Opportunity: Call for 2020 Fringe Central Events Programme

Expressions of interest now open! Fringe Central is the participants’ hub, which runs during August each year for all Fringe artists. It’s also the location for the Fringe Central Events Programme: a series of professional development workshops, seminars, discussions and creative labs throughout the month of August, to help participants develop their skills, expand their

Evoking the Spirit of Nature

By Adrian Baker I’m a visual artist who has been supporting herself for over 35 years by exhibiting paintings, receiving commissions, teaching art workshops, and creating murals and public art installations. Originally from the province of Quebec in Canada, I received my post-secondary art degree in Toronto, Ontario, and after working a few years in

Application is open for the 2020 Chashama North, ChaNorth Artist in Residence Program

In 2006 Chashama opened the ChaNorth international artist residency in Pine Plains, New York. The ChaNorth residency offers the opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists to work and live in the Hudson Valley for four weeks. Annually the program hosts 49 artists during six 4-week sessions running from April through November. ChaNorth accepts applications in

Acting for Climate Goes Into the Water

By Peterson Toscano Helping the public engage in climate change requires skillful communication and a lot of creativity. One troupe of performers in Northern Europe decided to break out of the box altogether. In the summer of 2019, they presented a performance piece in Norway and Denmark. Instead of bringing the audience into a theatre, Acting

Guest Blog: “Let’s Go!” The Launch …

Blog #6 in a series of blogs from playwright Lewis Hetherington about his work with Glasgow cycling charity Bike for Good and Creative Carbon Scotland. I can’t believe it’s almost six weeks since the launch of Let’s Go! our film about cycling, community and climate change after many months of getting to hang out with

Q18 DESCRIBED: CREATIVITY, SUSTAINABILITY, DISABILITi

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, described by Katie Murphy. Please stay tuned for future posts and share

OPEN CALL COAL PRIZE 2020 – VIVANT (Biodiversity)

In 2020, the COAL Prize is devoted to the erosion of biodiversity. This eleventh edition is part of the program VIVANT, a cultural Season for Biodiversity carried by COAL and its partners in preparation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) to be held in Marseille from the

Read a short play for Climate Change Theatre Action

We are looking for any fun person who would be willing to read a short play (5 min) to themselves, a friend, a house plant, a pet (interspecies performance, yay!) to represent your state as part of Climate Change Theatre Action. If you are in any of the following states before December 21st, we’re looking

ARTPORT_making waves newsletter

(December Edition)A newsletter of the stories you might have missed including upcoming eventsby ARTPORT_making waves. Edited by Anne-Marie Melster. State Studio Berlin, 14 December  2019, 3 – 8 pm  Address: Hauptstr. 3, 10827 Berlin Description (State Studio, Berlin,14 December 2019)For the fourth and final event of the Berlin part of WE ARE OCEAN at State Studio Berlin, an

Opportunity: UK theatres grants scheme open for applications

Theatres, apply now to Theatres Trust UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme for urgent building work. Applications for the next round of the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme are being accepted. It is a capital fund set up by the Theatres Trust to award up to £5,000 to theatres across the UK run by charities and

Opportunity: Stalled Spaces – Call for Projects

Stalled Spaces – a community fit for a wee bit. Local groups and organisations across Glasgow are invited to submit proposals for temporary activation of any stalled or underused open spaces in the city. We are looking for projects that are innovative and socially engaged that can breathe life into stalled spaces and create a

Climate Strikes Continue – Get Creative on Dec. 6!

Youth across the country and the world are once again striking for Climate Justice. Some folks already went on strike last Friday; many more are preparing to strike this Friday, December 6th. No matter how old or young you are, we invite you to join!   Find a local strike to join, or host your

Pollution Pods at COP25 and Cape Farewell Winter News

Pollution Pods at COP25, Madrid2-13 December, 2019 Visitors to be immersed in choking smog as part of a drive to urge world leaders to take action on air pollution One or two minutes inside artist Michael Pinsky’s Pollution Pods and visitors might begin experiencing shortness of breath, but there’s nothing dangerous in the air in the pods.

Visiting Artist Residency at Trestle

Application Deadline: December 10, 2019 (11:59PM)Residency Dates: January 1 – June 30, 2020All artists will be notified by email within 2 weeks post the application deadline. The Visiting Artist Residency (VAR) at Trestle Gallery allows artists to explore and deepen their practice while sharing their artistic experience and creative process with the public and the

Energy Transition Coloring Book

By Joan Sullivan Over the five years that I’ve blogged for Artists and Climate Change, I have never pitched a product. Until today. It feels a bit sacrilegious to do so, especially in the context of next week’s ritualized over-consumption frenzy, but hear me out. This is important. With this post, I’m temporarily stepping outside

Four Shows You Should See This Fall

Exhibitions across the United States this autumn. Join me! – Danielle Eubank Aquarium of the Pacific Presents “Ocean Resiliency” See Eubank’s paintings of all 5 oceans, attend two talks, and help the oceans, at the prestigious Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. Join us for the opening of “Ocean Resiliency: The Art and Expeditions of

Library of Creative Sustainability: New USA-based Case Studies

We’ve just launched a new set of Library of Creative Sustainability case studies, looking at four different US-based examples of projects that make use of the arts to achieve sustainability goals. We’re using this as an opportunity to think a bit about what we can learn from arts and environmentalism in the USA and how

Poet Catherine Pierce Describes the Creative Process in Crafting Anthropocene Pastoral

By Peterson Toscano What does it take to create a poetic masterpiece that is also able to express the complex emotions we feel around climate change? Poet Catherine Pierce describes her process crafting her moving poem, Anthropocene Pastoral. This Art House segment is heavily influenced by the podcast Song Exploder, where musicians unpack a song

2020 Summer Residency OPEN CALL

DEADLINE 12/4/19 The Wassaic Project accepts 1 – 6 month proposals for our Summer Residency program and Family Residency program (May through October). The Wassaic Residency Program cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the

Aphra Shemza: Open studio today and Saturday

Open Studio1-8pm, Tuesday 26th November 201912-5pm, Saturday 30th November 2019Unit 15, 5 Fountayne Road, London, N15 4QL I am delighted to invite you to my open studio today and Saturday this week. Join me at my home/studio for a drink and a catch up before this year draws to a close. My work will be