We are excited to announce that the call for artists for the 2023-2024 EMBracing the Ocean artist-in-residence programme is now open for applications. As we enter the third year of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the need to connect people to our Ocean is more important than ever.
The EMBracing the Ocean programme provides grants of €10,000 for creative individuals and groups to co-create artwork in collaboration with Ocean scientists to expand societies’ understanding of the Ocean’s value and inspire wide reaching societal change for Ocean sustainability.
The programme is open for applications until 20 February 2023. Both emerging and established artists will be considered by the committee. Prior experience in co-creation with scientists and/or communities and working on sustainability topics is desirable. Applications are welcome from across the world, and from a wide range of creative disciplines, including but not limited to:
- visual arts (e.g. drawing, painting, filmmaking, photography, sculpting, digital arts, installation);
- literary arts (e.g. fiction, drama, poetry, storytelling);
- performing arts (e.g. dance, music, theatre); and
- traditional and indigenous arts.
The EMBracing the Ocean programme is endorsed as an Ocean Decade activity to support the Ocean Decade’s societal challenge of an inspiring and engaging Ocean. The programme additionally supports the goals of the EU Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters (Mission Ocean).