Call for artist-in-residence at CLEAR laboratory
CLEAR is a marine science laboratory that specializes in marine plastic pollution and we’re also invested in creating methods and protocols based in equity, humility, a sense of place, and anticolonial justice. We’re looking for artists–poets, storytellers, writers, photographers, and/or visual artists–to join us in this pursuit. Artists-in-residence would undergo laboratory training and participate in some of our scientific work, including weekly lab meetings. Artists will work with other lab members to think about what kind of work should be done, how it can be done ethically and collaboratively, and how it should be shared and circulated. Such questions are central to all work produced at CLEAR.
We are open to the type of art or creative production, but we expect all work to be created in the laboratory. We do not have the capacity (or desire!) for toxic methods like oil painting, nor do we have space that can be designated for a single person’s activities in the lab whether they are a scientist or an artist. As such, CLEAR is best suited to poetry, storytelling, photography, and visual methods that are small and dry/ish.
Artists-in-residence will be offered a stipend of $2400CAD, plus travel to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (capped at $1200CAD). We expect around 120 contact hours or four weeks of continuous residence at least. This is somewhat negotiable based on individual circumstances. Residency can occur at any time between January and August 2020. Housing is not included. Local artists are welcome to apply.
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