Environment & Sustainability

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  • News / Flanders Arts Institute: Call for Proposals for Working Sustainably Internationally (Online)

    Are there any issues around international work that concern you? Do you have ideas on how to make it more sustainable, and do you feel like working out some of them with a group of people sharing the same concern over a period of maximum one year? This call is open to artists and arts professionals in Flanders, Belgium or elsewhere in the world. Seven applicants will be selected to form a working group, first coming together in April 2021, to generate new ideas for sustainable international work.

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  • News / Perform Europe: Call for Jury Members

    Perform Europe is looking for Jury members! Do you believe that international touring of performing arts works must and can be more sustainable, balanced and inclusive? Do you want to have an impact on the future of performing arts touring? Then apply to join the Perform Europe Jury!

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  • News / Perform Europe Survey

    Perform Europe supports experiments to make touring of performing arts works in Creative Europe countries more sustainable and inclusive. The ultimate goal of Perform Europe is to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts. This survey is very important as it is the first step towards designing this new support scheme. Through it, the organisers aim to collect information on your experience, needs and priorities. It will only take 10 minutes to complete it!

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  • News / NAM – Not a Museum: SUPERBLAST (Italy)

    NAM – Not a Museum presents SUPERBLAST, a call to the arts for creative and experimental artistic production with an interdisciplinary approach that will be held at Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence, Italy. SUPERBLAST seeks artists who want to freely develop their research to create site-specific works, while conducting an interdisciplinary and educational dialogue with critics, curators, and scientists. The progamme is open to individual artists and artist collectives under 40 years of age.

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  • News / Tara Ocean Foundation: At Sea Artist Residencies During the Microbiome Mission

    The Tara Ocean Foundation is the first recognised public interest foundation in France dedicated to the world’s oceans. Its research schooner Tara has already travelled more than 400,000 kilometers, making stopovers in more than 60 countries during 4 major expeditions. The Foundation is calling for applications for six artist residencies to take place aboard the ship. Artists will embark aboard Tara for periods of 2 weeks to 1 month: between Pointe à Pitre and Cayenne; along the coasts of Brazil and Argentina; on the Atlantic crossing between Argentina and Cape Town; then heading north along the African coast.

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  • News / Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne: Call for Contributions to ‘Showing Without Going’ Mapping

    Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, working with the artist Ant Hampton, is calling for arts workers, makers and audience members to contribute to ‘Showing Without Going: live performance options without air travel’. Contributions are sought for a database of existing examples of projects, for imagined projects, and for any fears and concerns around this topic.

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  • News / Tallinn Art Hall: Residency Programme for Artists Living in Germany (Estonia)

    Tallinn Art Hall is launching a new artist in residence programme for professional artists living in Germany in partnership with Goethe-Institut Estland. It offers a studio apartment in central Tallinn for 2 months, from 1 August – 30 September 2021. The aim of the programme is to spur artistic research and discourse in Tallinn on the topics of ecological awareness, environmental sustainability and the ethics of making art.

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  • News / Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize

    The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize will select eight artists, or collectives, to be in residence in eight endangered landscapes: Cairngorms Connect (Scotland, UK), Carpathian Mountains (Romania), Danube Delta, Gökova Bay to Cape Gelidonya (Turkey), Greater Côa Valley (Portugal), Iori River Valley (Georgia), Polesia (Belarus & Ukraine), Summit to Sea (Wales, UK). Applicants should have a demonstrable link to one of the countries of their chosen landscape and ideally a link to the landscape itself.

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  • News / Jan van Eyck Academie > Coordinator of the Nature Research Department (Netherlands)

    The Jan van Eyck Academie is looking for a coordinator of the Nature Research department to join the team. Together with the director and curator, the appointed person will advise on and co-develop innovative programming and an institutional strategy on Art and Climate Crisis in which theory and practice are of equal importance. Related to this, the Nature Research department will provide guidance and develop tools and insights benefiting the institute, its organisation and participants, as well as the creative practices of others working in the arts.

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  • News / TBA21–Academy > Ocean Fellowship Programme (Italy)

    The Ocean Fellowship Programme will support six fellows and two mentors to conduct individual and collaborative transdisciplinary research which connects situated projects, collective pedagogies, and voices along the Mediterranean shores across fields of art, culture, science, conservation, and activism. Fellows should be current students or recent graduates, while mentors should be scholars with a graduate or postgraduate degree with some relevant experience in teaching or mentoring. The programme runs 8 March – 17 October 2021.

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  • News / ENCC > UP Grants for European Socio-cultural Centres

    ENCC - European Network of Cultural Centres is launching its UP Grants, a microgrant scheme open to all socio-cultural centres throughout Europe. It has five strands: sustainable mobility, ethical digitalisation / reduction of digital carbon footprint, lifecycle / recycling / circular economy, social sustainability, environmental sustainability. The scheme aims to support sustainability initiatives already in place, in order to boost them, provide visibility, and inspire others.

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  • News / Meet Factory > Sustainable Studio Practice Residency (Czech Republic)

    Meet Factory’s Sustainable Studio Practice residency has been established as a safe space where you can develop a project focusing on the topic of sustainability within your artistic practice. The residency is intended for artists living within a radius of 1000 km of Prague. Possible dates: 1 April – 30 June 2021; 1 July – 30 September 2021; 1 October – 15 December 2021.

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  • News / Schliemann Residency Provence > The Sustainability Animation Residency (France)

    The Sustainability Animation Residency – SAR has been set up to help amplify the urgency of environmental action with the powerful tools of animation. Situated near Arles in France, SAR is a six-week residency running 22 May – 3 July 2021. Proposed projects can touch on any aspect of the environment such as climate change, endangered oceans, resource scarcity, future of food and agriculture, future cities, energy supply, mobility, species diversity, waste management, pollution, health, and sustainable fashion.

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  • News / European Investment Bank Institute > Artists Development Programme – Thematic Calls (Luxembourg)

    For the 2021, edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP), the EIB Institute is issuing two thematic calls: ‘Disruption: The Imprint of Man’ and ‘Climate Action in the Wake of COVID-19: Build Back Better’. Selected artists will be awarded a residency in Luxembourg between early May and end of June 2021. Applicants should be EU nationals born after 1 January 1986.

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  • News / COAL Prize 2021 – ‘Forest’ (France)

    After a 2020 edition under the theme of Biodiversity, the COAL Prize dedicates its 2021 edition to the crucial issue of forests as the centre of the climate crisis and ecological transition. In addition to a grant the winner of the Prize will receive an artist residency at the Museum of Hunting and Nature at the Belval Domaine, property of the François Sommer Foundation, in France.

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