July 2017 Green Tease Reflections

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Edge Effects: Frontiers in Retreat was a Green Tease held in Glasgow on 27th July led by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Edge Effects: Frontiers in Retreat was a Green Tease held in Glasgow on 27th July led by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. The event was part of their Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects programme of

Opportunity: Cultural Adaptations

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is looking for arts organisations interested in partnering with us in an EU-funded project – read more about the project here. Because the project focuses on adaptation to climate change, we are looking for partners based in Eire, Belgium, Denmark, north-west Germany or the Netherlands, as

‘After Coal’ Screening and discussion

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Documentary exploring climate justice to screen at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow on 3 September 2017 What happens when fossil fuels run out? How do communities and cultures survive? After Coal profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and

Making economics the servant, not the master

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland “An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where the rich use public transport,” Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogota. I’ve been reading the new edition of Tim Jackson’s Prosperity Without Growth. I read the first edition some years ago and this

Shortlist: Sustainable Practice Award!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award 2017: the award for sustainability at the world’s largest arts festival. The award is a collaboration between Scotland-based Creative Carbon Scotland and the North American-based Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts. Each year

Volunteers: Free Energy and Carbon Audit

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This Energy and Carbon Audit programme is provided free to selected organisations in the Glasgow and Edinburgh areas by a partnership between the Carbon Trust, University of Strathclyde and University of Edinburgh. The audit will help your organisation understand and reduce energy and other costs in your activities,

Jonathan Baxter: Murmur – Artists Reflect on Climate Change

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Sarah Gittins, Chloe Lewis, Ellis O’Connor, Meg Rodger and Saule Žuk 5th August – 16th September 2017 10am – 5pm, Free Entry An Talla Solais, West Argyle Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UG ‘The word “urgency,” rather than crisis, is an energetic term for me. Urgency is energizing, but it’s

Blog: Developing sustainability in the cultural sector

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland One of Creative Carbon Scotland’s five strategic objectives is to influence the ‘structures’ that shape the cultural sector so that they support and encourage individuals and organisations to engage with climate change. We work with organisations that create those structures to use their funding, training opportunities and other means

Top 5 Tips: EdFringe Sustainable Practice Award

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Are you planning on applying for the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award? We’ve put together some quick suggestions on how to make your production a contender! The award strives to recognise efforts taken by artistic productions to create a show that acknowledges the various strains of sustainability, and/or

Open Call: Season for Change 2018

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland In 2018 over 150 arts organisations are coming together to programme events, conversations and performances under the banner Season for Change. The season will be about inspiring creative actions on climate change. Season for Change will run from June to December 2018 encompassing the shortest and the longest night. There

Radical Reciprocity: Wildly Expressive earthBODYment Artivism

Join Bronwyn Preece for a weekend radical earthBODYment intensive on Lasqueti Island, BC, Canada Arriving Friday, August 18 and leaving Sunday, August 20 late afternoon. $250 (Canadian) includes workshop, all meals, camping and transportation on Lasqueti.* How do we tune into our sensuous experiences with the other-than-human world and creatively engage and express them through

Recipe for Change

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog What is your favorite food? Not your special-occasion favorite, but your everyday, go-to favorite thing to eat. Are you picturing it? The form it comes in, the smell, the temperature, the flavor. Zoom out on that picture. What’s the context? Where you eat the food,

Edinburgh Festivals: A Summer of Sustainability

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Here at Creative Carbon Scotland, we’re lucky to be based in the home of some of the world’s largest cultural events and festivals! This summer there are lots of sustainability and cultural events taking place: both run by CCS, and by our collaborators – take a look and

Greener Print Deal for Fringe Companies

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland   We are delighted that PR Print and Design are supporting the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award and the Green Arts Initiative: continuing the success of this work, and offering their high quality, affordable and speedy Climate Neutral print and publications to the arts and cultural sector! Creative

Open Call: Adaptation Scotland

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Community Engagement Pioneer Project Support and funding of up to £10,000 is offered for one Community Engagement Pioneer Project to be developed and run as part of the Adaptation Scotland programme between September 2017 – March 2018. This opportunity is open to all organisations and community groups based in

Everything is (Dis)connected

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog “Art could help us to question our perceptions and relationships to the climate and its changes. Artistic explorations should not be restricted to illustrating our scientific discoveries, as is done in contemporary climate-change showcases. Art should instead help us to experience and reveal our inner

The Green Arts Conference

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Save the Date! We are pleased to announce that The Green Arts Conference: Spotlight on Sustainability will take place on Wednesday 1st November 2017, this year at Partick Burgh Hall in Glasgow. Creative Carbon Scotland will be hosting a full day of discussion on how and why the cultural sector

Opportunity: Stalled Spaces Glasgow

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Local groups & organisations across Glasgow are invited to submit proposals for temporary activation of stalled or underused open spaces in the city. Funding of up to £4,500 available. Have an idea for the temporary activation and improvement of a stalled or underused open site in Glasgow? With Stalled

Open Call: Carbon Management Tool Trial

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland More arts organisations than ever are measuring their carbon footprint and many Green Champions are keen to find ways to make reductions in emissions. With so much data available we are developing a better understanding of how the creative sector produces emissions. We are now working on ways

We Are the Climate

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The task here is to look at theatre and climate change within the context of the current administration. Yep, that administration. The one that is attempting to eliminate climate consciousness from the national narrative by removing the climate page from the White House website, threatening