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Opportunity: Mull Artist Residency – Thinking about Art & Sustainability

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What will artists’ roles be in future societies? How might artistic practices have contributed to a greener, healthier, more equal planet?

Mull is a multi-disciplinary weekend-long residency which explores the links between artistic practice and environmental sustainability, considering what major challenges and changes might have taken place in the world in 50 years’ time and what steps artists may have taken to respond to or contribute to these shifts.

We’re looking for up to 10 artists to apply their curiosity and unique skills to imagining what being an artist in a sustainable future might look like – what that would mean, how it would affect artistic content, what infrastructure it would require in order to function and how artists and the arts will have shaped more sustainable societies. Creative Carbon Scotland is partnering with Comar on the beautiful Isle of Mull to mull over these complex questions with artists who may or may not have previously thought about environmental sustainability in relation to their work.

Background
Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to help shape a sustainable Scotland. We believe artists and cultural organisations have a significant role to play in envisioning, inspiring and influencing a more sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

Over the past two years we have initiated a number of artistically-focused projects including our first Mull Artist Residency (2014), an ongoing series of monthly artist discussions around arts and sustainability in Glasgow and Edinburgh (Green Tease), and contributing to a European network of similar organisations – the Green Art Lab Alliance – culminating in a three day meeting at Tramway in March 2015.

Building on this, Mull will invite artists to imagine what it would mean to marry creativity and environmental sustainability in their practice. The weekend will be led by facilitators – Professor Mike Bonaventura, CEO of the Crichton Carbon Centre, and Stephanie de Roemer, Conservator of sculpture and Installation Art for Glasgow Museums – but will also be steered by those taking part, recognising the relatively untrodden grounds of the questions we’re asking.

The residency has a number of objectives:

  • To provide artists, who may or may not have previously thought about environmental sustainability in their practice, with the space and stimuli to consider how it might drive new ways of working;
  • To collectively develop artists’, Creative Carbon Scotland’s and Comar’s thinking about how environmental sustainability can be engaged with in different artistic practices on practical and conceptual levels.
  • To nurture and build a creative community of practice which embeds environmental sustainability at its core.

What will it involve?
Taking the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals as a starting point, Mull asks how the world might look in 50 years’ time and what role artists might play in the changes to come as well as what unique skills they can bring to this new context. Considering approaches to making art, as well the actual content and the infrastructure it lives within, we’ll work to imagine the future and understand the necessary steps towards it to stimulate some initial responses to these questions.

What we’re looking for
We’re looking for inquisitive artists who can bring big ideas to a group setting and who are keen to ask questions of themselves and established ways of working. The residency is open to artists from any discipline, whether or not they have previously considered environmental sustainability in their approach to working. Applicants must be based in Scotland.

Creative Carbon Scotland has a rigorous Equalities Policy and we will welcome applications from artists with disabilities and those from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The nature of the journey to Mull and some of the activities we plan may present difficulties for some people with limited mobility but we will make every effort to overcome these and urge all to apply – we will discuss any details once the initial selection has been made.

What to expect
Artists should expect a relatively open-format two days with facilitation by the group as well as Mike and Stephanie. There may be the opportunity for some artists to lead a ‘session’ during the weekend, bringing a particular response or angle to theme of environmental sustainability and artistic practice. Artists will not be expected to develop or produce anything specific during the two days– the residency is about being thoughtful. We will hold a number of discussion sessions as a group across the weekend, as well as a bigger public discussion in Tobermory on the Saturday night, and will make a visit to a site of relevance on one of the two days.

The residency will take place from Friday 27th – Monday 30th March 2015 at Comar on Isle of Mull, leaving Edinburgh and/or Glasgow around midday on 27th and returning mid-afternoon on 30th March. Participants will be paid £250 for their attendance and travel expenses from within Scotland, accommodation and catering will be covered by Creative Carbon Scotland.

Application
Please read this section carefully and make sure you send the right information with your application. Applications should include the following information:

  • Name and contact details (including email address)
  • A short biography or CV
  • Some examples of your works or links to them online or related material (for example reviews etc. if your work is not able to be distributed online)
  • A short outline of why you would like to take part and what you hope to gain from taking part (500 words max)
  • A short proposal for a ‘session’ you might lead during the residency in response to the question or a future artwork/project which engages with either of these questions: ‘What will artists’ roles be in future societies?’ ‘How might artistic practices have contributed to a greener, healthier, more equal planet?’ (500 words max)
  • A completed Equalities Monitoring Form (this will not be considered as part of your application). Please download our Equalities Monitoring Form here.

Please send these different elements in one zip folder, apart from the Equalities Monitoring Form which should be sent separately, to Gemma Lawrence at gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com by 12am on Tuesday 3rd March.

Photo credit: Jake Bee, www.jakebee.com.

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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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UNFIX festival call for submissions

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This opportunity comes from CCA Glasgow-

UNFIX is a new festival of Performance and Ecology taking place at CCA Glasgow from 10 – 12 July 2015. We are seeking proposals for live performances, films, installations and workshops that resonate with ecological crisis / renewal and conscious physicality.

UNFIX takes ecology to mean all the ways in which we are interdependent on each other, our surroundings, our bodies and psyches.

Why have a festival of Performance and Ecology?

The theme aims to identify an untapped resource for artists and will make UNFIX the first Scottish festival of its kind. Ecology is perhaps the grand theme of our times, uniting issues of climate change, sustainability, political independence / inter-dependence, and the various flows of ageing, economics, culture and emotion. Rather than restricting itself to ‘environmental art’, UNFIX will take a broad definition of the term and include ecologies of Imagination (the connections between the ideas, myths, dreams and archetypes we live by), Politics, Environment, Soul and Mental Health (the ecology of the individual psyche and questions of balance, physical maintenance and happiness; ecologies of emotion and the forces of love, conflict, anger, shame).

This wide net is intended as an offer to Scottish and International artists to find methods of rethinking human inter-relationships and environmental approaches through our bodies and physical sense of living, both in daily life and the concentrated forums of performance and culture. We can no longer pretend to be separate from one another, and we cannot continue as we have been. It’s time to unfix.

How to Apply

Please download the application details from the CCA Glasgow website. The deadline for submission is Monday 9 March 2015.

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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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Summer Internships with Creative Carbon Scotland

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creative_carbon_scotlandWe are looking for final-year students or graduates from these universities to take on the roles of Production Assistant and Environmentalist/Blogger-in-residence.

The Production Assistant intern will provide support in delivering the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Production Award and Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days, assistance with the Green Arts Initiative, as well as other artistic and informative events on sustainability in the summer Festivals.

The Environmentalist/Blogger-in-residence intern will cover the summer Edinburgh Festivals and research the environmental aspects of the summer Festivals (Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Mela, Edinburgh International Book Festival). This role entails writing and creating copy for a dedicated blog/website.

More information about both opportunities can be found through the University of Edinburgh Careers Portal or University of St Andrews Careers Centre. Please note that these opportunities are only open to students or recent graduates from the aforementioned universities.

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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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Collide@CERN Pro Helvetia

The creation of the worldwide web at CERN 25 years ago and its introduction into culture has revolutionized the way we live our lives. It has also changed the way in which we connect, create, distribute and view new artistic work. Artists are mapping aesthetic, social and political contours of the digital world to create new platforms and connection points for their work as well as working across art forms. From virtual performance art and virtual galleries to spaces where you can pick and mix dance moves and music, the worldwide web stimulates inspiration and interconnectivity across time and space – and between other devices and platforms too.

We are inviting artists from any discipline – from dance, sculpture, literature, to architecture, music and sound, performance and design – to create a new project at CERN, which uses and celebrates the creativity and interconnectivity of the World Wide Web.

We are particularly interested in artistic projects, which show also a connection with the multi-dimensional world of particle physics. For example at CERN we investigate the universe being shaped by sound, how metals originate from stars, the secret in every cloud which leads to its formation, the 13th dimension, hidden worlds, antimatter, the properties of forces like gravity, the behavior of particles, the wonders of Nature and the notions of time – to name but a few of CERN’s fields of investigation. Take a look on our website and discover many more – http://home.web.cern.ch/

By using the ideas of particle physics as springboards of your imagination, join us by applying for the Collide@CERN residency award run in conjunction with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, and its “Mobile – In Touch with Digital Creation” programme.

Artists from any domain who were born, work or live in Switzerland can submit their proposed project until February 27th 2015. Chosen by an international jury, the laureate will spend 3 months at CERN and receive a stipend of CHF 15,000. Subsistence, travel, and living costs will be covered by a limited funded. Further information about the conditions of application can be found below.

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Opportunity: Pop-up Cinema Team Members Wanted

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Are you passionate about safeguarding our shared planet? Love film? Want to know Scotland better?

Then apply now to be part of a dream team of volunteers bringing green global cinema to the streets and glens of Scotland.

TAKE ONE ACTION is an independent Scottish charity celebrating the people and movies that are changing the world, from Argyll to Zimbabwe. We believe small actions lead to big ones, and that we all make a difference.

Take One Action is now recruiting its first Pop-up Cinema Squad to take our brand new bike & solar powered “Wee Green Cinema” to communities and festivals over the coming year. If you’re an outgoing, can-do adventurer based near Edinburgh, aged 16-30, undaunted by early starts, long days, Scottish weather and LOTS of fun, with a minimum of 4 weekends to spare from March 2015 to October 2015, apply now.

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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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Biophilia – Biology for Artists

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Call for applications. Deadline March 3rd.

Biolophilia is the urge to affiliate with other living forces. The term literally means the love of life or living systems.

Biophilia is a residency for Canadian and international artists interested in ecology, nature and life sciences to study, research and experience themes of interacting with the living natural world. It will take place over a week in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada in the spring 2015. The residency will facilitate daily excursions into natural habitats for collection of materials, exploration of and production within a wide range of Canadian wildlife. Daily expeditions into forests, wildlife sanctuaries, farms and research labs will be enriched by biologists, naturalists and experts.

Ayatana workshops focus on experience, research and brainstorming by visual and conceptual artists. Writers, poets, musicians and dancers are also invited to apply. Preference will be given to artists working with natural materials, bio art, performance, intervention, site specific installation, interactive or nomadic work, interdisciplinary research and collaboration. Although it is not necessary for a resident to produce work during the program, collaboration with each other and the non-artist community of biologists and nature observers is encouraged. All participants will be invited to give a short public artist talk, and to contribute to the residency catalogue. It is hoped that the residency will facilitate connection between participants and lead to collaborations or international shows.

The organizers are looking for adventurous artists with enthusiasm for daily brainstorming and creation and a willingness to share the development of early-stage work with a small group. Like-minded artists will be grouped together to encourage collaboration and skill share. The workshop will instigate the experimentation and sharing of new materials and artistic ideas in a supportive, analytical and critical context.

Outline:

Mycology:

Hike and forage with a mushroom expert in the Gatineau forest: Residents will be invited to step off the path to experience making decisions with intuition and their senses to see, smell and taste the forest from a new perspective. Guided by a mycology expert the goal of this walk will be to appreciate and be inspired by the wild life with an emphasis on wild mushrooms. While enjoying the forest and collecting natural materials you will learn about the life cycles of mushrooms and some of their practical uses and industrial applications, including dye and ink making and print making.

Dinner with foraged wild mushrooms depending on what the group found that day.

Sterile technique workshop:

During a demonstration of sterile tek for home biology experiments, grain with bioluminescent mushrooms will be inoculated for residents to grow at home.

Herpetology:

Guided tour of the frogs, snakes and turtles of the Ottawa Valley. Visit from Reptiles Rock, Ottawa’s Herpetological Center.

Botany:

The Ottawa area is covered in lush trees. Be guided by local arborist in the magic of local trees and plants on a hike through the forest.

Entomology:

According to physics, bee flight is impossible. Still, we will visit a honey farm to witness the magic of bees. A moth lure with UV light will be set up to observe the local moths.

Ornothology:

Learn about wild bird rehabilitation and the natural history of the birds of Canada and the magic of feathers through a guided tour of the Wild Bird Sanctuary. An up close look at ostriches, emu, peacocks, turkeys, ducks, geese and some other favorites of this local farmer and bird lover.

Local University Laboratory:

A guided visit to the Andrew Pelling Research Laboratory for Biophysical Manipulation to learn about synthetic biology. Residents will get expirience with lab equipment and working with human HeLa cells.

Location:

Residents will be picked up in Ottawa, Canada and driven to the residency house where you will stay in the small town of Wakefield in Quebec. The culturally vibrant town, surrounded by mountains is nestled between the Gatineau Provincial Park and the Gatineau River and is home to many scientists and artists.

Cost 

$1200.
Residency places are limited to 6 artists. Official invites will be given to accepted applicants to help in the procuration of grants and funding.

What is included: 

  • Accommodation with bedding in the Birch and Pine Ranch. Indoor and outdoor work spaces
  • All activities
  • Ground travel to all activities
  • Most meals will be provided, cooked by the resident chef. *Residents will be responsible for paying for their own meals from restaurants
  • Workshops by members of local community
  • Introductions to sites and contexts
  • Facilitators / production assistants
  • Participation in residency catalogue

How to apply

Send the following material to ArtLovesScience [at] gmail [dot] com (digitalucid [at] gmail [dot] com) before March 3rd 2015
  1. Artist CV
  2. Artist statement (about 200 words)
  3. Ayatana form
  4. Portfolio 5 – 10 images

More info: http://www.artayatana.com/biophilia%20ottawa.html

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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: Textiles – Circular by Design Workshop

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Design in Action Chiasma: ‘ Textiles – Circular by Design’, 4pm, 18th – 20th March, Kirknewton, Edinburgh

Design in Action and Zero Waste Scotland invites academics, organisations, businesses and designers to take part in an exciting 2-day residential workshop and networking event to collaborate on generating and developing innovative ideas for the Scottish textiles sector. Following the event, there is the opportunity for attendees to apply for funding up to £20k to prototype ideas as near-to-market solutions.

The ‘Circular by Design’ Chiasma will explore emerging issues around textiles and the circular economy. In Scotland, the unique and world-renowned luxury fashion and textiles market is ready for change. The sector is big business, generating 9,500 jobs and a turnover of £956m each year (Scottish Government, 2013) and exports to more than 150 countries worldwide. This event will bring together stakeholders to inform and equip the Scottish textiles sector with the skills and resources to realise opportunities for a circular economy, focusing on smart innovation, material efficiency, collaborative consumption and the continuation of making meaningful, alternative products in the wake of new social and disruptive technologies.

The Chiasma will take place at the Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel, EH27 8EB and is free to attend. All meals and accommodation will be provided throughout the event and reasonable travel expenses reimbursed. Designers who meet the qualifying criteria will also have the opportunity to apply for a Design Support Grant worth up to £500 to attend.

APPLY ONLINE: http://www.designinaction.com/chiasmas/waste-scotland-chiasma
(closing date for applications is 4pm, Monday 16th February).

FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Contact Louise Jack, enquiries@designinaction.com (01382 385361) or Jen Ballie, j.ballie@dundee.ac.uk.

Design in Action is a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy based primarily at the University of Dundee and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Creative Scotland to research, promote and create opportunities for the adoption of design as a strategy for economic growth in industry.

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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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Culturizing Sustainable Cities: Call for examples – potential case studies

How can artistic/cultural practices be embedded within the planning and development of more sustainable cities? The research project Culturizing Sustainable Cities is searching for examples, from anywhere in the world, of two types of initiatives: (1) Development / implementation of policy and other actions of local authorities to integrate culture into local sustainable city planning and public policies, and to support art-environment activities; and (2) Local artistic/heritage/cultural activities involving local residents that help connect people to the environment and develop more sustainable living practices. In Phase 1, we will develop an online collection of profiles and case studies (globally distributed) selected from these examples. In Phase 2, two locations where clusters of cultural-environmental activities or major policy/planning innovations are identified will be examined in-depth. For more information on the Culturizing Sustainable Cities project and to submit case suggestions, please visit: http://www.ces.uc.pt/projectos/culturizing/

Thank you – Dr. Nancy Duxbury, Researcher, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal

 

 

Jon Schueler Visual Artist Residency 2015

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Residency programme encourages artists with interest in landscape and the environment.

Online applications are now being welcomed for the third Sgoilearachd Jon Schueler/Jon Schueler Scholarship, Visual Artist in Residence, an exciting international residency opportunity to take place in Skye in the summer/autumn of 2015. In a unique international partnership between Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts (Scotland) and the Jon Schueler Charitable Trust, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to come and research, develop and produce work for 3 months in the dedicated artist’s studio in a spectacular setting overlooking The Sound of Sleat, the place which so inspired Schueler as an artist.

The Scholarship is open to international artists (including Scottish and UK) working to the highest level of contemporary professional practice in a visual medium and with a particular interest in landscape and the environment. Artists must have completed formal arts education at least 3 years previously.

The annual (2013 -2016) visual arts scholarship has been set up in celebration and in memory of the life, work and artistic influence of internationally renowned artist and abstract expressionist, Jon Schueler (1916-1992), in recognition of his very special relationship with the landscape and environment of the Sound of Sleat

The aims of the residency are 1. to provide a visual artist working to the highest level of contemporary practice a period of research, development and production in a unique environment 2. to promote Skye, The Gaeltachd and Scotland as an exciting, distinct and inspiring place to work for a contemporary artist, and to promote the exchange of ideas.

The residency is for 12 weeks and will take place from Monday 20th July – Friday 9th Oct 2015.

For more information and to apply, please visit the opportunity listing.


Image: Rhythms I, Jon SchuelerNew York, 1954, graphite on paper, 8.5 x 11″ paper size. Courtesy Ingleby Gallery.

 

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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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Call for Proposals: Eco-Justice and Activism

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Eastern Michigan University
College of Education
March 19-21, 2015

Call for Proposals, Deadline January 15th 30th, 2015

Join us for the Fourth Annual EcoJustice and Activism conference and workshops March 19-21, 2015 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI.

This year’s theme, Art, Activism, and EcoJustice Education aims to explore the ways the arts can focus public attention and responsibilities toward developing eco-ethical consciousness and action that challenges devastating social and ecological degradation occurring both locally and globally. We encourage a wide range of critical perspectives from within artistic, scholarly, and activist traditions and groups. These could include presentations, performances, or exhibitions around site specific art, insurgent art education, place-based art education, performance art, radical and guerrilla art, eco-art education, sustainable art, indigenous arts, anarchist arts and more.

We also welcome related presentations on animal welfare, environmental philosophy, climate change, ecofeminism and other gender studies, critical race theory, eco-pedagogy, eco-ability, post-humanism, anarchist studies, place-based education, critical animal studies, critical cultural studies, political ecology, peace studies, critical geography, indigenous studies, indigenous education, post/anti-colonial studies, critical literacies, critical pedagogy, urban studies, eco-philosophy, eco-democratic reforms, EcoJustice education, and critical disability studies.

Questions? Contact Co-Chairs, Rebecca Martusewicz,rmartusewicz@gmail.com, or Monica Shields Grimason mshield1@emich.edu

See Proposals Guidelines in menu above. This year we are  we are moving to a refereed proposal process.

Proposals are due January 15th 30th, 2015 to Rebecca Martusewicz, rmartusewicz@gmail.com