Renewable energy is a modern technological evolution. However the possibility of harnessing the power of the sun has influenced engineers, scientists, theorists and artists throughout history. Lighthouse believes that science and technology will not only shape the future of energy production and our environment: the arts have a role to play in shaping our responses and imagination. ‘Power Up’ is an exhibition of workshops and films aimed at children aged 7-12 years old, which examines how our use of energy impacts our planet. The organisers are inviting proposals to deliver a workshop that responds to these themes and shows how art can help bring change and awareness.
This will be part of the Brighton Science Festival, which has been running annually for over ten years. The family festival brings people together to challenge perceptions about what science is and who can do it.
This is also part of the Re-Imagine Europe project so in order to be eligible we are inviting proposals from artists who are non-British EU national or citizen (who may be resident in the UK or elsewhere in the EU).
Re-Imagine Europe aims to empower a young, digitally connected generation, to develop and explore new art and new ideas in response to the current social and political climate, examining issues such as rising nationalism, climate change and migration.
The successful proposal will run alongside the other programmed events for Power Up. Block Builders will be running a session each day where attendees will re-build Brighton’s city centre using Minecraft to make it more environmentally friendly and testing out wind turbines and solar panelling. We will also be screening short films throughout the day. We will be showing The Solar Film, Small World Energy, This is Shell, Wanderers, Gaia Soil and George the poet on climate change.
The proposed workshop must teach children about one or more of the following topics:
– How new technologies have created ways of producing renewable energy
– How the way we live impacts our planet
– Our responsibility to the planet
The successful proposal receives a fee of £600 GBP.
Costs Lighthouse covers:
· Technical support
· Sound system
· 5 x Macbooks if required
· Travel and accommodation costs – up to £480
· Additional equipment hire and purchase of materials up to £400
For more information see: lighthouse.org.uk/open_call_power_up_workshops
Open Call | Power Up Workshops at Lighthouse, Brighton, UK