CreaTures is a three-year research project that includes researchers and creative practitioners. As a consortium, it produces creative works, and conducts academic research to explore the potential of creative practices to bring about more sustainable futures.
The project is now calling for tenders from creative practitioners, who are working on topics of sustainability and inequality that include or build on long-term partnerships. The call is particularly aimed at those with an existing creative practice (in the broad areas of art, design culture, citizen activism, and social change) and connection to a specific place. Applicants therefore need to have been working in a particular locale for longer than 18 months at the time of the award, on topics that touch on both inequality and sustainability in any creative medium (from traditional applied arts and design through to community campaigning and organising).
The selected applicant will be supported for a year (November 2021 – December 2022) to pursue project work, as well as focus on reflective processes, documentation and collaboration with project researchers. The total proposed budget should not exceed £11,000 (excluding VAT, where relevant). There will also be a presentation of the final work in a version appropriate for an artistic exhibition at the CreaTures Final Event to take place in Barcelona in July 2022.