Narratives of Care

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We are excited to announce an open call for interviews on the theme of care, inviting artists, and activists to share their insights, experiences, and practices in a series of interviews.

In a world facing urgent environmental challenges, we believe in the power of dialogue and collaboration to inspire change. Through these interviews, we aim to explore diverse perspectives on environmental care, highlighting the vital role of art, research, and activism in addressing pressing ecological issues.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • The intersection of art and environmental activism

  • Innovative approaches to promoting sustainability through creative expression

  • The impact of environmental degradation on marginalized communities

  • Art fostering ecological awareness and behavior change

  • The role of technology in monitoring and mitigating environmental threats

Insights of an Eco Artist is a global art publication dedicated to contemporary art with a strong focus on issues related to social, political and ecological justice. Our platform serves as a space for artists and writers to engage with the critical topics that shape our world today.

Selected artists and activists will be interviewed by Joana Alarcão, the founder of Insights of an Eco Artist, who is not only an artist but also a curator with a deep commitment to promoting art as a means of effecting positive change. These interviews aim to shine a light on your career and delve into how your creative interventions play a vital role in raising ecological awareness and promoting change.

Submission Details:

  • Eligibility: Artists, researchers, activists, and practitioners working in the field of art for environmental care are invited to submit proposals for interviews.
  • Proposal Format for Art Researchers: Please provide a concise proposal, within the range of 250-500 words, delineating your research objectives and their alignment with the theme of environmental care. Additionally, include a selection of relevant images to accompany your proposal.
  • Proposal Format for Studio-based Practices: Kindly submit a comprehensive portfolio package comprising a biography, artist statement, and portfolio showcasing your studio-based practice.
  • Global Participation: We invite artists from every corner of the world to submit their work.
  • Returning Artists: If you have previously been featured or interviewed by us, you are welcome to submit new works.

Submission Process:

  • Submission Fee: FREE Submission for applicants.
  • Selection Fee: A SELECTION FEE OF  €40 IS APPLIED TO SELECTED ARTISTS/ACTIVISTS ONLY. This fee supports our efforts in creating your interview.
  • Personalized Interview: Upon selection, you will receive a personal interview consisting of 10 thought-provoking questions.
  • Featured Artworks: Your selected artworks will be prominently featured alongside the interview.
  • Permanent Publication: Your interviews and artwork will be permanently published on our digital platform. Please note that these interviews will not appear in our print magazine.

More about the curator and founder:

Joana Alarcão, a Portuguese Eco-artist, curator, and editor, is an unwavering advocate for the fusion of art, social/environmental justice, and culture. Armed with a profound background in the arts and journalism, Joana has delved into the worlds of over 300 artists, diving deep into their creative processes and unique perspectives.  These interviews have not only been featured in various media outlets but have also enriched her role as an editor and curator for "Insights of an Eco Artist."  Through this platform, Joana has nurtured a vibrant community of artists driven by a shared passion for art that breeds change.

With the founding of this platform, for the past 3 years, Joana has created two editorial print magazines, a podcast, a myriad of reviews, and interviews available in video, audio, and written forms. Her multifaceted storytelling approach has woven connections among artists from diverse backgrounds, cultivating a dynamic and all-encompassing creative ecosystem.

Joana's work extends beyond the boundaries of her platform. She has collaborated with renowned magazines such as "Women to Women," "Public Offerings Ltd," and "Gatekeeper," as well as the esteemed NGO, "Creative Conscious," and "Arts Help." These collaborations have allowed her to amplify the voices of artists who are committed to creating art with a purpose.

Joana Alarcão's commitment to bridging the gap between art, social/environmental justice, and culture makes her mission not just about creating beautiful works of art but also about using art as a powerful tool for positive change. 

Deadline: 
22/April/2024

Entry Fee:

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