Greenhouse is a 2-day paid intensive for a cohort of 100 local artists across disciplines who bring together a diversity of climate experience. Held outside in small groups at UBC Botanical Gardens, Greenhouse is a place to tend to the growth of ideas and understanding:

What is the art-shaped hole in the climate problem?
What is the work of ‘Reauthoring the World?’
What is the artists’ role in transforming a Culture of Consumerism to a Culture of Stewardship?

After participating in Greenhouse, the cohort of 100 artists will have paid opportunities with the Artist Brigade, which brings arts and artists to the heart of the climate crisis. These artists will be invited to come on field trips to places where they can experience the climate emergency firsthand. They can pitch ideas for artistic projects, some of which will be commissioned and produced.

The Only Animal believes in a living wage for artists. With the support of our funders, including Vancouver Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia we are pleased to be able to offer the following to the 100 cohort members selected for the Artist Brigade:

$200/day for Sept 23rd & 24th | Greenhouse

$200/day for a field trip to a site where artists experience the climate crisis first-hand and come up with a pitch for artistic engagement

$100/half day to develop the pitch and submit in written or short video form

Some other paid Artist Brigade work may become available during the year at a similar day rate.

We are currently accepting applications from BC based artists. To apply for Greenhouse, go hereApply by August 1, 2021.

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