The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?
Exploring new business models for artists and cultural actors
„The Universal Sea: Pure or Plastic?” is a European social art project with three intertwined goals: Rediscovering the role of the artist in our society, revealing the opportunities of art meeting entrepreneurship, while fostering creative solutions for the issue of water pollution.
To no other discipline, art engages in questioning and rethinking existing systems. Artists are in fact change agents, with the ability to affect society for the better. Expanding this process through co-creation and entrepreneurship will explore new business models for artists and motivate innovative solutions bringing forth ecological and social change. To do so the project brings together artists as creative and unique thinkers, art historians and public educators, innovative creative hubs, (young) scientists researching “Waste in the Seas”, entrepreneurs and experts of entrepreneurial design, and further more academic and innovative cultural actors.
The collaborative exchange is key to success and creates valuable spill over effects for everyone involved.
The project successfully applied for EU funding and is now looking for additional co-funding to realize its ambitious goals!
In partnership with:
- The Foundation of Entrepreneurship, Germany
- Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej w Orońsku, Poland
- HYBRIDART, Hungary
- EUCC‐D – The Coastaland Marine Union Germany e.V., Germany
- University of Flensburg, Germany/Denmark
- Aalto University, Finland;
- tech, Kosovo
- PSJM, Spain