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Open call: the sustainable institution

Einsendeschluss: 02.06.2023

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E-WERK Luckenwalde is pleased to announce the launch of the sustainable institution, an interdisciplinary artist residency programme, symposium series, and digital toolkit specifically focused on institutional sustainability, in partnership with LUMA Arles and Rupert centre for art, residencies and education. The programme is a call to action to innovate new sustainable approaches and stimulate human, economic and ecological change to the cultural landscape.

Today, E-WERK, Rupert and LUMA Arles launch a collaborative open call for an interdisciplinary artist residency programme, focused on sustainable exhibition making. The 20,000 EUR grant is intended to provide support towards the research and development of a prototype, an early sample, model or idea of a concept or process towards sustainable exhibition making. the sustainable institution is looking for ideas that will transform the current unsustainable landscape of institutional operations, which could manifest as a pragmatic design solution or experimental action. Creative practitioners including artists, architects, design studios and scientists interested in developing material or immaterial prototypes for sustainable exhibition making in the fight against climate change are welcome to apply. Applications can be submitted from today. Visit the project’s digital toolkit at sustainable-institution.com for more information. The deadline is June 2, 2023, 11:59pm.

the sustainable institution artist residency is an opportunity for artists to produce new solutions in the fight against climate change and mitigate the environmental burden of exhibition making. Three creative practitioners will be selected to develop a prototype for sustainable exhibition making by the jury (Curator Lucia Pietroiusti, Conservator of modern materials and contemporary art specialising in sustainable solutions for cultural heritage, Director of Materials at Ki Culture and Advisor at Gallery Climate Coalition, Kim Kraczon, Architectural scientist, designer and educator, Mae-ling Lokko, Artist Asad Raza, Atelier LUMA, Artistic Director Jan Boelen, Rupert Director, Viktorija Šiaulytė and E-WERK Luckenwalde Artistic Director, Helen Turner). The successful applicants will then be mentored by the jury over a six month research and development period, with a studio at their respective institution between March–April 2024.

More information here.