Open Calls

Opportunity: Deep Adaptation Call Out

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Opportunity: Deep Adaptation Call Out

The NewBridge Project is looking to hear from artists, activists and collectives interested in collaborative projects that engage with ideas and themes connected to the Deep Adaptation agenda.

In the last forty years, the global economy has grown by 380%. During the same period, the number of people in poverty has increased by 1.1 billion. This widely accepted culture of ‘consumption’ directly impacts the climate, causes huge household debts and a breakdown in social care networks, facilitates time poor lifestyles and zero hour working contracts, creates a reliance on food banks and allows a rise in domestic violence and homophobic attacks: is this kind of ‘growth’ really something we value?

In response to this context the deep adaptation agenda involves resilience, relinquishment and restoration:

Resilience involves people and communities better coping with disruptions. What are the tools we need to do this?

Relinquishment involves people and communities letting go of certain assets, behaviors and beliefs where retaining them could make matters worse. How do we let go?

Restoration involves people and communities rediscovering attitudes and approaches to life and organization that require less management, or increased community-level productivity and support. How do we re-build?

Information:

The NewBridge Project is interested in hearing from artists, activists, researchers and collectives interested in producing new commissions and projects that engage with ideas of resilience, relinquishment and restoration and the Deep Adaptation agenda.

The project will be supporting 5 new commissions of up to £5000 each, and are asking for an expression of interest outlining your initial ideas.

Deadline for expression of interest: 27 June, 5pm

Click here for full details of the call out and how to apply.


The NewBridge Project is a triple award winning artist-led community supporting the development of artists and curators through the provision of space for creative practice, curatorial opportunities and an ambitious artist-led programme of exhibitions, commissions and events. The project aims to deliver an outstanding programme of exhibitions, performances, screenings, educational talks and workshops in consultation with artist members, creating a programme responsive to the socio, political and civic environment within which it exists and seeks to be a genuine community resource. Read more here.

Image Credit: The NewBridge Project.



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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

Exhibition Open Call, Keelung Ciao

Keelung is a harbor city located in north-eastern Taiwan. The city is surrounded by mountains and oversees the Pacific Ocean. The diversity of landscape and historical heritage is the treasury of Keelung. This initiative seeks to build an art program which is compatible with marine culture, harbor tradition, and the landscape of Keelung with your participation.

During a 3 week residency artists will bring a very unique living and exhibition experience to Keelung. With the help of Keelung Ciao, help to carry a cultural movement into the next stage for the city and its citizens.  Download the open call for More Information.

This Call is Seeking a Participant Who Is:

  • An Artist (individual, group or collective). No limit of creation form.
  • Able to propose a project/artwork which responds to the curatorial statement.
  • Able to executive the proposed project. The project should be site specific.
  • Willing to work with local team including technicians, volunteers and local communities.
  • Highly interested in Keelung’s history, landscape, environment and cultural scape.
  • Able to communicate effectively in either Chinese or English.
  • Open minded with different cultures, has a positive attitude, and is willing to share experiences.
  • Able to participate in the exhibition schedule including installation period (10th/Sep/2017-4th/Oct/2017) and press release & opening (5th/Oct/2017-7th/Oct/2017).

Budget:

Once selected, artists will be invited to be featured in 2017 Keelung Ciao Exhibition and receive NT$70,000 to execute his/her proposal. The budget includes production and installation fees.

Transportation:

For International Artists: A return economy class ticket from where artist live toTaipei Airport, Taiwan. and domestic transportation from airport to Keelung is covered.

For Taiwanese Artists: A return ticket of train/HSR/bus transportation from where artist live to Keelung is covered.

In Keelung:

During installation period, the curatorial team will provide Keelung’s travel info and suggested public transportation from accommodation to exhibition site.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Please get approval from curatorial team BEFORE making any reservations.
  2. DO KEEP RECEIPTS and INVOICE for reimbursement.
  3. Visa, passport, application fee, and travel insurance are NOT included.

Accommodation:

Arranged by exhibition organizer and executive, all participating artists will have individual accommodation and working space.

Supporting Staff:

Keelung City Cultural Affair Bureau will recruit volunteers who have English/Chinese speaking ability to support artists during the installation period.

Selection:

The jury panel will consist of professionals from contemporary art, exhibition management, art, critics and art organization. The final selection will be announced online, and informed individually according to the exhibition schedule and budget.

Submission:

Only online submission is accepted. Please submit the application and supporting material before 23 rd June 2017, 00:00 (GMT+8). For detail, please visit: https://keelungciao.tumblr.com

If you have any inquiries, please email: nightviewkeeung@gmail.com

Schedule:

Deadline of submission: 23 rd June 2017, 00:00 (GMT+8)

Final list announcement: 30 th June 2017

Artist arrival in Taiwan: 10 th September 2017

Installation Period: 10 th September to 4 th October (25 days in total)

Press conference: 5 th October 2017 (To be confirmed)

Opening: 6 th October 2017 (To be confirmed)

Exhibition Period: 6 th October 2017 – 5 th November 2017


Submit Online Now!


 

Opportunity: Commissioned Sustainable Award Piece, Scotland

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We are seeking an artist to create the award piece for the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award ceremony 2017!

Deadline: Midnight, Friday 14 July 2017

Could you be the maker of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award?

We’re looking for a Scottish-based artist or maker to experiment with the environmental, social and economic aspects of their work whilst crafting the final piece for a prestigious international award at the world’s largest arts festival.

The award piece can be any shape, form or material. However, it should be a medium or small size and it should reflect the objectives and inspirations of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award – an initiative that celebrates creative cultural responses to sustainability in production design or content.

Furthermore the award piece should content the following information (as engravings or equivalent):

  • Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award title and logo.
  • The name of the award winner(s) with the title of their production, and the producer and location of the production (if required).
  • A small range of partner logos.

The selected maker will receive:

  • a fee of £250 to include any material used for the creation of the piece
  • an invitation to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award ceremony in August
  • a feature on the Creative Carbon Scotland website (see 2015 and 2016 makers for examples), and promotion through social media channels of the maker, process and physical award piece.

The winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award will be decided on Monday 21st August 2017, and the successful artist or maker must be able to complete the award piece (with the winner’s details) in time for the ceremony on Friday 25th August 2017.

Interested in this opportunity? Please fill in this application form. The deadline for award piece proposals is midnight on 14th July 2017.


Click here for more information about the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, previous winners, and about other environmental sustainability initiatives at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The award is run by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland and is supported PR Print and Design and the New Arts Sponsorship Grants. Have a look through our #GreenFests archive to find out more about the previous winners and shortlisted shows.

For any further questions please contact catriona.patterson@creativecarbonscotland.com or call the Creative Carbon Scotland office on 0131 529 7909.



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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

CONFERENCE CULTURA/NATURA Open Call

Friday 29th – Saturday 30th, September 2017 – Guimarães

The Organising Committee invites you to attend the Conference Cultura/Natura 2017. This meeting welcomes both scientific and artistic contributions, from all areas of knowledge, and considering the diversity of artistic formats, that embody or reflect on this theme. This is an initiative of Teatro do Frio in partnership with the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP) and the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE/FPCEUP), and in association with the A Oficina (Centro de Artes Mesteres Tradicionais de Guimarães) and the Directorate-General of the Arts.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts is Thursday 15th June 2017.

The aims of the Conference are to:

  • Reflect about the potential and limitations of adopting creative and dynamic models of artistic creation, in the pursuit of sustainable cultures.
  • Reflect about the potential and limitations of adopting models of scientific consensus, in the construction of sustainable cultures.
  • Open an experimental space where artists, scientists and other knowledge producers could share, connect and expand experiences, projects and dialogues in different fields of arts and sciences.
  • Promote communities of learning, practice and mutual support between researchers.
  • Promote experiences of interdisciplinary hybridisation.

Whether in the form of artistic dramaturgies built from scientific, philosophical, environmental, socio-economical stimuli (amongst others), or in the form of methodological procedures that address the diversity of forms and artistic practices, this encounter is conceived as an experimental site, in which, during two days, we will dedicate ourselves to the exploration and enhancement of dialogues between arts and sciences.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Proposals for presentations in different formats and from all areas of knowledge will be accepted (presentation time aprox. 20 minutes each):

  • Oral communications
  • Posters
  • Workshops
  • Works in all formats
  • Exhibitions of artistic works in all formats

If you are interested in delivering a paper, please submit your paper abstract by midnight on Thursday, 15th June to the email culturanatura2017@gmail.com. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (excluding references, if any: max. 10 references). A short biographical note (fewer than 200 words) for each author must be included in the submission.

All papers will be fully refereed. We aim to notify acceptance decisions on 17th July 2017.

Works will be selected for inclusion in a publication launched in March 2018.

More information in: http://www.fpce.up.pt/ciie/?q=en/content/encontro-culturanatura-2017

If you have any issues please contact: culturanatura2017@gmail.com.

Last Call: Assistant Tutor for Our Bright Future project

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Deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 17th May

Impact Arts is looking for an Assistant Tutor for the Our Bright Future project in Barrhead.

Creative Pathways Environmental Design is funded through the National Lottery by the Big Lottery Fund as part of Our Bright Future programme, www.ourbrightfuture.co.uk

Creative Pathways Environmental Design will introduce young unemployed people with little or no experience of environmental issues to nature, environmental awareness and green skills through practical, creative and fun projects.

As well as building confidence and developing employability skills, the project will provide a lasting legacy for the local community by creating new urban or green spaces, which will be creatively designed, have environmental issues at their core and educate through innovative interpretive material.

The project aims to provide practical work experience and accredited training for young people in design, environmental interventions, landscape gardening, public art and sculpture. The community will benefit as the work will take place on publicly accessible sites. They will be able to engage with nature on their doorsteps and a project which provides a catalyst for neighbourhood and community development.

Your role is to support the Environmental Artist in the design and delivery of high quality and structured programme, in line with the Creative Pathways objectives. You will support our Lead Tutor to deliver their workshops to a group of up to 20 young people.

A job pack and application form can be downloaded from https://www.impactarts.co.uk/blogs/get-involved-work-with-us/

Completed applications should be sent to jobs@impactarts.co.uk by 12 noon on 17th May 2017



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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

Open Call: Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award!

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Each year, this international award celebrates the best and most innovative in sustainability at the world’s largest arts festival.

All productions taking part in the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe are eligible to apply, and application is made through the completion of a free award toolkit, which poses questions about a production’s choices around show design and content!

A show need not contain explicit themes of sustainability to win: rather the award is judged on the considerations made at the design stages, through to the marketing of their show and their time in Edinburgh. Shows can be of any form and genre, but must be listed as participating in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme, and be able to be viewed by our assessors during the Festival.

Apply now for the 2017 Award 

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 11th August 2017.

Previous recipients include: The Pantry Shelf, produced by Team M&M at Sweet Grassmarket; Allotment by Jules Horne and directed by Kate Nelson, produced by nutshell productions at the Inverleith Allotments in co-production with Assembly; The Man Who Planted Trees adapted from Jean Giono’s story by Ailie Cohen, Richard Medrington, Rick Conte and directed by Ailie Cohen, produced by Puppet State Theatre; How to Occupy an Oil Rig by Daniel Bye; A Comedy of Errors and Macbeth by The HandleBards/Peculius; Lungs by Paines Plough at Roundabout; and Are We Stronger Than Winston? by VOU Fiji Dance.

Have a look through our #GreenFests archive to find out more about the previous winners and shortlisted shows.


If you have any questions about the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, please contact Catriona on catriona.patterson@creativecarbonscotland.com or call the Creative Carbon Scotland office on 0131 529 7909.

Click here for more information about the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, previous winners, and about other environmental sustainability initiatives at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The award is run by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland and is supported PR Print and Design and the New Arts Sponsorship Grants.

 



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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

Open Call: COAL Prize 2017 – Deadline July 20

In seven years the COAL Prize became an international meeting place for artists who take up the main universal issue of our time : ecology.
The global ecological crisis now affects all societies, territories and activities, whether by climate change, depletion of resources, various forms of pollution or loss of biodiversity. A global crisis that criss-cross its economic and social consequences. But this crisis is also a cultural one. The dominant values and representations, our globalized culture, determine our individual and collective behaviours, and ultimately our collective impacts on Planet Earth. Therefore, the solutions to this crisis can not only be political and technical. Culture can be a major player. This is what COAL has been promoting since its founding in 2008.

The COAL Prize is open to artists from all over the world who deploy their creativity to devise and experiment with solutions and bear witness to the transformation of territories, lifestyles, organizations, and means of production, while making a contribution to the process themselves. Together they are participating in building a new collective narrative, a new world of imagination, an evolving shared heritage, a positive framework that is optimistic and essential for everyone to find the motivation to implement the necessary changes towards a more sustainable world.

The COAL Prize, created in 2010 by the COAL Art and Ecology non profit organisation, has become a vehicle of identification, promotion and diffusion of these artists, to the general public, professionals of culture and ecology and political figures. Every year the COAL Prize highlights ten projects by artists working on environmental issues in the field of visual arts. They are selected through an international call for projects. One of them is awarded the COAL Prize by a jury of personalities from the domains of art and ecology. In addition, all the applications considered by COAL and the selection committee make it possible to make known artists and projects that can be solicited or promoted according to the other opportunities and actions carried out by the association.



CALENDRIER

Application deadline: 20 July 2017 at midnight.

The Coal Prize will be awarded in October 2017 in Paris.

 



DOTATION


The prize-winner receives an award of 5,000 euros and is invited for a residency including an additional aid in production at Domaine de Belval (Ardennes – France) by the François Sommer Foundation.

Real observatory of rural and wild life, every year the Domaine de Belval welcomes artists chosen for their interest and their contribution to renewing the vision of the relationship between man and nature.

The François Sommer Foundation has been recognized as a public utility since 30th November 1996, the date of its creation by François and Jacqueline Sommer, pionneers of the implementation of humanist ecology. This foundation, which is true to the commitments of its founders, works for the protection of biodiversity, in which Mankind finds its place, for the respectful use of natural resources, for rational hunting, and sharing the wealth of natural, cultural and artistic
heritage. The Foundation also owns the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris, which has been open to the public since February 1967 and is listed as a ”Museum of France”.

DOWNLOAD THE BELVAL RESIDENCY CHARTER

 



JURY AND SELECTION OF ENTRIES


The jury consists of prominent figures from the fields of art, ecology and research. The jury will be announced soon (you can see the jury of COAL Prize 2016).

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: artistic value, relevance (understanding of the issues), originality (the ability to introduce new approaches, themes, and points of view), pedagogy (ability to get a message across and raise awareness), social and participative approaches (engagement, testimony, efficiency, societal dynamics), eco-design and feasibility.



APPLICATION


The application should include the following documents together in a single PDF file. The application must not exceed 25 pages:

– Application form HERE application form – Coal Prize 2017;
– A summary and illustrated description of the entry, detailing its artistic aspects and its relevance to environmental issues;
– 2 HQ pictures illustrating your project;
– A note on the technical aspects of the entry, especially in terms of construction and means of production;
– A budget estimate;
– A Curriculum Vitae and a portfolio.



CONTACT

Opportunity: Test Unit 2017: Occupying the Post Industrial City

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Agile-City Brings You This Opportunity

Deadline: 8 May 2017

Art, Design & Architecture Summer School
18 – 24 June

Throughout the week-long programme six facilitators will each lead a group exploring a different topic in response to the central theme:

Unit 1: Responsive Lighting – Jason Bruges Studio
Using both internal and external spaces we will animate the site and intrigue the public by exploring innovative light-based methods, creating site-specific interactive environments.

Unit 2: Urban Bothy – Baxendale
As exploration of our industrial urban landscape becomes ever more popular what are the possibilities for small, unique and affordable modes of temporal occupation within our cities?

Unit 3: Spatial Occupation – Assemble & TAKTAL
Using Civic House as a live case study we will explore themes of modular workspace, prefabrication, open source platforms, incremental development and the financial models to realise these ideas.

Unit 4: Façades – A Feral Studio
How do we read the city? What strategies can we use to design communicative building? Through façade and design interventions we will examine surfaces, layers & architecture as communication.

Unit 5: Eventful City – The National Theatre of Scotland
The ‘eventful city’ is a key driver for connecting people, testing ideas and initiating change. This unit will explore site-specific design, production, performance and participatory theatre.

Unit 6: Building Collaborative EconomiesValentina Karga
As post-industrial societies continue to struggle with issues of resource scarcity, how can values of sharing and collaboration translate into alternative forms of economy? Our exploration will address this question in an attempt to build stronger and more resilient communities.

Apply here

Want to know more?

Visit Agile-City’s website and read the detailed Project Pack here.

Hear from last year’s participant and facilitators via this short film.

Please get in touch for more information via hello@agile-city.com


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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

Last Call: Shona Projects Residency, Eilean Shona, Scotland, 11-18 May 2017

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Deadline: 27 April 2017 at 23:00

In response to current socio-political unrest, this one-week residency will utilise the isolation and context of Eilean Shona to explore the charged idea of ‘safe space’.

The week long programme is intended – not as a comprehensive examination of what we consider to be ‘safe space’ – but rather as a series of provocations from selected contributors who will consider the term within different specialisms, experiences, environments and communities.

Contributors include Under the Moon / Sarah Rugheimer / Madison Moore / Tai Shani, further contributions TBC.

Twelve participants will be selected to take part in this residency from an open call.

Click here for more information about the programme and here for details on how to apply.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS / 27th April at 23:00

ABOUT SHONA PROJECTS
Taking place on an island called Eilean Shona in North West Scotland, Shona Projects utilises the islands context and remoteness as a microcosm of society in which to consider selected themes and critically engage with the situation we are in.

Artists, writers, cultural theorists, academics and scientists are invited to contribute to each programme, to ensure a variation of backgrounds, disciplines and interests which will in turn generate a live resource of ideas. Through talks, discussions, workshops, interventions and performance, selected participants will collectively learn about diverse, creative and non-arts specific topics that have the potential to inform future work/practice.

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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Call For Abstracts: International Conference on Sustainable Development

The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will hold the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on 18 & 19 September, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City. Abstract submission and conference registration will take place on the conference website.

If you would like to present at the conference, you must submit an abstract as directed below. The conference is also open to observers (i.e. non-presenters). Simply register on the conference website to join.

The conference theme is The World in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development. The aim of the conference is to bring together persons involved in research, policy, practice, and business. Participants will share practical solutions for achieving the SDGs at local and national levels. Abstracts should be directly relevant to one of the following Topics. There are a large number of topics on offer this year, several focusing on specific SDGs:

  • Poverty Eradication, Social Protection, and Equality in the SDGs
  • Agronomy for Sustainable Development
  • Tools & Technology to Improve Health in Rural Areas
  • Health Economics
  • Health and Sustainable Development
  • The Role of Universities in the Implementation of the SDGs
  • Education for Sustainable Development: An Issue of Consciousness and Values
  • Gender and Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Use of Water Resources
  • Water, Energy, and Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change and the SDGs
  • Towards Affordable and Clean Energy through Life Cycle Thinking
  • Governance of Energy Transformations: Key to Sustainable Electric Systems
  • Green Growth: How Can We All Profit from the Low Carbon Transition?
  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Approaches to Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development Challenges in Urban Areas (Climate, Water, Natural Resources, Transportation, etc.)
  • Fostering Equity and Social Inclusion in Cities
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Building Resilience to Climate Change
  • Extreme Events Affecting Life and Livelihood for Small Island States
  • Sustainable Blue Growth
  • Conserving Habitats and Biodiversity in Latin America & the Caribbean
  • The Role of Natural Resources in Peace-Building

And several cross-cutting:

  • Economics and Demography of Natural Disasters
  • Enhancing the Resilience of Livelihoods and Production Systems in the Sahel, Africa
  • The Arts as a Tool to Raise Awareness of the SDGs
  • Indicators, Feedback Loops, and Impact Evaluation for the SDGs
  • Sustainability Science from SDSN Northern Europe
  • New Technologies and Solutions for Development Practice

Interested presenters should submit an abstract of at least 300 words but not exceeding 500 words, in English, via the conference website. Each abstract may only be submitted once and under one topic. Failure to answer questions on the submission form or the submission of the same abstract under multiple topics is likely to result in the abstract being declined.

The scientific committee will review abstracts and send all decision letters by 30 May 2017. Abstracts can be accepted as either poster or oral (i.e. PowerPoint) presentations. Presenters invited to give oral presentations must submit a full paper by 1 August 2017 in order to maintain their position in the program. Presenters failing to submit full papers will be moved to poster presentations. Presenters who do not register before the 1 September 2017 deadline may also forfeit their spot in the agenda.

Presenters who will be submitting papers will have the opportunity to have their work submitted to Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development for the Fall 2017 issue. Consilience is a student journal ran by undergraduate and graduate students at Columbia University. It is the only such student journal in the country and maintains a wide international readership. After all papers are submitted for ICSD, they will be passed along to Consilience for submission. More information on that process will be available as September approaches.

Abstract Timeline

1 March 2017              Call for Abstracts Open

1 May 2017                 Deadline for Submission of Abstracts

1 June 2017                Abstract Decision Letters Emailed

1 August 2017             Submission of Full Papers with Accepted Abstracts Are Due

1 September 2017      Registration Deadline for Presenters

Click here to download a PDF of the 2017 Call for Abstracts to access offline or share.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT