ARTIST CALL OUT - climate crisis project

25 Jan 2021

This project is part of a creative programme themed around nature, climate change and the environment; bringing young people’s voices on these issues to the fore.

In the run up to COP 26 the International Climate Conference taking place in Glasgow in 2021, young people aged 13 – 18 years old will work with a team of artists. We welcome applications from individuals working with film, performance, visual art and music to explore the wetlands and collaborate during a series of workshops to make a creative response. We hope any work created can be presented publicly, celebrating our local environment and encouraging more people to engage with and care for it.

We would like to encourage the exploration of the outdoors, from urban green spaces to the expansive Seven Lochs Wetland Park located right on Platform’s doorstep. We hope to increase access to the wetlands, particularly amongst young people and creatively engage teenagers in response to the Climate Crisis.

Artist call out
We are looking to invite two artists each offered a fee of £2,000 to plan and deliver a programme of creative workshops. A further sum of up £500.00 will be available to purchase materials for each project.

The programme will involve:

- Each artist leading on the planning and delivery of a minimum of six creative workshops responding to the theme

- Engage with identified groups online and, if and when possible, in person – to create artwork that responds to the theme

- Working with members of the Platform team to share, exhibit and celebrate work created during the project

- Platform is a multi-artform venue, we welcome artists from all practices to apply to the open call

Submission process
We want to hear from artists who are passionate about climate change and who can demonstrate this through their artwork. Previous experience of collaborating with teenagers on creative projects is also desirable.

We understand the pressures that many artists are experiencing at the moment and have tried to make the application process as simple as possible.

The successful artist will be selected by a panel comprised of Platform staff team members and colleagues from partner organisations.

There are two artist opportunities and we welcome applications from artists at all stages of their career, particularly those based in north east Glasgow or currently under-represented in our majority white and able-bodied core staff team.

To apply

- Submit a cover letter, telling us about you, your artistic practice and a clear and concise outline of how you would plan and deliver the project

- Your letter should not exceed one side of A4

- Please also submit a CV summary of recent and relevant experience – also no longer than one side of A4

- Please send your application to info@platform-online.co.uk by Monday 8 February 2021

This project has been funded by Scottish Natural Heritage, Plunge In! The Coasts and Waters Community Fund.

Image credit: Maggie McWilliam

Visual Arts


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