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. These are posted here in the order we become aware of them (most recent at the top), rather than by event date or deadline for responses. Expired opportunities are deleted.

If you know of opportunities you’d like to see posted here, please use the form on the Contact ClimateCultures page. 

KINdoms: Textiling with the more-than-human

KINdoms explores textile arts inspired by eco-feminism/phenomenology. Dispense with the hierarchies between ourselves and non-human species – we only exist as part of a larger web – the elements are in & around us. As meshes of plant, animal, mineral networks, textiles are nomadic across species, time, place and material state. So, explore textiles as an interface, (de)construction or surface with Others / Self. All around us is vibrant matter, invisible yet perceptible eg. air, rainwater, starlight. Connect with real or imagined trees, animals, seasons, or the soil with textiles.

Work with stitch, (3D)print, weave, knit, dye etc in any scale and a flow of agency between 2D/3D, image, text, trad crafts & new techs. It can be a way of dialoging with ‘natural’ worlds & source materials of low eco impact. 

The show will be part of the FAB festival in Bath, 25 May – 10 June 2018

Deadline: 20 March 2018

This Temporary Matter – Ephemeral works wanted

Taking its lead from vanitas and memento mori concerns, This Temporary Matter will further explore these ideas by bringing together ephemeral works created in materials that also have a definite life span. The show’s duration will therefore serve as a ticking clock for each work’s actual birth and death, and the use of interesting/experimental mediums will mean that the work will challenge traditional notions of material choice and longevity in terms of meaning as well as substance. By using both form and concept to examine the absurdity/humour/excitement/sadness/wonder/freedom/truth in the fact that everything has an ultimate end point, the audience will physically and philosophically be placed in the present to celebrate the unique moment they’re experiencing right here, right now.

The show will be part of the FAB festival in Bath, 25 May – 10 June 2018

Deadline: 20 March 2018

Thoughtful Planet 2 Exhibition

Thought Foundation (in Birtley, Gateshead) welcomes artists who explore environmental issues within their practice. We embrace intelligent, thoughtful, thought provoking and imaginative responses to global warming, environmental political issues, consumerist culture… and so on. Artwork can be in any form: – film, painting, sculpture, installation, light/sound, poetry/written, spoken word art or performance.

All successful artists will have the option to sell their pieces or charge attendees for performance related pieces (35% commission to be taken by Thought Foundation). This year we have teamed up with Cedrec Information Systems, who will be offering a £200 award for an outstanding piece.

Deadfline: 10 May 2018

Creative Climate – seeks participants for conversations, papers and performances

This one-day symposium at Birkbeck College, University of London, on 8th May 2018 explores new critical-creative responses to climate change in performance, and discusses performance as a space of engagement with and communication of the larger-than-human issue of climate crisis (particularly in relation to the post-political climate). The symposium aims to generate vigorous conversation through dialogue-panels in which artists and scientists/academics pair up and have a discussion following their individual talks about their works. Hence, we call for artists, scientists and academics from all disciplines whose work explores climate change and who would be interested in participating in a dialogue-discussion.

Please send your proposals for papers, performances and provocations: max. 250 words

Deadline: 1 March 2018.