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Main milestones of the Resonances Festival, from 2021 to 2023 and beyond. 

  1. Mar-Sept 2021
    Brainstorm phase

    Following a JRC-wide campaign, the Theme for Resonances IV, NaturArchy, was decided upon by the SciArt Team and launched both on the JRC Art & Science Intranet page and with our external Board of Experts.

  2. Sept-Dec 2021
    Brainstorm phase

    We called on JRC researchers, policy makers and staff members interested in working with artists or collaborating with the SciArt project.

  3. Dec-Feb 2022
    Open Call for expression for interest for Artists

    We published the Call for Artists for Resonances IV, targeting artists and creative professionals across the globe working at the intersections of art-science-policy on topics such as deep ecology, sustainability, biodiversity, climate change and nature decolonised.

  4. Mar-April 2022
    Selection of Artists

    Successful artists were selected and announced.

  5. Feb-May 2022
    Call for Policymakes & planning

    The SciArt team is still open to start discussing the theme with any interested Policymakers.

    If interested, get in touch!

  6. June 2022
    Resonances IV Summer School

    From 20th to 24th June, the JRC was home to a 5-day Summer School where researchers, artists and policy-makers met and discussed on the theme of NaturArchy.

  7. June-Aug 2022
    Development of proposals, dealine 31 August 2022

    Summer School participants had until end of August 2022 to submit proposals for the production of art-works, resulting from the collaboration of an artist with scientists and/or policymakers.

  8. Sept-Nov 2022
    Selection | Validation of proposals

    Proposals will be evaluated first by the core SciArt Curatorial Committee, then validated by the SciArt Expert Board. The process guarantees the quality of the selection and the scientific soundness of the selected proposals.

    Selection criteria were communicated in the December 2021 Open Call. Winning proposals will be communicated at the latest by 18 November 2022. 

  9. Nov-Dec 2022
    Contract Phase

    If a proposal is selected, its author will receive a new expert contract. This contract will establish the residencies phase, currently scheduled for January to April 2023. During this time period, successful artists will be able to have ten days in residency at the JRC with reimbursement of travel and stay for two trips.

    NB: the group of experts that the authors will be part of will be operational only once all contracts are signed, therefore participants are invited to sign these contracts as soon as possible.

  10. April-May 2023
    Go/No Go into production decision

    The SciArt Curatorial Committee will make a formal decision whether to go into production for each proposal. This will be followed by a new expert contract for the authors for the production and showing in Ispra, the latter foreseen to start in September 2023 - according to a schedule agreed on with each author and project.

  11. Jan-Oct 2023
    Catalogue: final redaction

    A catalogue will be generated from the texts deposited within the dedicated space in this workspace. Final redaction will be closed early in November 2023, so that the catalogue will be available before Christmas. During the showing in Ispra the same texts will be available in a format of loose sheets. Each artist-scientist-policymaker leading the projects will be responsible for the quality of their texts.

  12. Spring 2024
    NaturArchy Exhibition in a European venue

    Early in 2024 the full exhibition will be set up in a major European venue (to be decided). Details will be communicated as soon as they are available.