BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 (Australia)- Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 (Australia)- Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 (Australia)- Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives announces a call for artists for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2022. International and local artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating – are invited to submit entries.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 4 November 2022

There is an entry fee of $35, which must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable. They will be used to support the awards and other BigCi artist-in-residence programs.

The Awards will be judged by an independent panel:

  • Jemila MacEwan, a New York based interdisciplinary environmental artist. She was a winner of the 2021 BigCi Environmental Award.
  • Sabrina Roesner, a Blue Mountains based arts leader and artistic program manager.
  • Ryan Andrew Lee, a cinematographer and artist. He was a winner of the 2021 BigCi Environmental Award.
  • Richard Morecroft, a nationally known broadcaster, visual arts interviewer, author, and mixed media maker, with a long-standing environmental commitment.

Two winners of the BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residency and $4,000 prize money.

The winning artists will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains, and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks as well as given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at a BigCi Open Day event. This event is promoted widely both nationally and internationally.

About Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects.

BigCi has been established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.

They are situated on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains, one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots. Due to the location and knowledge base of the team, many of resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although many others use the outstanding 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, and to learn first-hand about the unique biodiversity and geodiversity of the area.

For more information, contact rae@bigci.org.

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