2019 Shelter Festival (June 7-9, Helsinki, Finland) - Open Call for proposals!
Are you an artist, activist, educator, musician in the Helsinki area or beyond (Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Baltic Countries, Russia, etc.)? The Suoja/Shelter festival invites participants to propose projects the 2019 Shelter Festival: Cosmopolitics, Comradeship, and the Commons, a three-day convening for all those working at the intersection of deep ecology, climate resilience, environmental philosophy, ecofeminism, and socially engaged practice.
Proposals could take the form of media art, site-specific installations, performance art, and education, and should reflect on the themes of the 2019 Suoja/Shelter Festival. We encourage proposals that engage creatively and intersectionally with climate migration, gentrification, and tightening borders; forms of queer ecological activism and coalitions that oppose heteronormative agendas and address displacement, violence, food injustice, among others; mapping the ecology of education, from the point of view of recent theories and practices that propose the decolonization of knowledge, as well as that of land, air, and water.
If you are interested in planning to bring into focus these pressing issues within your artistic practice and communities, please submit a proposal for review by April 15, 2019 (23:59 CET).
With the support of the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland selected artists will receive an honorarium, production budget, and one-night accommodation in Helsinki.
To learn more: http://suojashelter.tilda.ws/artists_call_2019