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Crown Shyness - London, Sept 10/Oct 8, 2021

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Sometimes trees can be a little too respectful of one another’s boundaries, sometimes they just stop growing when they get too close. This phenomenon is called Crown Shyness — when the tops of individual trees avoid touching in the forest canopy, creating separation lines and boundaries in the sky. Researchers found that during calm conditions the branches interlocked, ‘like loosely fitting pieces of a jigsaw puzzle’. When the wind gusts the branches, they can often touch and become intertwined.

#callforartists: we encourage artists to intertwine their voices with sustainability, for this great opportunity of being showcased at the halley (Haggerston, London). A B-Corp accelerating the global culture shift to redefine success in business, in a more inclusive and sustainable economy caring about the environment.

Exhibition dates - 10 Sept / 8 Oct, 2021

All medium accepted: we would like artists to focus on sustainability and the intertwining of different materials and styles. We also accept performer applications for the opening event. All selected artists must be SKT Spaces members - Enthusiasts or Professionals. Our members contributions exists to fund the project's activities. All proceeds go directly back towards supporting the artists, organising events and exhibitions, planting trees, as well as education and outreach programs.

For each membership and each participant in the show, we will plant a tree with @TreeSisters

Deadline: 
09/03/2021

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Green Concept Award 2022

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Submit concepts for a sustainable future to the Green Concept Award 2022!

The Green Concept Award is aimed at students, start-ups and established companies, honouring concepts of sustainable materials, products and services that are not yet on the market. The submission deadline is November 1st, 2021.

Students and graduates receive special support. The young designers receive a toolkit for developing their concept into a sustainable product or service. Free workshops and Q&A sessions as well as interim feedback are further offers. Selected participants receive help with presentation & communication for later matchmaking. Exhibitions at (inter-)national fairs and design festivals - such as Dutch Design Week - are in preparation. Thanks to the support of the IKEA Stiftung, participation is free of charge.

Categories: Architecture & Tiny Houses, Building Components, New Materials, Consumer Goods, Fashion, Handicraft, Interior & Lifestyle, Kids, Kitchen, Mobility, Sport and Workspace. An award is given to concepts that can make a special contribution to a more sustainable future. The Green Product Award is dedicated to existing sustainable products and services.

The winners of the Green Concept Awards are determined in a three-stage award process:

  • inclusion in the 'Pre-Selection' (ongoing).
  • announcement of the Nominees for the Green Concept Award 2022.
  • determination of the winners by the jury. Additional winner of the audience award through a public vote (60,000 votes in 2021).

The Green Concept Award 2022 Jury:

Prof. Martin Charter (Centre of Sustainable Design), Ludovico Durante (Staiy), Prof. Claus-Christian Eckhardt (Lund University), Karsten Bleymehl (The Circular Materials GmbH), Tina Kammer (InteriorPark.), Prof. Xin Liu (Tsinghua University), Katja Lucas (Dutch Design Week), Kiersten Muenchinger (University of Oregon), Johanna Neves Pimenta (md INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE), Dr. Robert Pludra (Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw), Katja Reich (DBZ Deutsche BauZeitschrift), Mimi Sewalski (avocadostore.de), Jewell Sparks (BITHOUSE Venture Group / UNITED17 Ventures), Anna Theil (Studio Für Morgen), Sebastian Thies (nat-2 / thies 1856®), Hon. Prof. Meike Weber (Architektin und Kulturmanagerin), Michael Weber (Projektträger Jülich – PTJ), Julius Wiedemann (TASCHEN-Verlag), Melodie Abdollahi (Haus von Eden), Katja Keienberg (baby&junior), Petra Schmatz (green Lifestyle), Raz Godelink (Parsons School of Design), Katrin de Louw (Trendfilter).

The festive award ceremony and the exhibition with the winning entries will take place in March 2022 on the occasion of the IHM International Crafts Fair and parallel to the Munich Creative Business Week in Munich. Further exhibitions are being planned.

Award Timeline

01.11.2021       Award Submission Deadline
13.12. 2021       Nominees Announcement
13.12. 31.01 22  Jury evaluation & Audience Awards public voting
09.03. 2022     Award Ceremony & Exhibition start

Further Information
Green Concept Award   
Green Product Award    
 

Green Future Club

Under the claim 'Let's design the future', the Green Future Club aims to contribute to a future where all products are sustainable. The association sees its mission as bringing together a diverse group of pioneers, thinkers, doers and visionaries to promote the sustainable development of materials, products and services. With the Green Product Award and Green Concept Award, the club has been making 'best practice' examples accessible to a broad public on an international level since 2013 - for more visibility of products, services and concepts that are to inspire consumers and industry globally. The Green Future Club is a global network that is constantly expanding - through new members and multiplicators, growing online and face-to-face events, and multi-faceted action. 

Prize summary: 
Seals, Certificate, Book feature & Media coverage
Prizes Details: 

1. Receive one of the Green Concept Award Seals (Pre-Selection, Nominee or Winner) with unrestricted advertising rights.
2. Get digital exposure to about 7 million contacts through our website, social media channels and partner sites.
3. Integration in the Green Concept Award website main gallery (1 year) & database (permanent).
4. Eligibility to participate in the online public voting for the Green Concept Audience Award.
5. Concept feature in the annual Green Trend Book.
6. Evaluation and point based feedback by the international jury on design, innovation and sustainability.
7. Integration in expert pool for talks, workshops, spin-off projects and exhibition opportunities in Europe.

Deadline: 
11/01/2021

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Green Product Award 2022

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The application phase for the Green Product Award has begun!

Since 2013, the Green Product Award has been honouring products and services already launched on the market that stand out in the areas of sustainability, innovation and design - the award is aimed at 'sustainable market changers' from start-ups to established companies. The submission deadline is November 1st, 2021.

Participants benefit from seals, digital presence on the Award and media partner channels, the annual Green Trend Book, detailed jury feedback, exhibitions and networking opportunities with Green Future Club members.

Architecture & Tiny Houses, Building Components, New Materials, Consumer Goods, Fashion, Handicraft, Interior & Lifestyle, Kids, Kitchen, Mobility, Sport and Workspace are the categories in which the awards are presented. Students and graduates can apply for the Green Concept Award.

The winners of the Green Product Awards are determined in a three-stage award process:

  • inclusion in the 'Pre-Selection' (ongoing).
  • announcement of the Nominees for the Green Product Award 2022.
  • determination of the winners by the jury. Additional winner of the audience award through a public vote (60,000 votes in 2021).

The Green Product Award 2022 Jury:

Prof. Martin Charter (Centre of Sustainable Design), Ludovico Durante (Staiy), Prof. Claus-Christian Eckhardt (Lund University), Karsten Bleymehl (The Circular Materials GmbH), Tina Kammer (InteriorPark.), Prof. Xin Liu (Tsinghua University), Katja Lucas (Dutch Design Week), Kiersten Muenchinger (University of Oregon), Johanna Neves Pimenta (md INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE), Dr. Robert Pludra (Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw), Katja Reich (DBZ Deutsche BauZeitschrift), Mimi Sewalski (avocadostore.de), Jewell Sparks (BITHOUSE Venture Group / UNITED17 Ventures), Anna Theil (Studio Für Morgen), Sebastian Thies (nat-2 / thies 1856®), Hon. Prof. Meike Weber (Architektin und Kulturmanagerin), Michael Weber (Projektträger Jülich – PTJ), Julius Wiedemann (TASCHEN-Verlag), Melodie Abdollahi (Haus von Eden), Katja Keienberg (baby&junior), Petra Schmatz (green Lifestyle), Raz Godelink (Parsons School of Design), Katrin de Louw (Trendfilter).

The festive award ceremony and the exhibition with the winning entries will take place in March 2022 on the occasion of the IHM International Crafts Fair and parallel to the Munich Creative Business Week in Munich. Further exhibitions are being planned.

Award Timeline

01.11.2021          Award Submission Deadline
13.12. 2021        Nominees Announcement
13.12. 31.01 22  Jury evaluation & Audience Awards public voting
09.03. 2022        Award Ceremony & Exhibition start

Further Information
Green Product Award    
Green Concept Award   

Green Future Club

Under the claim 'Let's design the future', the Green Future Club aims to contribute to a future where all products are sustainable. The association sees its mission as bringing together a diverse group of pioneers, thinkers, doers and visionaries to promote the sustainable development of materials, products and services. With the Green Product Award and Green Concept Award, the club has been making 'best practice' examples accessible to a broad public on an international level since 2013 - for more visibility of products, services and concepts that are to inspire consumers and industry globally. The Green Future Club is a global network that is constantly expanding - through new members and multiplicators, growing online and face-to-face events, and multi-faceted action. 

Prize summary: 
Seals, Certificate, Book feature & Media coverage
Prizes Details: 

1. Receive one of the Green Product Award Seals (Pre-Selection, Nominee or Winner) with unrestricted advertising rights.
2. Get digital exposure to about 7 million contacts through our website, social media channels and partner sites.
3. Integration in the Green Product Award website main gallery (1 year) & database (permanent).
4. Eligibility to participate in the online public voting for the Green Product Audience Award.
5. Product feature in the annual Green Trend Book.
6. Evaluation and point based feedback by the international jury on design, innovation and sustainability.
7. Integration in expert pool for talks, workshops, spin-off projects and exhibition opportunities in Europe.

Deadline: 
11/01/2021

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Fee Detail: 
Submission Fee & Pre-Selection Fee for Established companies: 200€ + 700€ & Start-ups: 100€ + 350€. For discounted prices see: https://www.gp-award.com/downloads/2021_Fees_en
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Enclave Land Art. Open call for the third edition of the artistic residency

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ENCLAVE LAND ART and the Vall de Gallinera council (Alicante, Spain) with the support of Cultura Resident from Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana and the Direcció General del Cultura i Patrimoni de la Generalitat Valenciana, are glad to announce the open call for the Third Edition of the Enclave Land Art Residency.

Submissions should focus on the dialogue between human beings and nature so as to create an artistic Land Art itinerary in the area.

We will select seven projects from different artistic disciplines that will be developed and produced in the natural environment during the two weeks of the Art Residency, sharing experiences, ideas and a common goal.

All projects must take into consideration people's interest in contemporary arts, aiming to give greater value to the area of Vall de Gallinera, promoting a deep and permanent conscience about the historical, cultural and traditional aspects of the territory through a dialogue between art and nature.

Concept: 

"Truly memory does not consist at all of a regression from the present to the past, but rather in a progress from the past to the present."

Bergson H., Matter and Memory, 2006.

The power of intangibleness in art could be considered to be the core of creation and transformation: perception, habits, culture, language, time or memory can be channels used to define artistic research.

This symbiosis between tangible and immaterial is what, along with history, builds the identity of a territory. There are many important elements in Vall de Gallinera apart from its geologic structure and its natural heritage, like for example the vestiges from prehistory up to the civil war, passing through Iberian villages, funerary steles and medieval castles. This historical legacy, traces of human beings along the millennia, has been preserved in this enclave thanks to its natural idiosyncrasy. They are the physical result of a non-linear time that presents a dialogue of human beings with nature through its layers. These layers could be metaphorically a book (nature itself) where the territory's inhabitants have written their story and defined their identity.

Nature has since forever been a spiritual source of research and inspiration for human beings. It is not a coincidence that one can see trees in the forms of the columns in the churches, or caves in the arches, and many other examples. This union appears represented in different styles and functions, and in what remains when time and various factors alter them.

Due to this connection between absence/presence that is preserved nowadays, the inner identity has been reinforced with nature as witness. These are the elements that the selected artists will be invited to reinterpret through their projects.

Enclave Land Art aims to start a new chapter, leaving a contemporary trace to continue this dialogue with the environment through contemporary art. The relationship with what remains, together with what is not visible but nonetheless is present and forms part of Vall de Gallinera's people, represents who the locals are nowadays as a result of the path trodden.

Duration of the open call: 

From the 15th of August until the 10th of October 2021.

Deadline:

10 pm (mainland Spain’s time zone) on the 10th of October 2021.

Preselected Artists interviews:

From the 15th until the 19th of October 2021.

Announcement of the Selected Artists:

20th of October 2021.

Residency period:

From the 22nd of November until the 5th of December included.

Projects will be presented to the public on the 4th and the 5th of December 2021. 

Location of the itinerary:

The route of Corrals de La Carrotja (between Benisivà and La Carrotja), Vall de Gallinera (Alicante). (Maps, images and more information on our website).

Disciplines:

Installation, land art, photography, anthropology, research, sculpture, performance and any other artistic manifestation or line of work in which the artist-territory-nature dialogue can be found within the specific nature of the environment in which the work will be developed and of the proposed idea. 

Open to artists of any age and nationality.

Selection committee members: 

Jose Luís Pérez Pont, Manager of Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana and director of Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània.

A professional proposed by A.V.V.A.C. (Valencian Association of artists from Valencia, Alicante and Castellon):  Anaïs Florin, artist.

A professional proposed by A.V.C.A. (Valencia Association of Critics of Art): Roser Oduber; artist, cultural manager, director of Centre d’Art Contemporani i Sostenibilitat El Forn de la Calç.

Nerea Ubieto, independent curator, manager and art critic.

Miguel Mallol, director of Enclave Land Art.

Terms & Conditions:

The artistic proposals/research must have as their main goal the reinterpretation of the concept of the Residency proposed in this open call.  

Projects should focus on research and production based on the dialogue between artist and nature (the environment which surrounds the Residency). This should be seen in the choice of the concept, materials or during the project's development. 

Only one project can be submitted per candidate. It must be created with respect for human beings and intellectual property. 

Submissions might be excluded if exceeding the number of pages specified in the next section.

Fifteen projects will be preselected following the score criteria below:

Quality of the project, relationship with territory and concept, up to 30 points.

Sustainability and impact on the rural environment, up to 25 points.

Correct use of the resources provided, time and material, up to 20 points.

Interdisciplinary work and innovation, up to 15 points. 

Interaction with the inhabitants, up to 10 points.  

A final selection will choose 10 (7+3 standby) from the 15 which were preselected, which will then go to the final stage.

The selected artists will be invited to do an interview with three members of the Enclave Team to briefly explain the project and the reasons why they want to be part of the Residency.

Enclave Land Art reserves the right to withdraw any participant in case of uncivil behaviour or disrespect for the rules of coexistence, the inner exigencies of the Residency or the timing scheduled for the execution of the work. The artist(s) will be invited to leave immediately at his/her/their own cost, without any benefits of the Residency program. 

Enclave Land Art maintains the right to publish a catalogue of the Residency in a digital or physical format that will contain information about all projects and the artists.

The selected artists will sign the rights to use all images and content of the Residency to be reproduced, distributed in public and private communication, and any other means that might be necessary to promote the Arts Residency and the final artworks.

All artworks/projects will be donated permanently to the Vall de Gallinera's council for their artistic itinerary after the end of the Residency.

Artists will receive: 

The organisers will cover the travel costsfrom/to the original countrywith up to 200€and can provide an acceptance letter to the artists to apply for other grants in their country to cover any extra expenses they might incur. 

Individual grants of *600€- V.A.T. included.  

A shared workspace and up to300€for materials according to the characteristics of the proposal, previously approved by the Enclaveproduction Team. 

Accommodation in a shared house with the possibility of a double shared room.

Mealswill be provided. Artists must inform the organisers about any special diet, allergies, intolerances, veganism, etc.

- One assistant could be provided if required for the execution of a project. A request with an explanation must be made for the organisers who will consider case by case. 

* Artists must send an invoice to Enclave after completing the Residency to be paid/reimbursed.  

Artists' commitments:

The artists must accomplish and consign their projects within the deadline,on the 3rdof December 2021 included. 

The artists must participate in the open doors events on the 4thand 5thof December 2021.  

The artists must be part of all the events and activities which require their presence. 

- The artists must prepare and deliver a workshop about their project and general research to the local people during the Residency. (if the artist does not speak Spanish, an interpreter will be present).

Collateral activities and Enclave Curatorial:

During the Residency, Enclave Land Art will organise collateral activities to explain the history and environment of Vall de Gallinera.  Attendance: optional.

Enclave Curatorial Team will work with the artists in the creation of a curatorial project to be developed and shownin an external exhibition space. 

Enclave Curatorial members will brainstorm with the artists on creating a concept. 

● Artists might be invited to develop further research and a new independent project (it will be a separate project from the Residency, despite being linked with the concept, with a new budget, grant and production). The result will be exhibited in the following months after the Residency in an external space to be confirmed. 

Prize summary: 
Individual grants of *600€- V.A.T. included.  
Deadline: 
10/10/2021

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Repurposeful: The Art of Collage & Assemblage

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After a year of social isolation, we’ve re-engaged with our local communities and learned that through cooperation there is power to effect change. RePurposeful speaks to a renewed knowledge of our interdependence, and will serve as a celebration of the alchemy that occurs when bringing disparate and diverse parts together to create something new, better, more beautiful, and more purposeful.

What kind of "collage and assemblage" work are we seeking?

We are looking to review both traditionally defined collage and assemblage. We are also looking for work that pushes these formal boundaries but is related to collage and assemblage in spirit. For instance, textile works like quilts are welcome for submission.

In addition, we are looking for interactive art pieces that exhibition attendees can participate in creating. Community Collage or tapestry ideas? Please share your ideas with us!

Key Dates

Deadline to submit: Midnight, August 27, 2021
Artwork Drop Off: September 8-10
Opening Night: October 1, 2021
Exhibition runs through December 31, 2021

*There is no fee to enter, and artists can submit up to 3 collages/assemblages or one interactive art piece for review.
 

Jurors

Chris Boettcher is the Director of Randall Museum and the Manager of SF Rec & Park Cultural Division.

Felisia Castañeda served seven years as an Education Specialist and Supervisor for the Recology Artist-in-Residence program. currently works as a Senior Associate at HF&H Consultants where she supports local jurisdictions with implementing robust recycling and composting programs.

Jeanne Gerrity is the Deputy Director and Head of Publications at the Wattis and has written for such publications as Artforum, Art Agenda, and Frieze.

Christine Koppes is the Curator and Director of Public Programs at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) San José, where she organizes exhibitions and public programs that explore the critical issues of our time through the lens of contemporary art, with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career California artists.

Mansur Nurullah is a Bay Area textile artist who transforms materials that are bound for the trash into tapestries, bags, dolls, and wallets.

Deadline: 
08/27/2021

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Artists-in-Mining Residency

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Going Deep. Going Lithium: Inhabiting Green Technologies

How can arts-led approaches integrate intangible human aspects in immersive technologies, trigger effective cross-sectoral interaction and sustainable, inclusive innovation in the mining sector?

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Lithium is a critical metal for the battery supply in our modern society. The question is, however, how to extract lithium with the smallest of impacts on the environment, with a low carbon, or even net zero, footprint? Research suggests that extracting lithium from geothermal waters with new DLE (Direct Lithium Extraction) technologies might be the most environmentally-responsible way to retrieve the critical metal. Cornwall, with its rich pool of underground hot springs, is thus best suited to produce a battery quality lithium hydroxide product from deep earth. Cornish Lithium (CL), a young company in Cornwall, fosters these new approaches and is evaluating the potential to utilize the heat energy as a power supply. To explore, discover and research CL uses digital technologies and collaborates with universities and diverse sectors. Deep Earth Synergies is thus partnering with Cornish Lithium to include the arts within that nexus. Emerging technologies, often considered as if existing in abstract, uninhabited spaces, could benefit from the inclusion of human beings and their embodied experience. We thus would like to tap the arts’ potential to open new ways of seeing, questioning, driving innovation and communication across sectors.

The artist will therefore be encouraged to imagine how to populate spaces of technology and how the technology and innovation would benefit from this habitation during a process of co-creation and collaboration with Cornish Lithium and Deep Earth Synergies. In this way, the artist is engaged at the forefront of the mine and the technological advances being investigated. Congruently, the artist becomes a conduit for society and social engagement, asking about the human essence in technology. Stories and society will drive connectivity to both earth and people, in order to foster sustainable innovation.

We are inviting proposals from experienced artists to undertake a residency this summer, with the outcome of a multi-media/digital artwork to be exhibited in Autumn 2021. In addition, one school workshop will be facilitated by the artist during the residency period, and two virtual exhibition talks during workshops with audiences in the autumn.

The residency if 22 days in totlal will take place at Cornish Lithium with a kick-off workshop, several monitoring and feedback sessions, excursions to the exploration sites and offices, access to the archives and interaction with scientists and staff. The residency period will be on and off site over the span of four weeks during the months of June and July 2021 and a dissemination process in autumn 2021. A minimum of seven days should be spent in Cornwall depending on Covid-19 restrictions. Artists must be available during this period.

The selected artist will receive a fee of £6270 to include 22 days residency, and two further presentation sessions in the Autumn of 2021.

Deadline: 
04/30/2021

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