SUPPORT FOR 'CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE' PRINCE CLAUS FUND AND GOETHE-INSTITUT
Since 2018, the joint programme of the Goethe-Institut and the Prince Claus Fund supports initiatives from Africa, Latin and South America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe that enable local communities as well as global institutions to engage with the threatening changes of nature and our environment through contemporary artistic and cultural interventions. We encourage ground-breaking cultural initiatives by individual artists, creative professionals as well as cultural organisations; especially initiatives that express how the arts and new media can propose solutions to environmental issues and create alternatives that support sustainability and foster cooperation and an exchange of new ideas globally.
The Goethe-Institut and the Prince Claus Fund are pleased to announce the 12 participants of the joint Mentorship Programme Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change. These individuals come from 11 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia representing a range of artistic disciplines. Each of their practices addresses pressing environmental issues, often locally and personally rooted but speaking to the global challenges humanity is facing in the climate crisis.
The group will be guided by five Mentors: the artist and environmental campaigner Ravi Agarwal; the founder and co-principal of INTERPRT Nabil Ahmed; scientist and gender diversity advocate Brigitte Baptiste and Etcétera Collective formed by Federico Zukerfeld & Loreto Garín Guzman. The Mentors are all specialists working at the intersection of the arts and environmentalism, each bringing a distinct point of view on the theme.