Open Call for Science-based Climate Art Inspired by Affinity

Symbiosis: A virtual art show reflecting a society aligned with nature

Broto: Art-Climate-Science, a collaboration conference, is looking for 10 art pieces for a non-commercial virtual exhibit to go up in Dec. 1  on their website and be highlighted during our Dec. 5 & 12  online conference.

The theme is “Affinity”. Submissions should be science – or climate science-based and explore how our society is aligned (or not) with nature. The goal is to document thinking about how we might reframe the Anthorpocene as humanity enhancing (vs. extracting) nature.

For works chosen, we are asking only for one-time virtual rights.

There are no fees paid for works selected

  • Eligibility:Open to all applicants, including minors with parental consent
  • Perks: All accepted works will be promoted via social media, will be included in conference documentation, and will be part of a group show

Background Brief: 

Broto: Art-Climate-Science (, a program of the Cape Cod Center for Sustainability,  is a gathering of artists, scientists, sustainability strategists, green tech entrepreneurs and others involved in the climate crisis. Our collaborators explore meaningful art-sci collaboration as a source of new ideas. It’s a brainy, high-concept conference — during which we examine ways that “art can inform science” among other substantive collaboration objectives.

Preference will be given to submissions with strong ties back to science.

Phase 1: Submissions

  • Due via through the online form below by Sept 30, 2020
  • One or more submitted images per artist may be chosen by a jury
  • No cost to submit
  • Materials:
  • Artist Bio document
  • Artist Statement as it relates to the submitted work
  • Up to 5 digital images per artist. (JPG format at 1400 pixels on the longest side at 300 DPI)
  • Website and social media handles
  • CV/Resume

Phase 2: Jury Review

Phase 3: Exhibition

  • Published on Dec. 1, 2020
  • Media, social media outreach

Small Print:

  • Rights: Broto requires only one-time virtual rights for web reproduction. All other rights remain with the artist
  • Sales: There is no expectation of sales.
  • Jury: An independent environmental arts curator, director of the local art museum, an international artist-philosopher, an oceanographer, executive director SciArt Initiative, art director of Broto and executive director of Broto