F*ck the System (And the Horse It Rode In On)

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The thing that’s so annoying about climate change is that it affects all of our systems—political, economic, environmental, cultural—so there’s no way to hide from it. The thing that’s so great about climate change is that it affects all of our systems—political, economic, environmental, cultural—so

Beautiful Renewables

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Can renewable energy become not merely infrastructure but a feature of place-making? What can architects, artists and designers bring to the transition to a post-fossil fuel economy? Can creative approaches contribute to the commercialisation of new renewable technologies? These are some of the questions that the Land Art

Guide to Sustainable Travel

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Energy Revolution Guide to Sustainable Travel for Festival and Events was launched at the Festival Vision:2025 meeting at the Showman’s Show last month. Energy Revolutionis a UK charity that helps festivals turn travel miles into 100% clean energy through investment in renewable energy projects. 80% of the carbon footprint With

Anniversaries and Creative Resistances

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog In the year since the election of That Person Who Should Not Have Been Elected, I have experienced, like many others in the States and beyond, a whirlwind of emotions: rage, worry, defeat, confusion, exhaustion, hope. I have been to theatrical events which have both

Launch of 25 Year Programme in South Sumatra

This post comes to you from Arcola Energy Aligned with COP23, on 14th November 2017 at Her Majesty’s Treasury London: political leaders from South Sumatra Indonesia met with UK government representatives at the launch of a 25 year business and research collaboration on zero emission mobility & low carbon energy between the Province of South

Input your views on A Culture Strategy for Scotland

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is inviting people working across arts and sustainability contexts to submit their views on the role of culture in creating a more sustainable Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s call for contributions to the development of a new Cultural Strategy. Creative Carbon Scotland is seeking

Sustainability in Film – November Fortnight

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We’re pleased to announce a series of events connecting climate change, sustainability and film this November. Whether you’re interested in exploring the meaning of environmental film making, looking to enhance the sustainability of your film productions or turn your hand to a creative challenge – we’ve got something

Keyboard Conversations Across the World

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog ClimateKeys, like climate change, has spread and become a world event. This can only be seen as a reflection of how connected we all are as humans on this beautiful planet. The United Nations 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) is coming, and so is

Lost Skies

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog As an artist, my goal is to elicit transformative sensory, cognitive and visceral experiences. To do so, I use cutting-edge technology as a vehicle for biomimicry (nature-inspired design). My approach is based on the study of humans’ innate tendency to seek connections with nature. According

Imagining Water, #3: Confronting the Holy River Yamuna

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The third in a year-long series on artists who are making the topic of water a focus of their work and on the growing number of exhibitions, performances and publications that are popping up in museums, galleries and public spaces around the world with water

Cash, Clash, & Climate Exhibition Extended Until 26th November!

MASLEN & MEHRA in collaboration with street artists, Shuby and Delete 1 September – EXTENDED until 26th November Hastings Museum & Art Gallery John’s Place, Hastings TN34 Maslen & Mehra consider their more recent work to be ‘micro’. By that, they mean they are honing in on very specific political and environmental dilemmas. This requires

Our Shifting World

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog “Art is about what has touched us in the world.” —Maurice Merleau-Ponty I am passionate about using art to facilitate thinking about our place in the world, whether this be exploring our connection to the past, and /or to what is happening here and now. I

Ben’s Strategy blog: Stubborn optimism and imagination

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Three recent events provided some useful food for thought about where we are in the journey to a sustainable society, and to some extent linked up. I’ll try to bring them together here. First an inspiring evening at Edinburgh Castle where Christiana Figueres, the architect and driving force behind

Full Programme for Green Arts Conference!

With just two weeks to go until our conference for Scottish cultural organisations, we’re excited to announce the full programme for the day! Take a look at our Green Arts Conference Programme Share the Programme – and tell others you’re coming – using #GreenArts! With speakers, sustainable suppliers and attendees from across Scotland, a mix

Sonica 2017 special offer for Conference attendees

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We are pleased to announce a special offer for registered (and not-yet-registered) attendees for The Green Arts Conference.  Cryptic, a member of the Green Arts Initiative, is offering a discount to attend the opening night of their climate-change-themed music/theatre production Shorelines, which follows directly from the conference drinks

Opportunity: Craft Biennale Scotland 2018

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The inaugural Craft Biennale Scotland, to take place at the City Art Centre from May to July 2018, is now open for applications. With the theme Response to Place, this is an open international exhibition, that will be selected from applications by four curators from Scotland, Norway, Korea

Opportunity: Culture Project Fund Open for Applications

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The second round of the Culture Project Fund in 2017/18 is a pilot partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It will allow grants of approximately £5,000 to be awarded to organisations creating new work in Edinburgh, thanks to a generous £50,000 charitable

Opportunity: Our Food. Our Future: Get involved in shaping the future of Slow Food Youth Network in Scotland.

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Get involved in shaping the future of Slow Food Youth Network in Scotland. Slow Food Youth Network Scotland was started 2 years ago to encourage the development of a network of young people across Scotland who wanted to learn, debate, campaign, farm, cook, eat and dance their way

Open Call: #NotFakeNews, Climate Change is Real

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland OPEN CALL: #NOTFAKENEWS: CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL All artists invited. Bidimensional works only: mixed media, painting, drawing, photography, and digital art on paper, canvas, panel, or other support. Maximum size: 9″ x 12″ inches 1 work per artist No jury. No returns. Mail to: Artists for Climate Change,

Wild Science: Experiments in Nature and the Vanishing Amazon

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I was in the Amazon jungle where, despite the heat and humidity, I was so excited I could barely contain myself. Insect repellent from a small bottle that had already saved me from Southeast Asian and Ugandan mosquitoes was the invisible shield that was preventing