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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.

Prize summary: 

3000€ 

Prizes Details: 

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: 
07/18/2021
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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: 
06/01/2021

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Free
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Awne with Lars Holdhus (tcf)

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CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
    
Workshop dates: 23/03/2021 - 05/04/2021
    
Awne is an approach to art making where natural farming, agroforestry, buddhism, cosmocentric farming, biocultural systems, forest gardening and biomimicry meets sound and art. By looking at different ways of positioning yourself as nature (instead of in nature) you can take a different approach to your own practice. By using and exploring this approach to your practice it might increase your awareness of different processes that occur around us, the complexity of these processes, the sustainability of your practice and your place as nature. 

The workshop will consist of an introduction to this system, how to apply it to your own practice (music/art/can also be applied to other fields) and how to lower your impact on the environment while being active in your field. During the workshop we will attempt to create a piece of sound/art/text/anything based on this approach.

The first session will provide an introduction to Awne - interesting voices in natural farming, agroforestry, buddhism, cosmocentric farming, biocultural systems, forest gardening and biomimicry. It will examine the sustainability and permanence of your own practice. The second session will offer a practical approach to Awne, and how to set up your practice. After a two week break to work with the ideas covered so far, the third session will look at the work produced by the group so far. The fourth session will examine technical approaches to sound and image in combination with Awne, and the final session will cover theoretical approaches to Awne, before going through the final results produced by the group.

Lars Holdhus (TCF) is a Norwegian born artist and musician who deals with language, codes, signs and signifiers. Influenced by genetic code, cryptography and complex systems of encryption, his approach to his practice and art-making in general is not in communication but an in-depth investigation that strives towards a goal of making it's own system - often one that is self-referential, or an inversion of signs and signifiers that fold back in on themselves.

Recent exhibitions and performances include Inflected Objects #1 Abstraction, Swiss Institute, Milan, EBM(T), Listening Room and Shattered Preface, OSL Contemporary, Oslo. Holdhus' works reflect a strong sense of rhythm, seriality and melody, as well as a deep immersion in technology. In his recent works, Holdhus has been addressing tendencies in machine learning, AI and human interaction. He is also a producer of electronic music and is releasing music under the moniker TCF with a release out on Liberation Technologies and Ekster. His forthcoming records will come out on YYAA Tapes and PAN, both based in Berlin.

Deadline: 
03/16/2021
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Submerge

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Aquatic wildlife and human relationships with watersheds

Submerge is a research residency for artists interested in water. The week long residency will facilitate 12 – 15 workshops, lectures and excursions lead by scientists and ecologists who work with water.

The program will focus on biodiversity and ecology but also feature lessons on history, infrastructure and physics.

Outline of activities:

We invite you to give a private artist talk to share your work with the group.

Tour a working hydro electric dam.

Workshop on Underwater sound recording.

Visit the Hogs Back Lock keeper and learn about how the canal works.

Visit the Water & Ice Research Laboratory to learn about diatoms, freshwater microbes and microplastics.

Test water for traces of pesticides with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Sail the Ottawa River on a 29 foot sailboat.

Visit University Labs that study drinking water purification.

Attend a talk on contemporary artists who work with water.

Explore the Gatineau River with the River Keeper.

Talk to the Director General of Oceans Management at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Collect pond water samples and view micro-organisms under a microscope.

Attend a series of demonstrations of the physics of water.

 

 

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02/28/2020

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Call for Residents at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

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PAINTERS • NOVELISTS • CLIMATE ACTIVISTS • PHOTOGRAPHERS • BIOLOGISTS • COMPOSERS • POETS • JOURNALISTS • ARCHITECTS • FILM MAKERS • OCEANOGRAPHERS • INVENTORS • BOTANISTS • CERAMICISTS • PLAYWRIGHTS • ILLUSTRATORS • CURATORS • PERFORMERS • PRINT MAKERS • FORESTERS • CHANGE MAKERS…

Sitka residencies provide time and space for self-paced work and reflection in an inspiring natural setting. Residents from  a broad range of art, writing, performance and science-based practices come to Sitka to create and explore away from the familiar contexts and constraints of daily routines, and free from external expectations. Located within the unique ecosystems of Cascade Head and the Salmon River Estuary on Oregon's central coast, Sitka is a place where natural curiosity is sparked and creativity is unleashed.

Since our founding, we have hosted hundreds of visual artists, photographers, writers, journalists, musicians, composers, filmmakers, educators and a broad range of natural scientists and interdisciplinary creatives. We currently invite 14-30 practitioners to stay at Sitka each year. Some are emerging voices while others are practicing professionals, and our residents represent a diversity of geographies and cultural backgrounds. A range of personal and shared experiences are possible at Sitka, from sanctuary and solitude to cross-pollination and community.

Deadline: 
04/30/2020

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25
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