Call for Applications | Application deadline: January 10, 2021

TBA21–Academy at Ocean Space, Venice | March – June, 2021 & Mid-June – Mid-October, 2021

The Ocean Fellowship Program is a funded research opportunity offered by  TBA21–Academy and held at Ocean Space in Venice, Italy.

The 2021 edition is closely affiliated with the exhibition The Soul Expanding Ocean #1: Taloi Havini at Ocean Space, on view from March 20 to October 17, 2021. The fellowship also forms an integral part of The Current III (working title: The Mediterraneans: “Thus waves come in pairs,” after Etel Adnan), a transdisciplinary and transregional exercise in sensing, listening, thinking, and learning with - by connecting and supporting situated projects, collective pedagogies, and voices along the Mediterranean shores across the fields of art, culture, science, conservation, and activism.

The program supports six Fellows and two Mentors to conduct individual and collaborative research as well as investigations with an awareness of oceanic worldviews and marine histories; an understanding of the changes in ocean management and recognition of indigenous marine governance and leadership; non-binarism as a philosophy; equality and social justice. This year, the Fellowship brings attention to story-telling as a method, as an „action“ to portray and convey a territory, a mindset, and a substance, encouraging intergenerational exchange, building resilience in communities, and strengthening citizenship.

Who can apply: The Fellowship is aimed at undergraduates, master or PhD level students, and at recent graduates while the Mentorship is asking for scholars with a graduate or post-graduate degree with some relevant experience in teaching or mentoring. TBA21–Academy and Ocean Space contexts offer a unique opportunity for specialists engaging in multidisciplinary fields of research. Artists from all fields are encouraged to apply as both Fellows and Mentors. Applicants should engage critically with the oceanic and specialise in related fields of research (eg. Postcolonial and Feminist Studies, Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, Accessibility and Educational Sciences, Engineering, Material sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Social sciences, Arts, Curatorial Studies and Critical Theory).

For any inquiry:

Here is the Call for Applications.

For more information visit the official website.