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Liquid Motions

Open Call for artists from the Netherlands and Italy

Do you care about the people and the nature? Are you aware of the damage that Europe suffers from flooding? Are you an artist from the Netherlands or Italy?

Then you should definitely join the new international project “Liquid Motions!” This project takes place in Italy, the Netherlands and Brussels.

Deadline for application: 20 April 2011

International project “Liquid Motions"

Stichting Cultural Aid is announcing an Open Call for 8 artists -aged 18 to 30 years old and from the Netherlands - to participate in this new project. The proposed profiles of the young artistswill be: script writers, documentary makers, photographers and visual arts artists; you will work with another group of 8 artists from Italy. You are going to be familiarised with the processes of how to document and bring burning issues closer to the decision makers in order to stimulate the increase of campaigns for flood(s) protection.
During this project you will meet local people who have suffered from the effects of floods. You will also get the chance to interact withabroad number of local, national and European policy makers, including Members of the European Parliament. You will find out if they are concerned about the current danger. The results are going to be presented in the form of an exhibition and video report on a far-reaching, international level.

Global warming has a significant influence on the social, economic(al) and personal attitude of the European population. This project will highlight floods as its particular concern amongst the global warming issues that directly affect the continent.

Based on this ‘hot’ issue, the organisers have targeted 3 strategic regions, namely: Maierato in Italy; the province of Zeeland in The Netherlands and Brussels in Belgium. The first two have suffered from floods and are a good base to start the field research and trigger interest in meetings with authorities, local planners and bureaucrats, etc. Brussels is an excellent place to find out how much the European policy makers care about local problems and citizen’s protection.
The final results of the project are going to be presented in the form of a documented exhibition based on the texts, interviews, photos and films;materials will be produced throughout the entire process. Using different approaches, communication tools and strategies, the artists will construct an intelligent awareness campaign (exhibition).

Project start: 1 June 2011
Travel dates and working areas:

12 June – 19 June 2011, Netherlands (Zeeland and Utrecht)

28 June – 5 July 2011, Italy (Maierto and Procida)

15 August – 18 August 2011, Brussels (TBC)

You are motivated about the topic, open to cultural differences and have an understanding of different issues and cultures. You need to provide significant input during the entire project period. You also have to be able to communicate in English, because it’s the official language of the project. If participating in this project interests you, please send a motivation letter of _ A4 + CV to

NOTE: An artist is not expected to be an expert in environmental issues. In order to apply, you need to be interested in the topic, and be open-minded to learn and to share things.

The artists that are accepted are obliged to pay 150 EUR project costs. This includes their travel tickets to Italy and Brussels as well as food and accommodation, local transport in the Netherlands, Italy and Brussels and the production costs within the project.

For additional information you can contact:
The Netherlands
Aleksandar Velinovski
0031 624425688