The Holding Ground Conference, March 14-15, 2015 – New York City

The Holding Ground conference will bring together artists of all mediums who are interested in using their creativity to explore the potential of an ecologically conscious society, in a world beyond unsustainable energy practices. The conference will take place in NYC on March 14-15, 2015. Our emphasis throughout the conference will be on using art as a means to

Culturizing Sustainable Cities: Call for examples – potential case studies

How can artistic/cultural practices be embedded within the planning and development of more sustainable cities? The research project Culturizing Sustainable Cities is searching for examples, from anywhere in the world, of two types of initiatives: (1) Development / implementation of policy and other actions of local authorities to integrate culture into local sustainable city planning

Julie’s Bicycle and IFACCA release D’Art Report 34b – The arts and environmental sustainability: an international overview.

A global review of developments in policies and programmes related to culture and environmental sustainability has been published this week by key international organisations Julie’s Bicycle and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA). The aim of the report, D’Art Report 34b – The arts and environmental sustainability: an international overview, was

Julie’s Bicycle Culture Change Conference 2015

Join Julie’s Bicycle for our Culture Change Conference at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, on 18 February 2015. Bringing together artists, designer/makers, creative freelancers and organisations, this conference will make connections across our sector, and explore a more sustainable future for the arts. Whether you are celebrating your achievements with Culture Change, or are

The Shared Independent Theater List (The Sh.I.T. LIST)

A new website for reusing theatrical goods  CREATED VIA A GRANT FROM THE LIT FUND &  SPONSORED BY GIDEON PRODUCTIONS, FLUX THEATRE ENSEMBLE & OTHER ARTISTS On October 7, 2013, the LIT Fund selected the first recipient of their new annual community grant: the Sh.I.T. List. Less than a year later, Sh.I.T.’s about to get real. Created by

Opportunity: Open Call for ‘Glasgow’s Green – Imagining a more sustainable city’

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Background From 12 – 14th March Creative Carbon Scotland, Glasgow Arts and the Year of Green will host the culmination of a two-year European project, The Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA). This will mark the end of the GALA project and two years of activities across Europe exploring

Julie’s Bicycle’s Praxis: Culture and Sustainability

Praxis: Culture and Sustainability Wednesday, 28 January 2015 from 10:30 to 17:30 (GMT) Cambridge, United Kingdom Bringing together thinkers, artists and innovators, this day of talks, performances and workshops will explore the new ways of working that are shaping a more sustainable future for the arts and culture. The day aims to inspire debate and equip participants with new insights and

Jon Schueler Visual Artist Residency 2015

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Residency programme encourages artists with interest in landscape and the environment. Online applications are now being welcomed for the third Sgoilearachd Jon Schueler/Jon Schueler Scholarship, Visual Artist in Residence, an exciting international residency opportunity to take place in Skye in the summer/autumn of 2015. In a unique international

Guest Review: Review of Estuary, by Lydia Fulleylove, with artwork by Colin Riches

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland David Borthwick, who runs the University of Glasgow’s masters programme Environment, Culture and Communication at the university’s Dumfries Campus, reviews Lydia Fulleylove’s Estuary, a new book of poems published by the excellent Two Ravens. Estuaries are, as in the title of one of Raymond Carver’s stories, ‘where water comes

Call for Proposals: Eco-Justice and Activism

Art, Activism, and EcoJustice Education Eastern Michigan University College of Education March 19-21, 2015 Call for Proposals, Deadline January 15th 30th, 2015 Join us for the Fourth Annual EcoJustice and Activism conference and workshops March 19-21, 2015 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. This year’s theme, Art, Activism, and EcoJustice Education aims to explore

Broadway Green Alliance January E-waste Drive, on Wednesday the 28th!

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance Winter Electronic Waste and Christmas Light Recycling Drive As of January 1, 2015 it will be illegal to throw out any electronic items in New York State. So, bring them to our recycling drive so they can be responsibly recycled with our partners, ERI.  Nearly all

Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Artist Residency at Hospitalfield Arts

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The residency programme at Hospitalfield provides a location which is at once connected and remote: The house, studios, gardens and courtyards of the estate are ringed by trees and overlook the North Sea just as it flows in to the Tay Estuary. This situation has a feeling of

Opportunity: Green Year and Velocity Soundscapes Artist Commission

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland In order to facilitate community-led engagement in the city’s acoustic environment, the Soundscapes Initiative will commission an artist / creative team to work with a local community, schools and key organisations to create proposals to mark or highlight the city’s environmental protection work. GCC/VELOCITY are seeking project proposals

Opportunity: Open Call for Urbane Interdisciplinary Exhibition

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland “But cities are not just made of bricks and mortar, they are inhabited by flesh-and-blood humans, and so must rely on the natural world to feed them. Cities, like people, are what they eat.” -Carolyn Steel, from Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives, 2008 With 66% of

Funded PhD Opportunity: Performing Geo-chronology

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland How can creative research investigation into the climatic and tectonic processes operating along Scotland’s Western Seaboard can help to nurture and communicate a sense of the ‘deep time’ involved?  This includes the ‘slow’ temporality associated with glaciations, and the ‘quick’ events of storms and flooding, but also organic

2014 in Review: Green Tease Memories

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Green Tease is a monthly get-together/”after school club” which brings together arts and sustainability folk to discuss the role of the arts in approaching sustainability. 2014 marked the second year of our monthly Glasgow Green Tease gatherings, as well as the launch of an Edinburgh equivalent in August 2014.

Anthroposcene Evolution

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland James Eckford Lauder – James Watt and the Steam Engine- the Dawn of the Nineteenth Century – Google Art Project James Watt didn’t start the anthropocene age, nor is he responsible for climate change, but the invention of the Steam Engine is more than a footnote in history. 

Dirt? – Call for Entries

This post comes to you from Cultura21 Scientists, Book Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and Our Environment Exhibition dates:    August 6, 2015 to December 30, 2015 Exhibition venue:  Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, USA 98416 Entry Deadline: April 29, 2015 THEME – 2015 is the United Nations International Year of

New Resource: Creating and Developing your Environmental Policy

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Wanting to update your current environmental policy for 2015? Or maybe you’re looking to create a new environmental policy and don’t know where to begin- whichever best describes your current situation, our latest resource is a useful read for now and to return to later. Our Creating and Developing

33 dagar/33 Days

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Ingrid Book and Carina Hedén, “33 dagar från ett krikonsnår” (“33 Days from a Damson thicket”), 2014 ”33 Days” – an exhibition by Ingrid Book and Carina Hedén 20.11 2014—15.2 2015 KONSTHALL C , Cigarrvägen 14, 123 57 Farsta, Sweden 33 dagar/33 Days is an exhibition by