Yearly Archives: 2014

Opportunity: Proposals for Green Capital 2015

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Green Capital is an annual award designed to promote and reward the efforts of cities to improve the environment. In 2015 the Green Capital status has been awarded to Bristol and is being coordinated by Bristol 2015.

A Partnership Steering Group has formed which is made up of 16 different thematic action groups for example: Water, food and Transport.

The Bristol Arts Heritage and Culture Group are looking for proposals from artists, art producers, companies, or individuals working in all art forms, AHC will link the best of these proposals with the targeted action group and appropriate partners and raise funds. 

The proposals should respond to and address one or more of the thematic groups’ vision statements, and/or Green Capital objectives.

Ideas should be achievable by December 2015.

For further details download brief from www.artsheritageandculture.org/ or email Tessa@tessafitzjohn.org

Dead line Friday 11th July to info@artsheritageandculture.org and addressed to Tessa Fitzjohn – Chair of the Arts Heritage and Culture Group

CONTACT
email Tessa@tessafitzjohn.org
website artsheritageandculture.org/

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Environmental Achievements of the 68th Annual Tony Awards

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance

 

a3b4e87c536f2c98b3c3298233601652One of the nation’s preeminent cultural events, the Tony Awards, in collaboration with the Broadway Green Alliance and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), took steps to reduce the environmental impact of its annual awards show, rehearsal period and telecast. The Broadway Green Alliance is an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates and inspires the theater community and its patrons to adopt environmentally friendlier practices. This effort was achieved thanks to the collaborative efforts of The Broadway League, The American Theater Wing, Radio City Music Hall, and White Cherry Entertainment.

For more information about what you can do, please visit Broadwaygreen.com and BroadwayreeningAdvisor.org.

Energy

  • NRDC has purchased renewable energy credits for 100% of the electricity for the Tony Awards.
  • Radio City Music Hall has implemented an enhanced energy-efficiency plan and installed energy-efficient lighting.

Transportation

  • NRDC has purchased carbon offsets for 100% of the unavoidable GHG emissions from transportation vehicles.

Paper

  • The production/management offices for the Tony Awards use 30% post-consumer recycled paper.

Recycling

  • Radio City Music Hall provides extensive recycling backstage as well as for employees and guests. All trash is taken to a materials recovery facility where all recyclables are sorted out and recycled.
  • The production/management office is recycling all paper, bottles, caps, batteries, office supplies, pens, clips and re-using binders.

Water

  • Radio City Music Hall has retrofitted their restrooms with low-flow toilets and flush meters. Restroom faucets are hands-free and the rooms feature post-consumer recycled content tissue products.

Education

  • The Broadway Green Alliance provides information on Broadway’s green initiatives and tips for the public on its website and through text access. This information can be accessed by going to www.broadwaygreen.com or by texting BGA to 99222.

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The Broadway Green Alliance was founded in 2008 in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League and a fiscal program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Along with Julie’s Bicycle in the UK, the BGA is a founding member of the International Green Theatre Alliance. The BGA has reached tens of thousands of fans through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other media.

At the BGA, we recognize that it is impossible to be 100% “green” while continuing activity and – as there is no litmus test for green activity – we ask instead that our members commit to being greener and doing better each day. As climate change does not result from one large negative action, but rather from the cumulative effect of billions of small actions, progress comes from millions of us doing a bit better each day. To become a member of the Broadway Green Alliance we ask only that you commit to becoming greener, that you name a point person to be our liaison, and that you will tell us about your green-er journey.

The BGA is co-chaired by Susan Sampliner, Company Manager of the Broadway company of WICKED, and Charlie Deull, Executive Vice President at Clark Transfer<. Rebekah Sale is the BGA’s full-time Coordinator.

Go to the Broadway Green Alliance

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New Llano del Rio Guide: Utopias Of So.Cal available free now

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Utopias of So.Cal. Guide, free now!

Llano Del Rio Guide #4 Available Now Free everywhere

Related events at Santa Monica Museum through July

As the present becomes more fixed in the destructive-ideology of hyper-capitalism, this guide locates places in Southern California where other ideologies have reigned.Utopias of So.Cal. is a free printed map/guide to current and historic utopian communes, colonies, and intentional communities in Southern California. Sited in the guide are collectives founded on ecology, socialism, spirituality, free expression, queer liberation, and feminism. 23 current and historic lebenskunst sites ( a San Diego group committed to facilitating interplanetary dialogue, a LA based community founded on Chicana/o art and consciousness, and a Santa Barbara colony credited with inventing the hot tub and the Renaissance fair). In coordination with the release of this guide, Llano Del RIo is presenting a series of public events (May 28, June 25, July 23rd) in a tree house located by the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Utopias of So.Cal. contains reflections on the persistence of these colonies in our own utopian consciousness’  written by contemporary artists, filmmakers, and writers; Sandra De La Loza, David Frantz, Janet Sarbanes, Mady Schutzman, Jodie Willie and the Women’s Center For Creative Work (WCCW). This guide, like all Llano Del Rio guides, is free and available to residents of LA county through the mail (send llanodelrio@gmail.com your postal address) or around town (listed below). Utopias of So.Cal. was organized and written by the Llano Del Rio Collective with Erin Schneider, print design by Content Object.

Utopias Of So.Cal. Available Here (as soon as we get ‘em there)!

  • 1642 Bar
  • Ave. 50 Studios
  • Central Branch, LA Public Library
  • Echo Park Film Center
  • Erewhon Natural Foods
  • Golden Bridge Yoga
  • Highways Performance Space
  • Human Resources
  • Libros Shmibros
  • Los Angeles Eco-Village
  • Machine Project
  • Mandrake Bar
  • Mystic Journey Bookstore
  • Naturewell
  • One Life Natural Food Store
  • Otherwild
  • Santa Monica Museum Of Art
  • Self Help Graphics
  • Southern California Library For Social Justice
  • Thank You For Coming
  • The Public School
  • The Yoga Collective
  • Tribal Café
  • Urth Yoga
  • Santa Monica City Public Library
  • Venice Beach Branch, La Public Library

Sounds For Another Tomorrow- a night of Utopian Music
Date Wednesday, June 25
7pm

Utopia, A Double Feature: Dear Comrade and The Source Family
Wednesday, July 23
Dear Comrade at 7:30
Potluck dinner
The Source Family at 9p

Support Nomadic Arts Festival and its artists

We seek your support to make Nomadic Arts Festival 2014: Between Wheat & Pine the best it can be!!

What is Nomadic Arts Festival?

20140504131610-naf03_corn_cropNomadic Arts Festival is an experimental festival focusing on diversity, connectivity and community, through performance work and creative expression. Its nomadic nature encourages mobility, both geographically and in its form. Therefore the festival changes shape and is set in a different location each year. Each cultural, social and ecological context of every festival site shape the creative and artistic theme of each festival – attempting to create a mobile community of sharing, creativity, research, exploration and fluidity.

This year the festival will take place in two locations in Poland: Warsaw and Charciabałda. The latter is more specifically an “off-grid” farm, in north-east Poland, located at an old wheat field, set between pine forests, of which the 2014 festival has taken its name and theme.

The festival at Charciabałda, will therefore be a two day intimate gathering, set ‘Between Wheat & Pine’ with focus on the proximity and relationship with the surrounding environment. It will be a small community with collective dinners, workshops, regional folk dance and performances from international artists, exploring the diversity of the theme ‘Body & Earth’

In Warsaw, Nomadic Arts Festival, in Collaboration with In Situ Foundation, Pracownia Zelazna will present a two day performance event, gathering performance and live art from the transnational communities of performance makers, across Poland. It will be two busy days with a wide range of experimental performances.

In Situ Foundation

Pracownia Zelazna

Burdąg Foundation

Program

The 2014 program will be a mixture of national and international performances, all dealing with the theme ‘Body & Earth’. Here is a selection of the artist for the 2014 program:

RED BIND (Toulouse) with RED POLE DANCE
www.kedzior-­‐friedman.org

Alfie, Ben and Stefan (London, Bristol, Göteborg) with From here Dotąd
walkingfromheretothere.wordpress.com

Anna Haracz, Dana Chmielewska and Agata Gregorkiewicz (from across Poland) with Would you walk with me?
www.dialogotancu.com.pl
Karolina Kubik (Poznan)with Untitled (Wound. Landscape units, related with observations and conquest, through the rhetorics of human body)
Site Specific Performance working with the local community.

Wahshi Kuhi (Iran/Kurdistan/ Berlin) with My father was an oak tree in Marivan! The army burned him down. My mother was dried. and me…
http://wiryabudaghi.wordpress.com

Supi(Oxford, England)with THE EARTH’S EMBRACE  (Ancient Burial Ritual)
www.suepennington.com

AND THERE ARE MORE ARTISTS YET TO COME!

OUR TARGET

We have created this campaign to ask for your support to raise money and make Nomadic Arts Festival the best it can be. We need your help to reach our target of €2000 (and beyond!) in order to cover the last basic expenses of the festival:

  • -Festival materials
  • -Documentation
  • -Transportation to and from Warsaw and the festival site

But we hope to raise more!

This is why:

The festival is run voluntarily and we have done our best to keep our costs as low as possible, yet we feel we have a responsibility towards the artists who are presenting work at the festival. So far we have only been able to cover their travel costs, which means that all the artists are working voluntarily, which warms our hearts, as it means that they believe in the ethos and ideas behind the festival. Though as an organisation we do feel committed to make the best attempt in supporting the artists, both artistically and financially. The money we raise during this campaign, which exceeds our target, will therefore go exclusively to the artists presenting work at the festival – divided equally between them.

Background and Ethos

‘the nomad is a […] intensive, multiple entity, 

functioning in a net of interconnections […] 

the site of multiple connections.’

-Rosi Braidotti (Nomadic Subject)

The festival has grown out of an ecological desire to use the realm of the arts for research, sharing and creativity, whereby to explore and draw focus to the specificities of local, cultural and geographical contexts. Similarly being nomadic by nature, the festival also puts an emphasis on creating intercultural and transnational communities. Focusing on sharing as a key ethos for learning, developing and exploring, the festival therefore aims to set up temporary communities throughout the world, where connections, relation and exchanges are facilitated.

The artists are the backbone of the festival and it is them who offers the opportunity for people to get together. Their sharing of research and explorations gives colours to the festival, but furthermore create a scope into the theme each festival presents, as a body of research of that theme, which will culminate in a documentation of the festival. So the festival both have an emphasis as an arts festival celebrating cultures, communities and the value of Live Art, but also functions as an exploration and research into themes, as an aim to shed new light on human and ecological conditions and issues of living in our contemporary world.

Other Partners and Associates


Nomadic Village


Give & Get


TaniecPolska

Other Ways You Can Help

Tell all your friends and spread the word on social medias, emails and word of month. Any help would be warmly appreciated!!

Also join our facebook site and twitter and visit our website:

www.nomadicartsfestival.com

www.facebook.com/nomadicartsfestival

twitter.com/NomadicArtsFest

Course at Schumacher College: This Body of Land: An Introduction to Eco-Art

With Ana Flores and special guests Peter Randall Page and Susan Derges

This course is open for bookings.

1949The practice of ecological art offers us tools, whether we are change agents, creative leaders or artists, to re-establish a sense of wholeness within our fragmented landscapes.

Join us for this dynamic week, combining art history and earth history, studio practice and field work, in which you will find new ways to respond to our ever-changing relationship with nature. Artists who have found their creative master in the natural world will serve as our models, from Leonardo Da Vinci to John James Audubon, to contemporary ecological artists such as Patricia Johanson and Andrew Goldsworthy.

The week will also feature visits from two award winning visual artists whose works are deeply rooted in the ecology of Devon: Peter Randall-Page and Susan Derges. The perspectives of these artists will inspire the processes we explore in the daily studio and field work. We will ground ourselves first with drawing, then explore three dimensions and time based work outdoors, fluidly moving between individual and collaborative exercises.

The week will conclude with a field trip to Dartmoor Arts, an intensive one week pop up art school in rural Devon.

Students with no art background are welcomed and encouraged.

Contributors

Ana Flores

Ana Flores is a sculptor and Ecological designer. Her sculptural and design work of the last two decades has been devoted to cultural narratives that help communities reconnect with their landscapes. Her sculptural work has been shown internationally and her outdoor installations and park designs have won many awards. Her project “Poetry of the Wild” has been travelling to communities throughout the U.S. for a decade, sparking inspired community engagement with land and art. Flores has also been an invited educator and artist in residence for many years at diverse institutions including Rhode Island School Design and Bryant University. At Rhode Island School of Design she was the co creator of Art as A Source of Healing, an award winning course with a practicum in community, engaging students in healthcare environments.

Flores was also the first artist in residence for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and recipient of the National TogetherGreen Fellowship for her work in ecology and the arts. She is the principal of Earth Inform Studio and most recently her work entitled Poetry of the Wild was featured in Poets & Writers Magazine.

Peter Randall-Page

Peter studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973-1977. During the past 25 years he has gained an international reputation through his sculpture drawings and prints. He has undertaken numerous large-scale commissions and exhibited widely. His work is held in public and private collections throughout the world including Japan, South Korea, Australia, , Turkey, Eire, Germany and the Netherlands. A selection of his public sculptures can be found in many urban and rural locations throughout the UK including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge and his work is in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery and the British Museum amongst others.

His practice has always been informed and inspired by the study natural phenomena and its subjective impact on our emotions.

In recent years his work has become increasingly concerned with the underlying principles determining growth and the forms it produces. In his words “geometry is the theme on which nature plays her infinite variations, and can be seen as a kind of pattern book on which the most complex and sophisticated structures are based.”

He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Plymouth in 1999, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from York St John University in 2009, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Exeter University in 2010, and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Bath Spa University in 2013.

As a member of the design team for the Education Resource Centre (The Core) at the Eden Project in Cornwall, Peter influenced the overall design of the building incorporating an enormous granite sculpture (‘Seed’) at its heart. Visitwww.peterrandall-page.com

Susan Derges

Susan Derges, is a photographic artist, specialising in camera-less photographic processes, most often working with natural landscapes. Much of her work revolves around the creation of visual metaphors exploring the relationship between the self and nature.

She endeavours to capture both visible and invisible scientific and natural processes – the physical appearance of sound, the evolution of frog-spawn or the reflection of the moon and stars on water. She is best known for her pioneering technique of capturing the movement of water by immersing photographic paper directly into rivers or shorelines. Recently she has begun working in the studio combining analogue and digital techniques to create new forms and perspectives hitherto impossible to capture. Her practice reflects the work of the earliest pioneers of photography but is also contemporary in its experimentation and awareness of both conceptual and environmental issues.

Susan’s work is in the collection of museums around the world including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Hara Art Museum, Tokyo. Visit www.susanderges.com/

Course Fees

£620

Course fees include accommodation, food, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions.

If this course is booked with The Art of Invitation (4 – 8 August), a 10% discount will be applied to the combined fee.

Bursaries are also available for this course, please click here for further information

For further information about Schumacher College please see About the College

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To provisionally reserve a place for 5 days, email us your contact details and the name of the course admin@schumachercollege.org.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1803 865934

We will hold the place for five working days for reservations – three weeks before a course or earlier. After five days we will automatically offer your place to someone else if we have not received your application.