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30 November 2021

Opportunity Description

After such positive reactions to embedded artists in the 2019 festival (Paris) and the 2021 (virtual) festival, it is our pleasure to once again invite artists to take part in The Nature of Cities Festival 2022. This year the festival continues as an online, global, interdisciplinary gathering for greener cities for people and nature, and we welcome artists from all disciplines to participate.

The arts program, curated by the Forum for Radical Imagination on Environmental Cultures (FRIEC), is calling for artists of all disciplines who seek to radically imagine sustainable cities for the future. This year, artists will have opportunities both to present their work, and also to interact with the global interdisciplinary audience of ecological changemakers through artist-led sessions. All work and sessions will be presented in an imagined virtual world, built by The Nature of Cities for this global conference.

Last year’s festival welcomed 2200 participants from 72 countries, including exhibiting artists from 33 countries. The artists who take part in this festival have the opportunity to play a critical role in this truly global, transdisciplinary meeting of thought and action leaders, and we hope you will join us. If you are unfamiliar with the festival, or where to start, we recommend exploring the 2021 Festival and thenatureofcities.com to get an idea of our approach. We will be accepting work on a rolling basis until 30 November 2021.

Important Dates
30 November 2021 (Midnight EST) — Submission deadline
Early December — Notifications of acceptance sent to applicants
January 2022 — Festival program to be announced

29-31 March 2022 — The Nature of Cities Festival

How to Apply

There are multiple categories for submissions below, including Art Happenings, Short Documentary, and Sessions. Please read through the descriptions, and follow the links to submit your work and ideas. You may submit to multiple categories, however, please limit yourself to a single submission in each category.

Accepted artists will be encouraged to interact with festival attendees in some way during the festival. This could be through a skills-sharing workshop, seed session, or Q&A session, performance, or something yet to be determined. This interaction is not part of the initial submission process, and the curators will work directly with selected artists to facilitate their interactive component.

Submit here