Mustarinda Open Call 2024
fimmtudagur, 21. september 2023
Mustarinda Open Call 2024
We have now launched our annual Open Call for the 2024 residency season. The application deadline is on 22 October 2023.
The Open Call 2024 welcomes all manner of practices, mediums, practitioners, and projects and is not thematic. Mustarinda is a community in the making since 2009. At its centre lies contemporary art, boundary-crossing research, practical experimentation, communication, education and events. In addition to our residency program, the Mustarinda Association is involved in, and leading, a number of projects, collaborations, and long-term goals that continue to shape the Mustarinda organism.
Climate change, biodiversity loss, and the multitude of ongoing ecological crises influence the lives of all communities, human and otherwise. Strengthening communities and social cohesion is essential when adjusting to the rapidly changing climate and environment. Mustarinda seeks ways to ensure that we are all kept afloat together through the ecological transition whilst also building paths towards a post-fossil future.
In 2024 Mustarinda works towards cultural shifts and ecological transition also through ongoing local community-based work. Our Sinipyrstö-project (partly funded by the European Union), brings a focus on the local Ylä-Kainuu inhabitants and works to build stronger, more resilient communities and ecosocial wellbeing through art and nature experiences.
Mustarina also engages politically towards the wellbeing of the forest and local communities through the Art National Park, a longer term initiative intending to promote situated cultures and ecological sustainability hand-in-hand. In addition to nature protection and the highlighting of environmental values that are key to the region’s unique ecosystems and geology, the multi-disciplinary art program embedded in the concept of the Art National Park is a significant factor for leading the cultural change in the wider ecological transition. The ecological transition not only means systemic changes, but also changes in values, lifestyles, labour and employment.
We welcome you to think along with us during your residency and beyond. However, this is not a brief for a thematic residency and your individual or collective practice is valued in its own right. The open call is for wherever your research, process, focus, or need for time and space takes you.
More information about the residency and the application form can be found at this link: https://mustarinda.fi/residency