Open Call for the Lower East Side Coastal Community Fellowship

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WHEN: October 14-31, 2020 (detailed schedule below). Selected applicants will participate in 6 two-hour sessions on Zoom.
WHERE: This fellowship will be entirely online.
WHO: Open to residents and stakeholders of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
DEADLINE: Submit your application by September 20, 2020.
COMPENSATION: Selected applicants will be paid a fee of $500 for their participation.

Description

The LES Coastal Community Fellowship is a paid creative residency for a group of neighbors and stakeholders in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to reflect on the years since Hurricane Sandy, build upon existing community resilience to climate impacts, and envision a thriving future for the neighborhood through artistic activities. A group of eight participants, selected from an open application process and follow-up interviews, will meet (virtually) six times in October 2020. During these sessions, participants will share stories and be guided in creating poems, songs, or performance that will be included in an informal public sharing for neighbors and family members. The Fellowship is facilitated by The Arctic Cycle and Superhero Clubhouse, two NYC-based arts collectives working at the intersection of theater and climate justice.

Timeline

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Virtual Interviews: September 23-25
Participant Notifications: September 28

Fellowship Sessions:*
Wednesday, October 14 – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday, October 17 – 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 21 – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday, October 24 – 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 28 – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday, October 31 – 10:00 am-12:00 pm

*Accepted participants will be asked to commit to all six sessions.

Who Should Apply?

We welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds and occupations to apply! You don’t need to have any formal or academic experience as an artist to participate.

If you are invested in a just and thriving future for the Lower East Side, interested in using your creativity and imagination, and open to building new connections while learning new skills, this Fellowship is for you.

The Arctic Cycle and Superhero Clubhouse are dedicated to creating anti-racist and anti-oppressive environments, free from discrimination or harm. Applicants of any race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, marital status or disability will be reviewed and considered equitably. We will prioritize applicants who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in the Lower East Side, for example but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Chinese, other People of Color, LGBTQIA+, low-income and public housing residents, people with disabilities, seniors, and youth.

You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident to participate in the Fellowship.

Beyond 2020

The October 2020 Fellowship is the first part of an intended three-year process, with Fellows reconvening in October 2021 and October 2022, culminating in a public performance event in October 2022 at the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. The pay structure would continue in 2021 and 2022.

By applying to the October 2020 sessions, we understand that you are not committing to the 2021 and 2022 sessions. But if selected to participate in 2020, you would be invited to continue the process in 2021 and 2022.

Questions

For questions, please email: info@thearcticcycle.org or call: 848-456-7948

Facilitators

LANXING FU is a Chinese-American theater artist and co-director of Superhero Clubhouse. She is the playwright and co-creator of Mammelephant (The New Ohio / HERE Arts Center) the program director of The Living Stage NYC (University Settlement/ Meltzer Senior Center), a co-creator of PLUTO (The Brick) and JUPITER (La MaMa), and a lead teaching artist with Big Green Theater. Her essays "Building Possibility in the Age of Climate Change" and "The Birth of a Climate Commons" are published on HowlRound. She has been a facilitator and speaker with The New School, Asian American Arts Alliance, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, CESTEMER, and more. She is one of TCG’s 2020 Rising Leaders of Color.

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CHANTAL BILODEAU is a Montreal-born, New York-based playwright whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change. She is the founder of The Arctic Cycle and in her capacity as artistic director, has spearheaded local and global artistic initiatives for over a decade. She has been instrumental in getting the theatre and educational communities, as well as diverse audiences in the US and abroad, to engage in climate action through programming that includes live events, talks, publications, workshops, national and international convenings, and a worldwide distributed theatre festival that coincides with the United Nations COP meetings.

 


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The Lower East Side Coastal Community Fellowship is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC. LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community.

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Que: Una residencia creativa pagada, para pensar en los años desde el huracán Sandy e imaginar un futuro próspero para el Lower East Side mediante el compartir de historias y la creación guiada de poemas , canciones, y actuaciones.

Cuando: Seis sesiones de 2 horas entre octubre 14 y 31 del 2020, en Zoom.

Quién: Ocho residentxs e interesadxs en el Lower East Side serán seleccionadxs para participar. No es necesario ser un artista para participar!. Todas las actividades están diseñadas para gente de cualquier nivel de experiencia. Prioritizaremos aplicaciones de las personas más vulnerables a los impactos del cambio climático en el Lower East Side, por ejemplo pero no limitado a: Negros, Indigenas, Latinx, Personas de origen Chino, otro Gente de color, residentxs de bajos ingresos, LGBTQIA+, residentxs de vivienda publica, y personas con discapacidades.

Compensación: $500
Fecha limite de aplicación en linea: Septiembre 20, 2020, a las 11:59 pm.
Para preguntas por favor envíe un email a info@thearticcycle.org o llame: 848-456-7948

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时间: 内容和目的: 短期有偿支付的创作人员, 通过分享故事和指导诗歌,歌曲的创作和演出,来反映飓风Sandy这些年来对L.E.S地区的影响,以及对这个地区的重振和兴旺的展望和憧憬。

时间: 2020年10月14日至31日, 共六次Zoom 会议, 每次2小时

申请人条件: 我们会选出八位L.E.S 当地居民和相关人员。你不需要有艺术背景才可以申请,所有活动的设计都会考虑到大家不同的水平。我们会优先选择那些在L.E.S地区受气候变化影响最多的弱势群体,比如,但不局限于:黑人,原住民,拉丁族裔,华裔和其他有色人种,LGBTQIA+,低收入和公共区域居住人口, 残障人士,老年人和儿童。

聘金:$500
在线申请截止日期: 2020年9月20日 晚上11:59

如果有任何问题,请发邮件到 info@thearcticcycle.org , 或者电话咨询848-456-7948

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