[email protected] Open Call: Residency at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

[email protected] Open Call: Residency at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

The [email protected] offers artists the opportunity to explore environmental and sustainability issues with academic researchers. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

The Mistra Environmental Communication team at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) are excited to facilitate one artist-in-residence (AiR) in the Sunshine Coast, Australia in 2023.

The [email protected] offers the opportunity to investigate and explore the environment and sustainability through immersion in the Mistra Environmental Communication research that is ongoing at USC. In intersecting academics with their practice, they hope the selected artist would materialise unconventional perspectives that enrich contemporary academic discourse on environmental issues. By awarding a compelling grant, access to some of their facilities, affiliation with an academic host, and organisational support from their team at USC, they wish to offer a fulfilling opportunity to examine how the environment and sustainability is understood and expressed in a politicised, polarised and complex world.

The [email protected] is performed on location in the Sunshine Coast, Australia, from the 1st of March until the 30th of April 2023. It is facilitated by the Mistra Environmental Communication: Work Package 5 – Media & Art team at ICSJ, with additional support from the NGO Sqridge.

The artist selected for the [email protected] is supported with:

  • dialogical exchange with the academic host
  • organisational support to showcase their produced work
  • immersion in the Mistra Environmental Communication research process and community
  • access to library and IT network facilities
  • 54 000 SEK grant of which
    • 37 000 SEK are earmarked to cover accommodation and living costs in Sunshine Coast for 2 months.
    • 13 000 SEK are earmarked to cover travel costs.
    • 4 000 SEK are earmarked to cover material costs.

The artist selected for the [email protected] is required to:

  • produce work relevant to the Mistra Environmental Communication research programme
  • produce one blogpost for publication in Mistra Environmental Communication research media channels
  • showcase (a selection of) the work produced during the [email protected] at the end of the [email protected]
  • feature selected work from the [email protected] in one collective [email protected] exhibition in late 2023,

While their team is able to provide advice, orientation and some practical support, the artist themselves must organise transportation and accommodation for the duration of the [email protected]

They welcome artists in any discipline, from visual, to sculptural, to digital media, and beyond, to submit an application for the [email protected] to [email protected] until the 30th of November 2022.

All information provided to the Mistra Environmental Communication research team in relation to the [email protected] is treated in accordance with GDPR regulations. By submitting an application for the [email protected] you confirm its accuracy and truthfulness. You approve of sharing the application with the Mistra Environmental Communication research team. You approve of their team contacting you with questions and results. All content within your application remains your intellectual property.

The application must include:

  • Name & contact details
  • CV
  • Project proposal

Project proposals will be evaluated by the [email protected] team against the following key criteria:

  • relevance for, and creative contribution to, the Mistra Environmental Communication research project,
  • affiliation to Swedish society
  • feasibility within the [email protected] frameworks.

Before applying, candidates are strongly recommended to familiarise themselves with the Mistra Environmental Communication research project at USC.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Click here to view the open call, and conditions for application.

For more information on the Mistra-EC AiR series.

For further information and questions, please contact [email protected]

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