Open Call | European Space Agency Climate Office, Commission and Residency, UK

Application deadline: 31 December, 12 noon.

The European Space Agency’s Climate Office seeks to develop new creative outreach material to communicate its work to the public.

ESA invite artists to submit an original concept that conveys the theme of “Climate from Space” to represent ESA Climate Office activities, which provides satellite data for climate research. The artwork can convey any aspect of this ESA Climate Office work, from how spaceborne data records provide the facts on which we base our global understanding of the climate system, to the wonder of viewing the Earth from space. It is your imagination that sets the scene!

The winner will be offered to work with the ESA Climate Office for a three-month period to develop their artistic concept. They will be commissioned to produce artistic work which will be be displayed at the ESA Living Planet Symposium in Milan in May 2019.

Participation at the LPS will also give you the opportunity to champion dialogue with geoscientists on how to use visual communication to convey key climate change messages to the public.

A panel composed of artists and members of ESA will judge each submission on creativity, skill and on-topic relevance.

The winner will receive an award worth 30,000 EUR and will be asked to join the ESA Climate Office for a three-month period as an ESA Visiting Artist.

As an ESA Visiting Artist you will meet regularly with the ESA Climate Office team and be able to work on site at ESA’s UK facility ECSAT. You will be required to visit the UK if you are not intending to be in residence throughout the three-month period.

You will further be given the opportunity to interact with scientists and engineers, and develop your initial submission into a more sophisticated concept that enables us to tell the story of how and why we monitor the Earth’s climate system from space. They encourage artistic freedom in developing the material for the symposium. Materials are expected to be covered by the award. If you anticipate exceptional material costs please detail these in the application form.

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