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Rewild

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The Dandelion was introduced to NA as a loved food and medicine plants and is now an abandoned and hated 'weed'.

 

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Artists learning about the medicinal properties of
Ragweed from herbalist Amber Westfall


 

Rewild
Eight days in 2024
Deadline to apply: Feb 10, 2024

Rewild is an eight day webinar for artists interested in learning about practical wildlife conservation and habitat restoration. The program will offer weekly video lectures and chats with ten international conservationists and research ecologists engaged in a range of rewilding initiatives. Guest scientists will describe conservation efforts from the very local to the global that will define a broad range of strategies and attitudes to the wild. We will also hear from the artists in the class about their ecoart practices. Built into the 2 - 2.5 hours of daily programming are discussions, demonstrations, recommended assignments and show and tell. Participants are invited to also have short daily one-on-one meetings with our director and the other residents in the small group.

This program is especially designed for artists with dreams of land stewardship and community engagement, but you do not need to own land, be part of a geographical community or have any previous naturalist experience to participate.

Biophilium residencies are designed to facilitate research that will enrich visual and conceptual artists' practice within a group of like minded creative people. Artists, writers, musicians, film makers and dancers are invited to apply. The jury will select a small group of artists based on their portfolios rather than how they fit into any description of an artist.

Outline
All activities are subject to change and will be tailored to participants' interests.

Artist Talk: We invite you to give a private artist talk to share your work with the group.

Symbiosis: A crash course in ecological systems with the director of the Biophilium

Ecosystem Stewardship with Kew Gardens

Native Plants for Backyard Birds with Cornell University

Fungal Conservation with Rewilding Mycology

Ocean Plastic and Shoreline Bio diversity with the AOW Thai Marine Ecology Center

Suck Out the Poison with farmland bioremediation

Regenerative Culture

Unlawning with Eco-Artist Mary Abma

Novel Ecologies: Embracing invasives in the symbioscene

Glacial Conservation and Ecological Succession with Dr Dan Doak

Conservation Cemeteries, Green Burials and Monarch Butterfly Protection

Eco Art Activism Examples, Opportunities and Resources with the director of the Biophilium

Participants will be invited to suggest topics or species relevant to their practice.

Cost 
$600 USD
Residency places are limited to 12 artists

How to apply:
Send the following material to ArtLovesScience@gmail.com
1. Artist CV
2. Artist statement (about 200 words)
4. Portfolio 5 – 10 examples of your work

Only applications that follow these guidelines will be considered.