Monday, 14 May 2012

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

International Institute for Creative Development: Calls for Artists

International Institute for Creative Development: Calls for Artists: This call is open to artists from Nigeria working on Environmental issues on all media. Environmental Art, An Awareness tools for Soc...

Call for Artists

This call is open to artists from Nigeria working on Environmental issues on all media. 

Environmental Art, An Awareness tools for Social Change, is aimed at challenging the artist to stop and take a considerable look around, from the mundane, the organic and inorganic, and see the real need for the massive social transformations that are essential, to adequately deal with such crises as the depletion of fossils fuels, climate change and breakdown of the ecosystem as a result of our actions and altitude to the environment.

WORKS: Artists producing innovative work in book arts, electronic/digital media (video, sound, animation, etc..), installation art, social practice, photography, performance art and printmaking are encouraged to submit works. selection  will be based on conceptual creativity, originality and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.
IICD, Will cover the cost of Transporting works to and fro.

EXHIBITION: The exhibition will be Catalogued, Three works of each artist will be selected.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition will be on the 19th April 2012 at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja and will run until the 22 April 2012 to commemorate the world international Earth Day. 

ARTIST GRANT: We have been able to secure a Grant of N30,000.00 each for participating Artists,( A SUPPORTS OF THE AMERICAN EMBASSY) to cover the cost of transporting works to and fro and for general production of works.

                                     All Images should be submitted online:
                                     Tel: 09 876 6525, 080 3405 6009.
                                     Request entry form on line :


Sunday, 12 February 2012

Environmental Art: An awareness tool for social change.

Man and his environment has for long been inter-dependent on each other, man has served as keeper of his environment, he has lived, built and explored his immediate environment directly or indirectly in the past ages, as he seeks to appreciate and sustain himself, achieve his needs as he live through each age and time, sometimes forgetting that man is a cosmografia del minor mondo (cosmography of the microcosm)…meaning, man is the balance of the earth and that whatever he do will affect the earth.

Environmental practices and activities is a huge concern in our today’s society and times of change in the life-support system of our planet. In need of  accommodating within most of our lifetime up to an estimated 9 billion fellow humans in the world and Nigeria totally a 160 million people sharing our environment, we need to ask ourselves what kind of environment , attitude and practices do we need to live peacefully and sustainable with one another.

This brings us to the question how we may want to revisit the way we live, exercise our respect for the environment and relate to nature, the seas, and to our global neighbors of all ages, beliefs, races and gender.

Quoting Dr. Cornelia Neuen, president of Mundus Maris; Art and Sustainability Initiative of which Nduwhite Ndubuisi Ahanonu is a founding member.

“In the sciences we have assessments of the state of our ecosystems, the climate change and the ocean which is extremely worrying. They also help to give us an idea on how we can live with all the knowledge in the public domain.

But clearly, in our ability to make our societies more equitable and able to cope through harnessing our collective intelligence and capacity to act does not only depend on scientific field only but on how we are able to address sustainability of reflecting, co-creating new insights about and practicing robust pedagogical concepts around the need to accompany young people into sustainable forms of living, meeting their global peers on our crowded planet and learning how to cooperate for a better future and environment.”

IICD in partnership with the Embassy of the United States of America in collaboration with Thought Pyramid Art Gallery will conduct a workshop for artists as a first step towards the lunch of the Clean 'N' Green Naija Project and Art Exhibition on the 19th of April in Abuja.

The theme of the workshop; Environmental Art, an awareness tool for social change, will be delivered by Ikenna Mark Chima.

Ikenna Chima Mark hails from Omagwa in Rivers State of Nigeria. He is an Electrical & Electronics Engineering graduate from the University of Maiduguri.

During and after his NYSC year, he taught high school students and worked with them as mentor in the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) programme. In this role, he helped the students to embark on projects that cover; entrepreneurship, civic engagement, social responsibility amongst others.

He also worked briefly with Nduwhite Art Consults and served as a team member in Re-imagine Nigeria Project and a founding member of the International Institute for Creative Development.

A believer in hard work, he is a team player and a deep and analytical thinker.

He presently works with Energy Commission of Nigeria as a Scientific Officer.

Date: Thursday 16th February 2012.
Venue : Thought Pyramid Art Gallery Abuja.
Time: 11am prompt.

supported by: US Department of States, Thought Pyramid Art Gallery and De-Great Multi-Services Ltd.

Monday, 30 January 2012

One Beat..2012

OneBeat logo.
OneBeatSM encourages cross-cultural understanding by illustrating ways music can be used to foster positive community engagement.
The music exchange will invite more than 50 young professional musicians and advanced students (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. to create and perform innovative work with their American counterparts.
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in partnership with Found Sound Nation, the social-engagement wing of the New-York based music organization Bang on a Can, will develop month-long programs consisting of a U.S.-based residency and tour. During the residencies, participants will form small collaborative ensembles that improvise across genres, reinvent traditional tunes, compose original work, record in the state-of-the-art OneBeat mobile studio, and prepare for performances and educational workshops.
The groups will then tour to cities within the U.S. to perform the music they have developed during the residency, perform with local musicians, and partner with community-based organizations to conduct creative workshops with local youth.
Application Details
The application period is now open. To receive application information, register at The application deadline is February 24, 2012.
Participating Countries and Territories
Applicants must be from one of the following countries or territories.