CFCCA Environmental Programme - Digital Residency & Micro-Commission


Responding to the ongoing global climate emergency and the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), CFCCA have dedicated a strand of our programming to the exploration and critical reflection on climate change and environmental urgencies. We are now accepting applications for an 8-week remote residency and micro-commission between October and December 2021 as part of our 2021 Environmental Programme.

Initiating in mid-October, the residency will overlap with the UK COP26 conference (1–12 November 2021) and we invite artists to use the residency period to develop a micro-commission which will be showcased online in early 2022. The commission should focus on the intersections of art, science and technology in exploring environmental issues and/or their sociological impacts; providing possible solutions to the effects of climate change; or proposing imagined futures.

Eligibility: The residency is open to both UK-based and international artists who have not taken part in a previous CFCCA artist residency. Due to the nature of CFCCA’s work, we particularly welcome applications from artists and creative practitioners who identify as having East and/or Southeast Asian heritage. This opportunity is not open to students currently enrolled on a BA course, and is for individual artists only – no joint/group applications please. The residency is open to practitioners working in a range of media, but proposals should identify how their work can be shared / created digitally.

What you get out of it: CFCCA will provide 1) An artist fee of £1,000, 2) Materials and production fees of up to £3,000. 3) Curatorial, administrative, production and marketing support from CFCCA’s team. 4) Fundraising support to identify and apply for additional funding (if desired). 5) An online showcasing opportunity and the option to share work-in-progress posts and details of the artist’s research processes via CFCCA’s social media platforms, in order to connect with CFCCA’s network and audiences.

Deadline: 9 May 2021

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, UK
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