In the lead-up to COP26, Museums for Climate Change invite concept and design proposals that radically reimagine the museum as an institution to help shape meaningful climate action.
Eight competition winners will be awarded £2500 each to develop their ideas for an exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre ahead of and during COP26.
What can museums be?
This competition invites you to think about how new approaches to the design, organisation and experience of museums can amplify and accelerate climate action in diverse contexts and at various scales, enabling museums and society to move farther, faster, together to a net-zero or zero-carbon future.
The organisers, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Heritage Priority Areaand Glasgow Science Centre, particularly welcome proposals that address the following two priority themes: climate justice and green futures.
Registration deadline: 31st July 2020
Submission deadline: 15th September 2020
Winners announced: 8th October 2020
Exhibition opens: March 2021 (dependent on rescheduled COP26 dates)
For more information and to download the full brief, visit Reimagining Museums for Climate Change.
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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