The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies
Photo: Volodymyr Goinyk
The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize
The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize is a new collaboration between two programmes at the Cambridge Conservation Initiative: the Arts, Science and Conservation Programme and the Endangered Landscapes Programme. Both the ELP and ASCP are keen to encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary arts practice that celebrates the landscapes and communities supported by the ELP and that reveal the hopes, ambitions and opportunities that come with landscape restoration.
The arts and cultural practice are a powerful means of reawakening our sense of the familiar, connecting to the past, and exploring possible futures. They play a pivotal role in addressing environmental challenges and are a compelling route into understanding how people are connected to landscape. Art can often articulate emotional connections to a landscape in entirely new ways.
I think it is very affirming and encouraging to see art and culture regarded as an integral approach in regenerating landscapes and habitats, and a key part of the conservation programme. – Heather Ackroyd, Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies judge.
Following a two-stage application process, eight artists, or collectives, will be selected to be in residence in the eight endangered landscapes currently receiving Project Implementation Grants. Residencies will begin in June 2021 and run through until April 2022, coronavirus restrictions permitting. The additional prize will be awarded to the artist of outstanding merit at the end of the residency period.
Expressions of Interest for the Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies closed on the 7th February 2021. Covid-19 permitting, we hope to announce successful artists in June 2021.
Update (31/03/2021): We had hoped to be able to let all applicants know the outcome of their Expression of Interest by the end of March. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be unable to do this until later in April. Please bear with us during this time, and apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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Expressions of interest and invited Stage Two applications will be assessed through a combination of the ELAR team, the project teams in each landscape and an external judging panel (below).