Call for Artists

On the back of the success of Green Lens, in partnership with Ampersand Projects over Summer 2018, ecobirmingham are keen to work with a number of artists across Birmingham to engage specific communities around environmental issues.

 

The Offer

We are able to provide match funding for up to three separate projects of up to £2,000 each, with some additional in-kind support from our small team. In order to help as much art happen as possible, we are keen for this money to be used to lever other funds or as match funding in bigger projects. We would like to work with you to develop and deliver the projects so they take place ideally over 2019/20.

 

Artists

We are interested in artists that represent the diversity of our city and are keen to help us raise awareness, encourage debate, be provocative and inspire positive action.

You might be working in the following mediums, but feel free to get in touch if you work in another but have a great idea:

  • Film
  • Audio storytelling
  • Spoken Word
  • Poetry
  • Sculpture
  • Photography

 

Why

We exist to help Birmingham become more sustainable. The city has a number of issues to address as it looks to achieve a zero-carbon, zero-waste, zero-impact existence. We are particularly keen to work with artists looking to address the following aims:

  • Reducing Air Pollution
  • Reducing reliance upon Fossil Fuels
  • Reducing our impact on the planet (Plastic, Water, Food, Waste, Energy)

Over the next year we will be starting to think about the lead up to the Commonwealth Games and conversations around the impact climate breakdown is having on different communities including Commonwealth countries. We will also be working to expand the Refill campaign across Birmingham, aiming to reduce plastic pollution at source.

 

Audiences

Birmingham is an amazingly multi-cultural and multi-talented city, and we are keen to unearth unheard voices and talent in the city. So, we will be looking for artists to engage with diverse communities who are affected by environmental issues or whose voices aren’t usually heard. We are also keen for as many people as possible to debate the issues and experience the art.

 

Get in Touch

In the first instance we would like you to email us:

  • An idea of your project based on the brief above (up to 250 words)
  • A CV
  • A web link to more examples of your work.

Please send an expression of interest by midnight, Monday 14 January 2019. We will then be in touch to meet up for a cuppa with the artists and ideas that we are interested in during w/c Monday 21 January 2019.

If you have an expression of interest or any questions, email: michael@ecobirmingham.com

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