We Only Want the Earth: Project Award 2 Open Call

OPEN CALL: WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH PROJECT AWARD 2

We are absolutely delighted to announce our second project award for our 2020 programme We Only Want the Earth!

We Only Want the Earth Artist Project Award 2

A4 Sounds in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios and Migrants and Ethnic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ) invite applications from migrant and ethnic minority artists, including members of the Travelling community, for a six-month project award as part of the We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. The project will run from May to October 2020. The award aims to support an artist or group of artists based in Ireland to develop their arts practice.

Application Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 19th March 2020

About We Only Want the Earth

We are living through a time of sudden and unpredictable social change caused by interlinked issues of global warming, the collapse of the neoliberal order, a resurgence of violent misogyny and nationalism, growing inequality, housing and homelessness crises, and the growth of ecofascism. We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

More information about our programme here.

About the Award

A central aim of the We Only Want the Earth programme is to give material support and a platform to artists who are often silenced, or who are spoken about rather than listened to. As part of meeting this aim, this 6-month supported project award will support an artist or group of artists from migrant and/or ethnic-minority backgrounds, including members of the Travelling community, to develop and exhibit a body of work, and will provide the selected artist or group of artists with an opportunity to make contacts and identify resources that might help them to further develop their artistic practice.

Please note that the artist(s) are free to work on any topic of their choosing; there is no requirement that the work deal with issues of race, ethnicity or migration.

What the award offers

The award includes

  • Free 24-hour access to studio space at A4 Sounds.
  • A monthly stipend of €500 towards materials and residency costs (Total €2500).
  • Artist fees of €690 for exhibiting a body of work and artist talks
  • An additional budget up to €2000 for activities taking place during the award*
  • Access to a range of professional development, training and technical supports.
  • Access to the facilities at A4 Sounds, including shared workspaces, sculpture workshop, photography darkroom, printing suite and equipment and suitable storage for works and project materials.
  • Gallery space and a materials/exhibition budget of up to €1000 will be provided to support an exhibition or series of dissemination events during the last month of the residency.
  • Access to all A4 Sounds public workshops and courses for the duration of the residency.

Throughout the residency, advice and mentorship will be provided by A4 Sounds technicians and curators, a dedicated community engagement worker, and representatives from Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS), Migrant and Ethnic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ) and our consulting artists.

This award does not include a dedicated studio space, but it does include access to all shared studio spaces and facilities and therefore is open to groups of artists to apply.

*The activities budget is imagined for for artists working collaboratively or in a socially engaged way to disseminate their work during the award in the form of talks, workshops or actions that may carry additional costs including fees for other speakers or facilitators. This budget may not apply to all applicants.

Please note: this residency does not include accommodation as part of the award. Due to difficulties sourcing affordable accomodation in Dublin, we envisage that the award would be best suited to artists who are already based in or near to Dublin. However, all applications will be considered.

Aims & Expectations of the award

The selected artist is expected to

  • Be available to work from the studio for the duration of the residency.
  • Participate in studio life and take full advantage of resources and learning opportunities available.
  • To disseminate their work in at least 2 ways.
  • We will work with the successful artist to document their progress and ask that aspects of the documentation be made available to A4 for use.

Who is eligible?

Individual artists or artist groups from ethnic-minority backgrounds including members of the Travelling Community and migrant artists who are currently living in Ireland.

What what types of proposals are we seeking?

We invite radical, risk taking, bold, mischievous and political proposals. This is a visual arts award, but we welcome proposals from artists with multidisciplinary approaches where the proposed outcomes can be disseminated in a visual ways.

We are keen to hear from artists who are critical and who use a wide range of approaches to explore their ideas; including but not limited to: conversations, protest, organising, writing, sound, food, performance, video, collaborations, media, sculpture, research, installation and print.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, the A4 Sounds studio building is not fully accessible. The studio space and bathrooms are accessed via a flight of stairs (approx 22 steps) which may provide difficulties for people with movement impairments. We understand that this may exclude some artists from applying for the award, and we apologise for this. We hope to source funding to make the building more accessible in future.

For more information about the award and how to apply please visit the project award 2 page here!

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We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding Award 2020.

Chris Hinojosa

A4 Sounds in partnership with Create: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and consulting artists gender.RIP are delighted to announce the recipient of We Only Want the Earth’s first residency award for 2020!

Chris Hinojosa

Chris Hinojosa was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University of London. Hinojosa has traveled extensively with her practice including the US, UK, Japan, China, and Scandinavia. Having lived in so many countries, she is constantly reflecting on her home and culture as a Mexican American, which features prominently in her work. Chris is currently based in Dublin Ireland, in residence at A4 Sounds studios.

Artist Statement

Chris Hinojosa’s practice concerns the stage as an opportunity for the suspension of disbelief, the reclamation of space, and fantasy as mechanisms for shifting power dynamics. Recently she has been working primarily with her experience as a Latinx Trans woman, exploring modes of normalizing public conversation around trauma, specifically as it relates to trans identity. Working in photography, vocal performance and audio production, Chris uses the ‘stage’ (sometimes a public site) to allow the body to become greater than it is in isolation, shifting everyday dynamics to allow fantasy to become a personal reality.

Kameha-Mija! Chris Hinojosa (2019) Video, 3.39 minutes

A4 Sounds’ Residency

Statistics show that in 2019 there were around 400 reported murder cases worldwide of trans persons. Chris’ home state of Texas in the US makes up about 33 of those cases, all of which were persons of color. During her residency, Chris will create a performance installation informed by the Catholic heritage of her family and the current epidemic of trans death in society. The work will aim to draw comparisons between mythic religious iconography and the real, tangible bodies of those whom we have lost in the trans community, creating a fantasy realm which builds new mythologies from the very real experiences of trans women.

Upcoming:

Artist Talk : Wed 22nd Jan | 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition : 16th April – 6th May

Further Information:

www.christopherhinojosa.net
Instagram: @kameha_mija
Email: Chinojosa.studio@gmail.com

Further information about Chris Hinojosa can be found here.
Further information about our We Only Want the Earth Programme can be found here.

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Open Call: We Only Want the Earth 2020 Project Award 1

OPEN CALL: WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH PROJECT AWARD 1

We are absolutely delighted to announce our second award for our 2020 programme We Only Want the Earth!

A4 Sounds in partnership with Firestation Artists’ Studio and Dublin Central Housing Action invite applications from artists who are experiencing or have previously experienced homelessness – this could be any form of homelessness including living in emergency accommodation, living in hostels, sleeping rough, as well as sofa-surfing – for a six-month project award as part of the We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. The award will run from January to June 2020. The award opportunity aims to support an artist or group of artists based in Ireland to develop their arts practice.

Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 7th November 2019

ABOUT WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH

We are living through a time of sudden and unpredictable social change caused by interlinked issues of global warming, the collapse of the neoliberal order, a resurgence of violent misogyny and nationalism, growing inequality, housing and homelessness crises, and the growth of ecofascism. We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

More information about our programme here.

ABOUT THE AWARD

A central aim of the We Only Want the Earth programme is to give material support and a platform to artists who are often silenced, or who are spoken about rather than listened to. As part of meeting this aim, this 6-month supported project award will support an artist or group of artists who are experiencing or who have previously experienced homelesness to a develop and exhibit a body of work, and will provide the selected artist or group of artists with an opportunity to make contacts and identify resources that might help them to further develop their artistic practice.

Please note that the artist(s) are free to work on any topic of their choosing; there is no requirement that the work deal with issues of homelessness.

For more information about the award and how to apply please visit the project award page here!

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We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding Award 2020.

Does this sound like something you would love to support?

By donating to our programme you will enable us to facilitate more engaging art experiences for the communities we are working with and help us develop our programme for many years to come.
Donate here!

Announcing We Only Want the Earth 2020

Announcing We Only Want the Earth 2020

We are absolutely delighted to announce our 2020 artistic programme ‘We Only Want the Earth’ in partnership with Create, Firestation Artists’ Studios, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI), Migrant and Ethic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ), and Dublin Central Housing Action (DCHA).

We are living through a time of sudden and unpredictable societal change caused by interlinked issues of global warming, the collapse of the neoliberal order, a resurgence of violent misogyny and nationalism, growing inequality, housing and homelessness crises, and the growth of ecofascism. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that we have until 2030 to overhaul society in order to mitigate some of the worst effects of climate change. Whether or not we heed this warning, broad social changes will accelerate over the coming decade. If these changes are to lead to a just society, it is essential that voices that are often ignored, or whose very existence is treated as debatable, are instead prioritised. The arts play a fundamental role in supporting or challenging cultural hegemony, and therefore have a moral obligation to attend to voices that have been silenced.

During 2020 we will facilitate a programme of socially-engaged arts activities under the theme We Only Want the Earth. The programme is intended as a broad conversation about the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

To find out more please visit We Only Want the Earth information page here!

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We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding 2020.

Does this sound like something you would love to support?

By donating to our programme you will enable us to facilitate more engaging art experiences for the communities we are working with and help us develop our programme for many years to come.
Donate here!