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Artists in Residence October 2022- April 2023

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Calling all painters, novelists, climate activists, photographers, biologists, composers, poets, journalists, architects, film makers, performers, inventors, botanists, curators, foresters, ceramicists, playwrights, illustrators, oceanographers, print makers and change makers: 

Each year, the Sitka Center awards residencies to individuals and collaborators exploring art, ecology and the fertile space in-between. Residency durations range from two weeks to three months.

Sitka residency experiences include:

Private living and studio space on the Sitka campus

Time and space for self-driven work surrounded by the inspiring Cascade Head coastal landscape and ecosystem

A supportive community of fellow residents from diverse backgrounds and practices

Kayak and canoe access

Opportunities to share your work with the community

Some residencies come with a $500 per week stipend

Sitka Center is located on the Oregon coast and adjacent to the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area, Cascade Head Experimental Forest, the Cascade Head UNESCO Biosphere and Marine Reserves and the Salmon River Estuary. Sitka acknowledges and thanks the First Peoples of this land who today are represented by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. 

Sitka is committed to equity and welcomes people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Bringing together people from different backgrounds and fields of expertise is core to Sitka's art and ecology mission. From climate change and environmental justice to systemic racism and cultural appropriation, diverse perspectives help spark new ideas and collaborative approaches to address today's challenges in creative ways.

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Some residencies come with a $500 per week stipend
Deadline: 
15/April/2022
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Montemero Art Residency- Open Call for Interdisciplinary Artists in an Ecological Hub, Summer 2022

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Montemero Art Residency 2022 – An Interdisciplinary Ecological Hub for Arts

Montemero Art Residency is an organization dedicated to sustainable ecology and alternative art production. We believe that the experience of living and creating in a different context has to be facilitated through collaboration and exchange. Thus, we opened our facilities to artists for them to network and collaborate with professionals from other fields.

The Program

Our program offers a fully-equipped printmaking studio, and other open spaces that are suitable for a variety of creative practices (from visual to performing arts and anything in between). Being located on a biological reserve near the Tabernas Desert, the location offers a unique perspective that aims to cultivate the personal connection with nature and how it functions, while further expanding the idea of eco-living. With minimal external interference, artists-in-residence have the opportunity to focus on themselves and their work in a way that more densely populated areas are unable to provide. The residency is open to people of all ages and backgrounds, and we welcome all those who are looking for space and time to explore new forms of interdisciplinary and intercultural collaboration.

Although, our long-term objective with this program is to create an eco-art project, here are some of our short-term goals:
• To create an environment and offer the facilities conducive to creative work, integrated with nature, a place to experience new perspectives and acquire new references.
• Promoting international collaboration and networking, to bring together people from different fields to share and promote ecological and cultural sustainability.
• Embrace and emphasize the experimental, undefined, and unexpected states of creativity.

Duration of residency

1 to 3 months

Accommodation

Artists will have their own private room and there are plenty of spaces both indoor and outside to create and be inspired. All activities at the residency are arranged in the community with the host(s) who are using the property in the time being. This also applies to living arrangements such as cooking meals and keeping tidy. Fundamental courtesies apply.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

The residency is open to people of all ages and backgrounds, and we welcome all those who are looking for space and time to explore new forms of interdisciplinary and intercultural collaboration. We cannot provide specific materials for artwork. The residency is in a rural area, so we recommend artists to travel with their own materials. Some basic materials/high-quality papers are provided in the printmaking studio, but anything further/specialized will need to be acquired by the artist prior to the residency. Materials located in the scrap yard are free to be used by artists. Depending on your practice we might be able to provide some materials for a small fee (prior notice is required). Feel free to reach out to us to discuss your production process and needs.

Studio / Workspace

Montemero was the former atelier of German artist Wolfgang Simon. Wolfgang Simon studied from 1957 to 1962 at the Berlin College of Fine Arts. Simon practiced as an apprentice of Friedrich Schröder Sonnenstern. Since the late 1960s to his last days, he lived in Andalusia and dedicated his life to the conservation of this land, forming the Finca Montamero Biological Reserve while continuing his work as a printmaker. As such, he equipped his studio for woodcut, linocut, and letterpress printmaking. During the residency, artists will have access to this studio and his archive. Outside areas can be used for their creative practices, and salvaged materials in the scrap yard will be open to artists’creation 

Fees and support

This is an artist/curator-run residency. Sadly we do not have the funding to support artists financially at the moment. The fees are there to function as a residency, not to profit, covering 40% of the total costs of participation in the program. €850 participation fee for one full month (4 weeks). This fee will go towards rent, utilities (Wi-Fi, gas/water/electricity, cleaning supplies, etc…), upkeep of the facilities, administrative tasks, and consultations. In return, the host also offers bikes (limited) and snorkeling and diving equipment. The fee also covers a pick-up and drop-up from Jaravia train station or San Juan de los Terreros bus station. Please note: If you are selected as one of our participants, you will be required to deposit 40% of the fee within 10 days of your acceptance to secure your place. Artists should cover their travel costs, daily expenses, and the cost of production of personal works beyond supplies provided by the residency. We cannot provide materials for specific artworks. The residency is in a rural area, so we recommend artists to travel with their own preferred materials as art supply stores are non-existent. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss your production process and needs. We do our best to ensure guests’ safety at all times, but we cannot take responsibility for personal illness, injuries, or accidents. Nor can we take responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal belongings. Please make sure you have adequate travel and health insurance prior to travel.

Expectations towards the artist

Throughout the program, participating artists will have a chance to incorporate new mediums and disciplines into their practice. Salvaged materials in the scrap yard will be open to artists’creation and interpretation. This process will be supported with weekly online/video chat feedback sessions, individual portfolio reviews, and brainstorming sessions with our curator. In order to increase community engagement and gain experience, we also encourage artists to create and hold both public and private workshops regarding their practice and to join other events that are organized by Finca Montemero. Other events can be organized by the residents, within the bounds of possibilities of the organizers.

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14/February/2022
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CALL FOR ENTRIES- Time to Waste Journal

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Time To Waste is an online creative journal that aims to showcase the work of creatives who work in sustainable ways or whose practice draws attention to environmental & ecological issues.

We are currently planning for Issue 3 (to be released early 2022) and are calling for artists of all stages in their career to apply! 

Time To Waste publishes digital issues on a periodical basis, whilst accepting submissions all year round. The submission requirements are to encourage creators to submit their work in any medium that successfully communicates their sustainable efforts.

We welcome submissions that are experimental, innovative and/or discipline-blurring. We greatly encourage submissions from Indigenous and First Nations peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, and people of all genders and sexualities.

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DIGITALART4CLIMATE, UN-associated. OCTOBER 28 2021

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UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATED DIGITALART4CLIMATE ART CONTEST
3000€ in awards │ Free entry │ NFT Art Competition │ Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Digital Art, Traditional Art, 3D Animation, Photography, Video, NFTs
Deadline: 28 OCTOBER 2021

ABOUT

The DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition, organized by IAAI GloCha in collaboration with the UN-Habitat youth programme, Unique Network, Social Alpha Foundation, Exquisite Workers and Palette69 wants to inspire and promote climate action through the power of culture and technology and empower the uptake of digital innovation by the creative community in an accessible and meaningful way.

ELEGIBILITY 

That is why we are inviting digital and traditional artists from all over the world and of different ages to apply to the DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition (with the focus on youth), and to win a total of 3000 € in prizes for public voting winners (1 overall winner 1500 €, 500 € for the sub-theme winners), and exhibit in Glasgow in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26).

Regardless of whether you are NFT-savvy, or about to undertake your journey in crypto art space, we are inviting everyone to become a part of our first Competition for climate change-related art and explore the extraordinary potential of the eco-friendly proof-of stake based blockchain technology. All you have to do is to visit the official Submission page, agree on the Art Competition’s Terms and Conditions and to share your creation with us using your favorite medium. 

HUMANITY CHALLENGED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

We welcome you to submit a creation that embodies your personal interpretation of the ’humanity challenged by climate change’ theme and to reimagine the impact creators can have on the world and on healing of our Mother Earth. In terms of visual storytelling we are envisioning 3 sub-themes: Storm, Haven and Angel. 
These are just a few ideas and should in no way limit the artist into how the theme can be represented.

DEADLINE

With the DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition we aim to identify up to 25 artworks for our DigitalArt4Climate COP26 collection, which will be exclusively showcased at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, UK in November 2021. All applications must be sent through the official Submission form from 12th August 2021 at 8 pm CET until the 28 of October 2021 in order for the application to the Art Competition to be received as valid. Each submission will be scored based on its representation of the theme, originality, and artistic merit and skills. We are excited to announce that the DigitalArt4Climate Art Competition will be curated by a panel of internal and external judges from creative industries from all over the world.

On 1st of November at 8 pm CET starts a 1 week long public voting for the selected 25 pieces of the COP26 collection in order to choose 4 winners. On the 11 November 2021 will happen the winners celebration complemented by the exhibition in the context of the United Nations Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow, UK and accompanied by satellite events and resource mobilization campaigns, led by local communities and youth groups in different places around the globe.

NFT PLATFORM

The DigitalArt4Climate’s features include – based on its use of the Unique Network NFT platform - full proof-of-stake (PoS) infrastructure with Polkadot and Kusama (a sustainable blockchain and approach to NFTs), decentralized media storage, credit-card & crypto payments, automatic collaborator splits and payments on primary and secondary markets, customizable royalties, and the ability to create positive impact and undertake the climate change action.

The selected Artworks which enter the public voting of the Art Competition and the COP26 collection will automatically enter the auction in summer 2022 on the NFT marketplace and will receive a share of 15 % of the net revenues or gross proceeds from the auction (NFT sales) on the primary market if there are any. DigitalArt4Climate will promote the winning Artists’ names. Any remaining proceeds will benefit youth climate action projects as well as global technical and institutional Action for Climate Empowerment support infrastructure development, including World Environment Situation Room Youth engagement programme. Creative direction may be provided to the Artist for final release on the website and the DigitalArt4Climate public voting.

Artists whose artwork will be shortlisted for the Art Competition by the curators, but who do not make it into the initial DigitalArt4Climate COP26 collection, will nevertheless have the opportunity to have prime-access to the DigitalArt4Climate NFT marketplace platform during its first months live (summer 2022).

WINNERS

The Winner will be notified via email by 19th of November, 2021. Please be on the lookout for an email from office@digitalart4climate.space and check your spam folder as well in case the email ends up there for some reason. Share with other fellow artists to give them the chance to join the Art Competition and win! 

Submissions » https://digitalart4climate.space/art_competition
Mind that the artists under 18 years of age at the time of submission must have a legal age representative.

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3000€ 

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We believe in giving back to the DigitalArt4Climate community. In addition to early access to the climate change related NFT platform, you are invited to win a total of 3000 € in prizes for public voting winners (1 overall winner 1500 €, 500 € for the 3 sub-theme winners) and exhibit in Glasgow in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26).

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3000 €

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RESIDENCY 108 fall session

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The application period is currently open for our fall session, October 10th-November 7th, 2021.
The deadline is July 18th, 2021. Applicants will be notified by or before August 1st.

Artists of any age from any country may apply. We accept solo artists as well as collaborating teams of up to three people. We are particularly interested in applicants whose practice involves a defined engagement with landscape, ecology, and or projects that employ historical or first-hand research of the 108 site. Please have your statement reflect this intention. If you have social practice or an interest in community engagement, this program may not be a good fit due to the isolated nature of our site.

Deadline: 
18/July/2021
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Call for Submissions - Plant Press Zine

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Submit work to our new publication, which will showcase art and writing inspired by the nonhuman world.

With the natural world under ever-increasing threat, the need to address these concerns becomes more important by the minute. The aim of this zine is to shine a light on pressing climate issues, whilst documenting individual reflections and ecological experiences. 

The art works will be presented in a limited edition zine, printed with vegetable inks on recycled papers.

Accepted art forms include (but are not limited to): photography, film stills, drawing, painting, printmaking, poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing. 

Deadline for submission is 1st June 2021. 

Follow us on Instagram for updates! @plantpresszine

Deadline: 
01/June/2021

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Free
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