Open Call: Sustainability & Art at the DHG
Deadline: 12pm, 11 February 2019

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What does the word ‘sustainability’ mean to you?

Do you think about it in your daily life?

Would you like to create an event on Trinity campus that brings attention to this important issue in a creative way?

The Douglas Hyde Gallery (DHG) would like to invite submissions for a new project that supports Trinity students to lead events on TCD campus that respond to the theme of ‘sustainability’.

Specifically, the DHG would like to receive proposals from students for on-campus events that consider this topic through the lens of our current exhibition in Gallery 1, Wild Relatives by Palestinian artist Jumana Manna. This film and sculpture work considers the politics of seed saving and the global value systems that have led us to our current ecological crisis.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this project, please read the guidelines below fully before submitting your proposal to Rachel Donnelly, Assistant Curator for Learning & Engagement at The deadline for receipt of proposals is midday on Monday 11 February 2019.


  1. The DHG invites proposals for events that respond to the theme of sustainability, in the context of the exhibition Wild Relatives by Jumana Manna currently at the gallery.

  2. There is a budget of up to €500 available for each event.

  3. Events must happen on Trinity campus. The Douglas Hyde Gallery will not be available as a venue for these events.

  4. Events can take any form, for example: a film screening, a talk, a performance (spoken word, dance, theatre, music), a public discussion or debate, an exhibition, a workshop, a gig etc.

  5. Proposals should be no more than 500 words long, and should additionally include: a proposed budget (maximum €500) and an outline of how the event will be publicised. Examples of legitimate costs: materials, performer/curator fees, rental fees, print costs, paid online advertising (e.g. Facebook/Instagram ads). Please also indicate the proposed date for hosting the event.

  6. Before submitting your proposal, it is highly recommended to read about Wild Relatives on our website and in the press, and to visit the exhibition. Details can be found here, including screening times for the film. If you would like further information or reading material, email

  7. Priority will be given to proposals that take into consideration sustainable use of materials and recycling procedures following the conclusion of the event.

This project is made possible with the generous support of the Trinity College Dublin Sustainability Fund.

Image: Jumana Manna, Wild Relatives, 2018. Film still, courtesy of the artist. Photography: Marte Vold.