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Opportunity: Artist Residency – NW Edinburgh Partnership Centre

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

North Edinburgh Arts seeks to engage two visual artists to undertake a socially-engaged residency for an initial period of 13 months from March 2015, this will be extended pending all funds being secured to 26 months in total.

This project will specifically provide opportunities for artists who hold both excellent engagement and communication skills and a very strong artistic practice, wishing to work within an unusually open and innovative brief.

This opportunity aims to engage the local community, and those who will work and visit the new North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre (NWEPC) to be built in Muirhouse from March 2015, and to root the new partnership centre within the local cultural fabric of the area. The NWEPC is led by NHS Lothian in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council.

This programme will create an opportunity for existing and emerging communities to work together to create something personal to them, resulting in an enhanced sense of pride and ownership and a real sense of place and belonging within a continually changing environment.

Each artist in residence will work, initially, with a minimum of 2 community/ patient groups each, resulting in 2 temporary interventions/ events to be sited in and around the partnership centre, adjacent to North Edinburgh Arts. Once all funding is in place this will be extended to include a further 2 community/patient groups involved in a further 2 temporary interventions/events.

For further information and to apply, please visit the opportunity listing on the North Edinburgh Arts website, located 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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Green Broadway Award

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance

The Broadway League and the Broadway Green Alliance are pleased to announce the creation of a new award to be given at the League Biennial to a League member acknowledging their environmental leadership.

The first award is to be made at the February 8, 2015 Biennial.

The Green Broadway Award honors an individual, show, organization for outstanding achievement in making Broadway (in NewYork or on the road) more environmentally friendly.

The winning nominee will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in bringing environmentally friendlier practices to Broadway.

Achievements may include:

• Use of energy saving technology or greener products in a facility or production
• Innovative design using greener materials
• Reduction of waste and improved reuse and recycling of materials
• Support for environmentally friendly initiatives by others, including investments in offsets and greener energy
• Communicating to others about greener initiatives and effecting actions

The jury for the award will be announced shortly. Anyone can nominate a League member or production associated with the League for this award. Nominations are due by January 10, 2015. Nominations should include the name of the nominee, the name of the nominator, and a description of why you are recommending your nominee for this prize. Attachments – including photographs, short videos, or spreadsheets — are permitted. Please submit your nominations to green@broadway.org.

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The Broadway Green Alliance was founded in 2008 in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League and a fiscal program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Along with Julie’s Bicycle in the UK, the BGA is a founding member of the International Green Theatre Alliance. The BGA has reached tens of thousands of fans through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other media.

At the BGA, we recognize that it is impossible to be 100% “green” while continuing activity and – as there is no litmus test for green activity – we ask instead that our members commit to being greener and doing better each day. As climate change does not result from one large negative action, but rather from the cumulative effect of billions of small actions, progress comes from millions of us doing a bit better each day. To become a member of the Broadway Green Alliance we ask only that you commit to becoming greener, that you name a point person to be our liaison, and that you will tell us about your green-er journey.

The BGA is co-chaired by Susan Sampliner, Company Manager of the Broadway company of WICKED, and Charlie Deull, Executive Vice President at Clark Transfer<. Rebekah Sale is the BGA’s full-time Coordinator.

Go to the Broadway Green Alliance

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Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures: theories, policies, practices

This post comes to you from Cultura21

International Transdisciplinary Conference

May 6-8, 2015 | Helsinki, Finland

Is culture the fourth pillar of sustainability alongside the ecological, economic and social aspects? How does culture act as a catalyst for ecological sustainability, human well-being and economic viability?  What would our futures look like if sustainability was embedded in the multiple dimensions of culture?
This landmark conference explores the roles and meanings of culture in sustainable development. The new ideas generated in the conference will inform and advance understandings of sustainability with cultural studies and practices, and vice versa. The invited speakers of the conference are internationally well-known scholars and actors in this field:http://www.culturalsustainability.eu/helsinki2015/speakers
Find out more about the sessions planned

A session of particular interest will be the session Artistic urban interventions: A sustainable heritage?

This session was organized by the Centre for Regional Science at Umeå University (CERUM), Sweden (a, b); Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization (ISKO) at Leuphana University, Germany (c).

This session will address urban culture(s) in sustainable futures, with hindsight on a heritage of artistic urban interventions. How do artists problematize public space, private space and urban commons? Which experiences of place do artistic interventions bring? Which potentials do artistic interventions hold for relating urban cultural practices to the ecological, social, economic and cultural dimensions of sustainability? Where are the limits, risks and potential perverse effects of artistic interventions addressing issues of (un)sustainability?

Papers from scholars and practitioners are invited, who focus, investigate and problematize the heritage of artistic interventions into urban cultures, and who address future policy orientations. What do we know about the effects and impact of such interventions? Do they remain as monuments, as traces, as memories, as visions, as heterotopian islands, or as drivers for sustainability transformation?

CALL FOR PAPERS

Call For Papers open October 20 to December 5, 2014

The organizers are inviting proposals for paper presentations in 19 sessions within the following four thematic streams:
THEORIES, CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES AND METHODOLOGIES

  • Linking cultural and natural: Cultural ecosystem services, biocultural diversity, capabilities
  • Framing culture(s) in sustainable development: Breaking the boundaries
  • Developing assessment tools for measuring culture in sustainable development: Theoretical and practical approaches
  • Landscape as heritage: A central idea for the role of culture in sustainability?
  • The role of participative and perceptive maps in building and preserving sustainable culture(s)

INCORPORATING CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

  • Operationalizing culture in the sustainable development of cities
  • Culture and politics of development: Ethical challenges
  • Cultural and creative industries and sustainable development: Miracle or myth?
  • The role of cultural policy/ies in sustainable development
  • Governing cultural heritage – Governing the future? The role of cultural heritage in sustainable development

CULTURAL AND ECOLOGICAL TRANSITIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS

  • Values in place: The interior dimension of sustainability
  • Local movements in sustainable transitions
  • Local museums and heritage sites: What roles in community transitions?
  • The roles of design in the quest for sustainable futures
  • Cultures of using and disposing

CRAFTING AND GRAFTING URBAN AND RURAL ENVIRONMENTS

  • The nature-culture nexus for more sustainable and just protected areas
  • Strategic gardening: Mobilizing cultural aspects of gardening in sustainable development
  • The transformative potential of cultural and artistic endeavours for sustainable rural futures
  • Artistic urban interventions: A sustainable urban heritage?

For further information about the individual sessions within these thematic streams, please see:
http://www.culturalsustainability.eu/helsinki2015/sessions-1
Proposals from all disciplines will be considered, provided they make an original academic contribution to the study of culture and sustainability and explicitly analyse multiple dimensions of culture in sustainable development. The abstracts (250-300 words) should be submitted through an online submission system.

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  • Call for transdisciplinary panels for debates on a specific theme among scientists, policymakers, and practitioners.
  • Call for contributions for posters, artistic expressions and performances to explore the relationship between culture and sustainability through different presentational forms, employing the methods of science and/or arts.

For further information, please see:
http://www.culturalsustainability.eu/helsinki2015/Call-for-proposals

Selected full papers and other contributions will be published in conference proceedings and in a book within the recently launched book series “Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development.”
The conference is organised by the COST Action “Investigating Cultural Sustainability” (www.culturalsustainability.eu) and hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy.
Submit your proposal and join the dialogue!

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Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

- Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

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Opportunity: ASCUS Micro-Residency

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Announcing a new ASCUS micro-residency programme at the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution (CIIE) located in Ashworth labs, University of Edinburgh.

Scientists have made progress in understanding how pathogens cause disease, escape our immune defences and spread in populations. However pathogen evolution threatens this progress, generating drug resistance, rendering vaccines ineffective and allowing invasion of new hosts and populations.

ASCUS and CIIE labs have teamed up to offer a new opportunity for artists to engage with current scientific research in their unique interdisciplinary centre which brings together specialists in; infection biology, immunology, geneticists, mathematical modelling, epidemiology and evolutionary biology.

For this programme we are offering three artist micro-residencies – each consisting of 14 days contact time between 9th January – 31st March 2015. This opportunity is open to artists in the following disciplines: visual, audio, written/spoken word, theatre, encouraging collaboration not only with the researchers, but also with each other. The artwork created during the micro-residency will be showcased in an exhibition at Summerhall during Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015.

The aim of CIIE micro-residency is to enable true collaborations and enable the production of the most interesting outcomes. For this micro-residency, the artists can respond to the research of the CIIE as a whole, or may choose to focus on one of the identified research (please see additional information for details). We also ask that artists consider that the artwork produced be easily stored, so that it can be re-exhibited for different events.

The fund available for the project is £1,000 per artist with an additional £500 per artist for material costs (all figures quoted are inclusive of VAT)

For more information and to apply, please visit the ASCUS 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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The People’s Weather Report

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world – now more than ever. Last year was one of the hottest on record internationally, but the sceptics keep pumping their rhetoric into the atmosphere, almost as fast and furiously as we’re polluting it. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude and reality of it all, or flummoxed by the polarising conversations. What can we do to make a difference?

The People’s Weather Report is a global response to the enormity of climate change, from a number of very personal perspectives. In a sound and plant installation created by eco-designer Tanja Beer, audiences are invited to experience a 24 hour sound work of original ‘weather reports’ collected from participants located around the world.

You will also be able to make your own audio contribution and respond personally, politically, poetically or scientifically, reflecting on your individual connection to weather and the climate, during the festival. We will have facilities set up so you can record and upload your own report to the collection! Just visit us on the day.

Taking the temperature of our collective response to climate change, our partner ABC RN will also produce and broadcast a selection of weather report highlights over the coming months. Check Facebook and Twitter for details.

Installation concept & design by Tanja Beer with Tristan Meecham
Sound design by Nick Roux
Produced by Erin Milne

This project is presented by Arts House in partnership with Cambridge Junction, the Council on the Ageing (Green Sages), PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, TippingPoint Australia and ABC RN; in association with The Wheeler Centre and Tallaght Community Arts, with Collective Action and Contact Studio (Dublin, Ireland).

Image: Gergely Hideg

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Opportunity: Cove Park Craft Residencies

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This opportunity comes from Cove Park-

In 2015 Cove Park will award a minimum of two Crafts Residencies, of between one to three months each, for individual national and international artists. We will also award one residency, lasting for a minimum of one month to an emerging designer/maker based in Scotland. These residencies will take place during May to September 2015.

Founded in 1999 by Peter and Eileen Jacobs, Cove Park creates year-round residencies across art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. Cove Park is located on an outstanding 50-acre site overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast (just 60 minutes from Glasgow by road or rail).

Cove Park’s residency programme provides the time and support for artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice. The emphasis is upon research, experimentation and the development of new work. The makers and designers will be part of a changing group of national and international residents specialising in a wide variety of art forms. All of the artists are invited to take part in a series of informal studio presentations, talks, screenings and dinners organised by Cove Park throughout the summer programme. Artists may also have the opportunity to contribute to Cove Park’s public programme. Each artist is provided with a fee and a modest materials allowance.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Cove Park residencies website.

Creative Carbon Scotland offers support for individual makers through our Green Crafts Initiative. The programme is free and open to anyone in the craft sector looking to contribute green actions within Scotland’s cultural industries. For more information and to sign up, please visit our dedicated Green Craft Initiative webpage.


Image courtesy Cove Park

 

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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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Enter to Win the BGA College Green Captain Prize for Achievement in Greener Theatre

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance

As you saw in the last edition of Sightlines, the Broadway Green Alliance has launched a new prize to reward College Green Captains for their greening efforts on campus productions. They have now shared details of the requirements and the deadline.  To apply for the prize, College Green Captains should submit a one-page summary statement explaining their greening efforts and a pdf of a 18″x 24″ cardboard poster showing off the best elements of their greening program. Additional documentation can include a 3-5 minute video or up to 10 pages of written reports or spreadsheets documenting the greening.  Photographs with captions explaining the greening program are encouraged.  Winners will have brought innovative, creative, and/or widely-applied greening and energy-efficiency methods into the design and/or production of theatre at their campus.  The posters of finalists will be displayed at the BGA booth at the USITT Expo in March.

Greener practices can involve – but are not limited to – designing theatrical productions in a greener manner (e.g. alternate materials, energy, lighting, costumes or set pieces); running the show in a greener manner (e.g. energy-efficient lighting, rechargeable batteries, or educating the cast and crew about better practices); striking the production in a way that reduces waste (e.g. re-use, recycling, or composting); or changing front-of-house operations to reduce waste and encourage greener audience practices (e.g. alternative advertising, programs, or tickets).

Entries are due by March 1, 2015 and a winner will be announced at the USITT conference in Cincinnati.  Entries can be sent to green@broadway.org. Though groups can apply, only two people in the group are eligible for the tickets to a Broadway or touring show (WICKED or LION KING) and the professional backstage tour.  The entire group will receive a plaque commemorating their win.  Any student or faculty/staff member interested in helping to green their theatre department is encouraged to volunteer to be a College Green Captain and to sign up at  BroadwayGreen.com/college-green-captains. All prize applicants must be College Green Captains. The Broadway Green Alliance is also inaugurating a Green Production Design Award at SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference) in March, 2015.

More information about the BGA and the Prize for Achievement in Greener Theatre:

The BGA College Green Captain program is modeled on the successful BGA Broadway Green Captain program, in which a cast or crew member of every Broadway production volunteers to serve as a BGA liaison/go-to member of the production for all things green/environmentally friendlier.  College Green Captains are self-selected members of a college or university theatre department who are committed to greening one or more of the department’s productions.  The BGA provides a kit of better practices, sample timelines, and links to resources and professionals to educate college Green Captains about how to green their productions.  The College Green Captain program works best when there are one or more student Green Captains and a faculty or staff Green Captain to ensure continuity of the greener practices. This faculty or staff Green Captain is the likely person to nominate one or more student Green Captains for this award.

The BGA seeks to encourage artistic growth and the highest standards of excellence in theatre, while including a growing commitment to resource and energy efficiency, reduced toxicity, and environmentally friendlier practices in the design, production, running, and striking of a college production.  We are creating this award to recognize and encourage outstanding BGA College Green Captains for college theatrical productions.

Winners will have brought innovative, creative, and/or widely-applied greening and energy-efficiency methods into the design and/or production of theatre at their campus.

Greener practices can involve – but are not limited to – designing theatrical productions in a greener manner (e.g. alternate materials, energy, lighting, costumes or set pieces); running the show in a greener manner (e.g. energy-efficient lighting, rechargeable batteries, or educating the cast and crew about better practices); striking the production in a way that reduces waste (e.g. re-use, recycling, or composting); or changing front-of-house operations to reduce waste and encourage greener audience practices (e.g. alternative advertising, programs, or tickets).

In short, this award seeks to

  • champion those students whose dedication and commitment to greening help lead their college theatre productions to be more environmentally friendly;
  • recognize, and celebrate the greener changes brought to theatre productions produced in university and college theater programs;
  • encourage colleges and universities to research, invest in, and put into practice more environmentally friendly pre-, post-, and production practices in theatre.

The winner of the BGA College Green Captain award will receive tickets to the Broadway or touring production of either WICKED or LION KING along with a professional backstage tour of the production and a meeting with a current Broadway Green Captain, subject to availability.

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The Broadway Green Alliance was founded in 2008 in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League and a fiscal program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Along with Julie’s Bicycle in the UK, the BGA is a founding member of the International Green Theatre Alliance. The BGA has reached tens of thousands of fans through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other media.

At the BGA, we recognize that it is impossible to be 100% “green” while continuing activity and – as there is no litmus test for green activity – we ask instead that our members commit to being greener and doing better each day. As climate change does not result from one large negative action, but rather from the cumulative effect of billions of small actions, progress comes from millions of us doing a bit better each day. To become a member of the Broadway Green Alliance we ask only that you commit to becoming greener, that you name a point person to be our liaison, and that you will tell us about your green-er journey.

The BGA is co-chaired by Susan Sampliner, Company Manager of the Broadway company of WICKED, and Charlie Deull, Executive Vice President at Clark Transfer<. Rebekah Sale is the BGA’s full-time Coordinator.

Go to the Broadway Green Alliance

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Opportunity: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene Seminar

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Open call for participation in an Art in the Age of the Anthropocene seminar to be held at Translocal Institute October-December 2014.   

This autumn Translocal Institute launches the Experimental Reading Room, an ongoing series of public seminars and guest lectures on art and ecology, the first of which focuses on Art in the Age of the Anthropocene.  A number of places are available for the seminar group and those wishing to participate are invited to send a short motivation letter to the organisers. The group will meet on alternate Mondays beginning on 20 October to discuss key texts about the anthropocene and its paradigm-shifting implications for art and society.

Referring to the geological epoch in which we live, the anthropocene, or era of humankind, is based on the understanding that humans, as a single species, are in charge of the whole planet, causing global environmental change. The realisation that we have become geological agents with the power to alter the most basic physical processes of the planet has wide-reaching consequences for economics, society, politics, culture, as well as art. Considering the anthropocene as a transformative concept for environmental art history, sustainable art systems and green curating, this seminar will also approach the topic from a specific Central European position.

The Art in the Age of the Anthropocene seminar is led by Drs Maja and Reuben Fowkes and organised in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Budapest as part of Translocal Institute’s Experimental Reading Room project 2014-16. The Experimental Reading Room creates a space to interact, experiment, learn and dream our way to a new orientation towards ecological empathy in contemporary art and society. Based around a parallel program of degrowth lectures by prominent international thinkers and thematic study circles, the project is designed to engender the self-production of socially-embedded, theoretically-informed and practically-oriented knowledge in the vital field of art and ecology.

Translocal are partners of the Green Art Lab Alliance network (GALA) of which Creative Carbon Scotland is also a partner.

Supported by:

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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: Apply to reSOURCE at GSA

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Running from October 2014 to February 2015, reSOURCE seeks applications from 10 students at the Glasgow School of Art and 5 artists/designers/architects from Glasgow’s greater creative community. reSOURCE will be facilitated by members of the GSA Sustainability team and is a process that will assist participants to develop an understanding of the environmental impact of their work.

Through this we hope to stimulate and inspire creative practitioners to become conscious of the carbon footprint associated with, in particular, materials choices. Practitioners are invited to submit a current or future project which could go through the reSOURCE process. This process will involve; the development and use of a materials specific carbon calculator, the documentation of materials used, reSOURCE discussion groups and, a final exhibition of the project which will be funded by ARC.

Participants will receive at stipend of £ 100 for the four month project. In order to receive this funding participants are asked to: submit monthly log tables and carbon calculations, attend the monthly meetings and, to contribute their work with carbon documentation to a final exhibition held in March 2015.


For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please visit the reSOURCE page at the Glasgow School of Art 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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Grant Opportunity from Action Earth

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CSV’s Action Earth campaign is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors. We have grants to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland. The campaign runs until February 2015.

  • Grants from £50 to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces or creating habitats for wildlife. Grants can be used to purchase plants, tools and materials or to cover volunteer expenses.
  • If your group is volunteering on a Local Nature Reserve we can give you up to £500 for practical work, wildlife recording or educational activities that encourage more people onto the reserve.

If you have any questions contact Robert Henderson at actionearth@csv.org.uk or call 0131 222 9083 / 622 7766.

For more information and to apply online go to: http://actionearth.csv.org.uk

This project is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage

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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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