Application Deadline: 21 March 2024, 17:00 CEST.

Prince Claus Fund and Goethe-Institut are inviting artists or cultural practitioners to submit applications for the Cultural and Artistic Responses to the Environmental Crisis mentorship award. The call is designed for artists or cultural practitioners whose practice envisions alternative, community-based models of climate justice for the planet.

Cultural & Artistic Responses to the Environmental Crisis (CAREC) is a year-long programme aimed at accelerating engaged community-based cultural practices with a focus on climate justice that acknowledge the social, political and economic dimensions of the environmental crisis. Through this programme, we create an interdisciplinary platform to support critical artistic work, connect engaged practitioners, stimulate cross-disciplinary exchange, and centre non-hegemonic forms of knowledge to envision alternative models of climate justice worldwide.

CAREC brings together 12 mid-career artists and cultural practitioners (± 8-15 years of relevant professional experience) with four mentors, all working across a range of disciplines and environmental issues. Each artist receives an award of €10.000 to work on the concept for a body of work that they outline in their application.

Time Commitment

  • The programme activities require an average time commitment of 10 hours per month, though this varies throughout the year. Moreover, participants should be comfortable sharing ideas in spoken English to foster a space of mutual learning and exchange.

Selection Criteria

If the applicant meets the Basic Criteria for this application, their submission will be reviewed by external advisors and the selection committee considering the points below:

Original: the work is innovative and artistically interesting;

Transformative: the work engages with pressing social and political issues, is challenging and thought-provoking, and aims to create lasting change;

Context-specific: the work is important in, and relevant to, the local context;

Inclusive: the work is linked to the ultimate aim of more inclusive societies, connecting people in ways that resist marginalisation, oppression, and division;

Impactful: the award will make a real difference to the professional development, engagement and impact of the individual’s practice;

Potential to accelerate: the individual has the potential to become a leader in the field, the work is engaged and focused on relevant social issues within its context.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Goethe-Institut/Prince Claus Fund Mentorship Award