Propagating For Our Planet

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Building Worlds as a Message about our World The tide of climate change is too easily dismissed as a slow steady march that can be denied or at least ignored in favor of “more pressing” issues. In my Building Worlds series, I create paintings that

April 2017 Green Tease Reflections

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Two weeks ago, the Green Tease network gathered at the Edinburgh Printmakers for a discussion of their most recent exhibition Firedamp: Revisiting the Flood by Canadian artist Sean Caulfield. Joined by Sean remotely over Skype, and Emily Brady, Professor of Environment and Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, we entered

The Teachings of Treefall

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This article was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community, on September 24, 2016. Many years ago I was browsing in a chain bookstore at my local mall and a title almost literally jumped off the shelf and into my waiting hands:

Green Arts Initiative Report 2016

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is delighted to announce the launch of its 2016 Green Arts Initiative Report (PDF, 455kb). The report demonstrates the continued growth of the GAI community itself and the valuable work being done by the 170 member organisations to measure and monitor the core environmental impacts of

Last Call: Shona Projects Residency, Eilean Shona, Scotland, 11-18 May 2017

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Deadline: 27 April 2017 at 23:00 In response to current socio-political unrest, this one-week residency will utilise the isolation and context of Eilean Shona to explore the charged idea of ‘safe space’. The week long programme is intended – not as a comprehensive examination of what we consider

Opportunity: Earth for Life – Non-Executive Board members

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Deadline: 31 May 2017 Earth for Life CIC is a social enterprise committed to transforming people’s lives through environmental education and eco-therapy using our innovative and life-changing woodland based programmes. They specialise in empowering adults with mental health issues; young people experiencing developmental difficulty; and marginalised community groups using

Call For Abstracts: International Conference on Sustainable Development

The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will hold the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on 18 & 19 September, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City. Abstract submission and conference registration will take place on the conference website.

Open Call: Joya AiR Summer Residency

Since 2009 Joya: AiR has invited and hosted in excess of 500 artists providing them with a creative environment free from distraction in one of Spain’s most beautiful and remote regions. Joya: AiR is an interdisciplinary residency based at Cortijada Los Gázquez, an ‘off-grid’ eco-destination, in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María – Los Vélez,

Art+Climate=Change, Upcoming Events in Australia

General Events: EXIT: GLOBALISATION, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ARTIn a time of increasing anxiety about globalisation and its impacts, the installation EXIT provides a vibrant representation of some of the processes which link us, sometimes inextricably, planet-wide. In this forum, a panel of experts will discuss EXIT and the issues it raises. Wed 26 April, 6.45pm

If Not Artists, Will Museums Save the World?

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I’m going to be honest with you: artists can’t save the world. Though I’m a tireless optimist and probably a slightly naive idealist, even I know: it’s not going to happen. Artists may make the most amazing tapestry out of carrots or powerful and politically

Global Warming’s “Six Americas” and Yale’s Program on Climate Change Communication

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog In preparing for a submission to an international art competition on climate change, I came across The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC), a dedicated program within Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Fascinated by their research on public climate change attitudes,

The Element in the Room

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog For #NationalPoetryMonth, Joan Sullivan interviews UK poet Matt Harvey. This is the fourth installment of Renewable Energy Artworks, a monthly series on Artists & Climate Change. Matt Harvey has written a lovely little book of poetry inspired by renewable energy. Published in 2014, The Element

Firerock: Pass the Spark

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog HAND TO VINE PAW TO WING IN KINSHIP WE STAND WITH ALL LIVING THINGS PASS THE SPARK FROM HEART TO HEART TOGETHER WE WALK THROUGH LIGHT AND DARK Lyric selection as sung by the 360 million-year-old Firerock in Sparksong from Firerock: Pass The Spark from

Crawl Arts: Bringing Art & Biodiversity to London

Recently created initiative, Crawl Arts, aims to create new stories for positive change in our environment through works in deliverying up-cycled, “activated” clothing and creative educational programmes. Working to “use creativity to engage a mainstream audience with climate related issues” through their clothing, they provide “narrative illustrations to weave environmental consciousness into the things we use and wear daily”- Gabi Gershuny ,Director

OPEN CALL: NKA Foundation, MUD HOUSE DESIGN COMPETITION

NKA Foundation seeks to garner advisors, partners and supporters to run the 5th Annual Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a Rural Arts Centre for Senegal. Additionally, they are putting together a list of jury team members and advisors to push the 5th edition as far as it can go. OBJECTIVE: The objective is to design a

Opportunity: Magnetic North’s ‘Rough Mix’ – Artist Residencies

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This opportunity comes from Magnetic North- for more information please visit their website.   Deadline: 17 April 2017 at 13:00 Magnetic North’s 2017 multi-art form creative development residency Rough Mix will take place in Peebles from 19th-30th June. It will run at the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre

Opportunity: Series of talks, ‘Pecha Kucha – Making Economy’

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This opportunity comes from TAKTAL – for more information please visit their website. Deadline: 20 April 2017 at 19:00 Our current economy, proliferated on resource consumption and monetary gain, is leading us towards an unsustainable future of scarcity and social hierarchy. Increasingly there is a need for another

Screening/Reading: Donna Haraway Storytelling for Earthly Survival

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Screening Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose Street, Glasgow Sunday 23 April 2017 17:15 In this portrait of Haraway, filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova explores her playful, humorous and sincere approach to narrative when dealing with the substantial issues facing human beings as co-habitants of planet

The Journey to an Eco-Play

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This article was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community, on September 18, 2016. When I started to think about writing a play about climate change, a comment made by a philosopher-scientist struck me with such blunt emotional force that I got

Call for Papers: III INSULA International Colloquium

Beyond Nature/Artifice Funchal | UMa-CIERL 8 to 12 November 2017 Submissions deadline by 30th May 2017 “There is no singular ‘nature’ as such, only a diversity of contested natures; and that each such nature is constituted through a variety of socio-cultural processes from which such natures cannot be plausibly separated.” – Macnaghten, P. and Urry,