The devastating impact of climate change is being felt across the world. Global warming is fuelling extreme weather events, rising sea levels, intense heat, natural disasters, environmental degradation, food and water insecurity, mass migration, and conflict.
These consequences are already daily experiences for many within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The LAAF 2021 festivalwill respond to how climate change is impacting MENA communities who are already experiencing the destruction of their environments and land due to conflict and colonialism.
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) welcomes proposals from artists from or based in the MENA region, or artists across the globe with MENA or Arab heritage, that responds directly to, or are influenced by, issues related to climate change.
The climate and environmental crisis within the Arab world
Local and global issues related to conflict, colonialism or climate justice
Works/ideas that increase awareness and encourage a global exchange of new ideas
Works that imagine a more sustainable future
Proposals can be in any art form, including: dance, theatre, music, visual art, spoken word, or literature.
Outputs can include: live performances, events, artworks, exhibitions, workshops, public realm works, talks, panel discussions, young people’s activities, or digital activities.
The LAAF is strongly committed to promoting the inclusion of womxn, queer, Black Arab, and Deaf or disabled artists in our work.
Further they ask applicants to consider how they can minimise their environmental impact at every stage of their proposal.
The deadline for applications is Friday 4 December 2020.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The LAAF asks you to consider the possibility of COVID-19 restrictions in your application. This could include socially distanced performances with reduced capacity, or outlining alternative plans if restrictions are implemented. The LAAF team will discuss these options at length with any selected proposals.