CELEBRATING 10 YEARS URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL

[This] year, May 21st to 31st 2020 we’re celebrating the 10th birthday of the International Uranium Film Festival (link is external) and we want to bring the best nuclear films and its filmmakers from the last ten years together with new productions to Rio de Janeiro. The venue will be like in the years before the Cinematheque of Rio de Janeiro’s

Dates announced for Cultural Adaptations conference

Save the date: the Cultural Adaptations conference will take place in Glasgow, from 6-8 October 2020. This unique event will combine keynote presentations and participatory workshops to share international learning on how culture can play a central role in climate change adaptation.  Across three days, the conference will present the learnings from workshops in four

Opportunity: Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) Edinburgh

Funding available for Edinburgh based visual artists and craft makers. Visual artists and craft makers are invited to apply for a new round of grants of between £500 to £1,500 for the development of their practice. Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards – awards grants to individual artists/makers towards costs in developing new work. Awards of

Ecoscenography workshop for designer/director/production manager

It’s time to talk about the environmental impact of the work we make! Together! This workshop will bring together designers, directors and production managers for an interactive talk on ecological design for performance and its merging within theatre making, followed by a workshop exploring ecological processes. We will address the importance and advantages of integrating

ONASSIS FOUNDATION: CULTURE & SUSTAINABILITY

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM EXAMINING THE ROLE THAT THE CULTURAL SECTOR CAN PLAY IN THE FIGHT FOR SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY. 04-06 – 06-06-2020 ONASSIS STEGI 107-109 SYNGROU AVENUE11745 ATHENS, GREECE FREE Living in an era when the human impact on the climate and ecosystems is rapidly becoming catastrophic, cultural institutions need to be at the forefront of

How Object Puppetry Confronts Climate Change

By Caroline Reck I want to tell you a story about a Styrofoam cup, and how, in giving voice to this one cup, many others were saved from a wasted life. I’m the artistic director of Glass Half Full Theatre in Austin, Texas. Our company creates new works of theatre using the precise physical language of both

Apollo Meets the Climate Youth Movement on Indigenous Ground

“Looking back at my home from space, I heard voices: the soft whisper of stories and songs from across time and space, rising up from the surface of the Earth, like rain falling upwards into the sky.” Devi from The HomePlanet Secretly, I had been dreaming of writing a play about space exploration for over twenty

Opportunity: The Art of Energy

The Art of Energy competition at the University of St Andrews Envisioning life with energy | Art competition How would you artistically conceptualise our current energy predicament where we need to balance energy demand with concern about human-driven climate change? How can we make sense of the entanglement of life with energy in the past,

Canada Council for the Arts: The Arts and Climate Change

Blog post from Director and CEO, Simon Brault Every day we witness new and dramatic consequences of the ongoing rise in temperatures. Scientists have been raising the alarm for quite some time—the causes of climate change are well-known and documented. Many people think the fires presently blazing through Australia are but a prelude to other

Opportunity: Island Going 2020 – Outer Hebrides residency

Island Going is an ocean- and island-based creative residency based in the Outer Hebrides In partnership with Ocean Guides* and building on the success of three previous land- and sea-based residencies for An Lanntair within an established residency programme, this Summer’s ‘Island Going’ residency runs for 11 days – six days at sea and five days on land,

Fire & Ice

By Daniel Ranalli Growing up along Long Island Sound in Connecticut, I developed a close relationship with the seacoast early in life. By the 1980s, I reconnected with my love for the ocean and managed to spend long stretches of time on the Outer Cape in Massachusetts. Fortunately, the Cape Cod National Seashore has preserved

Q18 DESCRIBED: TENDINGS

Lead Editor’s note: We will be publishing excerpts from Q18: dis/sustain/ability, guest edited by Bronwyn Preece, in order to make the content accessible to blind readers with audio screen readers. We’ll also be including audio descriptions of the Quarterly’s original layout designed by Stephanie Plenner, audio described. Please stay tuned for future posts and share widely. In

SMT’s 2020 Residency Programs

The School of Making Thinking hosts Spring & Summer Intensives for qualified artists and thinkers to work alongside each other for one to three week sessions. We continually experiment with structure, approaches to programming, and alternative pedagogies. Our residents have included sound and performance artists, poets, philosophers, sculptors, painters, botanists, dancers, playwrights, filmmakers, video artists,

Ecotopian Art amidst Climate Crisis: An Interview with Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Nikki Lindt

By Jena Pincott An Ecotopian Lexicon is a book that introduces readers to 30 environmental loanwords “that should exist in English, but don’t.” These terms, intended to “help us imagine how to adapt and even flourish in the face of the socio-ecological adversity that characterizes the present moment and the future that awaits,” come from speculative

Green Arts Annual Feedback Form

If you are a member of the Green Arts Initiative, then it’s time to complete the annual feedback form. This lets us know what you think about our work, what you’ve been doing, and what you think our collective plans for the future should be. It only takes 15 minutes to complete, is vital for

CALL FOR SCRIPTS: EMOS 2021

Hosted by Emory University, Theater Emory, and The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory, Atlanta, Georgia First Place Award: Cash prize and professional production Second Place Award: Cash prize and possible workshop production or concert reading Honorable Mentions: Public reading Deadline for submission: August 31st, 2020. (See below for EMOS Guidelines, and instructions.) The Earth Matters on

An Interview with Amy Howden-Chapman & Abby Cunnane

By Amy Brady Meet Amy Howden-Chapman and Abby Cunnane, two artists who founded and edit The Distance Plan, a journal that includes art, essays, and experimental writing on climate change. The journal is an offshoot of The Distance Plan organization, a collective of artists and writers who produce exhibitions and participate in public forums on climate.

The City and the Sea

Current-day Mumbai was originally an archipelago of seven separate islands in the marsh waters of the Arabian Sea off the western coast of India. As a result of large-scale civil engineering projects in the 18th and 19th centuries, the islands were joined into a single land mass appropriated from the sea itself. Now the financial

We need to talk about tipping points

By Chrisfremantle This is from The Learning Planet a blog associated with The Climate Change Museum project. The article discusses the implications of ‘tipping points’ in relation to the language of ‘change’, ‘crisis’, ’emergency’ and ‘catastrophe’, all associated with climate and ecosystems. The Learning Planet A tipping point is a threshold that, when exceeded, can lead

Happy New Year! 2020

In 1997, I conceived of ecoartspace as a place where visitors could learn about the principles of ecology through immersive environments created by artists. I then published one of the first websites online with a directory of artists addressing environmental issues.  In 1999, I met Amy Lipton and we decided to join forces working from