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Call for EMBracing the Ocean Artists: 2023 - 2024 programme

The European Marine Board is looking for two new artists for the 2023 – 2024 edition of our ‘EMBracing the Ocean’ artist-in-residence programme.

As we enter the third year of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the need to connect people to our Ocean is more important than ever. The EMBracing the Ocean programme provides grants of €10,000 for creative individuals and groups to co-create artwork in collaboration with Ocean scientists to expand societies’ understanding of the Ocean’s value and inspire wide reaching societal change for Ocean sustainability.

The programme is open for applications until 20 February 2023 from creative individuals or groups from a wide variety of creative disciplines. Both emerging and established artists will be considered by the committee. Prior experience in co-creation with scientists and/or communities and working on sustainability topics is desirable. Applications are welcome from across the world, and from a wide range of creative disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • visual arts (e.g. drawing, painting, filmmaking, photography, sculpting, digital arts, installation);
  • literary arts (e.g. fiction, drama, poetry, storytelling);
  • performing arts (e.g. dance, music, theatre); and
  • traditional and indigenous arts.


More information on the call and how to apply is available here. For any questions please email Britt Alexander at the EMB Secretariat.