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Ocean ARTic: Call for Artist Residency Applications

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Ocean ARTic Artist Residencies and Commisions!

Further to our introductory Ocean ARTic workshop, which brought creative practitioners and marine climate scientists together to explore the consequences of climate change for marine ecosystems and communities in the Arctic and Scotland, we are delighted to announce the launch of an Artists Residency and two £9,000 commissions.

A new partnership led by Marine Alliance Science Technology Scotland.

We are inviting applications from creative practitioners to be paired with marine scientists and work collaboratively to develop a proposal for a creative response to marine science data. For full Guidelines please click here and for the online application, please click here. A PDF version of the online form is available here but please note this is for information only; you can only submit via the online form, which can be saved as PDF upon completion.

There is an artist fee payable to each artist of £3,000 to take part in the residency. The budget for commissions, subject to approval, is £9000 across the two commissions/artists (including materials). There is a separate budget to accommodate travel and subsistence during the residency and exhibition phase of the project. We also have some separate budget for transport cost of any works to the exhibition venues if required and for the documentation of the creative process and exhibiting, in collaboration with the artists.

We are developing an ambitious programme of exhibition and online public sharing opportunities for the resulting works, for impact before, during and after the United Nations CoP26 climate negotiations to be held in Glasgow in November.

The application form should be completed online by 5pm (GMT) on the 28th April 2021. Any interviews will be held by video call on Friday 7th May. Successful artists will need to be available to start the residency by week commencing 17th May.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, contact the Creative Informatics team at creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk.