The Horizon 2020 project WaterLANDS has launched six calls for European artists to engage with restoration works through part-time residencies spanning four years.
WaterLANDS is a 5-year EU Green Deal funded project that aims to restore damaged wetlands across Europe and lay the foundations for protection across larger areas. WaterLANDS will utilise lessons learned from ongoing and existing restoration at 15 ‘Knowledge Sites’ across Europe to inform hands-on restoration at six ‘Action Sites’ in Bulgaria, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Restoration brings cultural renewal. WaterLANDS wants art to be an integral part of creating and reflecting that renewal. It sees art and science as complementary disciplines, which are both driven by curiosity and enquiry. They can provide different perspectives on restoration and give rise to unique collaborations. WaterLANDS is hosting an artistic engagement residency at each of the six Action Sites.
The residency will require each artist to reflect on the journey of their Action Site, engage communities, increase awareness of the importance of restoration and help to create and share knowledge across the project and beyond.
Terms vary for each residency, but they typically include a stipend, production costs, and some support for travel/accommodation.