Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives announces a call for artists for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2023. International and Australian artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries.
Enter by: 2 October 2023
The BigCi Environmental Awards 2023 Awards will be judged by an independent panel.
Winners will be announced on 1 November 2023.
Two Winners of the Awards will each receive (4) free weeks of BigCi residency in Bluen Mountains 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 and will be given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at a BigCi Open Day event. The winners and the Open Day event will be promoted through BigCi’s extensive database and social media network.
About Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives
BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program in Bilpin, Australia (near Sydney), focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects. Established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.
BigCi is 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 BigCi’s team, many resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although 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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