Open call: art and education in Latin America

Open call: art and education in Latin America


Brigada Laura Rodig, Marcha 8M, 2020. Action, Santiago de Chile. Courtesy Brigada Laura Rodig.

May 5, 2023
Open call: art and education in Latin America
With emphasis on peripheral initiatives and underrepresented narratives

Submission deadline: June 15, 2023
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LA ESCUELA___ invites artists, architects, scholars, educators, collectives, and community organizations to collaborate in the creation of artistic projects and research texts that link art and education in Latin America. The platform announces a call for proposals centered on collective learning and making in the public space, with an emphasis on peripheral initiatives and underrepresented narratives. This includes projects for online co-creation LABORATORIES, projects for the teaching artists’ RESIDENCY, hosts for the production of on-site CLASSROOMS, interview proposals for the virtual AUDITORIUM, and research-based texts for the LIBRARY. In addition, the call is open for submitting articles and reviews for its upcoming new biannual academic publication EL JOURNAL, which intends to disseminate artistic research on art and education through academic circuits.

LA ESCUELA___ welcomes submissions from individual artists, authors, or collectives—of all nationalities and places of residence—in the fields of visual arts, architecture, performing arts, and social practices. The proposals should address education from artistic, transdisciplinary, and collaborative methodologies, and contribute significantly to the platform’s research archive, formative projects, or interweaving regional bonds. Browsing the Campus section is recommended to understand the scope and nature of the ongoing collaborative contents and programs.

Proposals from different topics related to the practices and research experience of the applicants will be admitted, as long as they are conceived from the crossings of art and education in Latin America. They should address pressing social, political, or environmental challenges regarding the historical tradition and contemporary Latin American production, prioritizing applicants and approaches coming from historically marginalized communities. LA ESCUELA___ encourages people who identify as an underrepresented community (native peoples, black and mestizo communities, gender diversities, etc.) and/or who contribute to the study of authors, issues, and practices framed within these contexts to apply. The submissions for the academic publication EL JOURNAL should focus on the theme of its first issue, “Hydrocommon Cultures: Art, Education, and Ecologies.” Article proposals and short reviews of projects developed in Latin America will be received for the upcoming edition.

The call is open from May 1 through June 15, 2023. Ten contributions will be selected for the Library (written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese), three projects for Laboratories, One project for the Residency, one host for a Classroom, five proposals for the Auditorium, and nine articles for El Journal. This selection will be part of the programs for the 2023—II and 2024—I semesters. Learn about each of the programs and access the application forms by clicking here.

The submissions will be reviewed by LA ESCUELA___’s team in collaboration with the guest scholars for 2023. The evaluation criteria will be based on the relevance, pertinence, and coherence of the proposals regarding current social, political, and/or environmental issues in Latin America, as well as their relations with genealogies of artist-run educational experiences, placed in a global framework of knowledge exchange and production. 

LA ESCUELA___ will announce the final selection in August 2023. The authors of the selected proposals will be contacted individually by e-mail.

LA ESCUELA___ is an expanding platform, interested in broadening and strengthening translocal bonds through collective learning experiences at the crossings between the arts and education. Its joint founders are the artist and educator Miguel Braceli and the international nonprofit foundation Siemens Stiftung. It is based on Siemens Stiftung’s experience with co-creation programs and artistic interventions across Latin America and the artistic and educational works of Miguel Braceli in public spaces.

To learn more about LA ESCUELA___’s upcoming programs and publications, follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and subscribe to its newsletter.

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