Calling all Community-engaged Environmental Artists!
We are currently booking the Eco Arts Salons for October, 2012 to June 2013. These monthly evening presentations showcase your work to the public with opportunities for feedback, networking and community participation.
The objective of these salons is to create a space for stimulating dialogue around questions such as “What does it mean to be an environmental artist?” and “What is the potential for community-engaged environmental art in Vancouver?” Each presenter, professional or project-based, is also asked to facilitate a hands-on component as part of their salon which could involve group writing, art-making, musical components, etc. These events are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Roundhouse Community Art and Recreation Centre from 7-9pm.
If your art practice is informed by your concerns for the environment and involves creative collaboration, we’d like to see your work at our Salons. We will be selecting artists or collaborative groups to feature in the upcoming Salons. Artists receive a $200 honorarium for the presentation.
- Your artistic practice might include performative work (e.g. dramatic, dance), sound-art, time-based art (e.g. film), sculptural works, 2D artwork or literary art (e.g. story-telling, spoken word). You might have a particular project within your practice that you would like to feature. Artists engaged with film, digital work, music and culinary arts are invited to apply.
- It must engage with community (whether geographical, interest-based or through an intact group or organization) in its design, creation and/or production.
- It should be something that can be defined as “Eco-Art”. This could include low impact (e.g. reuses materials, is ephemeral, is site-specific) works, or might centre on environmental awareness, education or causes.
Submit your suggestions for an Eco Arts Salon to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, August 17, 2012. A second call may be circulated later in 2012. In selecting a program, we look for diversity of arts practices.
Thank you to the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre for partnering with us to present this series and to the City of Vancouver and BC Arts Council Province of British Columbia for funding support for our Community Environmental Arts Program.