Due to Covid, this has been postponed until next year.
EcoArt funds an annual environmental art residency for Scottish based artists.
This year’s residency is on the island of Caye Caulker in Belize, Central America. This picturesque island jewel faces a raft of environmental sustainability issues which are exaggerated due to its limited resources, its popularity and its tiny size.
Art has a unique ability to engage the public and to provoke change. We have identified opportunities in Belize to share our knowledge and understanding of art in its various forms, and the power of art to inspire insight. Very few artists visit Belize on a professional basis. The Environmental artistic residency will thus play an important role in exposing the public and local artists in Belize to the transformative power of art.
Artists awarded the residency will be expected to develop links and collaborations with local artists, have committed to significant public engagement in their work while avoiding cultural colonialism. The combined challenges of: working abroad in a foreign culture and in an environment not generally accustomed to non-commercial art; with limited public performance spaces; and with a challenging brief - is expected to substantially develop the artistic practice and creative and public engagement abilities.
EcoArt would hope that their residency experience will inform their future practice back in Scotland and thus their effectiveness after the residency to positively nudge public opinion towards positive environmental action.
Annual residency open to Scottish based artists willing to travel to
Caye Caulker, Belize, Central America.