Open call for feminist artists

Room to Bloom kicks off launching an open call for feminist artists working in the field of ecological and postcolonial feminism. 

In 2021, Room to Bloom launches a call for applications and will collectively select a group of emerging feminist artists to participate in a mix of trainings, residencies, workshops and talks throughout the year. Some of the art works produced will be funded and exhibited in peripheral biennials. 

Room to Bloom offers to young artists with a feminist and postcolonial art practice the opportunity to participate in our artist-in-training programs in 2021.  

Room to Bloom launches an open call for applications to invite artists to submit their interest in participating in our trainings available: 

  1. Workshop on Eco-Feminism in June 2021 (Athens and online)
  2. Workshop on Postcolonial Feminism in September 2021 (online)
  3. Workshop one on leveraging obstacles to feminist and migrant artists careers in November 2021 (Palermo and online)

A first online meeting will be held in June for all participants selected. 

The general objectives of the trainings are:

  • developing the knowledge of young artists in the topics of eco-feminism and postcolonial feminism,
  • Creating a network of artists based in different locations and of different experiences,
  • contributing to developing consciousness of the challenges of feminist art practices among cultural managers and practitioners, institutions and funders, by exchanging directly with young artists. 

What are the requirements to apply?

Would you like to be part of Room to Bloom programme? We have a few requirements. You should:

> Be over 18 years old.

> Be interested in developing feminist and ecological / postcolonial art practices.

> Be proficient in English.

> Be available on all the dates of the workshop you are selected for and to participate in the online sessions, including the kick-off meeting for all participants in June.

> Track record of work in the field of art through reflection on key topics of the programme such as ecofeminism and postcolonial feminism, but also migration, gender theory, and climate justice.

The sessions are offered free of charge.

Among the cohort of selected participants, another call will be open during the year, which will support the production of 15 artworks to be exhibited at Biennales of the peripheries. More details will be provided later this year.

When/If possible (pandemic allowing) travel bursaries will be made available for participants to meet offline in the course of the project.

We are particularly committed to enable the participation of people from people from LGBTQI+ communities, people with disabilities and people who identify with disadvantaged economic classes. If you don’t identify as one of these groups, we still want you to apply – and if you know of an awesome person who does, encourage them to apply as well!

The deadline to submit your application is April 23rd, midnight CET.

We will communicate the results of the applications in the last week of May.

Please note that all the personal information and data collected will only be used for the purpose of the application process to the workshop series and will be deleted after the deadline. In case you agree to receive further information from European Alternatives, we will only store the following data: your name, e-mail address and city of residence.

Download the call for applications.

We are looking forward to your application! If you have any questions, please contact Marta:

[email protected]

March 18, 2021
Presenting our programme
May 18, 2021
Meet the advisory board members of Room to Bloom