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Opportunity: Spring Fling Evolution Project Manager

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Spring Fling Evolution Project

September 2014 – April 2015

1. Background

Spring Fling is a visual art and craft organisation supporting visual artists and makers through creating a range of platforms for professional artists and makers to showcase and sell their work across, and from, a large rural area:  Dumfries and Galloway, in the south west of Scotland. Spring Fling (the organisation)’s flagship event is Spring Fling: an annual contemporary visual art and craft open studios event covering the region. The event is the one of the most successful of its kind in the UK and was set up in 2003 to support and promote the region’s professional artists, makers and their businesses. Spring Fling, the event, has a significant impact on the local economy (£1.4 million in 2014), generates substantial sales in artists’ studios over a three-day event (over £250,000), and in 2014 attracted 13,400 visitors (44,300 studio visits).

Since employing a small team in 2011 Spring Fling has developed into a leading organisation commissioning and producing experimental public art (Couch 2012 and SFRM 2014); year round paid developmental opportunities for established and emerging artists to develop new work through bursary schemes; mentoring; residencies and apprenticeships; and marketing and media training for artists. With a strong brand associated with quality and ambition, it has significantly developed its impact across the media through TV and print and also through increased use of social media.  It has taken Spring Fling out of the region with national exhibitions in Glasgow, Newcastle and London.

Spring Fling is now in the process of evolving into a regionwide development organisation supporting experimentation and enterprise within the visual art and craft creative industries of a rural area. The organisation will work with artists and partners to create local, national and international opportunities for established, emerging and aspiring artists and makers. Providing professional, business and marketing development the organisation will offer support to artists enabling; experimentation & risk taking; the creation of new work; sharing of skills; engaging with the public; and reaching new markets.

The creation of a new organisational brand will protect Spring Fling (the event brand) and open the organisation’s services to a wider customer base of both artists and audiences. The new organisation will be launched in April 2015. This project will ensure that we have the best organisational business model for the efficient management and delivery of the present and future activities provided by the wider organisation.

The strategic aims of the organisation are to maintain Spring Fling as the vibrant flagship event within a wider organisation which supports artists and makers at different stages of their careers throughout the year, and through this nurturing the arts and artistic activity within the communities of the largely rural population of Dumfries and Galloway.

2. Brief

Spring Fling CIC (SFCIC) is looking for a Sustainable Development Project Manager or Sustainable Development Project Team (freelance) who will lead the development project.

This is an eight-month project split into four phases:

Phase 1 | Creative & Collaborative Development | September 2014 – January 2015 | Fee: £8000 (approx.)

Phase 2 | Business Development | December 2014 – February 2015 | Fee: £3000 (approx.)

Phase 3 | Financial & Economic Development | January – March 2015 | Fee: £7000 (approx.)

Phase 4 | Branding Development | December 2014 & March – April 2015 | Fee: £3000 (approx.)

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3. Proposals 

To apply please send:

  • Proposal document (one per phase)
  • Budget breakdown
  • Detail on partners and collaborators, if applicable
  • Outline of your experience in this area including CV’s of all individuals involved

This should be sent to Leah Black, Director, Spring Fling CIC to leah@spring-fling.co.uk by 5pm Friday 5 September 2014

Interviews will be conducted in Dumfries between Monday 8 – Thursday 11 September. Phase 1 is due to start in late September 2014.

Please direct any questions to Leah Black by email (above) or on 01387 213 218.

Image courtesy of Spring Fling: http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/

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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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EAFS 2015 – Environmental Art Festival Scotland

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The team behind the Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) have a call out for proposals for 2015 which they asked us to circulate.

The EAFS team is beginning the process of developing work for the 2015 festival. To do this we want to work collaboratively with creative people and communities of interest. EAFS 2015 will connect South West Scotland to national and international locations therefore we are particularly seeking proposals that involve some form of journey to the festival.

The Commissioned Artworks
The commissioned artworks might comprise a journey, an event, an installation, an art happening. They might involve structure, visual art, design, architecture, sound or performance or a combination of these disciplines. We are interested in work that involves making across different disciplines and technologies and ideas of sharing and potentially leaving something behind. The artwork should culminate in Dumfries and Galloway as part of EAFS 2015 (28 – 30 August).

Festival Themes
• Inventiveness, foolishness and generosity as a way of understanding the world;
• Food, clothes, shelter and environmental sustainability;
• Hospitality, hosting and community;
• Journeys, migrations, secular pilgrimage and transformation.

Full details and online submission form can be found here:
http://www.environmentalartfestivalscotland.com/eafs-2015/

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.
It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
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Sustaining Rural Scotland opportunity

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£20k Innovation Event – ‘Sustaining Rural Scotland’ Chiasma
21 – 23 October 2014, New Lanark

With the acceleration of climate change and increased pressure on our planet’s natural resources, raising awareness and innovating around environmental sustainability has never been more urgent. More consumers now than ever before have direct experience of climate change and the pressures on the natural environment. They are calling for better protection against flooding, wise use and re-use of natural or local assets and food security.

To help address these issues, we see innovative technologies, services, models and incentives emerging e.g. in lifecycle management and the circular economy or in open data for energy, agriculture and transport. There are also innovation opportunities for supporting consumer values by removing barriers (such as conflicting attitudes and responsibilities, lack of time, trust or space) for pro environmental action.

Chiasma will provide an opportunity for rural businesses, entrepreneurs and retailers to converge with designers, technologists and academics to identify and create potential solutions to support climate action for rural Scotland.

APPLY TO ATTEND NOW: http://designinaction.com/chiasmas/rural-economies-chiasma-2014

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, Mon 1st Sep 2014

Chris Fremantle is involved in this programme (though not this event) as Co-Investigator and Senior Research Fellow at Gray’s School of Art/IDEAS, Robert Gordon University.

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.
It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
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Call for Contributions: RACKET! Art in Pursuit of Peace and Quiet

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“RACKET! Art in Pursuit of Peace and Quiet” is a forthcoming exhibition and book that explores excessive sound, a rampant form of environmental pollution.

Artists are invited to address the symptoms of noise pollution or propose its remediation.

Solutions, observations, reflections, defenses, offenses, anti-dotes are welcome.

Noise pollution can cause hearing loss, disrupt sleep, interfere with communication; factor into cardiac, respiratory, neurological, and other physiological maladies; produce stress, high blood pressure, anger, and frustration; lower resistance to disease and infection; cause circulatory problems, ulcers, asthma, colitis, headaches, and gastrointestinal disorders; interfere with children’s language development and learning ability. In addition, excessive noise harms livestock, pets, and animals in the wild. Vibrations induced by sound waves can also damage property.

Curators: Linda Weintraub and Riva Weinstein

Information about submitting a proposal: https://sites.google.com/site/projectracket/

Deadline: September 1, 2014

Your artwork might:

  • Compare contemporary and historic soundscapes.
  • Consider the appeal of dangerous sound volume.
  • Eliminate, suppress, or replace excessive noise.
  • Examine social justice issues related to noise.
  • Provide relief for the victims of noise pollution.
  • Originate a new approach to noise polllution.
  • Harvest noise. Transform it into a resource.
  • Solve a specific form of noise pollution.
  • Visualize or physicalize extreme noise.
  • Depict the effect of clamor on children.
  • Trace the history of ‘quiet’ ordinances.

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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: Festival Project Manager, EAFS

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We are looking for a Festival Project Manager: Environmental Art Festival Scotland 2015

Background

Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) is a biennial arts festival in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. The inaugural EAFS happened in late summer 2013 and was produced by three leading arts organisations working in partnership: Wide OpenSpring Fling and The Stove Network. Key to the success of EAFS is collaborative and cross-disciplinary working. The EAFS team in 2013 worked with local, national and international artists, designers, producers and local communities to commission, curate, fund, co-fund and produce over 30 installations, exhibitions, talks, workshops around the themes of land, environment, and sustainability. EAFS has grown out of a long-term ambition for Dumfries & Galloway to become the international home for environmental art building on the pedigree and projects and artists connected to the region such as Andy Goldsworthy’s Striding Arches, Charles Jenck’s Garden of Cosmic Speculation and Dalziel and Scullion’s Rosnes Bench. EAFS 2015 will happen in a location in Dumfries and Galloway over 28, 29, 30 August.

About the Post

The Festival Project Manager will play an integral role in the success and development of the 2015 festival. We are looking for someone with both experience and passion – experience of arts project management, festival and events, fundraising and a passion for environmental art, design and sustainability. The initial appointment is part-time for a seven-month period, however the intention is that this will develop into a 4 (or more) days a week position between March – September 2015 with potential for this to continue beyond EAFS 2015 (subject to funding and performance of the successful candidate). This is a new post and the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and shaping the role and funding for the post in line with the ambitions of the festival and the team.

Terms

Employment will be on a self-employed basis for seven-months (with a review at three-months). It is anticipated the approximate time required initially will be 2 days per week between September 2014 – January 2015 and 3 days per week between Februarys – March 2015. This will be extended and increased through fundraising, which will happen between September 2014 and January 2015.

Fee

£5580 (62 days @ £90 per day between September 2014 and March 2015: approximately 8 days a month September – January and 12 days per month February and March 2015)

How to Apply & Interview Process

  1. Covering letter, CV, two referees to be sent to info@environmentalartfestivalscotland.com (FAO Leah Black)
  2. Application deadline 5pm on 15th August 2014
  3. Interviews will happen in Dumfries on Thursday 21st August (shortlisted applicants will be notified of their interview time by 5pm Monday 18th August)
  4. Start date w/b Monday 8th September 2014

Download the full job description: Festival Project Manager EAFS – Final

Please get in touch with Leah Black (Director, Spring Fling and Co-producer, EAFS) with any questions on info@environmentalartfestivalscotland.com or 01387 213 218

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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 Articles: Performing Ethos

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Performing Ethos: ‘Performing Ecos’ (special themed issue of Performing Ethos).

Guest editors: Bronwyn Preece (Independent Artist/Scholar), Jess Allen (University of Manchester) and Stephen Bottoms (University of Manchester)

Global climate change is catalysing an examination of ecological ethics. Humanity’s continuing failure to respond meaningfully to the impending environmental crisis has been characterized by philosopher Stephen M. Gardiner as a ‘perfect moral storm’. How are these ethical imperatives currently being addressed through, or as, performance? This edition aims to examine critically how ecological ethics and ethos may be supporting and challenging the current range of practices. ‘Performing Ecos’ will be among the first journal to specifically unpack and foreground the ethics that now underpin performance and/as ecology. The journal will be published in Autumn 2015, and seeks to collate an international response to the following questions:

How are contemporary performance practices being critically challenged by an ecological ethos? How does ‘ecology’ challenge how performance theorists think about ‘ethics’?
What are the ethics of framing climate change and other geophysical processes in terms of performance? (e.g. Kershaw’s article in Performance Research, volume 1 issue 4)
Are the ‘ethics’ of ecological performance being conceived and scribed with the same multivocality that they espouse (i.e. incorporation and/or appropriation of indigenous voices)?
Is ecological performance cultivating, reinforcing or challenging a gendered aesthetic?
How do the aesthetics of ecological performance differ across practices (ecocritical, site-specific, activist) and across continents?
Contributions in a diversity of presentation formats, from formal papers to artists’ pages are invited. Articles should be between 5000-7000 words. (Artist Pages do not need to conform to this designation). Accompanying photographs are encouraged. ‘Performing Ecos’ will include book reviews.

Please send a 300-500 word abstract by 15 August 2014 to Bronwyn Preece: improvise [at] bronwynpreece [dot] com. Please include a 100-word biographical statement with your submission. Selected submissions will be due by 31 October 2014, and final drafts will be selected at the end of May 2015. Performing Ethos uses the Harvard citation style. Submissions must comply with the Intellect Journal Style Guide: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/MediaManager/File/style%20guide(journals)-1.pdf

Additionally, this special issue will include a centre-spread, which will include a 100-word reflective response from contributors to the same question: what is YOUR ethic of performance and/as ecology?

News page: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/weblog/view-Post,id=69631

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Intellect/81012892121

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IntellectBooks/status/487161990188924928

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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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ASCUS sponsor artists to attend Tipping Point

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ASCUS Open Call July 2014 (application deadline 8 August)
Open Call to attend TippingPoint Oxford, 21 & 22 September 2014

TippingPoint has provided ASCUS three places for Scottish artists to attend their next major event in Oxford. The allocation is to enable Scottish artists to attend and subsequently be considered for commissions up to £20,000.

Application Deadline: Friday 8 August 2014, 5 pm

Event Dates: Sunday & Monday September 21 & 22 2014

Where: Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

faae0f3351355ba41b704c15246da9e4ASCUS has teamed up with TippingPoint and have been allocated three ASCUS places for Scottish artists to attend their next major event in Oxford. The focus this year will be energy, in the context of climate change. The artistic focus for this event will be stories and narrative, though the concept of stories is broad – performance in various forms, visual representations – there are many ways of telling a story. TippingPoint will also be supporting new commissions to a total of £20,000 each for the creation of new stories on the subject.  Full information about this opportunity can be found on the ASCUS and TippingPoint websites.

We believe this is a major opportunity for a wide variety of artists to bring new content and challenges into their work – and to spend an enormously stimulating couple of days.

To make an application to be present you simply need to write to us setting out two things: firstly a summary of your own work, in not more than 200 words, together with links to any relevant web-based material; secondly an outline of why you would like to attend, in not more than 100 words. An accompanying CV is also welcome, but not a requirement. Send this to general@ascus.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 8 August 2014. Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of August.

Visit the ASCUS website to learn more: http://www.ascus.org.uk/open-call-to-attend-tippingpoint-oxford/

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.

It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.

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Calling all Artists: Flint and Steel Artist Residencies

Flint and Steel are five week residencies designed to allow artists to join forces with academic partners. Artists and Tulane University faculty members will be united to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to ignite social change. Addressing the artists’ desire to be more effective and have longer lasting impact with their outreach, these collaborations will empower the artistic practice with scholarship, student manpower and academic resources from Tulane. We ask artists to describe in detail how the opportunity will affect their work, to identify potential departmental partners, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community.

A full description including all important dates and the application for our Flint and Steel residencies can be found here(pdf) or here (MS Word).<

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Seeking global collaborators for an art project embodying climate change

HOLOSCENESstatic.squarespace is a public performance and series of multi-platform artworks that embody the trauma of flooding, as well as a cross-disciplinary research driven by the concern that our troubled relationship to water will become the central issue of the 21st century.

The creative team — behind presentations at The Whitney Museum and The Sundance Film Festival and led by TED Senior Fellow Lars Jan — is asking you to collaborate by recording a video of ANY everyday activity that you or someone you know perform (brushing your teeth, making food, exercising, etc.) posting it online, and including it in the larger project by submitting a link through our website. Inside custom designed aquariums, performers will simulate these documented behaviors while flood waters rise and recede around them.

The result will be large scale performance installations in several cities crediting you as collaborator, and an online video series featuring your submission.

To submit, go to our project site, www.holoscen.es, and click the “collaborate” button. From there you will be directed to a form where you can send us the link to your video and information about your activity.

We are hoping to find collaborators of all ages, from all over the world to help realize HOLOSCENES. Please participate, and please spread the word!

LINK: www.holoscen.es

Call for Papers – ‘Performing Ecos’

Contributions are invited for a special themed peer-reviewed journal issue of Performing Ethos

Deadline for Proposals: 15 August 2014

Guest-Editors: Bronwyn Preece (Independant Artist/Scholar), Jess Allen (University of Manchester) and Stephen Bottoms (University of Manchester).

Special Issue
17571979Global climate change is catalysing an examination of ecological ethics: humanity’s continuing failure to respond meaningfully to the impending environmental crisis has been characterized by philosopher Stephen M. Gardiner as a ‘perfect moral storm’ (2011). How are these ethical imperatives currently being addressed through, or as, performance? This edition aims to examine critically how ecological ethics and ethos may be supporting and challenging the current range of practices. ‘Performing Ecos’ will be an international interrogation of where the dynamic interdisciplinary field now situates itself in relation to Una Chaudhuri’s provocative and catalysing 1994 statement that Western theatre, being humanist-centred, is largely anti-ecological. Chaudhuri’s article, one of the first to acknowledge this philosophical dilemma, has been pivotal in stimulating both critical and performance responses from a wide range of scholarly perspectives. This special themed journal will be among the first specifically to unpack and foreground the ethos and ethics that now underpin performance and/as ecology. The journal will be published in Autumn 2015, and seeks to collate an international response to the following questions:

• How are contemporary performance practices being critically challenged by an ecological ethos? How does ‘ecology’ challenge how performance theorists think about ‘ethics’?

• How is ecological performance resisting – or further entrenching – binaries between rural/urban, nature/culture, metaphor/material, local/global?

• What are the ethics of framing climate change and other geophysical processes in terms of performance? (e.g. Kershaw 2012)

• How are indigenous voices and values being incorporated or appropriated through ecological performance? Are our ‘ethics’ being conceived and scribed with the same multivocality that they espouse?

• Is ecological performance cultivating, reinforcing or challenging a gendered aesthetic?

• How do the aesthetics of ecological performance differ across practices (ecocritical, site-specific, activist) and across continents?

Proposal Submissions
Contributors are invited to consider the above questions in practice-based contexts, as well as in theoretical and philosophical terms. We are inviting contributions in a diversity of presentation formats, from formal papers to artists’ pages. Articles should be between 5000-7000 words (Artist Pages do not necessarily need to conform to this designation). Accompanying photographs are encouraged.

Please send a 300-500 word abstract by 15 August 2014 to Bronwyn Preece: improvise@bronwynpreece.com. Please include a 100-word biographical statement with your submission. Selected submissions will be due by 31 October 2014, and final drafts will be selected at the end of May 2015. Performing Ethos uses the Harvard citation style.

Submissions must comply with the Intellect Journal Style Guide.

Performing Ethos is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal which considers ethical questions relating to contemporary theatre and live performance. Global in scope, it provides a unique forum for rigorous scholarship and serious reflection on the ethical dimensions of a wide range of performance practices from the politically and aesthetically radical to the mainstream Performing Ethos: ‘Performing Ecos’ will include book reviews. Additionally, this special issue will include a centre-spread, which will include a 100-word reflective response from contributors to the same question: what is YOUR ethic of performance and/as ecology?

References
Chaudhuri, U. (1994), ‘There Must be A Lot of Fish in that Lake: Toward an Ecological Theater’, Theater, 25: 1, pp. 23-31.
Gardiner, S. (2011), A Perfect Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change, New York: OUP.
Kershaw, B. (2012), ‘‘This is the Way the World Ends, Not…?’ On Performance Compulsion and Climate Change’, Performance Research, 17: 4, pp. 5-17.

Download the PEET Notes for Contributors