Environmental Charity the Earth Trust has announced a new Artist in Residence programme based at Wittenham Clumps in South Oxfordshire. 

The initiative aims to harness artistic expression and encourage people to address climate change, biodiversity and wellbeing through meaningful interactions with nature.

Once in place, the artist will engage visitors through open studios, talks and interactive activities, lead public workshops inviting participation in the creative process and produce a substantial artwork as a lasting legacy to inspire reflection.

Artists working in any medium or style at all stages of their career are invited to respond to the brief. Applications close on Sunday, November 19. 

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Anna Wilson, head of experience and engagement at the Earth Trust said: "We’re aiming to ignite a sense of appreciation and understanding of the environment through art.

"We are excited to be welcoming a new artist who will interact with visitors and create works inspired by our mission and the green spaces of the Wittenham Clumps.

“Art has a unique power to connect people with nature.

"By capturing nature's magnificence and intricate balance, art can open our eyes to the natural world around us. It builds understanding of our integral role within the web of life.

"We’re thrilled to catalyse change on critical issues through art, nature and inspiration; join us on this journey as we ignite passion for people and planet."