BigCi Environmental Awards 2020

BigCi Environmental Awards 2020

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects. For the BigCi Environmental Awards 2020 Australian and International Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries.

Your submission must show how you will respond to the environmental issues of the day using your chosen medium. Relevance to the location of the residency - on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains is essential. The Greater Blue Mountains is an area of stunning scenic beauty, with its own unique flora, fauna and geomorphology. BigCi is located only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world.
They are looking for inspirational projects that will be executed within the residency time frame. You can choose to deal with relevant environmental or natural science issues, explore ideas and concepts related to nature, or use this opportunity to creatively respond to the unique wilderness on our doorstep and the current challenges it faces. The focus of the Award is on the environment. This is open to a wide range of interpretations, allowing you to work on aspects that are of most interest to you and fit best with your artistic practice.

The two winning artists will each receive (4) free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,500 spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners. The winners of the award will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks and will be given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at BigCi Open Day.
There is an entry fee of AUD$30 that must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable. They will be used to support these Awards and other BigCi artist-in-residence programs. The application is online. Submissions deadline is 29th February 2020.