Publishing Ecology 2023


A residency and book award for artists engaged with environmental issues through photography

We are thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the second edition of the Loose Joints and Mahler & LeWitt Studios Publishing Award. This exciting opportunity is a yearly opportunity to develop an artist’s practice through a residency and book award, focused on a curated theme.

In 2023 we are pleased to partner with innovative magazine Atmos for Publishing Ecology: an award inviting artists engaging with the anthropocene, climate change and the environment. Alongside Loose Joints directors Lewis Chaplin & Sarah Chaplin Espenon and Mahler & LeWitt curator Guy Robertson, we are joined this year by artist Richard Mosse, curator Lucia Pietroiusti, and Atmos Culture Editor Daphne Chouliaraki Milner.

The opportunity includes a month in residence at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Sep–Oct 2023, where the winner will be able to develop work for a book which will be edited, designed and published by Loose Joints in Summer 2024.

We invite applications from artists who wish to propose how they would use their time in residence to develop ongoing projects or create new work connected to these themes, with an eventual publication in mind.

Applications are now open until 30 April 2023!

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Entry to the award is free and open to all.