Deadline: 5 March 2021
Call for entries

Earth Action Art Show – Call for Art 2021
April 1-30, 2021 in Berkeley, CA

Earth Action Initiative is a collective of Berkeley graduate students and community members. We aim to nurture a community in which climate action integrates into our everyday lives. To execute this vision, we organize an annual conference featuring community-building workshops that highlight current environmental efforts, while inspiring new initiatives to combat climate change.

The Earth Action Art Show is an extension of this mission. Raw climate data, research papers, scientific jargon and non-sensical political banter on climate change can be overwhelming and difficult to internalize. We believe art may provide a more relatable and intimate experience to connect with issues facing our climate, and inspire action in a way data cannot.

This past year, the pandemic brought about loss and hardship for all. Yet, as we sheltered in place, we saw many positive effects on our environment – wildlife returned to urban areas, and air pollution abated to less egregious levels. This year’s Art Show centers on the theme “Wildlife,” to celebrate a positive aspect of the pandemic amidst a year of adversity.

The focus of EAI is direct action. Consequently, the art show also acts as an opportunity to raise funds for mini action grants, awarded in our local community through a proposal process. Artists whose artwork is accepted will have the opportunity to display their artwork for sale, as well as the option to donate all or a portion of sale proceeds to our action grant fund. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Art Show will be primarily virtual, with a limited selection of artworks displayed in local small business venues in Berkeley, CA.

Entry fee: NONE

6. Contact addresses/URL: earthactioninitiative@gmail.com (email) and https://www.earthactioninitiative.org/call-for-art (website with online submission form)