Call for papers: Art and Freedom of Expression

The upcoming issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss how different artistic forms and strategies may advance freedom of expression and be used to confront censorship in contexts worldwide. Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible

Green Arts Initiative: Complete the Annual Feedback Form!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Are you a member of the Green Arts Initiative? We need your annual feedback form! And you could win the special seasonal prize draw… In becoming a part of the Green Arts initiative, all members committed to reporting once a year on their environmental sustainability actions. We want to

Green Survey 2017 | Win Conference Tickets!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland POWERFUL THINKING INDUSTRY GREEN SURVEY 2017 | WIN A TICKET TO GREENER EVENTS AND INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE Festival organisers can help Powerful Thinking, the festival industry steering group working towards a more sustainable future, to find out how events are doing on their journey by filling out the annual

The Toxic Sublime: Interview with Giuseppe Licari

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog With his charming Italian accent, generous smile, and genuine curiosity for archaeology and landscape, it’s not hard to see how artist Giuseppe Licari got access to one of the biggest steel factories in the world – a site that only a few people have seen

Opportunity: Fringe Central Events Programme

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland As part of the services the Fringe Society offers to all those taking part in the festival, the Fringe Central Events Programme delivers a series of professional development workshops, seminars, discussions and creative labs throughout the month of August. In 2017, we worked with 58 partners in order

Green Arts Conference Report Published!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland On November 1st, Creative Carbon Scotland hosted our annual event for the Green Arts community. This conference report gives summaries and follow-up details for all of the sessions, giving you an idea of what took place on the day, and what the sustainable cultural sector is up to!

Culture Strategy, Scotland – Culture & Climate Change

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland In early November, Creative Carbon Scotland hosted a discussion as part of the Scottish Government’s consultation on the development of a new Culture Strategy for Scotland. Joined by arts and sustainability practitioners working across a range of contexts, we focused on the connections between culture and climate change

Opportunity: Grow Wild Community Project Funding

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Now open for applications! Have you got a ridiculously exciting idea for a project that brings people togetherthrough activities that help connect their community and celebrate UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi? Well then, read on! Grow Wild is awarding funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups and

Opportunity: Arts Project Leader at RIG Arts

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland RIG Arts are looking for a new Project Leader and tutor to help cover our Climate Challenge Fund projects mainly working in Greenock. Start date: 11 December 2017. End date: 31st March 2018. Application Deadline Tuesday 28th November at 5pm Hours: 30hrs/ week Salary: £1468/month Roles and responsibilities include: completing

Wind Turbines as Artistic Canvas

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This month, our Renewable Energy Artworks series continues with a focus on a German wind turbine manufacturer that supports local artists to use its turbines as an artistic canvas.  When I first sat down to write this post, I intended to describe the background story

Aesthetics of Impermanence

This post comes from Ecoscenography AN INTEGRATION OF PHENOMENOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL AESTHETICS IN PERFORMANCE DESIGN While much of my work these days is positioned outside of conventional theatre (in the realm of expanded scenography), my venture into sustainability began in more traditional spaces and practices. My latest academic paper: “The aesthetics of impermanence: an integration

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