AiR@USC Call (closed)
The Mistra Environmental Communication team at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) are excited to facilitate one artist-in-residence (AiR) in the Sunshine Coast, Australia in 2023!
The AiR@USC offers the opportunity to investigate and explore the environment and sustainability through immersion in the Mistra Environmental Communication research that is ongoing at USC. In intersecting academics with their practice, we hope the selected artist would materialise unconventional perspectives that enrich contemporary academic discourse on environmental issues. By awarding a compelling grant, access to some of our facilities, affiliation with an academic host, and organisational support from our team at USC, we wish to offer a fulfilling opportunity to examine how the environment and sustainability is understood and expressed in a politicised, polarised and complex world.
The AiR@USC is performed on location in the Sunshine Coast, Australia, from the 1st of March until the 30th of April 2023. It is facilitated by the Mistra Environmental Communication: Work Package 5 – Media & Art team at ICSJ, with additional support from the NGO Sqridge.
The artist selected for the AiR@USC is supported with;
The artist selected for the AiR@USC is required to;
While our team is able to provide advice, orientation and some practical support, the artist themselves must organise transportation and accommodation for the duration of the AiR@USC.
All output created by the artist remains their intellectual property.
We welcome artists in any discipline, from visual, to sculptural, to digital media, and beyond, to submit an application for the AiR@USC to firstname.lastname@example.org until the 30th of November 2022.
All information provided to the Mistra Environmental Communication research team in relation to the AiR@USC is treated in accordance to GDPR regulations. By submitting an application for the AiR@USC 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:
Before applying, candidates are strongly recommended to familiarise themselves with the Mistra Environmental Communication research project at USC.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
|• Application deadline:||30 November 2022|
|• Artist invitation:||Early February 2023|
|• AiR@USC in the Sunshine Coast:||1 March until 30 April 2023|
|• Artists blogpost deadline:||April 2023|
|• AiR@USC showcase:||Mid-year 2023|
|• AiR@MISTRAEC programme exhibition:||Late 2023|
The AiR@USC is part of a series of AiRs at 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.
The AiR series includes the following three artist-in-residencies::
The programme concludes with a collaborative exhibition in late 2023 featuring (a selection of) work from artists produced during AiR@CU, AiR@SLU and AiR@USC.