Open Call: £10,000 Environment Now Challenge

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland If you have got an idea to help the environment, such as improving energy efficiency, reducing waste or increasing recycling, and you are aged between 17 and 24, then you could apply for up to £10,000 from The Environment Now to bring your idea to life! The Environment Now is an

Fear, Climate Grief, and Comics About Climate Change

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog When my friend emailed me a link to that New York Times piece about a growing crack in an Antarctic ice shelf in February, I saved one of the images from the article to my computer. In it, the crack is a long, gray line

Ben’s Strategy Blog: Carbon Management Planning for cultural SMEs

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland With a new Climate Change Act requiring greater carbon emissions reductions, CCS will introduce carbon management planning for cultural SMEs to help them play their part Back in 2011 we were laying the groundwork for Creative Carbon Scotland. The late and sorely missed Euan Turner and I were

Carbon Reporting: Understanding Sector Impact

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries show increased levels of confidence in carbon reporting and embracing of environmental responsibilities, a new report published by Creative Carbon Scotland today reveals. Since 2014, environmental data – including carbon emissions associated with travel, energy and waste – has been submitted as

The Fifth Wall: Climate Change Dramaturgy

This article was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community. In Finale, by Kendra Fanconi, a single actor on stage addresses an audience member. “Friend,” the actor says, and asks that person if they can hold hands: Okay, it’s a little freaky maybe and I have sweaty palms. But we are

Climate Change’s Place in Literature

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Climate change does not feature prominently in the landscape that comprises literary fiction. When the subject does appear, it is far more likely to be in nonfiction work. Sadly, the writers who write science fiction, the genre to which climate change has been relegated, are

Tourism & Society Vs. Utopian Ideals

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog What makes people chase that utopian destination and what happens when they get there? Since 2013 I have been interested in how humans interact with the natural world, and have found myself investigating islands – isolated islands, World Heritage islands. The first island I visited

Opportunity: Deep Adaptation Call Out

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Opportunity: Deep Adaptation Call Out The NewBridge Project is looking to hear from artists, activists and collectives interested in collaborative projects that engage with ideas and themes connected to the Deep Adaptation agenda. In the last forty years, the global economy has grown by 380%. During the same period,

Climate Change and the Oceans: One Artist’s Response 

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog What could I do with my rage, despair, and disbelief after the calamitous US election? My mind raced as I realized the new president’s intention to turn back Obama’s climate change protections and give free reign to climate change-denying, coal-burning, and oil-drilling billionaires. What would

Exhibition Open Call, Keelung Ciao

Keelung is a harbor city located in north-eastern Taiwan. The city is surrounded by mountains and oversees the Pacific Ocean. The diversity of landscape and historical heritage is the treasury of Keelung. This initiative seeks to build an art program which is compatible with marine culture, harbor tradition, and the landscape of Keelung with your

Call for Artists: WetlandLIFE

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland The WetlandLIFE Research Team is looking for artists whose work can contribute to our knowledge and appreciation of wetlands and mosquitoes. By this we mean artworks, in any medium, that seek to influence our awareness, understanding, attitudes, emotions, values or behaviour towards them, and the ecological and social interactions

Climate Change and Research Photoplay

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog How to visualize social sciences research and theoretical thinking In my doctoral research, I study how Arctic communities use and co-produce knowledge on the future impacts of climate change to their living environment, livelihoods, and lifestyles, as a part of proactive, planned adaptation to climate

Opportunity: Commissioned Sustainable Award Piece, Scotland

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We are seeking an artist to create the award piece for the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award ceremony 2017! Deadline: Midnight, Friday 14 July 2017 Could you be the maker of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award? We’re looking for a Scottish-based artist or maker to experiment with

Low Carbon Futures and the arts and humanities.

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland How many lawyers does it take to make Scotland low carbon? How many artists? You might think it doesn’t matter – it’s the scientists, engineers and politicians who will make the difference. But increasingly it is recognised that our addition to fossil fuels is as much cultural as


Friday 29th – Saturday 30th, September 2017 – Guimarães The Organising Committee invites you to attend the Conference Cultura/Natura 2017. This meeting welcomes both scientific and artistic contributions, from all areas of knowledge, and considering the diversity of artistic formats, that embody or reflect on this theme. This is an initiative of Teatro do Frio in

Call for Papers: The Art Residency in Context

This Open Call Comes from the Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics  While art residencies are often used as experimental sites for cultural exchange and social engagement, and sometimes also as “laboratories” for ecology or cooperation between art and sciences, their relevance has also been questioned due to the infinitely overlapping, global and seemingly inconsequential

The Same Hillside

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland It was a seemingly unlikely pair forming the panel after the Crypic Nights premier of The Same Hillside at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. The one who looked like a farmer (checked shirt and flat cap) was the documentary film-maker John Wallace, the other (long hair

Survey: biofuel vehicle for touring companies?

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland If you’re involved with an arts organisation which tours in Scotland, here’s a chance to have your say on an opportunity to make your activities more sustainable. For many arts organisations, travel is often the major contributor to carbon emissions production – so CCS is always trying to

The Climate March & Beyond

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog We really didn’t know what to expect. The last time I was in Washington, DC was for the Women’s March, and that exceeded any and all expectations. My grandparents, who live outside of DC, were not optimistic; no one was talking about record-breaking crowds for

Fueled by Fury: Finding the Language to Fix Us

This Post Comes From HowlRound: This week on HowlRound, we continue our exploration of Theatre in the Age of Climate Change with more urgency than ever. With the looming eradication of climate science data from US government websites and the appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump has indicated in