Open Call: The Rise and Fall of Tides by Fogo Island Arts

Open Call: The Rise and Fall of Tides by Fogo Island Arts

Fogo Island Arts is announcing an open call for an experimental new residency dedicated to research into community economies and alternative economic models. 

Fogo Island Arts (FIA) is a contemporary arts and ideas organization on Fogo Island, located in Newfoundland & Labrador, on traditional Mi’kmaw territory and the ancestral homeland of the Beothuk.

Founded in 2008 as an artists residency program, Fogo Island Arts was created with the conviction that art and artists have the capacity to instigate social change and offer new perspectives on issues of contemporary concern. By facilitating collaborations and connections between a local and international network of practitioners and thinkers, Fogo Island Arts aims to provide relevant insights on questions of human relationships with place, nature, financial capital, and one another.

Fogo Island Arts’ residency program has grown into a full program of exhibitions, public programs, publications and focused research programs including the Fogo Island Dialogues and Summer Workshops, all of which aim to bridge connections between local and wider global communities.

This residency will provide an opportunity for the selected resident to live and work on Fogo Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada for a period of six weeks, up to three months. A budget of up to 25,000 CAD will be provided to support travel to Fogo Island and a new project or the development of an existing project for the selected resident(s). Alongside the project budget, the resident will be provided with accommodation, as well as a vehicle on Fogo Island. Successful candidates will be responsible for acquiring the necessary visas and driver’s license permissions, Fogo Island Arts will help facilitate this process. The residency period will commence from late 2023.

Applicants should provide:

  • Portfolio/link to a website
  • A short proposal outlining a specific project the selected resident would develop during their time on Fogo Island (this could take the form of a business or economic plan, a pilot project, or other type of tangible outcome that could be shared) related to community economies or alternative economic models (500 words max).
  • CV
  • Name and contact info of one referee (no letter required)

The application deadline is August 31, 2022, 11:59pm EDT. Please send applications to [email protected] with the subject line "The Rise and Fall of Tides."

Visit FIA's website for more information.

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