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Catalysts of Change - Call for Artists: Art Reviews

Insights of an Eco Artist is excited to announce our latest opportunity for artists who are passionate about creating work with social, political, and ecological themes. We invite artists from across the globe to participate in our "Catalysts of Change" series, where your creations will be thoughtfully examined and featured on our platform.

Selected artists will have their work reviewed by Joana Alarcão, the founder of Insights of an Eco Artist, who is not only an artist but also a curator with a deep commitment to promoting art as a means of effecting positive change. Joana's insightful perspective will shed light on your artistic journey and the impact of your work in shaping public opinion and advocating for important causes.

About the curator and founder 

Joana Alarcão, a Portuguese Eco-artist, curator, and editor, is an unwavering advocate for the fusion of art, social/environmental justice, and culture. Armed with a profound background in the arts and journalism, Joana has delved into the worlds of over 200 artists, diving deep into their creative processes and unique perspectives.  These interviews have not only been featured in various media outlets but have also enriched her role as an editor and curator for "Insights of an Eco Artist."  Through this platform, Joana has nurtured a vibrant community of artists driven by a shared passion for art that breeds change.

With the founding of this platform, for the past 3 years, Joana has created two editorial print magazines, a podcast, a myriad of reviews, and interviews available in video, audio, and written forms. Her multifaceted storytelling approach has woven connections among artists from diverse backgrounds, cultivating a dynamic and all-encompassing creative ecosystem.

Joana's work extends beyond the boundaries of her platform. She has collaborated with renowned magazines such as "Women to Women," "Public Offerings Ltd," and "Gatekeeper," as well as the esteemed NGO, "Creative Conscious," and "Arts Help." These collaborations have allowed her to amplify the voices of artists who are committed to creating art with a purpose.

Joana Alarcão's commitment to bridging the gap between art, social/environmental justice, and culture makes her mission not just about creating beautiful works of art but also about using art as a powerful tool for positive change. 

Submission Details:
  • Eligibility: This open call is open to artists working in all mediums and styles, with no specific theme required. However, we are particularly interested in work that engages with social, political, and ecological themes.

  • International Submissions: Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.

  • Re-submissions: Artists who have been previously reviewed or featured by us are welcome to submit new works for consideration.

Submission Process:
  • Submission Fee: Artists are free to apply but there is a selection fee of €35 for applicants. This fee supports our efforts in creating the review and promoting your work. 

  • Review Process: Upon submission, Joana Alarcão will personally review your artwork and provide valuable insights.

  • Featured Artworks: Selected artworks will be prominently featured on our platform alongside Joana's review.

  • Publication: Your artwork and the accompanying review will be permanently published on our digital platform. Please note that they will not appear in our print magazine.

  • Artists can submit one or many works. Email us your bio, portfolio and artists statement.

  • Please email your material to with the Subject: “Catalysts of Change” at any time.

  • All applications need to be in English.

  • Contact details and supporting information must be provided through the same application. Only one application is permitted.


Only selected artists will be notified of results via email.

Good Luck!

Insights of an Eco Artist Team 

Championing Environmental Advocacy Through Art: An Interview with Phil Barton

In the realm of Eco Art, Phil Barton stands as a dedicated practitioner, weaving a profound commitment to the natural and built environment into his creative endeavors. With a lifelong dedication to fostering collaboration across diverse communities and organizations, Phil Barton employs a hands-on approach to environmental issues, urging practical actions to address the pressing challenges faced by our planet.
This interview delves into Barton's unique approach, examining the intersection of art, science, and activism, and the pivotal role it plays in raising awareness and inspiring positive change.

Working-Class Activism: An Interview with Helen Carr

Meet an artist whose work transcends boundaries and defies convention. Hailing from Lambeth, South London, and with roots in the North of England, she weaves a captivating narrative of social class, history, and activism into her art. Drawing inspiration from her family's strong tradition of political engagement, she explores themes as diverse as folk art, industry, and trade unions. Her unique creations feature a blend of materials and symbols, breathing new life into everyday objects. Join us as we delve into the world of this working-class artist whose work is a testament to the enduring power of art in addressing societal issues.

Exploring the Political Power of Kitschy Collages: an interview with Elleanna Chapman

In the world of art, one artist's canvas may be another's playground, and creativity knows no bounds. In today's interview we have a captivating conversation with Elleanna Chapman, who finds inspiration in the unconventional. This artist's medium of choice is collage, but not just any collage – collages that defy the norm. From prints to enlarged images, canvas-based paintings to collected objects, this creator's work embodies a blend of kitsch, cuteness, ugliness, and strangeness.

Join us as we delve into the mind of Chapman, exploring the intriguing fusion of art, kitsch, and politics that makes her work a unique and thought-provoking journey.

Disruptive Narratives: An Unconventional Odyssey with Dolly Sen

Welcome to an engaging conversation with Dolly Sen a working-class brown queer artist based in Norwich, UK. With a brain she humorously describes as having an "ill-repute," Dolly disrupts societal systems not through conventional means, but with a unique blend of My Little Ponies on acid and a touch of sadness. Boasting over 10 published books and a global presence in films, performances, and art, Dolly's work is subversive, humorous, and radical. From 'sectioning' government departments to confronting misogyny in a clitoris hat, Dolly Sen's artistic journey is a testament to her unconventional approach to challenging norms and sparking debates on madness, sanity, and acceptable behaviours.

Artistic Activism and Social Reflection: A Conversation with Pomidor Group

In this exclusive interview, we delve into the world of Pomidor Group, an artistic collective founded in Moscow in 2018 by Polina Egorushkina and Maria Sarkisyants. The group has made waves with its socially engaged projects, emphasizing themes of fellowship, community building, emigration, and a keen focus on socio-political matters. Recently, Pomidor Group relocated to the UK, where they continue to shape the discourse on critical analysis, community development, and pressing global issues.

Transcending Boundaries: An Interview with Aljohara Jeje

Meet Aljohara Jeje, the internationally acclaimed artist whose life journey has taken her from Europe to various corners of the world, ultimately leading her to settle in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Her work, born from keen observations across cultures, has garnered widespread recognition and commissions, both locally and globally. Aljohara's art encapsulates the essence of contemporary Saudi Arabia while honouring its rich history and traditions. In this interview, we delve into her unique perspective and award-winning creations Double Dutch and /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/.

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