, Chris Fremantle
and The Stove have launched a call for proposals and partners for Scotlandâ€™s first Environmental Art Festival Scotland.
The deadline for all strands is Thursday 22 March 2013.
There are several strands:
Open Call for Ideas â€“ ideas for artworks that connect aspects of land, sustainability, energy, coast, rural living, Biosphere, Dark Skies, climate change, ecosystem services, transport, etc. and are relevant or connected to Dumfries and Galloway. Â These could be small or large ideas. Â Proposals are invited from any discipline.
Ten ideas will be selected to receive small grants towards their development. Â They will be included in the Environmental Art Festival in some form (depending on the stage of development).
Commissions â€“ temporary installations for the duration of the festival (30 August to 2 September 2013) addressing the theme of â€œenergy and the landâ€. Â There is a budget of Â£5,000 for each commission. Â Commissions can be across a wide range of media including visual art, sound, film, digital media, text based or combinations. Â The Environmental Art Festival is looking to demonstrate cutting edge art practices engaged with ecology, nature or land art which is moving, meaningful and dynamic. Â The
Venues, Places, Organisations â€“ Wide Open is interested in hearing from Venues, Places or Organisations withÂ existing or planned activity that fits with the themes of the Environmental Art Festival.
Full Call is here.
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 byÂ Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate withÂ On The Edge Research,Â Grayâ€™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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