The Mistra Environmental Communication Research Programme Component at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ)

AiR@SLU Call (closed)

We are excited to host one artist-in-residence (AiR) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala in 2022! 

The AiR@SLU is part of the Mistra Environmental Communication research program (more info below), and offers an artist the opportunity to investigate and explore environment and sustainability in collaboration with the research program and community. Practically, the AiR@SLU entails a grant, access to SLU facilities, direct and ongoing contact with a local SLU-host and organisational support from the organising team. We hope this opportunity will enable the selected artist to examine how the environment and sustainability are understood and expressed in a politicised, polarised and complex world.

Conditions

The AiR@SLU is performed on location in Uppsala from the 1st of September until the 31st of October 2022. It is part of a larger residency program and is facilitated by the Mistra Environmental Communication Media & Art team at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ) at Charles University, with additional support from the NGO Sqridge.

The artist selected for the AiR@SLU will have:

(1) dialogical exchange with Mistra Environmental Communication associates,
(2) direct and ongoing contact with and support from a local SLU-host,
(3) organisational support from the organising team to showcase their produced work twice,
(4) immersion in the Mistra Environmental Communication research and community,
(5) desk space, and access to library and IT network facilities at SLU,
(6) a 44 000 SEK grant of which;
- 36 000 SEK are earmarked to cover accommodation and living costs in Uppsala for 2 months,
- 4 000 SEK are earmarked to cover material costs,
- 4 000 SEK are earmarked to cover travel costs,
(7) an additional production and exhibition fee.

The artist selected for the AiR@SLU is required to;

(1) produce work relevant to the Mistra Environmental Communication research programme,
(2) produce one blogpost for publication in Mistra Environmental Communication research media channels,
(3) showcase (a selection of) the work produced during the AiR@SLU at the end of the AiR@SLU,
(4) feature selected work from the AiR@SLU in one collective AiR@MISTRAEC exhibition in late 2023,
(5) be able to invoice Charles University, following University rules, in order for us to award the grant.
  While our team will provide advice, orientation and some practical support, the artist themselves must organise transportation and accommodation for the duration of the AiR@SLU. 

All output created by the artist remains their intellectual property.

Application

We welcome artists in any discipline, from visual, to sculptural, to digital media, and beyond, to submit an application for the AiR@SLU to derya.yuksek@fsv.cuni.cz until the 31st of May 2022.

(All information provided to the Mistra Environmental Communication research team in relation to the AiR@SLU is treated in accordance with GDPR regulations. By submitting an application for the AiR@SLU you confirm its accuracy and truthfulness. You approve of sharing the application within the Mistra Environmental Communication research team. You approve of our team contacting you with questions and results. All content within your application remains your intellectual property.)

The application must include:

• Name & contact details,
• CV,
• Confirmation of the artist's ability to invoice, e.g. F-skattsedel, self-employed status, limited company status, etc.
• Project proposal,

Project proposals will be evaluated by the AiR@SLU team against four key criteria:
▪ relevance and contribution to the Mistra Environmental Communication research program and community,
▪ affiliation to Sweden: in topic and/or collaboration the project proposal needs to have a link to Swedish society,
▪ practical feasibility within the AiR@SLU framework,
▪ originality.

Before applying, artists are strongly recommended to familiarise themselves with the Mistra Environmental Communication research program at SLU. The program website is at https://www.slu.se/site/mistra-ec/.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Timeline

• Application deadline: 31 May 2022
• Artist invitation: Early August 2022
• AiR@SLU in Uppsala: 1 September until 31 October 2022
• Artists blogpost deadline: October 2022
• AiR@SLU showcase: Late 2022
• AiR@MISTRAEC programme exhibition: Late 2023

AiR@MISTRAEC programme

The AiR@SLU is part of a series of AiRs at the Mistra Environmental Communication research programme. This series of AiRs is coordinated by the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. More about the Mistra Environmental Communication research programme at ICSJ

All AiRs invite artists to collaborate in a dialogical fashion with academics and to become immersed in the Mistra Environmental Communication research programme, to develop creative work that situates environmental communication in art and explores academic research through an artistic lens. The dialogues with researchers serve as inspiration for artwork(s), and enriches the perspectives of the researchers. The goal of the AiRs is to foster collaboration between participants and to unlock new perspectives on environmental communication.

We will have the following three artist-in-residencies:

AiR@CU is hosted by the Mistra Environmental Communication research team at Charles University in Czech Republic,
AiR@SLU is hosted by the Mistra Environmental Communication research team at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Sweden,
• AiR@USC is hosted by the Mistra Environmental Communication research team at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

The programme concludes with a collaborative exhibition in late 2023 featuring (a selection of) work from artworks produced during AiR@CU, AiR@SLU and AiR@USC.