New projects, calls for papers, residencies and other opportunities

ClimateCultures is pleased to share invitations for artists, researchers or curators to participate or collaborate in events, publications or activities. But in January 2020 we will move these notices to our monthly newsletter, Re:Culture.

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Deadline 27th February 2020 – UK Climate Resilience Programme: Living with Climate Uncertainty 

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals to the UK Climate Resilience programme, a collaboration between UKRI and the Met Office which aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise and deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary climate risk and adaptation research to ensuring the UK is resilient to climate variability and change and powerfully positioned to exploit the opportunities of adaptation and green growth. Applications are anticipated to be led by arts and humanities colleagues but to include researchers from the natural, physical, engineering, health, and social sciences where appropriate.

“We anticipate the funded projects will raise awareness of what it means to work with uncertainty to build climate resilience in the real world and deliver useful knowledge (narratives, learning histories, case studies, film and other material) to further inform practices and behaviours that build confidence in practical approaches to living with uncertainty and community and environmental resilience building.” See AHRC UKRI


Deadline 6th January 2020, Nottingham – Wonder Woods Artist Commission

Nonsuch and The Toy Library invite proposals from UK based artists, designers and sculptors to produce a series of new public artworks celebrating nature and evoking the wonder of discovery, bringing communities to reconnect with their natural surroundings and discovering the magic and beauty of this woodland area. See Nonsuch


Various deadlines, Green Stories.

A series of competitions running into 2020, whose aim is to solicit stories that develop positive visions of what sustainable societies might look like or simply produce place green policies, practices etc in the backdrop of otherwise mainstream stories. Submissions in various categories open from June to December. See Green Stories for further information. 


Deadline 1st January 2020, Cambridge: Creativity as Practice 

Cambridge Curiosity & Imagination are offering four places for early-career Artist Educators on a new professional development programme with Anglia Ruskin University, Goldsmiths University & Kettle’s Yard. It will be run alongside CCI’s schools programme in spring/summer 2020.


Deadline 1st January 2020, London – Earth Day/Scratch Night 2020 

A birthday celebration of planetary proportions on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The Search for Blue and It’s Freezing in LA! are hosting 8 artists or groups of artists who have a special birthday message for planet Earth, addressing the subject of climate change, eco-drama, and/or activism through content, theme or design. See The Search for Blue

Deadline 4th March 2020, Edinburgh – Call for Edinburgh Fringe

Looking for expressions of interest for the 2020 Fringe Central Events Programme. For 2020, we’re particularly interested in strengthening and developing our health and wellbeing, breaking down barriers and environmental sustainability strands. See Edinburgh Fringe


Deadline 15th January 2020, The Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle, an annual expeditionary residency program now sailing into its 12th year, accepts applications from international working contemporary artists of all disciplines, architects, scientists, innovators and educators alike. See The Arctic Circle