November 24, 2020

Open call: To love, care, breathe … as acts of justice

Image by Isabel Lima.

We are pleased to announce a new call for commissions by three artists, and collectives, who are exploring themes close to Counterpoints Arts’ heart and mission: the intersectional themes of migration, racial, and climate justice and the role of art as a catalyst for social change.

As we continue our 2020/2021 commissioning programme, we are acutely aware of the challenges and pressures artists are facing in their immediate practice and everyday lives. We therefore wish to commission and support artists with socially engaged practices, not previously commissioned by Counterpoints Arts, who are re-imagining how we look at history; how we respond to current social movements and emergencies; and are anticipating what world might be possible post-Covid-19.

For more details and how to apply, please head here.

In this new public call, we again invite personal, local and wider perspectives on the social changes that are undoubtedly underway. How artists perceive their own practice at a time of the global pandemic but also during the current and very positive social movements for equality; what they are observing in their local contexts and how the personal and the local might connect to larger and global ‘narratives’. We invite artists working in any art form and medium (including music), to create content but also kick-start processes of re-imagining, decolonising and cooperating.

This public call is part of our larger commissioning drive initiated at the beginning of Covid-19. The three artists selected as part of this open call will be joined by additional two artists/collectives – from our wider network and from the ‘Postcards in Isolation: Another kind of Exile’ project – creating the five-commission project – To love, care, breathe … as acts of justice.

The fee offered per commission is £4k. The deadline date to apply is 14th December (5pm). We aim to publicise the cohort of the selected artists / collectives, the week of 5th January 2021.