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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.

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04/30/2021

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CREATIVE MATTERZ FUND | open call FASHION x SUSTAINABILITY

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We love fashion, but we also need a change. With the CMzF we support forward-thinking creatives worldwide through funding, mentorship and PR. This open call accepts creative and artistic project ideas of all disciplines that tackle sustainability and fashion.

It is 2021 and the fashion industry still plays a major role in the use of natural resources, air & water pollution, and is most often created within a framework of human exploitation. Now more than ever it is important to generate awareness around these issues with the tools each and every one of us has available.

Your vision for a fair system has an impact, no matter what creative background you are coming from. Whether as a guerrilla campaign, a photoshoot, video, performance art, a game, a guide, an installation… get creative(!), we are here to help you with your project.

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​​​​​​​10 project fundings of 500€ each & possibility to win additional 500€ prize upon realization*
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*The amount of projects we are able to fund depends on the amount of donations we collect.
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Deadline: 
03/31/2021

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Open Call for Artist in Residence

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Every summer, Art Aia-Creatives / In / Residence, offers a cross-disciplinary Artist in Residence program open to international artists that culminates with an exhibiting event which is generally open to the local public.

Deadline: 
05/19/2021

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Driving the Human: Call for Proposals

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From February 10 to April 9, 2021, Driving the Human invites designers, artists, scientists, initiatives, and agents from any fields of expertise from anywhere in the world, to join us in shaping sustainable and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Our Open Call invites proposals that critically engage with the present and propose alternatives current developments and disruptions, reflecting on what makes us human, and reexamining our relationship with society, the planet, and life itself.   

Proposals may connect to larger themes, such as the social impact of climate change, energy cycles and our current technological acceleration, the mirror between the biosphere and the technosphere, contemporary processes of exchanging values and objects, and/or the impact of collective decision-making. Driving the Human welcomes proposals that embrace notions of urgency and radical openness as much as curiosity, interconnectedness, and new modes of collectivity across scales. Similarly, we encourage proposals that ask fundamental questions about the predominant narratives that we exchange about the world and our role in it.

After a series of crisis, from the economic to the pandemic, it is evident that humanity and its way of living on planet earth are endangered. Fundamental questions about issues such as mass consumption, factory farming, and mass tourism need to be reflected upon. We welcome new constellations for working and thinking together, connecting diverse knowledge and varied disciplines. 

Selected applicants will be invited to interact with the expertise and multidisciplinary know-how of the Driving the Human partner institutions – acatech, National Academy of Science and Engineering; the mentoring program Forecast; the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design; and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe – to develop future-proof concepts and bring them to fruition as prototypes. Ultimately, the process and outcomes of Driving the Human become tools that enable new worldviews and open the doors to alternative ways of coexisting. 

The application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021, at 11:59pm CET. Applications must be submitted in English, via our online application form.

Please consult our Application Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.

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04/09/2021

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12th Annual UNCG International Sustainability Shorts Film Competition

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) requests submissions of short films that address sustainability, which UNCG defines as “the enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics.”

Entries will be screened as part of the online UNCG Sustainability Film and Discussion Series. Winners will be announced and celebrated online. Judging is based on relation to sustainability as well as concept, cinematography, acting, production quality, costuming, writing, etc.

*By entering the competition, entrants agree to the following: 1) Films must be original work, must not infringe on any rights of others, and must have all necessary permissions. UNCG will not be held liable for any copyright infringements. 2) Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films. 3) UNCG reserves the right to not screen any film(s) for any reason. 4) Prizes are not negotiable or transferable and are subject to taxes and fees for non-US winners. 5) The decisions of the judges are final.

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4 prizes
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1st place: $200

2nd place: $150 

3rd place: $100  

Audience award: $50

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03/01/2021

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restART the planet - virtual exhibition

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We are SKT, a new exciting project with the aim of creating a scattered gallery without borders. The SKTeam is promoting emerging contemporary artists and helping them to showcase and sell their artworks. Currently, we are preparing to launch our third scattered exhibition ‘restART the planet’ that will run from 24 January, 2021 to 24 February, 2021 in 2 different London city-centre locations, Notting Hill and Chelsea.

The theme of the exhibition was inspired by the newly born partnership between SKT and WhereFrom, a young startup with great ideas who connects sustainably-minded brands with sustainably-minded consumers. With their help and creativeness, we will be able to do so much more than promote artists because we will also plant trees. WhereFrom and TreeSisters combine four of today’s big ticket issues: gender, climate, behaviour change, and ecological restoration through large-scale tropical reforestation. We are unique in our grass roots, ethical and holistic approach, our call to include and involve everyone, and our focus on a wider cultural shift that embeds restoration into everything. Partnering with us aligns you with that mission.

The deadline to submit your application is 11 January, 2020. Exhibition contributions start from £150.00 for one piece within 1x1m (you can join with 3 pieces maximum);

SKT will take 20% commission on sales. Whenever we close a sale, we will give you back the contribution you initially invested with us. If it doesn't sell, the funds we gather from the contributions are going towards the needs of the exhibitions:
- Maintenance and hire of the gallery space
- Printing costs (poster, labels etc)
- Online promotion cost
- Staff/Invigilators
- Catering

Our upcoming opportunities:
"SKT goes to Nice" art fair in South France - 9/11 April, 2021
"SKT goes to Amsterdam" - May TBA

Your fee includes 1 live interview (if you attend the opening or 1 video/written interview if you cannot do it) 1 article and 1 tree planted with our partner WhereFromUK.

Please send us an email and we will be more than happy to look at your portfolios and plant trees with you!

 

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01/11/2021

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