What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change

Featured Image: Members of the Tidelines Ferry Tour from left to right: Hoonah high schoolers Cecilia George and Mary Jack, artists Heather Powell, Michelle Kuen Suet Fung, Chantal Bilodeau, and Allison Warden at the ferry terminal in Ketchikan. Photo by Peter Bradley. This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Peter

Opportunity: Nature and Culture to Revitalize an Island

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland International Creative Workshop in Megijima, Japan2016 October 2-9 (long session) / October 8-9 (short session)hosted by SocieCity and Final Strawwith Patrick M. Lydon, Suhee Kang, and Kaori Tsuji Ecological activism, creative practice, and community building come together on the Island of Megijima, Japan this October, and we want

Nka Foundation announces INTERNATIONAL EARTH SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM for October 3 – 31, 2016

BETENIM, Ghana – June 24, 2016 – PRLog — VENUE: Abetenim Arts Village near Kumasi in GhanaDATE: October 3 – 31, 2016Nka Foundation invites creative practitioners from around the world for the 2016 International Earth Sculpture Symposium at Abetenim Arts Village in Ghana. Practitioners in the visual arts, building arts, landscape architecture, environmental design and

Revival of SEEDS in celebration of Earthdance’s 30th Anniversary

SEEDS 2016 is an interdisciplinary arts and ecology festival gathering artists, community activists, scientists, spiritual leaders, permaculture practitioners, and more for ten days at Earthdance, an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts. September 16, 2016 – 5:00pm – September 25, 2016 – 3:00pm This year we are

Opportunity: Course on Regenerative Art & Public Spaces with art.earth

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Regenerative Art: the aesthetics of renewable energy in public spaces November 11-13, 2016 Course Leaders: Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry (Land Art Generator Initiative) Facilitator: Dr. Richard Povall (art.earth and Schumacher College) art.earth invite you in this unique opportunity to work with two leading proponents of sustainable design within the

Opportunity: Aberdeen Climate Conversation

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Opportunity for those working in the arts to directly influence the Scottish Government’s thinking about climate change as they prepare for the publication of an important document, the third Report on Policies and Proposals, in December. Creative Carbon Scotland is partnering with Sniffer, an Edinburgh-based environmental charity, to enable

Shortlist Announced for 2016 Fringe Award! #edfringe

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We’re pleased to announce those Edinburgh Festival Fringe productions who have been shortlisted for our award for sustainable practice. With more applications than ever before, the shortlisting process was hard to do, and we commend all productions who applied. Productions were assessed on their consideration of sustainability practice

Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Ceremony

The Ceremony The ceremony will take place in the Lafayette Bar (1st floor) in the Festival Theatre: a year roundGreen Arts Initiative venue and host for Edinburgh International Festival events during August. Taking the form of a celebratory breakfast reception, the ceremony will start at 10:30am and tea, coffee and pastries will be provided. All applicants to the award

Event: Feeding the Insatiable

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This international summit takes place at the remarkable Dartington Hall in southwest England from 17.00 on November 9 to 16.40 on November 11, 2016. This extraordinary site sits within some of the UK’s most spectacular landscapes, with more protected areas than anywhere else in the UK. The event features thinkers

Opportunity: ECCA 2017 Call for Abstracts

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The third European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017 Call for Abstracts is now open!   The theme of ECCA 2017 is ‘Our Climate Ready Future’. Our vision is to inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and

#GreenFests: The Fringe Swap Shop is back at #edfringe

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Fringe Swap Shop (formerly known as the Reuse & Recycle Days) is an established sustainability initiative run by The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, with support from Creative Carbon Scotland and Festivals Edinburgh. It occurs each year at the end of August at Fringe Central and is a

Festival Vision: 2025 Unites UK Festivals for a Sustainable Future.

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Over 40 UK music festivals have pledged to work together to create a more environmentally sustainable festival industry by signing Festival Vision: 2025 — the vision and roadmap for a sustainable future presented by industry think-do tank Powerful Thinking in its seminal environmental report, The Show Must Go

Power to the Festivals – Greener Alternatives

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland’s Guide to Temporary Power Click here to download the guide It’s summer, the outdoor music festival season is upon us and many festival organisers will be making a determined effort to reduce the carbon footprint of their events. With the help of Jon Clark of BoldWorks we’re

Decolonizing Nature

While ecology has received little systematic attention within art history, its visibility has grown worldwide in relation to the pressing threats of climate change, global warming, and environmental destruction. By analysing artists’ widespread aesthetic and political engagement of environmental conditions around the globe—looking at cutting-edge theoretical, biopolitical, and cultural developments in the Global South and

Voluntary Carbon Reporting for 2014-15

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Reporting back on the environmental information reported to Creative Scotland by arts organisations in Scotland During our conversations with arts organisations, we have often been asked what are the best ways to reduce carbon footprints and how do we know whether we are doing well? In this report,

Open Call: Film4Climate Global Video Competition Opens

Winners to be honored at official awards ceremony at COP22 climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016 WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 – The Film4Climate Global Video Competition formally opens today as the centerpiece of the Connect4Climate initiative to promote sustainability in the creative industries through active engagement with young people in finding solutions to

Ben’s Strategy Blog: Why Climate Change Needs the Arts

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland began by focusing on the arts and cultural sector, arguing why our colleagues in theatres, galleries, music groups etc and individual artists should start thinking about climate change. But more recently we’ve recognised that we must also talk to those involved in climate change from

Ecologising Museums

Edited by L’Internationale Online with Sarah Werkmeister The implications around climate change have far-reaching consequences but they can also have far-reaching benefits. The e-publication Ecologising Museums explores how museums and cultural institutions can face the issue not only head-on, but from all angles. To what degree are the core activities of collecting, preserving and presenting

Artist Residency Open Call: Thinking through the Anthropocene

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We’re delighted to announce the details of our annual Arts & Sustainability Artists’ Residency (30th September – 3rd October). This year we’re offering up to eight Scotland-based artists from any discipline with the paid opportunity to participate in a weekend of discussion and activities at Cove Park, exploring the

Music and Hope in a Warming World

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Simon Kerr Can music help make a safer climate? As a musician I should say yes. Folk music has always engaged in social issues, Rap is a language of self-empowerment for marginalized youth, and Reggae speaks of freedom … Except there isn’t