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Application Now Open!

2019 Art Action UK Residency Award
Residency Programme in the UK

How Can Art Contribute to Discourses on Planetary Crisis?
October - November 2019

Calling for Residency Artist/ Curator/ Researcher:
Art Action UK is an arts collective that began through responding to the 2011 disaster in North East Japan, which triggered the nuclear crisis in Fukushima.  We are now open for our 8th Residency Award.

In his book After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes, philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy questions the way in which we try to understand and rationalise disasters.  Acknowledging the impact that modern day life and technology have on the planet, to what extent can a disaster be ‘natural’?  We would like to invite a creative practitioner, who is engaged in discourses on planetary crisis, focussing on the situation in Japan after 2011, to discuss their experiences and practice with UK audiences. We invite applicants who contribute proactively to the current discourses on global ecological crisis. The residency participant will present their practice and contribute to discussion events organised during the programme.

Please see detail on Residency

ArtAction UK has been supporting artists dealing with the issues relating to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear fallout in Japan.

The consequence of the disaster is still unfolding, drawing attention to global environmental issues, geo-political crises and global economic breakdowns, while countless accounts and experiences are buried in the fallout of the disaster.  AAUK has been providing platforms for artists, curators, researchers as well as students who are asking questions, unearthing a different perspectives. 

NEW ! Art Action UK Micro -Residencies 2019
We are offering artists/ researchers/ curators/ post graduate students, micro residencies, staying with an artist/architect family in South East London, with easy access to galleries and museums. Please see details HERE

Art Action Seminars Discussion Events in London
Opportunities for UK based artists to engage in the vital discussions. Details will be posted online.

ArtAction UK Residency Award 
After delivering 7 Residency Awards, since 2012, we are currently fundraising for next Residency Award,. We will announce the call for application, as soon as we have reached the target. Please watch this space!
We are a collective of artists, curators, gallerists and writers who are exploring various means to show solidarity and support for people who have been affected by natural and manmade disasters. The 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear fallout has been the catalyst for Art Action UK.

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