The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies: applications open

7th January 2021

Last month the Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize was launched. We can now announce that expressions of interest open today, 7th January and will remain open for one month. Artists with close links to the landscapes in the following countries are invited to apply: Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Turkey, Ukraine, and Wales.

The Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP) – generously funded by the Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – is supporting an optimistic vision for the future of Europe’s landscapes.

CCI’s Art, Science and Conservation Programme (ASCP) develops pioneering interdisciplinary art actions that respond to the biodiversity and climate crisis.

Both the ELP and the ASCP are keen to encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary arts practice that celebrates these landscapes and communities, and that reveal the hopes, ambitions and opportunities that come with landscape restoration.

We are delighted to be joined by our external judging panel:

  • Artist Heather Ackroyd of Ackroyd & Harvey, has exhibited extensively in contemporary art galleries, museums, public spaces and sites of special interest both nationally and internationally.
  • Internationally renowned expert in marine conservation Tundi Agardy, who has extensive international field and policy experience, and is also a member of the Endangered Landscape Programme’s Oversight and Selection Panel.
  • Karen Thomas, who is the Community Officer at Kettle’s Yard and works with artists, selected by the community, to explore local areas, collaborate with local residents and create new artwork together.

Judge Heather Ackroyd said about the Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies:

“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.”

We are now looking forward to receiving proposals from a wide range of artistic practices.

You can find out more about how to apply, details of the awards and the judging panel here.


Image credit: Volodymyr Goinyk