1mile² is a three year global arts programme that asks communities to map the biodiversity, cultural diversity, and aesthetic diversity of their local neighbourhood, working in collaboration with an artist and an ecologist. Communities are linked across the world through an internet platform that shares and challenges their findings, perceptions, ideas, experiences and creativity and encourages new connections between people.
Applications are invited from artists working in digital media, photography, text, storytelling, performance poetry, installation or interdisciplinary practice who are living and working near the participating communities.
1mile² provides opportunities for contemporary artists to undertake a collaborative investigation of arts, biodiversity and community.1mile² UK artist to India/China/Bangladesh - deadline for applications 9 September 2009 -from the visiting arts website
Proposals should focus on the collaborative power of 10.000 people and should question the cultural habits of those involved. Selected proposals will be practically implemented in Copenhagen during the festival period in collaboration with our partners.
By asking artists to develop happenings for a new life - and then request that the 10.000 participants realize them - NEW LIFE COPENHAGEN aims beyond the traditional art exhibition to become an active organizer of experiments in civic engagement and social empowerment.