Opportunity: Commissioned Sustainable Award Piece, Scotland

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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 the environmental, social and economic aspects of their work whilst crafting the final piece for a prestigious international award at the world’s largest arts festival.

The award piece can be any shape, form or material. However, it should be a medium or small size and it should reflect the objectives and inspirations of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award – an initiative that celebrates creative cultural responses to sustainability in production design or content.

Furthermore the award piece should content the following information (as engravings or equivalent):

  • Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award title and logo.
  • The name of the award winner(s) with the title of their production, and the producer and location of the production (if required).
  • A small range of partner logos.

The selected maker will receive:

  • a fee of £250 to include any material used for the creation of the piece
  • an invitation to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award ceremony in August
  • a feature on the Creative Carbon Scotland website (see 2015 and 2016 makers for examples), and promotion through social media channels of the maker, process and physical award piece.

The winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award will be decided on Monday 21st August 2017, and the successful artist or maker must be able to complete the award piece (with the winner’s details) in time for the ceremony on Friday 25th August 2017.

Interested in this opportunity? Please fill in this application form. The deadline for award piece proposals is midnight on 14th July 2017.


Click here for more information about the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, previous winners, and about other environmental sustainability initiatives at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The award is run by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland and is supported PR Print and Design and the New Arts Sponsorship Grants. Have a look through our #GreenFests archive to find out more about the previous winners and shortlisted shows.

For any further questions please contact catriona.patterson@creativecarbonscotland.com or call the Creative Carbon Scotland office on 0131 529 7909.



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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

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.

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