[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.
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.
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The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit 2020. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World.’ Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable.
Deadline: 26 Feb 2020
The exhibit will open April 1, 2020 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 16, 2020. There will be a reception at the gallery on Sunday, April 5 from 2-4pm.
The exhibition is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States over the age of 18 in all media. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in The Berkeley Art Works.
Juror: The juror for the 2020 exhibit is Janis Goodman, Professor of Fine Art, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Entry fee: The entry fee for the exhibit is $35 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each for a maximum of four works.
Art And Earth Juried Exhibit 2020 Artist Benefits
The selected artists will receive recognition from their peers as well as the local and regional news media. A prize fund of $1,000 will be distributed among Best in Show, Merit Awards, and Honorable Mention awards. The exhibit will receive promotion and publicity throughout the region through the Berkeley Arts Council’s communication infrastructure, including local and regional media, Berkeley Arts Bulletin email, website, and social media.
The Art and Earth Juried Exhibit has grown in status and the artists will share in that status locally, regionally, and nationally. When the Berkeley Arts Council initiated this exhibit 10 years ago, their intent was to provide a meaningful platform for artists who appreciate nature and the environment to express their feelings through their art.
About Berkeley Arts Council
The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists; brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public; and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The gallery supports an artist cooperative and sponsors numerous exhibits over the year, including national and regional juried exhibits, and curated exhibit supporting local artists and students. The Berkeley Arts Council also supports a robust program of art instruction for adults.
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Residency 108 announces a call for artists for the Residency 108 Spring 2020 Session, which will take place April 19th – May 17th, 2020. Two four week-long residencies are offered each year, one during the month of October and one in May. Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. They welcome those who work with nature, ecology, and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works. The residency is free apart from the cost of travel and material expenses which must be assumed by the individual.
Deadline: 11 Jan 2020
The application is blind; therefore, Residency 108 welcomes any and all artists of diverse backgrounds. Applicants will be notified by or before February 1st.
Artists of any age from any country may apply. Residency 108 accepts solo artists and collaborating teams of up to three people. They are interested in applicants whose practice involves a defined engagement with landscape and ecology, or projects that employ historical or first-hand research of the 108 site. Please have your statement reflect this intention.
Residency 108 Spring 2020 Session Artist Benefits
The program accommodates three artists at a time. Each resident is provided with a room, working facilities, and a weekly stipend for food. Participants are responsible for cooking their own meals. The residency is located in a remote area. There is no public transportation in the area. Residency 108 does not have a vehicle available for resident use apart from a bike. However, they provide weekly trips to shop for supplies and food. Each resident will be asked to present their work during the residency. Weekly critiques are held as a group and sometimes with a visiting critic.
About Residency 108
Residency 108 is a rural residency program with a focus on landscape and ecology. They program is unique in that it invites artists to engage with a specific site, 108 acres of pastoral land which was used as a horse farm in the last century. The property features rolling hills, mowed paths, meadows, densely wooded forests, wetlands with a few ponds of varying size, and a seasonal stream. In addition to these ecosystems, a variety of native plant species host habitats for birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The program is ideal for artists who wish to engage with the landscape and prefer isolation to interaction. If you require constant contact with civilization this may not be the program for you.
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The Human Impacts Institute announces a call for artists for the Creative Climate Awards 2019, an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the program uses art and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.
Deadline: 12 Jul 2019
The Human Impacts Institute accepts 2D works including graphic design, drawings, painting, photographs, collage, and mixed media; film (both shorts and feature length); and performative works including dance, theatre, and music. Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from NYC. All performers must be able to perform in NYC November 6th – December 4th 2019. Selections announced on August 16th. Exhibit dates are November 6th – December 4th.
Creative Climate Awards 2019 Artist Benefits
There will be cash prizes for selected artists of $1,100, $600, and $360. Artists accepted to participate in the Creative Climate Awards 2019 will:
- Have work viewed by a highly qualified panel of judges
- Participate in a month long exhibit at 42nd St Gallery in New York City
- May sell their work and receive a 50% commission on each sale
- Interact with other artists and the public through a meet-and-greet session to discuss their work
- Be highlighted on the Human Impacts Institute’s social media leading up to and throughout the month-long exhibit
The Human Impacts Institute strives to highlight women and people of color in their programming. This is evident in an upcoming project that focuses on how women in the Global South are taking on climate action in their respective communities. The Institute will display their stories in an exhibit for the upcoming NYC Climate Week at the end of the year.
About The Human Impacts Institute
The Human Impacts Institute (HII) is an arts-based environmental nonprofit based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2010, HII has grown each year through climate and environmental-themed programming that utilizes local experts (artists, activists, and academics) in order to engage the local community on these issues. HHI hopes to inspire a culture and behavior of environmental stewardship through programming that creates transformational change. The Creative Climate Awards are an on-going annual event that contributes to this type of change. The Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Office in NYC host and sponsor the month-long exhibit.
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Broken Hill Art Exchange (HBAE) announces a call for artists for their Residential Studio Centre, Broken Hill, Far West New South Wales, Australia. Available to individuals and groups from academic, business and / or artistic fields. Suitable for field trips and environment related activities in situ. The Broken Hill Art Exchange live-in residencies provide accommodation with private studios to all sectors and disciplines including applied arts and crafts and visual, performance, and literary artists.
Deadline: 30 Jun 2019
Established in 2001, the Broken Hill Art Exchange is a not for profit, artist and volunteer run organisation that operates two residency facilities including Residencies @ The Grand and Residencies @ Duff Street. The residencies are suitable for short and long-term stays. They are situated in the city of Broken Hill Far West New South Wales Australia. The city has a population of approximately 18,000 people and is easily accessible by rail, air, and road. It is renowned for its architecture, clarity of light, astronomy, geology and mineral rainforest, environmental landmarks, social history, heritage, and culture. Situated close to National Parks, the Murray Darling River and nearby Indigenous townships it is the ideal place to explore the region.
Broken Hill was named Australia’s Heritage City because of its significance to the nation in the fields of industrial relations, geology, water and land management, and for the resilience of its population. The people of Broken Hill are passionate about the environment. It is home to many diverse artists and art galleries.
Residential Studio Centres
The Residential Studio Centre @ The Grand are in the cultural hub of the city surrounded by art galleries, museums, libraries, and cafes. Residents have a choice of living quarters and studios to suit their needs. Every resident has an assigned private work / study / studio area (3 x 6 metres). Utilize the kitchen and lounge, courtyard, conference rooms, art gallery, exhibition spaces, and onsite information office.
The Residential Studio Centre @ Duff Street occupy a converted 1950’s shopping centre adjoining a leafy recreational park in the southern district of the city. Each residency is self-contained with kitchenette and private amenities. The studio workspaces are approximately 6 – 9m x 10m with large light filled windows. From here, it is a few minutes’ walk to Broken Hill’s famous Regeneration Bush Reserves and the quaint shopping district of Patton Village.
Stay a little or stay a while. Subsidized residencies from $190 to $265 per week.
Residential Studio Centre Artist Benefits
Proudly supported by the major art infrastructure builders of the region, including West Darling Arts and Screen Broken Hill, the Broken Hill Art Exchange Residential Studio Centre provides the perfect entry point to experience the Far West region of New South Wales Australia. The residency offers subsidize accommodation and studios to suit your budget. At the residency, have uninterrupted studio time to immerse yourself in your practice and the environment. Broken Hill Art Exchange will assist you in networking, exhibitions, or running workshops and community engagement projects. Each year, BHAE runs a Desert Equinox Program. Residents are published in the Art Almanac produced for the event. As a resident, the facilities available include a gallery, exhibition spaces, the heritage courtyard, conference rooms, guest kitchen and lounge, and additional work spaces as required.
About Broken Hill Art Exchange
The residents of this famous mining town are passionate about the environment. Artists love the space, the big skies, clarity of light and the landscape. It is the most accessible inland arid zone desert region of Australia. There is a population of approximately 18,000 people living in Broken Hill and 26,000 across the region. It is entirely volunteer run and been operating for close to 19 years. The people are friendly, knowledgeable, and environmentally conscious. The area has one of the largest uptakes of solar and wind energy in Australia, servicing the capital cities.
Broken Hill was the birthplace of the global mining giant BHP. As such and in response to environmental sustainability, some of Australia’s first environmental conservation projects initiated from this city. It is Australia’s Heritage City renowned for social and political change, its geology and mineral rainforest. The residency program attracts and supports many leading international artists to live and work in the region. BHAE is innovative, resourceful, resilient, and ready to assist individuals and groups to achieve their endeavors.
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Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists 18 and over for a new exhibit, A Reverence For Nature. The Gallery is accepting art that expresses reverence, a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe for nature or the environment. The exhibition will be curated by Nadia Martinez.
Deadline: 5 May 2018
Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, and interpretations on the subject are welcome. Works less than 48″ wide and less than 84″ high properly wired ready to be hung. The exhibit will run from June 13 through September 28, 2018. Submissions will be accepted until May 5, 2018.
Chosen artists for A Reverence For Nature will have their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space, the Maritime Garage located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily, with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery also promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.
About Maritime Garage Gallery
The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Norwalk Parking Authority as part of its Art in Parking Places initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces, includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station that highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. Initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.
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The Human Impacts Institute announces a call for artists for the Creative Climate Awards 2018, a series of events showcasing artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Creative Climate Awards 2018 submissions may include 2D works including graphic design, drawings, painting, photographs, collage, and mixed media; films (both shorts and feature length); and performative works including dance, theatre, and music.
Selections Announced: June 15th
The first place artist will receive a grand cash prize of $2,000. All artists accepted to participate in the Creative Climate Awards will be able to participate in a month long exhibit at 42nd St. gallery in New York City. Artists receive a 50% commission on each sale. Attendee artists on opening night will be able to interact with other artists and the public through a meet-and-greet session to discuss their work. Artists will be highlighted on the Human Impacts Institute’s social media leading up to and throughout the month-long exhibit.
Thanks to the Taipei Economic Cultural Office in NYC for their support.
About Human Impacts Institute
Human Impacts Institute are social entrepreneurs who create and share innovative approaches to tackling social and environmental issues. Programs pair artists and scientists to engage new audiences in climate change solutions, bring youth to the boardroom, and get policy makers’ hands dirty as they care for local street trees. The Institute is action-oriented. The Institute helps people of diverse ages and backgrounds connect personally to the most pressing environmental issues. They give them the tools needed to take positive, long-term actions. The Institute believes the environment is not separate from our society and that healthy communities, stable economies, and social equity cannot exist without environmental well-being. They go beyond doling out information in hope that people will change. Instead, they inspire people to transform their behavior by making issues personal to their lives.
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