BigCi Environmental Awards 2020 (Australia) – Call For Artists
Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2020. Your submission must show how you will respond to the environmental issues of the day using your chosen medium. Relevance to 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 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world.
Deadline: 29 Feb 2020
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.
BigCi is looking for inspirational projects that will be executed within the residency time frame. 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 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.
BigCi Environmental Awards 2020 Benefits
- The two winning artists will each receive (4) free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,500 spending money
- Up to AUD$2,000 flight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners
- The winners of the award will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, Blue Mountains, and Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks
- Winners will be given research assistance relevant to their projects
- Present work at BigCi Open Day
BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects. It was established and is run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.
Because of the location and knowledge base of the team, many of the resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues. Many others use the beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.
All residents have opportunities to take part in bushwalks conducted by Yuri Bolotin, an experienced mountain guide and author. Learn first hand about the unique natural environment of the area.
Artists-in-residence are able to present their work during a BigCi Open Day that usually takes place at the end of their stay.
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