ACN Mini Think Tank Fellowships: Eco-Performance and Arts-Based Methods.
Part of the Earth Matters Symposium, University of Oregon, Eugene, May 21st to 31st 2009

Art Culture Nature invites you to share your practice, and research process together! We offer ten fellowships.

This sub-section of the Earth Matters on Stage Symposium is less interested in research conducted prior to the conference on dramatic works about ecology and environmental instability.  The aim is rather to investigate arts-based methodologies and analyses of process in relation to eco-arts.  We hope to reach artists and scholars who are interested in sharing inventive methods in the field of performance and eco arts. We invite dancers, dramatists, poets, musicians, visual/performance artists, sculptors, community artists, theorists and multimedia artists to apply to our mini-think tank.

We will meet over the span of a few days early in the symposium, and the selected fellows will run mini-workshops for their peers (and we will provide details of exact dates, potential sites and meeting places for this after the selection, as much depends on the mix of people). This is a place to do, play and be, not (only) to tell, although we will also set up structures that allow us to share textual material and reflect on our experiences together.

Each fellowship will be $300. You are expected to register for the larger symposium (about $75), and can use the rest of the fellowship to offset travel and accommodation costs.

To apply, please send a short statement of interest, a CV, and documentation of your previous work (DVDs, CDs, articles (PDF preferred), URLs, etc) to both and, and the material via snail mail to: Petra Kuppers, 2550 Dana Street, Apt. 8FG, Berkeley, CA 94704. All material will become part of an arts and ecology archive, so try not to send material that needs returning! Deadline: December 10th. We will inform fellows by the end of December.

Think Tank Organizers,
Molly Hacker and Petra Kuppers


See last ACN Conference: Sedimentations