The NewBridge Project want to hear from artists, activists and collectives interested in collaborative projects that engage with ideas connected to the Deep Adaptation agenda.
In the last forty years, the global economy has grown by 380%. During the same period, the number of people in poverty has increased by 1.1 billion. This widely accepted culture of ‘consumption’ directly impacts the climate, causes huge household debts and a breakdown in social care networks, facilitates time poor lifestyles and zero hour working contracts, creates a reliance on food banks and allows a rise in domestic violence and homophobic attacks: is this kind of ‘growth’ really something we value?
Whilst drawing on ideas from climate change theory and the Deep Adaptation agenda (Bendell, 2016), The NewBridge Project are looking to extend this into a wider societal context. They invite proposals that respond to broader issues within our society through the lens of deep adaptation, including; climate change, social welfare, zero-hours contracts, food poverty, homelessness and domestic violence
The NewBridge Project will support 5 new commissions of up to £5000 each. New commissions and projects must engage with ideas of resilience, relinquishment, restoration and the Deep Adaptation agenda.
They are interested in ideas that focus on social engagement, off-site installation and integrating global issues within a local context. Where appropriate, projects should include community engagement, through co-production, collaboration, workshops and conversation.
Deadline for expression of interest: 5pm, Tuesday 27 June 2017.
Full details of the commission can be found here.