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Opportunity: Animated Ecologies Open Call

26 October 2021

NEPN is delighted to be partnering with Animated Ecologies, a global, ecological visual storytelling programme, delivered by a network of leading industry professionals, artists and thinkers.

Starting in November 2021, the programme includes:

• 50+ workshops and talks in ecological creative methods, processes and perspective
• Support from and peer conversations with creative professionals in the international community
• International screening opportunities for those who go on to make works

‘Animated Ecologies is an exercise in community building through artistic collaboration and testimony. We bring together filmmakers, animators, ecologists and philosophers from around the globe and across the divisions within our societies, to address the causes and consequences of environmental degradation and social injustice.’

‘Visual storytelling provides a framework for those who participate to transform what they have felt, recognized and understood into short films and photographs that have the power to reconfigure the present and reform the future.’ animatedecologies.com

Through our partnership with Animated Ecologies, NEPN can support 5 photographers/lens-based artists to take part in the programme (equivalent to AE Pro-Pass) to benefit from the workshops and opportunities to share their ideas and work with local and international peers.
Participants should be interested in telling stories (locally or internationally) which raise awareness of environmental and social justice and should recognise the potential of community action to affect change.

TO APPLY
Please submit a short statement about your practice and interest in this area of work (no more than 400 words), plus a link to up to 5 images/moving image/multimedia works (please do not email image or media files) to: amanda.ritson@sunderland.ac.uk

Alternatively, please supply the above information in a video or audio clip, to last no longer than 3 minutes,
together with a link which provides access to at least 5 images of your work.

Due to the time constraints there is a very short deadline of 5pm on 2 November 2021 (UK time).

You will need to commit to access workshops and attend monthly peer discussions (anticipated 2 hours each) between November – April 2022.

More information on the programme can be found here: animatedecologies.com

Any questions? Please email: amanda.ritson@sunderland.ac.uk