AER 2018

3 OPEN CALLS: AER 2018
Deadline 28 May 2018 (midnight)
The Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme (AER) was launched in 2015 by member of the UAL Research Centre for Sustainable Fashion and UAL Chair of Art and the Environment Professor Professor Lucy Orta.

In partnership with residency programmes across Europe, North America, and India, it invites artists and designers to explore concerns that define the twenty-first century – biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, human rights – and through their artistic practice, envision a world of tomorrow.

3 new residency opportunities launch this week at:

NOTE: Applications are accepted from UAL graduates, postgraduates and recent alumni (within 12 months from graduation date).

Domaine de Boisbuchet
Design Architecture Nature
Lessac, France

Residency Period: 19- 25 August, 2018

AER is offering the opportunity to take part in an intensive 1 week workshop at the Domaine de Boisbuchet: Organic Solar Futures: Investigating Art + Energy Technologies led by Janet Echelman + Trevor Lee.

Domaine de Boisbuchet integrates innovative architecture and design into the splendid setting of a 19th century French country estate, offering a unique creative and collaborative environment for people of all cultures to share.

Boisbuchet’s intensive workshop programmes invest deeply in cultures that respect the past and build for the future, at the same time stimulating research that promotes a more sustainable relationship between the natural and the man-made.

AER at Domaine de Boisbuchet includes:

  • One-week workshops
  • Free accommodation and catering
  • Use of a shared-studio space
  • One round trip to Poitiers, France up to £150
  • Curator / critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report

Find out more and how to apply…

Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio
Tuscany, Italy

Residency Period: 2 weeks in September 2018

The Tenuta Dello Scompiglio is an area of 200 hectares situated in the Vorno hills, near Luca in the Tuscan region of Italy. Historically the estate was a self-sufficient farm, cultivating olives, vines and fruit. In the last decades, it has been abandoned and nature has regained the upper hand.

The Progetto Dello Scompiglio residencies intend to re-establish a dialogue both with the present environment, with its natural and architectural elements, and with its history, seeking contemporary forms of interaction and responsibility, as well as relationships of interdependence, exchange and symbiosis, through the visual and performing arts.

AER at Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio includes:

  • Two-week residency
  • Free accommodation and self-catering
  • Use of work / studio space
  • Production budget up to £300
  • Round trip flight Lucca up to £180
  • Curator / critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report

Find out more and how to apply…

Joya: arte + ecología
Almeria, Spain

Residency Period: 2 weeks between August –  September 2018

The not-for-profit arts organisation Joya: arte + ecología is an arts led field-research centre based at the farmstead of Cortijada Los Gázquez. The residency offers an ‘off-grid’ experience in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María-Los Vélez in the north of the Provincia de Almería, Andalucía.

Residents will engage with the founders of Joya, taking part in their daily routines and living in a fully sustainable environment in respect of the cycles of nature. This family-home environment aims to facilitate, through production and collaboration, creative practice and critical thinking that manifests a discourse with the environment and sustainability.

AER at Joya: arte + ecología includes:

  • Two-week residency
  • Free accommodation and catering
  • Use of a shared-studio space
  • Participation in an open studio exhibition
  • Round trip flight to Alicante/Almeria/Granada up to £180
  • Curator / critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report

Find out more and how to apply…