Sunday, March 2, 2008

Call for submissions - Art & Ecology

Works at the Intersection of Art and Ecology
The Canary Project
(Brooklyn NY)

For 40°, 73°: Works at the Intersection of Art and Ecology, The Canary Project seeks 3 artists to create site-specific works in Brooklyn (40°N, 73°W), that engage the public in experiencing global ecology, locally situated. The work should resonate with specific places throughout Brooklyn and the daily lives of the people that live there. The public works will be implemented during a one- to three-week period in late September to early October 2008 and will culminate in a presentation at the Old American Can Factory, in Brooklyn. Following the artists’ presentations, a panel consisting of community leaders, arts practitioners, and local ecologists will respond to the work.

40°, 73° is a project produced by The Canary Project, an organization that produces visual media, events, and artwork that build public understanding of human-induced climate change and energize commitment to solutions. In addition to producing original work, Canary collaborates directly with artists through logistical support, financial support, creative brainstorm/formation, and/or the project's distribution. Depending on the format, the works are incorporated into our exhibitions, publications, presentations, education projects, and website. Collaborating artists include Eve Mosher, Frtiz Haeg, Josh Kit Clayton, Jon Santos, and others.

About the Jury
Submissions will be reviewed by a jury that includes:
Nathan Elbogen, Director of XO Projects and The Old American Can Factory
Marisa Jahn, Artist & Co-Founder of Pond: art, activism, and ideas
Jeff Kastner, Senior Editor of Cabinet Magazine
Edward Morris, Executive Director of The Canary Project
Tricia Watts, Curator of ecoartspace and Sonoma County Museum

Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by April 10, 2008.

How To Apply
To apply, please send the following information by mail or email:
- Curriculum Vitae or bio
- Artists' Statement
- Project Description
- 10-15 representative images supporting your proposed project and other related work with links to online portfolios if available, etc.
- your contact information
- if you send a submission by email, please include a self-addressed self-stamped return envelope (otherwise your work will not be returned)

The Canary Project at The Old American Can Factory
attn: Marisa Jahn, Project Director
232 Third St #A107
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Deadline to receive submissions: March 15, 2008, 6 pm

We strongly encourage interested applicants to send an initial email briefly explaining their project to Canary's Project Director, Marisa Jahn, at or by phone at 415-254-9151.

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