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Training Series: Managing Carbon

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Creative Carbon Scotland has announced a series of training opportunities to help Creative Scotland’s Regularly Funded Organisations create their Carbon Management Plans.

Carbon Management Planning in the Creative Sector 1Creative Scotland’s announcement about Regular Funding re-iterated that each RFO will be required to develop a Carbon Management Plan by September 2018 to reduce its carbon emissions over the Regular Funding period.

Creative Scotland will require all Regularly Funded Organisations 2018-21, as part of their funding agreements, to produce plans to reduce the carbon emissions related to at least one aspect of their activities. Organisations supported through Open Project Funding and Targeted Funding are also encouraged to do the same.

Page 5, Creative Scotland – Regular Funding 2018-21: The Network

To support this, from the 20th of February to the 20th of March we are continuing our nationwide series of workshops and webinars for senior management and Green Champions, on how organisations can use our Carbon Management spreadsheet to develop their carbon reduction plans.

Senior management has a key role to play in ensuring that plans are developed and implemented by the whole organisation. We strongly encourage at least one member of the senior management team in each organisation to attend a Workshop sessionalongside other Green Team members or Green Champions.

Workshop sessions
These face to face sessions over 2 hours provide an opportunity for discussion to explore how to use the Carbon Management spreadsheet in more detail as well as:

  • Discuss and share how to turn your plans into actions
  • Provide an overview on Carbon reporting for new Regularly Funded Organisations

Webinars
These popular online sessions provide an overview of how to use our Carbon Management spreadsheet to develop emissions reductions plans:

  • How to evaluate your current carbon footprint
  • How to develop your plans and projects to reduce emissions
  • How to evaluate the emissions impact and cost of your chosen project with our easy to use Carbon Management Tool

Workshops are being held in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness and there are regular webinars planned. See the full list of training and find the dates that work for you.

Photo by Malte Bickel on Unsplash


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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

Opportunity: Free Wildflower Seed Kits to Transform Urban or Unloved Spaces

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Where will your seed kit take you?

Apply now to transform a shared urban or unloved space near you!

Grow Wild is working across the UK to change lives and transform spaces with UK native wildflowers. It is the biggest initiative of its kind and you can be a part of it!

Your group is invited to find an urban or unloved space and turn it into a colourful wildflower haven for the whole community to enjoy and benefit from.

You don’t need growing experience; rather you need enthusiasm, a shared space to transform and a group of people to help make it happen!

Apply now using their online form:
www.growwilduk.com/apply
Or visit the Grow Wild website to find out more:
www.growwilduk.com

Making an even bigger difference in 2018

This year, Grow Wild is asking people to share the ‘before’ pictures of their space: to see and celebrate how UK native wildflowers can turn grey into green, red, blue and all the colours of nature.

Bringing people together, getting active and growing as a group, giving back through volunteering: all of these things can improve health and wellbeing. And by creating these pockets of wild beauty for your neighbours and friends, you will be contributing to their wellbeing too.

Applications close at the end of February, and Grow Wild will let you know if your application is successful a few days later in time for the sowing season.

What’s in the Grow Wild seed kit?

• Successful applicants will all receive an ‘essential’ seed kit, which has extra help and guidance on planning and realising your transformation project.

• Successful applicants will also receive one, two or three ‘participant’ kits, depending on how many people you expect to be part of the project. These kits have extra seeds and other resources to engage more people.

• Wildflower seeds native to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have been tested by the scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
• Lots of ideas on how to involve people in your transformation project and keep them engaged.

For more information about our work, and to sign up to our newsletter, visit the Grow Wild website.

Deadline 19 February 2018

 


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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

Opportunity: Stalled Spaces Glasgow – Call for Applications

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Have an idea for the improvement and activation of a stalled or underused open space in Glasgow?

We are keen to encourage projects that are community driven, that use art and the creative process to help deliver the aspirations of the Stalled Spaces initiative in imaginative and innovative ways, and that respond to the unique characteristics of the site/s selected and the communities in which they are situated.

We are particularly interested in projects that:
• are imaginative in the processes employed.
• create meaningful opportunities for artists and creative people to work with other professionals, within communities.
• will act as exemplar projects to inspire and influence future practice for artists and creative people, within communities.
• will have a deep and genuine engagement with people and place and will demonstrate the value of creativity and public engagement as a regenerative tool.
• will contribute to the activation of Stalled Spaces in Glasgow, for the benefit of local communities.

The range of projects that will be considered can include those that are artist-led, those that are community driven and those that bring art and the creative process into regeneration.

Funding of up to £4,500 available (£1,000 minimum). Need to be a constituted & not-for-profit group to apply.

For more information, application criteria, forms, guidance, inspirational examples and a look at past projects please visit our web page.

Interested groups are encouraged to get in touch for pre-application discussion and advice.

Deadline 26 March 2018


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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

Opportunity: Creative Assistant (Fixed Term for One year)

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The Creative Assistant is integral to the planning, organising and delivery of a year-long programme of creative work for Freshly Squeezed Productions and the re-opening of the Music Hall.

This new role is a unique opportunity to be involved in the creative work and artistic direction of Aberdeen Performing Arts. The Creative Assistant will support the Head of Artistic Development in the delivery of a year-long programme of creative work supporting our producing arm, Freshly Squeezed Productions, and Stepping In, a project culminating in the celebratory re-opening of the re-developed Music Hall.

The Creative Assistant will coordinate all aspects of our in-house performances, productions, projects and commissions, act as main point of contact for artists, directors and performers, and take responsibility for the administrative support required for our creative activity.

You will have experience of working within an arts environment, ideally within arts venues, and working with artists, directors and creative teams. You will be experienced in coordinating projects, people and information, planning and managing public events and performances, and budgeting. Excellent communication and organisational skills with a positive and flexible approach are a given.

If you want to play an integral role in shaping one of the most significant developments in Aberdeen cultural life, we’d love to hear from you!

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 12th February 2018
Salary: £22,500 Duration: Fixed term for one year

Location: Aberdeen City

For further information, please contact recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com or visit http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/about-us/jobs

 


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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

Opportunity: Home Energy Research Project

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Households in Edinburgh and the surrounding (EH and KY1-7,11-12) postcodes are invited to take part in the IDEAL Research Project

IDEAL is a research project investigating how smart technology can help people find ways to use less gas and electricity in the home. It uses sensors to record energy use and details such as temperature and humidity and gives feedback to help reduce energy use, while maintaining comfort and convenience. Households in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife (KY1-7,11-12) are invited to take part.
The main criteria to be eligible are as follows:

  • Participants must have a gas combi boiler heating system.
  • Participants must not be planning to move before the end of June 2018
  • Participants must have home broadband

Please note: Homes with a smart meter are not eligible due to smart meters not being compatible with the energy monitoring equipment.

Benefits of participating include:

  • Gain insight into your home energy use
  • Receive tailored advice from University of Edinburgh experts
  • Receive a tablet used to display energy use information
  • Save money on your gas and electricity bills

To register your interest in this cutting edge smarter home energy research please email IDEAL@changeworks.org.uk or call us on 0131 539 8610 before the 9th of March 2018.


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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

Opportunity: Scottish Collaborations

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Creative Carbon Scotland is looking for arts organisations interested in participating in the Cultural Adaptations project which, if we are successful in our bid to the EU’s Creative Europe fund, will start in October 2018.

Cultural Adaptations will be led by Creative Carbon Scotland. In Scotland we will be working in collaboration with our adaptation partner Sniffer and the Climate Ready Clyde initiative on:

  • Developing methodologies for cultural SMEs to assess the risks to their business from the impacts of climate change and to create strategies for adapting to those impacts; and
  • Embedding an artist in an adaptation project to apply their unique set of skills and practices to tackling adaptation challenges in a non-artistic field.

We will then review these activities with our cultural and adaptation partners from Belgium, Ireland and Sweden and with two evaluators, to draw out the learning and good practice and create a Toolkit and supporting Digital Resource that will enable other cultural and adaptation actors to replicate them.

Do you fancy registering an interest in …

  • the workshop for cultural managers to benefit from the methodologies developed by the project (March 2019)?
  • coming along to our end of project conference in October 2020 (there will be some subsidised places for freelance artists) to discuss the learning from the project and hear more about the Toolkit and Digital Resource produced by the project?
  • Receiving regular email updates about the project as it progresses?

Click the link below to register your interest in Cultural Adaptations. You will be redirected to the Original Posting.


 

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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

Featured in Culture and Climate Change Handbook

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The World Cities Culture Forum has just launched its new ‘Culture and Climate Change Handbook for City Leaders’, citing the Green Arts Initiative as one of the key examples of how the cultural sector is becoming more ‘green’.

Case studies included in the handbook cover issues of reducing the environmental impact of the cultural sector, engaging the public in sustainability, and how the arts are playing a role in sustainable regeneration initiatives the world over! Alongside the Green Arts Initiative (as an example of how Edinburgh and Scotland have approached the challenge of climate change in this sector), the handbook also features:

  • how New York has re-purposed waste materials as artistic supplies.
  • how Amsterdam has developed its Cultural Venue Sustainability Action Plan
  • how Montreal has rehabilitated a formal landfill site into a cultural attraction.

The handbook is designed for civic leaders and cultural organisations, demonstrating the potential of the cultural sector to contribute to city-level sustainability. The Word Cities and Cultural Forum says:

Cities are on the front line of climate change. They generate over 80% of global GDP and more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Urban areas are already home to over half of the world’s population, projected to rise to two thirds by 2050. Rapid population growth, along with extreme weather events and sea level rise are putting increasing strain on city infrastructures.

City policymakers must act now. A recent report by C40 found that cities could deliver 40% of the carbon emission savings required to limit global temperature rise to the Paris Agreement target of 1.5°C. Existing action on climate change needs to be scaled up rapidly. Without immediate and committed action by cities, global temperatures will pass the point of no return.

Those interested in the creation and scaling of sustainability initiatives in the cultural sector will find the handbook particularly useful, as will those working within local authorities or government around cultural engagement with environmental sustainability!

Download the handbook, and find out more about other sustainability and cultural projects, here.


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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.

The Green Arts Initiative is our year-round community of practice for Scottish cultural organisaitons committed to reducing their environmental impact. Find out more (and join in!) here. 

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Reflections on Blue Cow – Performing Arts & Sustainability

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Between July – October this year Creative Carbon Scotland supported the development of Blue Cow, a new performance work by Edinburgh-based theatre maker Alice Mary Cooper. Here we share a bit about what took place and what was learnt in the process.

Context and aims of the Project:

Blue Cow has evolved out of Alice’s engagement with a scientific report, published in 2010, which gathered extensive data on the experiences of people living near contaminated land in Sydney, Australia (her home city). One of Alice’s initial motivations for developing Blue Cow was to make more visible the psychological and social implications of land contamination for individuals, families and communities.

During the development period Alice invited dramaturg (see definition here!) Caitlin Skinner, composer Thomas Butler, video designer Rob Jones and visual artist Valerie Reidto explore the sonic and visual possibilities of the Blue Cow. A key question addressed was how cultural practitioners can contribute to a wider cultural shift towards a more environmentally sustainable society. This directly related to one of Creative Carbon Scotland’s key areas of work – culture/SHIFT.

culture/SHIFT is a developing framework for a series of projects and events which seek to explore and promote the role of culture in addressing climate change and sustainability. It is currently guided by four themes, the second of which was of particular interest to the development of Blue Cow:

  • Approaching complex questions and wicked problems, associated with environmental sustainability and climate change;
  • Making the invisible visible, revealing hidden and underlying structures which impact upon environmental sustainability of current and future societies;
  • Exploring the difficult trade-offs, contradictions and compromises associated with the transition to a more sustainable future, and holding conflicting ideas in tension;
  • Working in interdisciplinary ways, bringing together scientific, social and philosophical ideas and concepts associated with the transition to a more sustainable future in new configurations.

Development Weeks Activities:

Over the summer and autumn the group undertook a range of performance-based exercises, site visits and meetings with practitioners working in Edinburgh including Ruth Wolstenholme (Managing Director of Sniffer, which delivers the Adaptation Scotland programme) and Kate Wimpress (Director of North Edinburgh Arts). Alice also attended plays shortlisted for the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award and the Modify/Adapt Symposium at the Wellcome Collection in London to understand how other artists were engaging in the area.

There were four immediate outcomes which emerged from this process:

  • The joint understanding of the report which the collaborators gained during the development weeks, moving away from Alice’s individual interpretation to a shared understanding of the report content;
  • The generation of new performance material, combining sound and visual components, which reflect the layered and complex nature of the report source material;
  • The identification of specific ways in which performing arts can potentially shift wider culture, including through its ability to make the universal specific, therefore connecting audiences and participants with sustainability-related issues in new ways;
  • The building of a wider community of interest around the development of Blue Cow, across both arts and sustainability sectors in Edinburgh.

Green Tease Event Discussion:

To widen engagement with the project, Creative Carbon Scotland invited performing arts and sustainability practitioners based in Edinburgh to a Green Tease event in late October – Acting for a Sustainable City. Amongst the participants were Imaginate, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, Historic Environment Scotland, independent theatre makers and producers.

In the first half of the session, Creative Carbon Scotland Director Ben Twist interviewed Alice and her collaborators to understand the methods employed and key learning gained during the development weeks, and to think about how this learning could be applied more widely. Points discussed included:

  • Sniffer/Adaptation Scotland’s theory of change which is based upon collaborative working between communities, organisations and policy-makers, through which different groups can identify their roles in contributing to solutions;
  • The importance of working on long timeframes in order to bring about genuine engagement and change, exemplified in the long-term artist-in-residence positions which North Edinburgh Arts seeks to develop and support;
  • The need to think in depth about the intersection between audience, artistic form and content which will shape the development of the work.

Green Tease Group Workshop:

Participants were invited to work in small groups to (quickly!) put this learning into practice and generate new ideas for performing arts-based projects which could address sustainability-related issues in Edinburgh, whilst thinking through the combination of audience, artistic form and content. The ideas generated included…

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

There were interesting parallels in all three of the proposals in the fact that they were all publicly-sited and took on a participatory nature. The exercise surfaced the question of the different potential forms of engagement achieved through spectatorship and participation in relation to sustainability and climate change. It also revealed that in the changing of one of the three factors, the other two would inevitably also change, and the challenge of bringing all three together successfully.

Future Work:

The Green Tease event enabled all project partners to reflect on the process and build our joint understandings of opportunities for working at the intersection between performing arts, sustainability and climate change. New connections were made during the event which Creative Carbon Scotland will continue to pursue through Green Tease and the culture/SHIFT programme and Alice and her collaborators are continuing to seek opportunities for the further development of Blue Cow with the aim of touring the work in the future.

Reflections from Alice Mary Cooper:

“It was incredibly beneficial to partner with Creative Carbon Scotland on this City of Edinburgh Council supported development which enabled me to work with four artists and look at the complex subject matter together for the first time. This new collaboration was exciting as it opened up the possibilities of what the performance could be, breathing life into areas I had previously dismissed, and reaffirmed the value of the original source material in developing the work.

The culture/SHIFT programme provided a useful framework for creating the work and outward facing action to strive for during its development. Partnering with Creative Carbon Scotland provided access to people and groups who were influential both to this development process, and I have no doubt, in Blue Cow’s future.

It was very encouraging to see so many people engage with both the project and its wider theme of art as a change maker at the Green Tease event. I feel fortunate to have had this opportunity to undertake such a well-supported development from both Creative Carbon Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council which has given me the confidence to embark on further development and production of Blue Cow.”

What some Green Tease participants found most useful about the event

“Hearing from, and connecting with others with similar concerns about the environment, who are also theatre practitioners. Making new contacts in this field. Solidarity”

“Insights and inroads into Art and Sustainability working together, with a practical example that I can take forward. New contacts. Pointers to funding.”

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This project was supported by the City of Edinburgh Council Culture Projects Fund, with partners Creative Carbon Scotland, Imaginate and Catherine Wheels Theatre Company.

Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme which connects creative practices and environmental sustainability. Our Green Tease Open Call is here to support cultural and sustainability practitioners and orgnisations to run your own events with support from Creative Carbon Scotland.

Find out more about previous and upcoming events and how you can get involved in the Green Tease network.


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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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

Visual Arts Manifesto with Commitment to Sustainability

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Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) along with our partners Scottish Artists Union and engage Scotland, launched a new Visual Arts Manifesto on 11 December 2017.

The Manifesto is a direct response to the current challenges facing the art sector as a whole and also our first public response to the new National Culture Strategy consultation process.

The Manifesto sets out key policy demands but also collective commitments towards positive change. This is a vision and set of ambitions for the sector to help ensure that we maintain Scotland’s global reputation as a dynamic, innovative place for contemporary visual arts.  Through this manifesto we commit to ensuring that diversity is celebrated and respected, that low paid cultural workers and artists have access to fair pay and professional working conditions and that barriers are removed for all those who choose to participate. Within the Manifesto we have also made a clear commitment to environmental sustainability;

We are dedicated to working towards an environmentally sustainable future and will use our unique tools as artists and cultural workers to help innovate and inspire the transformational change that is needed

Many visual artists, such as the programmes of ATLAS Arts and Scottish Sculpture Workshop, are leading the way with their innovative, investigative approaches to environmental concerns. They are exploring new visionary ways to work within post carbon economies and developing models of collaboration, cooperation and resilience. Their work helps influence wider public engagement with ideas of sustainability, community building and transition.

SCAN may have been founding member of Creative Carbon Scotland but we need to continue raise the bar on our own work to imbed environmental concerns within our organisation and strategic priorities whilst also better understanding and championing the game changing work of our artist and curator members.

This Manifesto commitment will hold us to account.

Seonaid Daly, Director, SCAN

Read the full Visual Arts Manifesto 


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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

Green Arts Initiative: Complete the Annual Feedback Form!

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Are you a member of the Green Arts Initiative? We need your annual feedback form! And you could win the special seasonal prize draw…

In becoming a part of the Green Arts initiative, all members committed to reporting once a year on their environmental sustainability actions. We want to find out what the community has been up to, and what they are planning to do next, in order to best shape our work going forward. The results of the form will be published in our Green Arts Initiative Report in early 2018, and you can take a look at our  2016, and 2015 reports to catch up with what the community is up to.

Complete the form now!

This reporting takes place through an online feedback form: it should take around 5 minutes to complete. This year, we’re also running a prize draw for all of those that complete the form by midday on Wednesday 20th December. Keep an eye out on our social media and members area to get a sneak peak of what the sustainable prize might be!

If you are a Green Arts Initiative member, please complete the annual feedback form, available here. If you are not yet a member of  the Green Arts Initiative, you can register for free through the online membership form.

 


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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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland