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OPEN CALL FOR NEW PROJECT 

MARLANDS - art project around Mediterranean islands 

MARLANDS is a contemporary art project that examines the Mediterranean and promotes the protection of its uniqueness as a region by transnational and interdisciplinary communication. The project is targeting the islands of the Mediterranean Sea which are the treasury of the regional culture and nature.
We realise that in the age of pandemic, increasing environmental threats, global social and cultural problems that are caused also by ecological issues and human activities, it is important to remind everyone of the importance of humane values and harmonised life of the people with each other and the nature.
We believe that the art and culture, as the most powerful tools of the humanity, are capable of making change to the current complicated situation worldwide giving the platform for cooperation, dialogue and creativity.

OBJECTIVES:

The project seeks to:
   -   promote the Mediterranean nature and culture with a special focus on

the islands as the treasuries of the basin’s natural diversity as well as the places with the most vulnerable ecosystems;

  -  foster interest in and activate the cultural sector in the islands that have been threatened by its isolation from the continent especially because of the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermaths;

  - promote interdisciplinary, eco-friendly methods of art-making through cooperation between the artists, scientists, local public and cultural institutions in the islands.

Final produced artworks and selected existing artworks will be exhibited under Maritima curation at the well-known and respected partner institutions, museums on the islands and on the continent of the Mediterranean. Moreover, your works will become central focal points of the public events – conferences, discussions, public talks, etc. – that are to accompany the expositions.

FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

We are looking  for  experienced  artists  whose work is dedicated or related to ecological and environmental topics, interconnection of the humans, the culture and the nature, the life and unique connections between the humans and the nature in the islands  to  take  part  in  the  experimental art project.

More info about the core theme, eligibility criteria, program and conditions in the PDF document below.

FOR CULTURAL ARTS ON ISLANDS

In this project, you will be asked to cooperate with an artist in the art residency and the scientists in creation of an artwork and the so-called ‘protocol’, OR participating in recreation of an artwork following that ‘protocol’ depending on your location. While the created artwork will be exhibited in the island of its production, the ‘protocols’ are to be sent to other islands (one protocol to one island) where the selected artwork will be reproduced with the help of local partner institutions considering the context of that island. Such a process is expected to develop the communication between the islands and revitalise the local cultural and scientific sectors.

More info about the core theme, eligibility criteria, program and conditions in the PDF document below.

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