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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
Ten days in 2023
Dedline to apply: Feb 27, 2023

Rewild is a ten day webinar for artists interested in learning about practical wildlife conservation and habitat restoration. The program will offer weekly video lectures and chats with nine international conservationists and research ecologists engaged in a range of rewilding initiatives. They 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 seven 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 especialy designed for artists with dreams of land stewartship and community engagement, but you do not need to own land, be part of a geographical community or have any previous naturalist expirience to participate. Participants will be invited to contribute to a hyper local rewilding project as part of a global Biophilium rewildling initiative.

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 seven or eight international artists based on their portfolio rather than how they fit into any description of an artist.

Outline
All activities are subject to change and will be taylored 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 dirrector of the Biophilium

Ecosystem Stewartship with Kew Gardens

Native Plants for Backyard Birds with Cornell University

Fungal Conservation with Rewilding Mycology

Ocean Plastic and Shoreline Biodiversity with the AOW Thai Marine Ecology Center

Reforesting Retired Farms in Ireland

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 Morach Butterfly Protection

Eco Art Activism Examples, Opportunites and Resources with the dirrector of the Biophilium

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

Cost 
$600 USD
Residency places are limited to 7 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.