Black Earth: Resistance, Anti-Racism and the Environment is a six-month research project which will encompass workshops, nature walks, artist commissions and Green Care Packages for members of the local communities in Watford and the South East, and the Bristol and Bath regions.
The discussions will explore the mental health impacts specific to Black British, African heritage and other Global Majority people as well as how creative resistance can play part in how we respond.
As part of this project, tiata fahodzi are looking for two artists that identify as Black British or British African heritage, one from Watford and the South East and one from the Bristol and Bath area, to respond to and create an artist-led creative response to the workshops and conversations that are happening as part of this project.
Each artist will be paid £3,000 and will have two months to create a work-in-progress piece with the support of the tiata fahodzi team. In addition to the commission, there will be an additional £500 available for materials and expenses.
If you are based in Watford and the South East (excluding London) or the Bristol and Bath areas and you would like to apply, please get in touch with whatever way feels right for you explaining why you would like to apply for this project.
They’re open to all forms of art, not just those typically found in a theatre, so feel free to send us poems, plays, paintings, photography or anything else that you think may excite us. If you believe it can be a form of creative resistance to the climate crisis, then they want to hear from you.
5 August 2022 at 5pm.
After the application window closes, they will aim to get back to everyone with an outcome for the project within two weeks by 19 August 2022.
As part of the commission, they may also ask you to attend a series of workshops relating to the Black Earth project. The dates of these workshops are still to be confirmed.
If you have any questions before you apply or would like to have an informal conversation about the commission, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org