Renewable Energy Soundscapes

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This is an exciting time to be alive: we are living witnesses to the third energy revolution. The first energy revolution – wood to coal – was in the second half of the 18th century with the invention of the steam engine; The second energy

Sir Peter Scott: the embodiment of art and conservation

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland As part of the #art4wetlands series the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)have very kindly provided us with the following images and story on their founder, artist and conservationist Sir Peter Scott. Sir Peter epitomises one of the many ways that the power of art can be brought to bear

Born of a Singularity: Art and Our Position in the Ecosystem

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog If you look through critical writing about Siobhan McDonald’s artwork you would not be immediately aware that she is pre-eminently a painter. But it is with the sensibility of a painter that she views the issues of our time. On the day on which I

An Interview With Writer Krista Foss

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I am pleased to share this interview with Krista Foss, an Ontario-based writer of novels, essays, short stories and journalism. Her first novel Smoke River was published by McClelland & Stewart (2014). Krista recently published a short story in Granta called “Cloud Seeding” about a futuristic company that learns to control the

Manifesta 12: The Planetary Garden

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog During the renovation of the sanitary system of Palazzo Butera, one of the many crumbling yet spectacular palazzos of Palermo, Sicily, a Jacaranda tree’s centuries-old root was discovered. The seed of this beautiful fragrant tree, native to tropical and subtropical regions, had found a new home

Now Hiring: Sustainable Scotland Network

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Sustainable Scotland Network are recruiting two new positions to join the team at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation – a Network Engagement Officer and a Project Administrator. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the frontline of delivery and engagement on climate action in Scotland.

Open Call NYC: Artists & Climate Change Incubator

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog NEW YORK CITY MONDAY-FRIDAY, AUGUST 6-10, 2018 10AM-5:30PM FEE: $425 LEADER: CHANTAL BILODEAU Calling artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices! Join The Arctic CycleArtists & Climate Change Incubator, August 6-10 at The Lark in

Opportunity: Internship with Creative Carbon Scotland

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is seeking a University of Glasgow student to join us for a paid research internship focusing on adaptation to climate change impacts, and implications for the cultural sector. Creative Carbon Scotland has been working since 2011 to support arts and cultural organisations to reduce their

Opportunity: Beach Cleanup on Isle of Scarp

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Artists Mara Marxt Lewis & Tyler Lewis are removing debris from a beach in the Outer Hebrides. In the first week of July, Mara Marxt Lewis & Tyler Lewis will head to the isle of Scarp, just off the west coast from the Isle of Harris. There is a beautiful

Persistent Acts: Gun Violence, Climate, and the Status Quo

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Through Persistent Acts, I look at the intersection of performance, climate, and politics. How does hope come to fruition, even in the most dire circumstances? What are tangible alternatives to the oppressive status quo? My Persistent Acts series considers questions of this nature to motivate

#art4wetlands

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Welcome to a new series of posts here and on Twitter @ecoartscotlandfocused on art, artists and wetlands using the hashtag #art4wetlands. Feel free to join in by posting using this hashtag or contacting us with suggestions for blogs. We’ll be publishing weekly between now and the Ramsar Convention Conference of the

Velocommunities 1000th Climate Challenge Fund project

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland As part of #CleanAirDay this Thursday, we’re excited to announce the details of a new collaboration between Creative Carbon Scotland, Glasgow charity Bike for Good and theatre-maker, Lewis Hetherington, as part of the Velocommunities project funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. Velocommunities will run between Spring

(Im)possibility of Plants in Exhibitions

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I get a phone call asking if I’m interested in purchasing some greenery for “a very good price.” A contemporary art space is selling legions of tropical plants that were part of an exhibition attempting to re-create an Amazonian rainforest – an endeavor where the

Guest Blog: Theatre and Ecology – A Different View

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Carl Lavery, Professor of Theatre Studies at Glasgow University, uses the example of Samuel Beckett to talk through a different view of the connection between theatre and ecology. ___________________________ To think of theatre and ecology, or even theatre and environment, is generally to think of three forms of

Imagining Water, #10: Walking the Howsatunnuck River with Uncí Carole

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The tenth in a year-long series on artists of all genres 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

Museo della Bora

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog A quick Internet search for the world’s windiest cities suggests that Wellington, New Zealand, is the most tempestuous:  its average annual wind speed is 26.7 km/h (16.6 mph). Close runners-up include the cities of: Rio Gallegos (Argentina) – 25.7 km/h (16 mph) Saint Johns, Newfoundland

Opportunity: Programme and Communications Manager

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) are looking for a Programme and Communications Manager. Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) are looking for a Programme and Communications Manager. This is a great job opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic, driven and has a strong contemporary art knowledge. It is a rare chance

Top 10 Most Pioneering Art/Sustainability Initiatives in Thailand

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Though metropolitan Bangkok is rapidly pumping out new malls and hotels across its territory, nature conservation organizations and artists have a history of standing together in safeguarding green spaces. They also play a pivotal role in putting other urgent environmental issues on the agenda such

Guest Blog: Changing Climate, Changing Culture

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland  Exploring the Role of the Arts and Cultural Sector in Supporting the Low Carbon Transition in Edinburgh In March 2018, 29 postgraduate students from the University of Edinburgh enrolled on the Participation in Policy and Planning course presented the findings of a semester-long research project to a group

Imagining Water, #9: Pop Sea Art

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The ninth in a year-long series on artists of all genres 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