Mission and vision
Empowering artists and inspiring scientists; empowering scientists and inspiring artists. Shared.Futures is a SciArt collaborative where we bring together local scientists and artists. Together, we aim to communicate scientific perspectives through artistic mediums to showcase what our shared futures can look like.
This collaborative seeks to inspire future generations of leaders who are excited to collaborate across traditional disciplinary boundaries. We hope these current and future leaders will help answer the call for creative and technical approaches to tackle grand challenges such as climate change. Rather than focus on the future in a catastrophizing way, the scientists and artists of Shared.Futures acknowledge the existing and potential challenges and simultaneously also offer ideas and visions for a hopeful future.
The Shared.Futures SciArt Fellowship Program
The Shared.Futures Fellowship Program is a five-month workshop. Fellows are paired in artist-scientist teams and work collaboratively to create sci-art. The workshop culminates in a final sci-art exhibit at Explora Museum in Albuquerque, NM.
From January through May, fellows meet once a month to build skills in science communication, storytelling, DEI training, and more. During this time, the artist-scientist pairs also craft their sci-art piece with mentorship and support from the Shared.Futures collective. Sci-art teams will also create an interactive activity to engage youth in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics). The program will run annually; keep an eye out for our application to open this fall!
About our fellows: Shared.Futures Fellows are local artists and research scientists who live in the Albuquerque metro area who are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and transformative futures. Fellows receive a stipend and are reimbursed for material costs.
This year's calendar: Applications were due on December 1, 2022. Fellows were notified of their acceptance on December 15, 2022. The program started in January and will end in May. Meetings take place on one Tuesday evening each month between 5-7pm. The sci-art interactive activity will be presented at Explora Museum's Meet a Scientist and Artist on April 1, 2023, 10-1pm. The final exhibit event will take place at Explora Museum's Adult Night on May 19, 2023. Key dates are listed below:
January 24 - First cohort meeting: Getting started (5:30-6:30pm)
February 21 - Second cohort meeting: Explore Explora (5:30-6:30pm)
March 21 - Third cohort meeting: SciComm workshop @ Explora (5-7pm)
April 1 - Meet a Scientist and Artist event (10am-1pm @ Explora)
April 11 - Fourth cohort meeting: Building Community (5-7pm)
May 9 - Fifth cohort meeting: Installation @ Explora (5-7pm)
May 19 - Adult night @ Explora (6-9pm)
Have any questions? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Join us at our next public event!
Meet a Scientist and Artist at Explora Museum in Albuquerque NM: April 1, 2023, 10am-1pm. Talk to the 2023 SciArt Fellows about their art and research and take part in an interactive activity. Fun for all ages!
Adult Night at Explora Museum in Albuquerque NM: May 19, 2023 . Meet the 2023 SciArt Fellows and view the final art-sci exhibit. Buy your tickets now!
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Shared.Futures is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant #2115169) as part of the Intermountain West Transformation Network.