As part of its Food Not Fuel campaign, the organisation Transport & Environment is looking for an artistic collaboration on the theme of biofuels and food security. The aim is to inspire people to imagine new actions and new ways of being more compatible with our planet that go beyond burning biomass and fossil fuels and consider communities and groups affected by biofuels policies.
Artists and small collectives (up to 3 people) from various disciplines committed to sustainable development and with practices around climate change, are invited to submit a new or existing project. The project should highlight the absurdity of burning food crops as fuel for cars as an unsustainable practice for the planet or for humans.
Proposals based on formats that are interactive and/or can be replicable and implemented in various geographies, languages and national contexts are encouraged: performance, installation, conceptual work with physical components, audiovisual art.
In situ and public space can be considered as locations to present the work and location proposals are encouraged. First show of the project outcomes will be in Brussels unless otherwise dictated by the work. The final decision on the specific space will be made by T&E. The duration of display will be decided jointly with the artist.
Work that can be replicated in national capitals across Europe would also be considered, but is not a must.
The selected artists or a collective art project will receive a grant of up to €12,000 euros including VAT, depending on the specifics of the project and duration, as applicable. The grant includes:
- Artist fee: €3000.
- Production fee.
- Installation and transport fee.
- Insurance fee, if applicable.
- Other expenses e.g travel can be considered depending on the available budget.