The Institute for Environmental Solutions with partners from Latvia and Estonia announces the open call for artists, designers, architects and creators to apply for creative campaign “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind”. Art project proposals are open to all creative disciplines – visual/sound artists, sculptors, photographers, designers, architects, etc.
Open call announced October 3rd, 2018
Public Announcement of selected works, December 14th 2018
Bootcamp/kick-off meeting, early February 2019
Production residencies, March - April 2019 (in Latvia or Estonia)
Launch of artworks (time when artworks have to be ready): April 30 2019
What this is about
“NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” is a creative information campaign that aims to increase public awareness of consumer material waste issues and resource efficiency in today’s society. “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” has become a public mantra in recent years when confronting the personal and environmental impact of surplus waste (plastic, paper, metal, glass packaging). Despite sizable and complex threats like climate change and pollution, material waste is something we can relate to and take action towards in our everyday lives. Some of the questions we wish to address with this campaign include: What does material waste mean and how do we confront it? How can we best comprehend the scale of the material waste problem? What role can everyday citizens play in the waste management process? What kinds of creative solutions are available for the management and reuse of material waste?
“NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” will take the form of a traveling exhibition of 14 selected artworks/projects displayed in 6 different high visibility public locations (mostly outdoor) across northern Latvia and southern Estonia. The exhibition is carried out in the frame of the WasteArt project, a cross-border cooperation between associated partners in the region. Project proposals are open to all creative disciplines including visual/sound artists, sculptors, photographers, designers and architects. Projects may be carried out by individuals or small teams from Latvia, Estonia and abroad. The opening date for the first exhibition is currently set for May 1st, 2019. Each opening in a new location will be marked by a public communication event emphasizing the message of the campaign.
Conditions for selected projects of the “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” campaign:
Find the application form here
The call is a part of the project “Reuse of Waste through Arts and Crafts” (WasteArt) No. Est-Lat65, which is funded by ERDF, INTERREG V-A Estonia – Latvia Cross-Border Programme and co-funded by project partners. This invitation reflects the views of the authors. The managing authority of the programme is not liable for how this information may be used.