The 2019 Green Arts Conference took place on the 8th of October and was attended by around 150 delegates, primarily from Scotland’s cultural institutions. This instalment of the conference focused on how arts and culture should respond to a state of climate emergency, how we can engage with issues of climate justice, and how we should adapt to climate change impacts.
The conference report for the 2019 Green Arts Conference is now available to download from our website. The report summarises the content from all of the day’s sessions and provides links to any resources that were mentioned by speakers. It is useful both for delegates to refresh their memories from as well as for those who were not able to attend.
We are also making available two films from the day. The first is of Simon Gall’s opening plenary, ‘Art for Art’s Sake is the Philosophy of the Well-Fed: Creativity in Our Times, which is available on our Vimeo page. The second is a summary video of the session Carbon Management in the Cultural Sector: Going to Plan?,which is available on our website alongside further documentation of the workshop.
PDF copies of some of the presentations used during the conference are available here and images of notes taken as part of certain sessions are also available on request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to all our delegates, speakers, and stallholders for making the 2019 conference a great success. The 2020 instalment of the conference will be a bumper edition, linking up with the Cultural Adaptations project, taking place in October in Glasgow. We look forward to seeing you there!
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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.
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