Apply for Season for Change’s £10,000 Common Ground commissions
Season for Change, led by Julie’s Bicycle and Artsadmin, has launched an open call for Common Ground, a programme of four £10,000 commissions and an accompanying professional development programme for UK-based artists, makers or creators.
Common Ground focuses on creative climate leadership, justice and equitable participation within the climate movement, and is supported by Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Season for Change is a nationwide programme of artistic and cultural events that celebrate the environment and inspire urgent climate action. Throughout 2020, Season for Change will build towards a live programme of creative work and amplified campaign in spring 2021.
The climate movement is urgent and essential – however, it has not always been representative of those most affected by the impacts of environmental change. In order to challenge existing imbalances in the climate movement, Common Ground will commission four UK-based artists to work with communities and groups of their choice that are underrepresented in climate movements.
Who is this opportunity for?
Common Ground invites applications from artists who identify as Black, Asian and minority ethnic/POC, refugee, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working class and/or LGBTQI+, however will not expect or require them to explore their identity in relation to these groups through the commission. The programme will support artists who may not have responded directly to environmental concerns before, but have a clear sense of the people, communities and environmental challenges they want to work with.