Upcoming Events

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Email alex@solarpowerforartists.com for more info about scheduling a workshop, lecture, consultation, etc. at your art venue/ community space/ university/ non-evil company, etc.

July : A History of Solar Power Art and Design by Alex Nathanson Release Date!

You can order Alex Nathanson's new book from many book retailers or directly from the publisher. Use code FLY21 for a 20% discount when purchasing it directly from Routledge at https://www.routledge.com/A-History-of-Solar-Power-Art-and-Design/Nathanson/p/book/9780367465681

If you're interested in hosting a remote or covid-safe in-person book release event at your art space, university, book store, podcast, etc. please email alex@alexnathanson.com.

October 5 : Artist Residency Info Session

We're piloting an artist in residence program. This program will be for artists and designers interested in working with any sustainable energy technology to address issues relating to climate justice.* Artists and designers from front-line climate communities** are particularly encouraged to apply. Prior experience with sustainable energy technologies is not required.

This is a hybrid program. Applications are welcome from anywhere in the world. Most events will occur on Zoom. For NYC-based participants there can be an in-person component if desired.

Participants in the residency will receive

  1. Technical support
  2. Free Solar Power for Artists remote workshops
This pilot program is planned to be relatively open ended so we can respond to the needs of participants.

The application deadline for the residency is December 15th. Response will likely be sent out by mid-January. Fill out this application form to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPi2aHaUczIi5vPC6v-sklhSpq2P-Nq8Bh05xBurVb3_teug/viewform?usp=sf_link.

An info session will be held on Tuesday, October 5 at 6pm EST. The event will take place on Zoom. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-power-for-artists-artist-residency-info-session-tickets-171215870277

Email info@solarpowerforartists.com with any questions.

* Climate justice considers the climate crisis to be an intersectional political issue. It acknowledges that marginalized communities have historically been disproportionally negatively impacted by climate change and environmental hazards. Climate justice advocates work to address these historic imbalances and fight for a just and equitable response to the climate crisis.
** A front-line climate community is a community that is experiencing the worst and most immediate impacts climate change.

October 17 : Sustainable Energy for Artists and Arts Organizations Workshop

Are you an artist or arts organization planning a covid safe outdoor event, art installation, or performance this summer? Would you like to integrate sustainable energy into the project in some way? This remote workshop is geared specifically for artists and arts organizations. We will discuss the opportunities for incorporating sustainable energy, with a particular focus on solar power, into outdoor artworks and performances, both as a power supply and as an integrated part of the work. Participants will be introduced to some basic concepts for determining if their project and/or location is suitable for incorporating solar power.

* 1pm - 2:30pm EST, on Zoom
* $75
* Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-energy-for-artists-and-arts-organizations-october-2021-tickets-165900911091

November 14: Solar Powered Sound Art Workshop

This workshop will introduce participants to a range of techniques for creating solar powered instruments. We will discuss the history of the field, common conceptual approaches, and a number of technical methods.

Three techniques for building instruments will be demonstrated.

* 1pm - 2:30pm EST, on Zoom
* $75
* Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-powered-sound-art-november-2021-tickets-165898303291

December 15 : Deadline for Artist in Residence Application

We're piloting an artist in residence program. This program will be for artists and designers interested in working with any sustainable energy technology to address issues relating to climate justice.* Artists and designers from front-line climate communities** are particularly encouraged to apply. Prior experience with sustainable energy technologies is not required.

This is a hybrid program. Applications are welcome from anywhere in the world. Most events will occur on Zoom. For NYC-based participants there can be an in-person component if desired.

Participants in the residency will receive

  1. Technical support
  2. Free Solar Power for Artists remote workshops
This pilot program is planned to be relatively open ended so we can respond to the needs of participants.

The application deadline for the residency is December 15th. Response will likely be sent out by mid-January. Fill out this application form to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPi2aHaUczIi5vPC6v-sklhSpq2P-Nq8Bh05xBurVb3_teug/viewform?usp=sf_link.

Email info@solarpowerforartists.com with any questions.

* Climate justice considers the climate crisis to be an intersectional political issue. It acknowledges that marginalized communities have historically been disproportionally negatively impacted by climate change and environmental hazeds. Climate justice advocates work to address these historic imbalances and fight for a just and equitable response to the climate crisis.
** A front-line climate community is a community that is experiencing the worst and most immediate impacts climate change.

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