the sustainable institution is an international symposium series, transdisciplinary artist residency and digital toolkit. The programme is a call to action to innovate new sustainable approaches and stimulate human, economic and ecological change to the cultural landscape.
the sustainable institution artist residency is an opportunity for creative practitioners to produce new solutions in the fight against climate change and mitigate the environmental burden of exhibition making. Three creative practitioners will be selected to develop a prototype for sustainable exhibition making with a grant of 20,000 EUR. Each successful applicant will be mentored by the jury (remote) over a six-month research and development period (September 2023 – March 2024), and then take residence at Rupert, Vilnius (Lithuania), LUMA Arles (France) or E-WERK Luckenwalde (Germany) for a period of 6 weeks in spring 2024.
With this call the organisers are looking for ideas that will transform the current unsustainable landscape of institutional operations, which could manifest as a pragmatic design solution or experimental action. While not exhaustive, your proposal could be for a performance, activist intervention, manifesto, food concept, furniture design, functional sculpture, biomaterial, waste management solution, de-growth process, curatorial strategy or digital application.
Applications are welcome from interdisciplinary practitioners including but not limited to artists, architects, design studios, scientists and thinkers from international backgrounds. Collectives can apply.