Opportunity: Ice-Themed Writing, Art & Music

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Artists, writers, scientists, travelers, and musicians are invited to submit work that explores ice. Artists, writers, scientists, travelers, and musicians are invited to submit work that explores ice-related themes to the new art project Black Coffee & Vinyl Presents. We are seeking work that features the physical and

Opportunity: Create Development Worker with WHALE Arts

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland WHALE Arts are recruiting for a Development Worker to help address food insecurity and connect people creatively with dignified food provision, skills development and their community, working with the Living Well Wester Hailes partnership.  Funded by the Aspiring Communities Fund, which is supported by the European Social Fund

Open Call: Trestle Gallery, Small Works 2018

Trestle Gallery Seeks Applicants for Small Works 2018, Curated by Sharon Louden Application Deadline: May 1st, 2018 Show Dates: July 26th – August 29nd, 2018 Submission Guidelines:  – Pieces may be no bigger than 12″ on longest side – we accept 2D and 3D framed and unframed works of all media. If a work is framed, the frame

Why Do Women Climate More Than Men?

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I have been doing work at the intersection of arts and climate change for over a decade, and though I have no scientific data to back what I’m about to say, I have observed that women climate much more than men—that is to say, this

Art as Collision

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Despite being more connected than we ever have been, today’s world is, arguably, more fragmented than it has been since we entered the era of the global village. We can track the shift: think Brexit, Trump, and the rising of imaginary walls in what seems

Necessary Recalibration

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I have travelled to many out-of-the-way places but the Antarctic landscape, or my imagined Antarctica, has been on my mind for as long as I can remember. It was like a mythical place that was rumored to be real. I visited Antarctica two years ago

Opportunity: Green stories short story competition

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Writing a better future: writing competition Enter a free writing competition to solicit short stories (<3500 words) set within a sustainable society. There are prizes and opportunities for publication, and the deadline is 19th April 2018. Details are on www.greenstories.org.uk. Why we are doing this We are currently living

Striving for Meaningful Impact

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The question of impact in the arts is a vexing one. Not only is impact difficult to define, it is almost impossible to quantify. Talking about impact can create the expectation that the transaction between art and audience is predictable and replicable. But it is

Small Adaptation Miracles in Alaska

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Certain species of fish spawn in different locations. Pods of gray whales no longer overwinter at the equator. Yellow cedars are moving north. Those observations were related to us, a group of artists engaged with climate change, while we were traveling through Southeast Alaska as

Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018)

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland We met Helen Mayer Harrison (along with Newton Harrison) in 2006 at a conference in Shrewsbury thanks to David Haley. We had the privilege to spend the next three years working with them to realise Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom, a project which prefigured their more recent work

News: A living understanding of nature

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Exploring the space between contemporary art and ecological science to understand our natural world. An enquiry into the possibility of a contemporary art practice to hone our sensory and intuitive capacity that we might gain an experiential understanding of our natural world. Picking up on Goethe’s plant studies

TEDx Talk: Why Culture is the Key to Climate Change

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Arts Project Manager Catriona Patterson was invited to present a TEDx talk at the TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde on February 17 2018. We’re sharing her talk below for World Poetry Day 2018, we’ll share the video once it is available. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s

Imagining Water, #7: 2-Minute Shower Songs

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The seventh 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

Opportunity: Going Green Survey 2018

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Sustainable Exhibitions for Museums (SEFM) and Stephen Mellor would like to invite you to complete the on-line Exhibitions – Going Green Survey 2018 – Ten Years On, through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H87R7GP SEFM is a UK-based informal network of museum and gallery professionals who want to promote and

The ‘Climate Atlas’ and the cost of belief

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland “Climate change is often described as a ‘wicked problem.’ One of its wickedest aspects is that it may require us to abandon some of our most treasured ideas about political virtue: for example, ‘be the change you want to see.’ What we need is instead is to find

Persistent Acts: What is Enough?

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

The Living Stage

This post comes from Ecoscenography After an exciting season on the Lower East Side in New York, The Living Stage is returning home to Victoria (Australia) — this time to the coastal town of Lorne. A centre piece of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale, the project will provide a platform for celebrating the town’s vibrant and eclectic

Embedded Artists Project – Green Tease Reflection

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland co-hosted a sharing event on Tuesday 6 March with North Edinburgh Arts and Chris Fremantle. This Green Tease explored Embedded Artists Projects and discussed work placements undertaken by Edinburgh University Students at Creative Carbon Scotland and North Edinburgh Arts. Our work placement, Elly White, now

10 Pioneering UK Initiatives

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Back in the days when I was still working for Cape Farewell in London, the appetite for artistic engagement with climate change seemed to be everywhere, including in the big cultural venues: from Ten Billion, the shocking science-lecture-performance at the Royal Court, to programs at

Call for Artists: Soundcamp 2018

Join the 5th edition of Soundcamp over International Dawn Chorus Day weekend 5 to 6 May 2018.  What Is Soundcamp? Soundcamps are networked by the Reveil radio broadcast: a crowd-sourced 24 hour transmission of real-time sounds that follows sunrise around the planet from 5AM London time UTC 0 on Saturday May 5th to Sunday morning on the 6th. Soundcamps vary from small forays