UPCYCLING, THE NEW ECONOMY (12 DAYS WORKSHOP)

UPCYCLING, THE NEW ECONOMY: 22nd April -3rd May 2018 @ IICDCENTER, ABUJA.

As Francis Crick pointed out in Molecules and Men, life likes to grow, take advantage of the free energy of the sun, and operate in an open metabolism of chemicals for the benefit of organisms and their reproduction. Life seeks more of itself, wastes nothing and engages fruitfully with its surroundings. Flows and metabolisms create recurrent wealth from solar income: oxygen-rich air, fertile soil, clean water, photosynthetic growth, food and energy…like a symbiotic ecosystem by design, the Earth upcycles itself naturally.

Economically, upcycling transforms conventional notions of growth and productivity, generating recurrent energy and material capital formation and flow, seeking continuous improvement and regenerative, beneficial interactions with the world, creating economic growth through principled innovations, innovative designs that support and keep valuable materials in continuous use and reuse cycles.

The proposed Upcycling workshop is aimed at empowering young creative as a major alternative to recycling in the sense that it adopts five dimension; the need to empower economically, reduce our footprints and waste landfill footprint, coupled with the ever-present need to safeguard our environment in the face of developmental challenges and promote a new way of thinking about the consummation products.

With the support of the American Embassy in Abuja, Eleven Artists from across Nigeria have been selected to participate in the workshop, the core driver of which is sustainability. These artists who produce environmentally-related/conscious art has been invited to work, discuss and have a hybrid section with other professionals who are working on environmental related disciplines ranging from renewable energy, architecture, furniture designers and smart architecture.

Each participant would be required to produce new two works at the end of the workshop, a joint installation piece would also be created and installed in an open space or any space deemed fitting/suitable,  to encourage more participation and achieve a wider audience.

A two-day talk shop would be organized at the Center, relevant persons, working or specialized in the field of environment will be invited, we will also have present artists, students, public and the media to cover a broad social demography of Abuja,

During the workshop on April 28, 2018, we will also have an Open Studio targeted at young people from a wide range of backgrounds, Students, Artists and the general public will meet with the artists at work, demonstrating their process, in a bid to help reveal alternative ways that industrialization and the attainment of developmental goals can be achieved in a sustainable creative manner."

The Selected Artists are: Paula Mallam (F) Abuja, Bilkisu Garba (F) Abuja, Uzoma Samuel Anyanwu ( M) Lagos, Imo Chigboromogu ( M) Abuja, Izuu Mouneme (M) Enugu, Ifedilichukwu Chibuike (M) Anambra, Fatai Abdukareem Babatunde (M), Nzekwe Philips (M) Delta, Pricilla Uzero(F) Abuja, Owoyeim Taiwo (M) Lagos and Steve Ekpenisi (M) Lagos.

To facilitate the workshop, we have Dr. Victor Fadeke, Hubert H. Humphery/ Ashoka Fellow, Dr. Chukwuemeka Nwigwe, PhD, PGDE, MFA, BA, Artist, scholar and lecturer and currently teach Textile, Fashion Design and Art History courses at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu, Nduwhite Ndubuisi Ahanonu, Founder/ Curator, International Institute for Creative Development, Abuja. Ifesinachi C. Nwanyanwu, Curator House 33 and founder, One Environment Abuja, Dotun Poopola (renowned Sculptor and Artist) and Dada A. Oluwasuen (Sculptor and renowned Artist) Universal Studio Lagos.

The Opening ceremony of the works realized during the workshop will be opened on the 3rd, 2018 at the IICDCENTER (International Institute for Creative Development Abuja) by 5.00pm.

Thanks,

Osi Otsemobor.

For: IICDCENTER MANAGEMENT.

 

 

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OPEN CALL...Curatorial Practice Workshop

Call for application: CURATORIAL PRACTICE WORKSHOP

For apply: Visit http://www.institutfrancais-nigeria.com/

WORKSHOP

The facilitator:  the French curator Julie Crenn (https://crennjulie.com/)

The number of participants: 8/10 persons

Language: English

The workshop is open to Nigerian and international curators

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE AND ADMISSION CRITERIA

Preference will be given to curators who have a previous curating experience 

Preference will be given to curators who have an upcoming project to implement. This project will be discussed during the workshop

Have a strong interest in contemporary art and curatorial practice

Be available from 6/11/2017 to 10/11/2017

APPLICATION FILE: 

Send us: the filled application form with all the documents as requested

In order to be considered, the lead applicant should send the complete application file to:

-          Aude Urcun Brunel: aude.urcun-brunel@diplomatie.gouv.fr

-          Nduwhite Ndubuisi Ahanonu: nduwhite@gmail.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

All complete applications should be received before Saturday 30/09/2017

Send all the requested documents as attachments

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS ARE EXPECTED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING:

A computer

FINANCIAL TERMS

The registration fee for 6 days is 10,000 Naira.

(including workshop participation and local transport) 

FOCUS PERSONS

 

Institut Français du Nigéria

Aude Urcun-Brunel
aude.urcun-brunel@diplomatie.gouv.fr

IICD Center

Nduwhite Ndubuisi Ahanonu:

nduwhite@gmail.com

 

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ALL RISE...Journeys to a Just World

To Attend: Please email Name, Phone Number and contact to iicdcenter@gmail.com.  Limited Seats Available Thanks.

Synopsis:
How can international disputes be resolved in the courtroom rather than on the battlefield? ALL RISE brings this complex question into sharp and personalized focus through the journeys of seven passionate students of law from India, Israel, Jamaica, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, and Uganda to compete in the world championships in Washington, DC, of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (the “Jessup”), the world’s largest simulated court competition. The “court” is the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”), the judicial arm of the United Nations. Against this backdrop, this moving film lays bare the struggles, triumphs, and transformations they experience alone and together.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

Jeffrey Saunders is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker. He founded CinemaCapital in 1998, a production company based in New York City focused on realizing visual content from feature films to interactive programming. After a short-lived career as a professional soccer player, he got his start in film in 1993 working as a script reader at EMK Productions in Los Angeles working on behalf of HBO and TNT. Since then, Mr. Saunders has directed and produced fiction films, nonfiction films, series, commercials and Industrials as well as working with Fortune 500 companies on their brand strategies. His films have been selected at international festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, SWSX, IDFA and Thessaloniki Film Festival to name a few and acquired by distributors and broadcasters including Sundance, ARTE, PBS, Film Movement, IndiePix, ZDF, FilmMovement, Netflix, and SBS. His feature film GOAL DREAMS was selected as one of the top 10 ‘Movies That Matter’ by Amnesty International in 2006. In 2010, Mr. Saunders produced the feature fiction film A NY THING starring Greta Gerwig and Jonathan Zaccai, which premiered at the SWSX Film Festival. His current feature film, ALL RISE, follows the world’s largest international law moot court completion and is nearing completion.

Jay Shapiro has been working in the film industry for a decade after having studied documentary and film production at Clark University where he was awarded a fellowship by the Anton Group to produce a documentary in Ghana entitled LIKE ME, I AM HERE. He has specialized in international documentaries and recently released OPPOSITE FIELD, a film which chronicles a Ugandan Little League Baseball team. ALL RISE marks a natural progression in Shapiro’s career which allows him to explore his intellectual interests in the future of international law while employing his expertise in multi-country production.

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OPEN CALL, IICD INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RESIDENCY, 2017

NOVEMBER 2017. IICDCENTER ABUJA, NIGERIA

 

International Institute for Creative Development Artists residency is created to investigate, amongst other important things, the thought process of creating. It is an open minded-thematic programme that focuses on the artist’s insights, narratives and trajectory in the creation of art.

Designed to facilitate a hybrid co-creating environment for local and international artists coming together to share experiences and creativity. Curated by multiple curators unlike other residencies, participants get to explore personal ideas and techniques in a shared space, exposing and connecting their creative energies in a collective frequency that leads to discovering new ideas, and establishing new frontiers of knowledge and creativity.

This year’s residency will stimulate your creative ideologies, starting with individual reviews with visiting curators in an intense learning environment, as artists would be exposed to works of other artists, creative journals and studios, aimed at building your creative vocabulary, narratives and presentation skills. Included in the programme are open studios, artists’ talks, travels, studio visits and final exhibition.

At the end of one month, participating artists would have realized deeper and new understanding of their creative thought process, its challenges and dynamics, it’s role in our contemporary society, how socio-political global issues relates and influences our thoughts, how best to interpret them in form of social inventions, in realizing our ability to juxtapose metaphors that aligns with their true creative proclivities.

     

About the Residency

In 2015 the International Institute for Creative Development, Abuja began the first and only innovative artists residency in Abuja which explored the process of creating and the idea of juxtaposing opposite metaphors, like South and North, displacement and proximity, location and movement, object and the subject; all coming together to bring about a fusion of ideas by the three artists in residence.

Considering the creative landscape of Abuja, the aspect of context in-depth and art education, research and critical thinking process and methodologies are not popular dialogue or artistic practice. The residency bridges the gaps and guaranteed continued cultural and civil interaction between the artist and his audience, who are constantly seeking and demanding for something new. The programme was also designed to bring together the artists, the creative audience and the public with its open studio events. The residency bridges the gaps and guaranteed continued cultural and civil interaction between the artist and his audience, who are constantly seeking and demanding for something new. The programme was also designed to bring together the artists, the creative audience and the public with its open studio events.

 

 

Who Can Apply?

We welcome Applications from local and International Artists (Female and Male).

■ Visual Artists can be working in any media - painting, sculpture, textile, ceramics, photography, video,

film and performance art.

■ Applications are open to all artists (including self-taught artists) who have been professionally active

for at least 5 years.

Conditions of acceptance:

All Participants MUST be available for the complete 30 days. Please do not apply if you cannot attend the entire programme.

 

I ICD, INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RESIDENCY

■ Residency will be conducted principally in English. All Participants should be able to interact in English language.

 

For additional information please contact Nduwhite Ndubuisi Ahanonu:

nduwhite@gmail.com

Residency Timeline: November 1st to 30th, 2017.

The residency will be an intensive 30-day (4 weeks) programme facilitated by experienced local and

international artists, critics, and curators including a weekend in Lagos and Artist talks at CCA, Lagos, Visit to Artists Studios and Open Studio.

Residency sections will commence daily at 9.30am and end at 5.30pm Monday to Saturday for the first two weeks after which the timetable we will adjust in line resident artists working plans.

Artist in Residency are required to achieve individual works to be exhibited at the last week of the residency.

Residency Costs

Participation fee is USD2500 per Artist.

Covers: Accommodation for One Month, light breakfast at the Center, local Travels to study and

research venues (e.g Lagos)

Excursion Fee USD 250

Nigerian Artist that has a place to stay in Abuja will be allowed to Pay USD 1000 or its equivalent at

Current Bank Rates and again this is dependent on the number sponsorship secured.

All participants MUST pay the participation fee which goes towards running the programme at the beginning, we have a modest production budget aimed at achieving a final presentation, exhibition and book.

This residency is a self-funded artists residency programme and participants are expected to bear their

travel costs to and from Abuja as well as their daily expenses and living costs (feeding, moving across

the city etc.) for the duration of the programme. ( Though we have a car and driver, to help convey artists on a planned or group activities and errands etc)

A single room can be requested but comes at an additional cost to the participant.

Selected participants should endeavor to pay on or before the 10th of October, 2016, after which the

slot will be allocated to artists on the waiting list.

Application Deadline: 30th September, 2017

 

How Do I Apply?

Application Deadline: Midnight GMT, Saturday 30 September, 2016

Selection Notification: Sunday 3rd October, 2016.

1. Complete and sign the application form ( Request form: nduwhite@gmail.com )

2. Current resume/CV: 3 pages maximum.

3. A short possible project proposal or synopsis of projects to embark on while on residency. The proposal should be a minimum of 300 and maximum 500 words. This is compulsory. Application without it, will not be considered.

4. Documentation of your work. You can either submit images OR video documentation, NOT both. We review video documentation ONLY for artists whose work is time-based, interactive, web-based, kinetic, film, video and performance. If you work with installation, site-specific, painting, sculpture and/or drawing, you MUST submit images.

6. IMAGES: Ten (10) jpeg images, at 180 DPI resolution minimum, maximum file size 200kb. Heavy files will not be reviewed. Images must be titled with your last name, first name, number with no spacing: e.g.: NduwhiteNdubuisi1.jpg, NduwhiteNdubuisi2.jpg.

7. IMPORTANT: we only accept images in jpegs or pdfs. Do not submit physical works please.

 

Participants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home countries or other sources to support their fees, travel and living costs. Several possible resources for funding for African applicants are as follows:

Art Moves Africa (AMA): www.artmovesafrica.org?

The African Arts Trust (TAAT), based in Kenya, eligible to artists from East Africa

http://www.theafricanartstrust.org

Proeelvetia in Johannesburg and Cairo:

http://www.prohelvetia.ch/Johannesburg

http://www.prohelvetia.ch/Cairo.

Prince Claus Fund: www.princeclausfund.org

Goethe Institutes in your respective countries

British Council in your respective countries

American Embassy in your Countries

For International artists, we can facilitate sponsorship from your embassy here in Abuja, however this is not a guaranteed.

NOTE: We advise you to apply for travel funding whether or not your participation in the programme has been confirmed so as to not miss the application deadlines, IICDCENTER will also work with you to identify and apply for funding and Visa.

 

About IICDCENTER.

International Institute for Creative Development (often referred to as IICD) is a capacity building centre that provides a sustainable creative database, advocacy, providing technical assistance for creating and managing cultural exchange programmes that seek to advance cultural diplomacy and social development.

International Artists Residency, which has created new creative synergies, stimulated hybrid conversation and creative exchanges amongst Nigerian artists and the visiting international artists in residence, with a focus to inspire research opportunities, stimulates new arguments, dialogues and questions in line with international curatorial practices.

IICD-Center major objective is to help the artists find their voice; connect their trajectories and develop new narratives in the context of contemporary art practice.

 

       

 

     

Opportunities in Climate Change

Opportunities in Climate Change

So the other day we had a meeting with Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State. Who previously served as the Senior Climate Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy and the Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the Department of Energy.

So we went from the challenges of Climate Change: Rise in temperatures, sea level rise, drought, concentrated rainfall, increase in ocean temperature and how it affects the sea nutrition, reduction in ground water and increase in salt water which affects agriculture mostly for people around the plain ground and the increase of disease because water and temperature rise.

Beyond the above mentioned few problems of Climate Change, we also talked about the soc-economic opportunities in Climate Change like Climate Financing and Capturing Methane a very powerful greenhouse gas to produce electricity, heat buildings or power heavy trucks etc.

Solar Energy; solar panels, windmills etc, we need more water to cool off most water plants, this and more can be powered by solar energy.

Sustainable Skills; Young people getting involve, learning skills in solar energy productions and installations, smart designs like smart homes and training in creative up-cycling skills.

These and more are a few of the many opportunities other countries are involved since our economy is in recession, maybe our leaders should begin to look into these opportunities as an alternative economy and career path for young entrepreneurs.

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OPEN CALL

ABUJA ALIVE…15 September 2016

…Deadline 1st September 2016. The exhibition opens on the 15th September 2016.

 

1. Artist biography:

 

2. Current Address.

 

3. Artist Statement:

 

• 3 – 6 high-resolution images of proposed artists’ work with full captions

 

4. Image specifications for submitted images e.g.

Title, Size, Year, Description and Prices.

 

Other Information

All works that will be exhibited must be present by the 5th of September, 2016

Artist out of town will send works themselves, we will cover cost of sending them back, artists are encouraged to provide packing, as we will not provide packing for works

Artist selected will be sent a contract.

send to nduwhite@gmail.com or iicdcenter@gmail.com

 

Thanks

 

IICDCENTER MANAGEMENT.

OPEN CALL

OPEN CALL

International Institute for Creative Development Artists residency is created to investigate, amongst other important things, the thought process of creating. It is an open minded-thematic programme that focuses on the artist’s insights, narratives, and trajectory in the creation of art.

Designed to facilitate a hybrid co-creating environment for local and international artists coming together to share experiences and creativity. Curated by multiple curators unlike other residencies, participants get to explore personal ideas and techniques in a shared space, exposing and connecting their creative energies in a collective frequency that leads to discovering new ideas, and establishing new frontiers of knowledge and creativity.

This year’s residency will challenge your creative ideologies in an intense learning environment, as artists would be exposed to works of other artists, creative journals, and studios, aimed at building your creative vocabulary, narratives and presentation skills. Included in the programme are open studios, artists’ talks, travels, studio visits and final exhibition.

 

At the end of one month, we believe that participating artists would have realized deeper and new understanding of their creative thought process, its challenges and dynamics, it’s role in our contemporary society, how socio-political global issues relates and influences our thoughts, how best to interpret them in form of social inventions, in realizing our ability to juxtapose metaphors that align with their true creative proclivities.

About the Residency

In 2015 the International Institute for Creative Development, Abuja began the first and only innovative artists residency in Abuja which explored the process of creating and the idea of juxtaposing opposite metaphors, like South and North, displacement, and proximity, location and movement, object and the subject; all coming together to bring about a fusion of ideas by the three artists in residence.

Considering the creative landscape of Abuja, the aspect of context in-depth and art education, research and critical thinking process and methodologies are not popular dialogue or artistic practice. The residency bridges the gaps and guaranteed continued cultural and civil interaction between the artist and his audience, who are constantly seeking and demanding for something new. The programme was also designed to bring together the artists, the creative audience and the public with its open studio events. The residency as a platform for creative investigations and interrogations of the wider society was able to create new spaces outside the white wall, attracting local, regional and international attention in line with the Institute’s objectives. The residency is designed to inspire critical thinking, development of contextual works, adopting learning experiences , that examines individual narratives with flexible structures that encourage research and creative production of individual ideas in a conducive working environment.

 

Who Can Apply?

We welcome Applications from local and International Artists (Female and Male).

 Visual Artists can be working in any media - painting, sculpture, textile, ceramics, photography, video, film and performance art, 

 Applications are open to all artists (including self-taught artists) who have been professionally active for at least 5 years.    

Conditions of acceptance:

All Participants MUST be available for the full 30 days. Please do not apply if you cannot attend the entire programme. 

  Residency will be conducted principally in English. All Participants should be able to interact in English language.

 For additional information please contact Nduwhite Ndubuisi Ahanonu:

nduwhite@gmail.com  

 

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