CFEVA LandLab Residency 2022/23￼
deadline: Monday, May 30, 2022
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, in partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), is accepting applications for its LandLab Residency. The LandLab Residency blends art and environmental science to engage diverse audiences in innovative investigations and solutions to environmental problems.
This paid Artist-In-Residency takes place between Fall 2022 to Summer 2023 and grants selected artist(s) or creative team(s) a honorarium of $6,000, large outdoor space, and limited indoor workspace on the Schuylkill Center’s 340-acre property. LandLab invites professional artists to develop creative projects that operate in the fields of artistic creation, ecological science, and environmental education.
Selected artist(s) or teams are expected to create innovative installation(s) or performative artwork(s) that remediate environmental damage while engaging audiences in ecological processes. Outcomes are open-ended, but residency projects must include a public engagement component.
This program seeks artists who are engaged in environmental exploration and scientific discovery in the field of ecology; who work well collaboratively across disciplines; who have a working understanding and/or awareness of the ecology of the Eastern Pennsylvania region; and who are committed to deepening public knowledge of environmental issues through their artistic practice. LandLab projects prioritize time spent on site and a process of investigation that will inform and shape the proposed project over time.
This year’s iteration of LandLab is part of the Schuylkill Center’s “Year of Restoration” in 2022 that emphasizes humanity’s entanglement with nature while embracing nature’s restorative and healing power. Breaking away from the historically conceived “pristine wilderness,” conservation scientists, progressive thinkers, and Indigenous leaders in the past decade have shifted toward a more dynamic model of restoration, one that encompasses the ability to environmentally adapt to a changing climate and intertwine ecological conservation with social realities.
Immersive, creative proposals that address today’s ecological challenges and foster environmental knowledge, advocacy and sensitivity among diverse communities are welcomed.
Applications are open until midnight EST May 30, 2022.
Learn more and apply here.