As we enter the fourth 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 10,000 euro grants for creative individuals/groups from a wide range of disciplines to engage in a two-way co-creation of artwork in collaboration with Ocean scientists. The aims of the programme are to raise societal awareness of the Ocean’s value and inspire behavioural change for a sustainable future, while contributing new insight and/or perspectives to the scientific research process.
The programme is open for applications until 18 February 2024 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.