Julia Barton: Collecting new rock samples in Scotland’s GeoParks

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Featured Image: plastic rock reveal. NH 093 988 Isle Martin. J Barton Julia Barton sent us the following information on her current work: Artist Julia Barton is presently collecting classifying samples of a new rock now found on beaches in the remotest places on the North West Coast and

ART+CLIMATE = CHANGE THE BOOK

We are proud to announce the release of our first publication. Published by Melbourne University Press Edited by Guy Abrahams, Bronwyn Johnson, Kelly Gellatly Presenting the work of Australian and international artists  ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE explores the power of art to create the empathy, emotional engagement and cultural understanding needed to motivate meaningful change. This hardback publication includes beautiful

Save the Date: 51 Shades of Green

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland 51 Shades of Green: Action in the Arts will take place on Thursday 27th October 2016, returning to the Pearce Institute in Glasgow for a full day of discussion around the key actions the arts sector is making to reduce its environmental impact. Last years conference (50 Shades

COAL PRIZE 2016 – Call for entries

DEADLINE – September 11, 2016 The COAL Prize will reveal the wealth of responses provided by artists to current environmental issues and will encourage the emergence of a new culture concerning nature and sustainability. The global ecological crisis, in the form of climate change, loss of biodiversity, depletion of resources, and various forms of pollution,

Stage Left Productions, Third Way Theatre and Chromatic Theatre invite diverse agents of change to join us in an innovative, 6-day training intensive in arts-based equity intervention.

August 1 – 6, 2016 – Calgary, AB Canada $350 thereafter (sliding scale & barters are available) The IN-Justice Equity Training Intensive offers a rare and dynamic opportunity to recharge our passions, increase our capacity and strengthen our resolve. This one-time only, open registration intensive… Immerses participants in Theatre of the Oppressed methods, as a unique

Fit for the Future Building a resilient, environmentally sustainable cultural estate

Weds 21st Sept, 11.00 – 18.00 Lyric Hammersmith, London Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Our cultural buildings are more than inanimate walls: they shape the performances they house and the experiences of their visitors, physically transmit values, and become symbols of their time and community. Join us at Fit for the Future to explore the environmental

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance Announces RONA16, a networked event for Australian Creatives.

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) will be hosting the first Australian Rights of Nature Tribunal in Brisbane on 22nd October 2016. To support this landmark event, AELA Earth Arts have launched RONA16, a network of creative events around the country during September and October, and an open invitation for everyone to participate and join

EMBODYING ENLIVENMENT – Queer, SM and Eco-Sexual Perspectives

The Festival on the Art of Lust EMBODYING ENLIVENMENT – Queer, SM and Eco-Sexual Perspectives Symposium curated by Dr. Sacha Kagan July 22-24 2016 In an age where the modern myths of Mastery and Control have started to crumble down, the rediscovery of the body, of one & many ecology/ecologies, and of intelligence beyond the

Salzburg Global Seminar Report

Salzburg Global Seminar recently published a report on our session “Beyond Green: The Arts as a Catalyst for Sustainability”. We want to take this opportunity to share the creative thinking that took place in Salzburg with you! As you will see in the attached report, it was a very dynamic gathering, with participants from around

Insect Hotels: How to Design a Dwelling Place for Your Anthropod Friends

Attract Beneficial Insects and Bees With an Insect Hotel At any given time, your garden might contain over 2,000 species of insects. Some of these are pests, the kind you don’t want in your garden because they destroy your flowers and vegetables. But many others are beneficial insects, the kind you want to attract because

Blog: Cinema Verde at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Last week as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (running from the 15th-26th June 2016), Creative Carbon Scotland hosted ‘Cinema Verde’, an event exploring the myriad ways for the screen sector to affect environmental sustainability. Cinema constantly reflects and shapes our society: its immersive nature is a

Opportunity: Create the Edinburgh Festival Sustainable Practice Award piece

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We are looking for a maker to create an award piece that embodies and celebrates sustainability to award to the winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award. The deadline is Friday July 8, 12pm BST. Brief This is an opportunity for an artist to explore and experiment with social,

#GreenFests Blog: Celebrating Edinburgh’s Community Gardens

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland How do you connect local communities, creative performers and environmental sustainability all in one? In our yearly #GreenFests blog series, we have explored many a way to do this, and this weekend’s Power of Food Festival kicks off this year’s blog just as the summer festival season is gaining speed.

We need a Percent for Art for Energy

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, Directors of the Land Art Generator Initiative, reflect on another aspect to emerge from the ‘Beautiful Renewables’ workshop hosted by Creative Carbon Scotland. Cities that recognize the value of arts and culture have long benefited from percent for art programs. It has become

Ben’s Strategy Blog: Art+Renewables Connections

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland At last week’s Beautiful Renewables Practical Workshop, two interesting ideas arose that support one of Creative Carbon Scotland’s main aims: to encourage and support more cross-fertilisation between the arts and cultural sector and others working on sustainability. (I hesitate to call it the ‘sustainability sector’ because it is so

SUPERHERO CLUBHOUSE + UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT SEEKS LEAD FACILITATORS FOR “LIVING STAGE” PROJECT

Seeking: Lead Facilitators Fee: $1000 flat Timeline: August 2015 – March 2016 (a total of sixteen 3hr workshops, dates TBD) Project Description The Living Stage is a project first conceived by Australian eco-designer Tanja Beer, in which a community designs and grows an outdoor performance space that doubles as a community garden. NYC’s first Living

News: Sustainability in Song at Somerset House

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Along with partners, Creative Carbon Scotland will be making the journey to London with ‘When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday: Sustainability in Song’, an AHRC funded project, part of the Connected Communities Programme. ‘When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday’ examines how songwriting might help us to imagine the future in light of

University of Auckland – PhD Project in Transdisciplinary Art-Science Sustainability Research

The role of culture and artistic practice in contributing to sustainability research and science communication is becoming increasingly recognised. Artistic methods of community engagement have the potential to engage diverse publics in debating, understanding and contributing to vital decisions about the management of oceans, waterways and public spaces.  We offer a PhD Scholarship in Transdisciplinary

Light Matter?

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Rachel Thomson For the past six years I have been working with scrap materials and low tech methods of reproduction, as a response to mass production and a wasteful culture. Working with the crudest and earliest form of camera-less photography, I document

Opportunity: Vacancies at Culture Republic

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland For more information on Culture Republic‘s vacancies, visit their website here. Strategic Planning Director The operational lynchpin of Culture Republic, this director is a standard-bearer and will guarantee high levels of customer service, resource management and business performance. Culture Republic works with our clients and partners to identify