The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize is a new collaboration between two programmes at the Cambridge Conservation Initiative: the Arts, Science and Conservation Programme and the Endangered Landscapes Programme. Both the ELP and ASCP are keen to encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary arts practice that celebrates the landscapes and communities supported by the ELP and that reveal the hopes, ambitions and opportunities that come with landscape restoration.
The arts and cultural practice are a powerful means of reawakening our sense of the familiar, connecting to the past, and exploring possible futures. They play a pivotal role in addressing environmental challenges and are a compelling route into understanding how people are connected to landscape. Art can often articulate emotional connections to a landscape in entirely new ways.
The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies (ELAR) is now open for expressions of interest on with a deadline of 23.59 GMT on 7th February 2021. Following a two-stage application process, eight artists, or collectives, will be selected to be in residence in the eight endangered landscapes currently receiving Project Implementation Grants. Residencies will begin in June 2021 and run through until April 2022, coronavirus restrictions permitting. The additional prize will be awarded to the artist of outstanding merit at the end of the residency period.
Please ensure that you read the About the Residencies and Information for Applicants documents in full. Contact details for the ELAR team are provided in these guidance documents.
Expressions of interest and invited Stage Two applications will be assessed through a combination of the ELAR team, the project teams in each landscape and an external judging panel (below).
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