Insights of an Eco Artist

Insights of an Eco Artist documents the impact and correlation art interventions have on social, political and environmental global contemporary atmospheres by the investigation and research of artistic projects, artist-led coops and activist groups that dedicate their practices to build a discourse around current global affairs.

​Established in 2020, the online magazine and the podcast, of the same name, were founded with the aim to develop a hub of creative and political discourse without the pressures of governmental organizations. Since then we have interviewed multiple artists and projects that focus on global social-political atmospheres and environmental conservation both in a written and audio/podcast format. 

​Insights of an Eco Artist is now also composed of a print issue with the general theme of non - violent social political and ecological art intervention, where you can see studio art-led research done by several artists across the globe, critical research around art, culture, politics and sustainability and several features on organizations and activists groups.

We invite you to join us as we dive into the unknown, explore the depths of eco art, and discover how art has the power to breed change.

​We are always open to a wide variety of voices, opinions and perspectives, and we welcome contributions from anyone who is interested in being part of the conversation.

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 of 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. 


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Current opportunities

  • Open Call for Interviews: Narratives of Care – Volume II

    Deadline: 17/07/2024

    Country: Portugal  |  Insights of an Eco Artist

    We are excited to announce an open call for interviews on the theme of care, inviting artists to share their insights, experiences, and practices in the second volume of our "Narratives of Care" interview series.

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