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Call for Artists and Researchers – Climate Crossroads: Gulf Coast A Climate Change Symposium at the Florida State University Facility for Arts Research

Published December 3, 2019

Climate Crossroads: Gulf Coast
A Climate Change Symposium at the Florida State University Facility for Arts Research

April 23-25, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida


The Florida State University Facility for Arts Research (FAR) invites applications from artists of any discipline working in the Gulf Coast region to join a symposium focused on the effects of climate change on the state of Florida and the Gulf Coast. The symposium is a continuation of our FAR & Away program, which brings visiting artists to Tallahassee to gain new perspectives on their work by interacting with researchers at FSU.

From colleges across FSU, researchers are working in their respective fields to address issues related to climate change, with a specific focus on Florida. This symposium will bring together a group of FSU researchers and a diverse cohort of Florida artists to discuss their individual efforts to address climate change and to be exposed to new modes of thinking about this important topic. See below to see how to apply to be one of the symposium’s invited artists.

Program Details

Six artists will be invited to travel to the FSU Facility for Arts Research (FAR) and participate in the symposium with a group of approximately six FSU researchers. The symposium will include opportunities for discussion, short presentations, a hands-on workshop, and will culminate in a public lecture by an invited speaker. The symposium will conclude with a group visit to Wakulla Springs, including a boat tour of the Wakulla River. FAR will pay for meals during the symposium and provide a stipend to cover travel and lodging.


All applications must be submitted by midnight, December 31, 2019.
Florida artists, working in any discipline, are invited to apply. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, visual art, performance, choreography, writing, music, video and film.

We are currently seeking participants from FSU. All current faculty (excluding the College of Fine Arts) are eligible. Interested faculty should email Celeste Ivory, Operations Manager/MMAP Project Leader, with a short description of your research and the reason for your interest. Deadline for proposals is Dec 31.

The online applications can be found here:

Apply as an Artist Apply as a Researcher

The application consists of a statement of intent describing why you are interested in participating in this symposium (500 words), a narrative illustrating evidence of past, current, and/or future research and creative activities on the topic of climate change (1000 words or less), links to supporting documentation of the above works, and a letter of reference that speaks to your ability to knowledgeably discuss your work with a group of artists and scholars as part of this symposium.

The goal of this symposium is to make connections and develop potential collaborations between FSU researchers and invited Florida artists. If you are an FSU faculty member, please email the FAR co-directors to see how you can be involved in a capacity other than as a visiting artist. Students that are currently enrolled at any institution are not eligible. The Facility for Arts Research is supported by the FSU College of Fine Arts.

Selection and Notification Process

Proposals will be selected by jurors Meredith Lynn (Assistant Curator, FSU Museum of Fine Arts), Daniel Luedtke (Assistant Professor, FSU Department of Art), and the co-directors of the FSU Facility for Arts Research: Denise Bookwalter, Rob Duarte, and Judy Rushin. Six artists will be chosen based on their ability to converse knowledgeably on the subject of climate change and the relevance of their past or current work to the topic of climate change as it relates to Florida and the Gulf Coast. Women and historically underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, contact Celeste Ivory at .