The CreaTures project is a Horizon 2020 project that promotes action for social and ecological sustainability by identifying those aspects of creative practices that contribute most effectively to positive social transformation. It is now calling for experimental art and design practices that creatively engage with current socio-ecological challenges, to be co-produced and showcased at the project’s Feral Creative Practices track at the Uroboros festival in Prague in May 2021.
The Feral track theme refers to creative practices that are experimental, more-than-human, foraged and rummaged, regenerative, edible and compostable, seen and unseen, slow-fashioned, down-to-earth, slimy, rural and miscellaneous, stray, wilfully wild.
The organisers are looking for creative projects that are feasible for a physical or online showcase at the Uroboros festival and that actively involve audience participation – from workshops to performative events and more. Authors from all countries are encouraged to submit their projects.
There are two key contexts for the open call:
- Uroboros: Designing in Troubling Times is an annual festival of experimental design and research that explores what and how we can design in the current times of socio-ecological crises to support positive change. The hybrid festival takes place online and simultaneously at the DOX Center for Contemporary Art in Prague.
- CreaTures (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures) is a practice-based research project that explores the potential of creative art and design practices in supporting socio-ecological transformation. The project involves a series of creative experimental productions of diverse scales and formats that are developed, researched and evaluated collaboratively.
The selected projects will be included in and supported by the CreaTures practice-based research infrastructure and publicly showcased at the CreaTures track the Uroboros 2021 festival.
The call is open to individuals and groups. The selected authors will work on their experimental projects in close collaboration with the CreaTures research team through a series of meetings between January 2021 - August 2021. A flat fee of 3000 EUR is offered to selected participants.