Environment & Sustainability

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  • News / British Council > Climate change and COP26 - Open Call for Creative Commissions

    The British Council is inviting applications for creative commissions that bring together art, science and digital technology and offer innovative responses to climate change. The commissions will be part of the cultural programme in the build up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which the UK is hosting in Glasgow in November 2021. Collaborative applications are sought from individuals and organisations in the UK with partners from eligible countries and states overseas.

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  • Library / Season for Change Toolkit

    Season for Change is a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change. The Season for Change toolkit is a collection of online resources for individuals and organisations who want to join together and urge for a just and sustainable future through the arts and culture.

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  • News / Sonic Acts > OVEREXPOSED Home-Based Residency

    Sonic Acts, an interdisciplinary arts organisation based in Amsterdam, invites you to apply for the OVEREXPOSED residency programme, investigating pollution as a global thread that affects everything living and non-living on the planet. The residency lasts for one continuous month and will take somewhere between December 2020 and May 2021. Applications are invited from artists and researchers active in the fields of environmental, blue, animal and energy humanities, discard studies, disaster studies, waste colonialism, health care studies, postcolonial studies, geopolitics, media and experimental arts, etc.

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  • News / HIAP > Long-distance & Land-Based Trans-Siberian Railway Trip (Finland, Russia, China, Japan)
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  • News / Music Moves Europe Preparatory action 2020: Innovative support scheme for a sustainable music ecosystem
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  • News / Open Call for Feral Creative Practices at the CreaTures Track, Uroboros Festival 2021 (Czech Republic)

    The CreaTures project is 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.

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  • News / AiNIN > Online Residency Programme, ‘Dynamic Natural Connections’
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  • News / Nida Art Colony > Neringa Forest Architecture (Lithuania)
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  • Funding Guides / GALA Funding Guide for Arts and Culture Projects Related to Environmental Sustainability
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  • Library / Culture of Mobility in the Time of Climate Change

    What is the impact of the international exchange in culture on the climate of our planet? How does it influence today's cities and how can we measure it? How can public institutions give a boost to sustainable mobility within their funding programs?

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  • News / Goethe Institut and Prince Claus Fund > Call for Proposals: Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change

    This call for proposals is aimed at Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. The organisers encourage innovative multi-disciplinary cultural initiatives by individual artists, creative professionals as well as cultural organisations; especially initiatives that express how the arts and new media can propose solutions to environmental issues and create alternatives that support sustainability and climate justice, foster cooperation and an exchange of new ideas globally. In this challenging period, they also encourage people to come up with new formats and modes of engaging with both local and global audiences. Deadline: 31 July 2020.

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  • News / Khoj > Open Call ‘Does the Blue Sky Lie? Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities’

    Khoj, in collaboration with The St*age, invites proposals for art projects that engage with the idea of air and toxicity: its composition, movement, landscapes and scales of impact; paying special attention to its social connections. Projects will be housed on The St*age, an upcoming radical collaborative digital space initiated by TBA21 that presents critical works from young and emerging artists. Proposals are sought from across South Asia that span disciplines and create connections between the natural sciences, ecology, urban planning, botany, anthropology. Deadline: 31 July 2020.

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  • News / Festival of Thrift > ‘One Beautiful Moment’ Call for Artists

    The Festival of Thrift is the UK’s national festival of sustainability. The organisers are inviting artists to propose work for ‘One Beautiful Moment’, an event to launch the festival on the weekend of Saturday 12 September 2020. The work must be presented online, though the festival are particularly interested in formats that include a live participatory element. The call is open to artists worldwide. Deadline: 10 July 2020.

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  • News / Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies > Fellowship Programme

    The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) is an international, inter- and transdisciplinary research institute located in Potsdam. Each year, about 30 individuals from around the world participate in the institute’s Fellow Programme. During their stay, fellows work with each other and with IASS researchers, providing expertise, inspiration, and creative input. The minimum duration of fellowships is three months, and the maximum duration is twelve months. The intended starting period for fellowships is Spring/Summer 2021. Deadline: 23 August 2020.

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  • News / Reimagining Museums for Climate Action

    In the lead-up to COP26, Reimagining Museums for Climate Action is inviting concept and design proposals that radically reimagine the museum as an institution to help shape meaningful climate action. The idea is to explore how rethinking the design, purpose and experience of museums can help society make the deep, transformative changes needed to achieve a net-zero or zero-carbon world. Eight competition winners will receive a grant to develop their ideas for an exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre ahead of and during COP26 in 2021. Deadline (registration): 31 July 2020.

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