Open Call for participation in a knowledge sharing project about sustainability

Are you a composer or sound artist, and are you interested in participating in an examination of how art and music can influence how we think about climate and sustainability in collaboration with other artists and composers from Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland or Germany?

Background and theme

In the discussion of sustainability and ecological transition in the field of art and music, there’s so far been an emphasis on the conditions of production, and how one can streamline and rationalise these in relation to ideal objectives for reduction of climate impact. In particular, the discussion has centred around how one can make the conditions of production sustainable.

While this focus on the conditions of production is important, we also believe it’s a crucial task to discuss sustainability from an artistic point of view. By establishing an artistic think tank, it’s the objective to examine how one can work with the themes climate crisis, ecological transition and sustainability in an artistic way.

Through exchange and knowledge-sharing between 3 Danish/Faroese/Greenlandic and 3 German artists/composers, the objective is to create a forum for examining how, as an artist or composer, one can develop projects in a global context about our age, where one takes a stand to questions/themes relating to the climate crisis. One focus will be on questions of what knowledge and transformation potential lies in music and sound and to what extent the preoccupation with sustainability influences composing and music-making itself. These questions or themes should also be relevant to take into account as part of proposed solutions to global economic inequality, migration, wars and societal polarisation. In a wider sense, the question is; how do we secure a relevant global horizon for an artistic project, which addresses sustainability and ecological transition?

About you

You’re a composer or artist working with sound. You have experiences with the issue or parts of it – preferably through practical work/specific projects. You want to share your knowledge and experience as well as expand your own horizon through meetings with others.

Practicalities of the project

As a participant, you’ll have to be present at online meetings in the starting phase of the project from June till July, where the group develops the frame for the project. A three-day physical workshop will then take place in Berlin from August 16th to 18th. The outcome of the collaborative work will be subsequently presented in Berlin and Denmark. It must be noted that the project is open and the result of the work will depend on the contribution and ideas developed by the participating artists.

  • June-July: Online Meetings
  • 16.-18.08.2023: Collaborative Workshop in Berlin
  • 20.08.2023: Time to Listen Open Space
  • 23.08.2023: Nordic Meeting (tbc.)
  • 24.08.2023: Cultural Meeting Denmark
  • 25.08.2023: Struer Biennale for Sound Art / Sound Art Lab

  • Honorary fee for participation is 7.500 DKK
  • Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the project
  • Application deadline: 31May 2023


What must the application contain

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and containing a description of relevant activities (max. 1 A4-page).
  • CV

Please, note that your application must be in English.

Who assesses your application

  • Juliana Hodkinson, Danish Composer’s society
  • Jacob Kreutzfeldt, Representative for Art Music Denmark
  • Lisa Benjes, inm – initiative neue musik berlin / field notes


Questions can be directed to the following email thinktank [​at​]