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New films from VeloCommunities embedded artist project released!

During this year’s Earth Day Week, we’re excited to share five short films created during the VeloCommunities embedded artist project – celebrating inspiring stories of community-led action on climate change in Glasgow.

Last year we supported theatre-maker Lewis Hetherington and filmmaker Geraldine Heaney to work with Glasgow cycling charity Bike for Good and produce a film about VeloCommunities. VeloCommunities was the 1000th project to receive funding support from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

During Climate Week 2019, we launched ‘Let’s Go! A film about cycling and climate change’, sharing the stories of the amazing staff, volunteers and participants (as well as the artists themselves), involved in breaking down barriers to cycling in Glasgow’s Southside and inspiring community-led action on climate change.

‘Spokes People’ films

The artists have now produced a series of short films, telling the stories of five individuals’ cycling journeys, from what inspired them to get started to the different benefits they derive from choosing to go by bike.

Domestic transport makes up nearly 30% of Scotland’s total carbon emissions, with road transport accounting for 73% of total transport emissions.* Therefore, it is vital that our cities and rural environments support more sustainable options such as walking and cycling as well as public transport.

These films show that climate action is not only good for the planet, it brings multiple positive benefits to society, including tackling social inequalities, improving physical and mental health, and building more sustainable communities. We hope you enjoy them!

‘Spokes People’ from Geraldine Heaney on Vimeo.

The full length version of ‘Let’s Go!’ can be enjoyed on the Keep Scotland Beautiful YouTube channel.

Find out more about the VeloCommunities embedded artists project.


*Scottish Government Climate Change Plan Third Report Proposals Policies 2018

This embedded artist project is part of Bike for Good’s VeloCommunities Project, which is funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

Please get in touch with Creative Carbon Scotland’s culture/SHIFT Producer Gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com if you wish to find out more about this project or more about other projects that support collaborations between artists and environmental initiatives.

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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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Opportunity: micro-residencies for visual artists

TONIC ARTS, part of Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, seeks seven visual artists for a unique series of micro-residency opportunities in response to COVID-19.

TONIC ARTS is a vibrant, award-winning programme that creatively enhances the healthcare environment of NHS Lothian, UK.

They are currently seeking visual artists to create new work documenting observations, experiences, reflections and insights of living through the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

This opportunity is open to Scottish visual artists, across all ages and stages of careers.

Deadline: 10am, Monday 1st June

Residencies will run from June through to August.

Visit the TONIC ARTS website for the full brief and application form.

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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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Opportunity: Call for environmentalists, artists, campaigners, and creatives

We’re looking for proposals for creative online events connecting the arts and environmentalism to be run during social distancing as part of our Green Tease programme. These events would be micro-funded by and organised in collaboration with us, Creative Carbon Scotland.  

Green Tease is a community and events programme organised by Creative Carbon Scotland exploring interactions between environmentalism and the arts. Since the outbreak of coronavirus Green Tease has moved online with monthly meetups, a Facebook group, and a database of practitioners. We’ve also held online meetings about COP26 and climate justice.  

Now we’re looking to hold further online events between June and September that: 

1) engage with the current situation and its implications for the climate movement and the arts. Examples of this might include: 

  • Imagining what a just and green recovery from coronavirus might look like  
  • Creative digital engagement techniques for continuing environmental activism under social distancing 
  • The role of the arts in care and wellbeing 
  • What the environmental movement can learn from the response to coronavirus 

2) make artistic or creative use of online events formats. Examples of this might include: 

  • Collective art making 
  • Interactive workshops 
  • Thinking or visioning exercises  
  • Creative or non-standard ways of using online platforms or resources  

These events should be free, open to people from both arts and environment backgrounds, and as accessible and environmentally sustainable as possible in design. Based on experience and feedback we normally run Green Tease events on weekday evenings for around 2 hours, but there is a lot of flexibility here depending on what you want to achieve.  

If you have an idea for an online event that you would like to run, please get in touch with lewis.coenen-rowe@creativecarbonscotland.com. There is no formal application procedure, rather we’re keen to hear your initial thoughts and develop ideas together collaboratively. The nature of the collaboration is flexible. You may have a fully-fledged plan and need help with publicity or a small amount of funding, or you may have a great idea for an event have no time or resources to organise it. Either of these or anything in between are welcome.  

If you have any further questions, feel free to get in touch.  

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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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Cultural Adaptations Conference postponed

Dates for the international Cultural Adaptations conference have been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference, which aims to share the learnings from the Creative Europe-funded project over three days of presentations, workshops and networking, will now take place from 2nd to 4th March 2021.

Cultural Adaptations is a Creative Europe project, led by Creative Carbon Scotland with partners in Scotland and three EU countries, on culture’s role in society’s adaptation to climate, and the Adaptation issues that cultural organisations need to think about. Four cultural organisations are exploring collaboratively how this approach can work in countries with similar climate challenges but differing socio-political frameworks. Each cultural partner is working with a local adaptation partner.

Read more about the postponement and the Cultural Adaptations project itself.


SAVE THE NEW DATES: 2nd-4th March 2021

Venue: thestudio…Glasgow

More information about the conference

Register your interest

We encourage cultural organisations in Scotland and further afield to team up with an adaptation organisation to attend this exciting conference together and find inspiration for your own projects and initiatives. And, vice versa.

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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

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Opportunity: One Ocean – COP26 data workshop

Participants sought for workshop with climate and data scientists and artists for COP26

Creative Informatics is seeking participants to take part in a workshop with up to 20 climate scientists, data specialists and artists on the theme of ‘One Ocean’ on Thursday 28th May 2020, from 2pm-5pm.

As they are seeking a diverse group, please drop them an email by 5pm on Friday 22nd May with a line or two or short paragraph on why you would like to take part, what expertise you bring to the table and what you hope to get out of it.

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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

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How Creative Carbon Scotland can support our cultural sector

We know that the last few weeks have been very challenging for our cultural sector. In this continually changing situation, we want to reassure you that we are still here to support you in your green work in any way we can.

At Creative Carbon Scotland, we remain focused on supporting the sector in their environmental ambitions. Climate change will continue to impact cultural organisations, artists, audiences and our wider world in the months and years to come. During this difficult time, we want to make the most of the Scottish Green Arts community by developing help, support and connections for all those finding new ways of working for a different future.

How we can support the sector

There are numerous continuing and new ways in which we can support you:

  • Connecting you with other Green Champions in cultural organisations across Scotland
  • Sharing case studies of successful green initiatives to inspire and inform your own efforts
  • Opening up our archive of free tools and resources to help you address climate change in your work
  • Helping you to understand your carbon footprint, and providing 1:1 advice on how to manage your emissions, preparing you for any reporting requirements
  • Advising on how you can adapt to the impacts of climate change – including changing temperatures, rainfall, sea level rise and extreme weather.
Upcoming digital events and opportunities 

We have a range of ways to get involved in the coming months:

  • If you are a member of the Green Arts Initiative, join our new Green Arts Facebook Group, where you can connect with other Green Champions and share questions, experiences and source ideas.
  • Members can also join our new Green Arts monthly meetups, which will explore key green topics for the sector. Our first one will take place on 22 April 2-3pm and will focus on how to communicate about climate change. Check our events calendar to find out what else is coming up.
  • If you are a Regularly Funded Organisation, review our guidance on how to report your emissions (we’ll be updating this soon for 2019/20 reporting) and get in touch with Caro to discuss how your carbon management plans are changing.

Like many, the Creative Carbon Scotland team are working from home, but we can all be contacted through email:

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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

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Opportunity: Sustainability First art and essay prizes

Sustainability First has launched two new competitions – an art prize and an essay prize in response to the question ‘How do we build from the current corona crisis towards a more sustainable future?’

Sustainability First, a think tank and charity seeking to promote practical ways to deliver environmental, social and economic wellbeing, is inviting us to think about building from the corona crisis towards a sustainable future.

The organisation has launched two creative competitions – Art Prize and Essay Prize – and is asking for original, radical ideas and visions in response to the challenge of ensuring a sustainable recovery that balances economic, social and environmental wellbeing.

Sustainability First Art Prize

Open to all living British and international artists based in the UK, established and emerging, over the age of 18. Images of up to three works per person in any media can be submitted online.

  • First prize: £1000
  • Second prize: £300
  • Third prize: £200

Deadline: 1 June 2020 at 5pm

Sustainability First Essay Prize

The essay prize is open to people over the age of 18 years.

  • First prize: £1000
  • Second prize: £300
  • Third prize: £200

Deadline: 1 June 2020 at 5pm

For more information, to review the rules for entry and to complete the online application form, please visit the Sustainability First competition page.

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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

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Green Arts Initiative Annual Report 2019

We launched our latest Green Arts Initiative Annual Report during #GreenArts Day 2020 (18th March 2020).

Read all about how the creative community responded to Scotland’s climate emergency in 2019, and about our plans for 2020.

Download the Green Arts Initiative Annual Report 2019

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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

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Job: Sniffer seeks an experienced project manager

In collaboration with Creative Carbon Scotland and supported by EIT Climate-KIC, Sniffer/Climate Ready Clyde wishes to appoint an experienced project manager. 

The project manager will support us in the development of Clyde Re:built, a transformative adaptation strategy and plan for the Glasgow City Region, home to one third of the Scottish population. 

This is a high-profile, collaborative project with a focus on climate resilience requiring an appropriately qualified and experienced project manager to deftly support an on-time, on-budget and impactful delivery. The postholder will be based from home initially (until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted) and then co-located in Glasgow and Edinburgh with frequent travel between the two.

This project is funded by EIT Climate-KIC, a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Deadline for applications: midnight, Friday 24th April

Online interviews for shortlisted aplicants will be held on Thursday 30th April.

For more information and details of how to apply, please visit the vacancy page on Sniffer.

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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

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Opportunity: new deadlines for John Byrne Award

The John Byrne Award is open to anyone who is 16 or over living or studying in Scotland. Submit creative works in any medium to enter the competition for a £7500 top prize, and £500 quarterly prizes.

The John Byrne Award is Scotland’s most inclusive competition for emerging artists. Our aim is to encourage a discussion about societal values by promoting the creative work of our entrants.

We are looking for work that is thought-provoking and displays a sophisticated consideration of values.

Visit www.johnbyrneaward.org.uk to see all entries.

Any creative medium is accepted.

Examples include:
  • Visual – Paintings, drawings, sketches, illustrations, sculpture, digital art, screen prints, mixed media, photography.
  • Design – Product/industrial design, fashion design, textile design, game design, UI/UX design, interior and spatial design, architectural design.
  • Audio – Compositions, songs, original pieces of music, audio recordings.
  • Video – Documentaries, interviews, animation, music videos, art films, short films, fashion films.
  • Writing – poetry, journalism, blog posts, essays, creative writing.
Entry criteria:
  • 16 and over
  • Currently living or studying in Scotland
  • We accept one entry per person or team per quarter
Prizes:
  • Annual award – £7500
  • Quarterly award – £500
Deadlines:
  • £500 award: 23:59 on the last day of April, July, and October.
  • £7500 award: 23:59 on 31st January 2021
How to enter:

Submit your entry here.

For further information, please contact jade@johnbyrneaward.org.uk or visit the website.

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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

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