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Opportunity: Theatres Trust launches new grant scheme to improve environmental sustainability of theatres

Up to £20k available for projects that improve the environmental sustainability of theatre buildings

The latest round of the Theatre Improvement Scheme, in association with the Wolfson Foundation, will offer theatres grants of up to £20,000 for projects focusing on Improving Environmental Sustainability.

Protecting the environment is one of the biggest social issues right now and the theatre sector is keen to be more environmentally sustainable. While operational changes can make a difference in reducing energy wastage and carbon footprint, major energy consumption comes from heating, ventilation, stage machinery and lighting.

Sadly, many of the UK’s stock of more than 1,000 active theatres, particularly the older ones, do not meet today’s environmental standards. Theatre buildings and the plant that services them are in desperate need of investment to make them more efficient. In a recent Theatres Trust survey of theatres planning capital works in the next 5 years, 50% cited environmental improvements as one of the key reasons for the works.

It is hoped that these grants will support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings can reduce their environmental impact. From sedum roofs to new windows, building management systems to more efficient water heaters, funding will be given to projects that demonstrate how a small intervention can have a big impact.

Theatre operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 towards their building or equipment as part of the scheme. The deadline for applications is Friday 13 September 2019.

Full details of the scheme are available on the Theatres Trust website.

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

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

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

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

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

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Joya: arte + ecología / AiR is now accepting applications for residencies between 1st May and 14th July 2019.

Joya: arte + ecología / AiR is an “off-grid” interdisciplinary residency rooted in the crossroads of art, ecology and sustainable living practice. It is located in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María – Los Vélez, in the north of the province of Almería, Andalucía. Joya: AiR offers abundant time and space for residents to make, think, explore and learn from their surroundings.

Joya: AiR supports a range of disciplines including, but not limited to, visual art, writing, music, dance, curatorial and film. Founded by Simon and Donna Beckmann in 2009, the Joya: arte + ecología / AiR programme is grounded in the foundation that dynamic and sustainable creative activity is the backbone to regenerating the land that has been slowly abandoned over the last fifty years. 

Since 2009, Joya: AiR has welcomed over 650 artists and creatives to realise their projects within one of the most unique and beautiful regions of the country. This is one of the sunniest regions of Europe receiving over 3000 hours of sunlight a year. Residents have access to studio space and 20 hectares of land. Accommodation (private room with attached bathroom) and meals are included, as is collection and return to the nearest public transport system.

Joya’s working languages are English and Spanish.

Further details and the submission form are available here: https://joya-air.org/apply/

The deadline for applications is March 17 2019

We happily cater for vegans, vegetarians and occasional carnivores (we have a reduced meat consumption with an emphasis on all our food being local)

Accommodation is bright, warm and clean with wood heated radiant floors. More images… https://joya-air.org/centre/

Artists sustainability survey

Alex Brown (Artsadmin) and Tilly Hogrebe (Bow Arts) have created thisartists’ survey as part of a research programme called Accelerator, led by Julie’s Bicycle, on advanced sustainability in the arts and cultural sector. Focussing on sustainable arts practices and the circular economy, the survey aims to map existing art practices and group them around sites of potential exchange; materials, knowledge and skills, time, money, which feed into environmental and socio-economic sustainable goals.

If you have an interest in sustainability and would like to be involved in a series of workshops, based on alternative art economies and circularity, then please fill out the survey here

In October 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report on climate change, outlining that we have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe. As a result, now more than ever, environmental sustainability is something each and every one of us should think about, both individually and as part of our networks, in our private as well as our professional lives. This thinking needs to become second nature and inform all our actions.

In a collaboration between Bow Arts and Artsadmin, and under the Julie’s Bicycle and Arts Council England Accelerator programme, we are looking at environmental sustainability within artist studios and in connection to artist practices. What materials are being used, and are environmental or other ethical aspects taken into account when these are bought? Are there ways to reduce and re-use materials, rather than recycle and dispose of? And do socio-economic factors such as time and money have an impact on how green an artist is in their practice? We are looking for answers to those questions and will aim to establish ways in which we as arts organisations can inspire as well as assist artists to take sustainability in their practices to a new level.

One of the models we are looking at in order to achieve this is Circular Economy. 

Traditional behaviour patterns often follow the model of take-make-dispose. For this it has to be assumed that there are infinite resources, which of course we know not to be the case. In addition, simple disposal at the end of a product’s life has a huge detrimental impact on the environment and should therefore no longer be an option, and in fact should never have been.

A circular economy model on the other hand is a closed loop system, designed to keep in any resources for as long as possible, get the most value out of them while in use, and eventually ensure sustainable ways of disposal. This way waste and pollution will be designed out of the system.

Ways to achieve this include maintenance & repair (of tools and equipment), reuse & sharing, upcycling, and only eventually, recycling. If you are interested in exploring the concept of Circular Economy further, have a look at Julie’s Bicycle’s resource on the topic and follow our progress on this project!

So, how will we get there?

The beginning of the process is to gain a greater understanding of current systems of sustainability and exchange within creative practice. Whether you currently consider your practice to be engaged with sustainability or not, we would like to hear from all artists so that we can effectively map material and resource use in the sector and measure how practitioners consider sustainability. There are no wrong answers to this survey, think of it as a process in order to collectively discover best practice. What matters most is the appetite for progress.

We are thinking about the circular economy through different prisms, primarily environmental sustainability, how our relationship to materials might impact artistic decision-making. If an embedded economy is the systemic whole, the actors within can only consume the amount of energy that has been inputted to keep sustainable equilibrium. We are considering our relationship with materials first but in doing so, we also examine the sites of exchange that are forged together to make an economy. This is not only in a financial sense of an economy but an artistic one, by dissecting exchanges and how the management of resources functions in a social system, we can re-examine how we create and work within a living ecosystem.

We hope in the first instance that you are interested in some of these themes of how practices centred around the boldness of art-making which allows us to navigate a collective future of environmental justice. We want to foster debate, innovative practice and cooperation that working sustainably encourages. How can this our relationship to materials and suggestions of alternative economies prefigure a regenerative future? How can we foster a community of sustainable studio users?

By asking these questions, we’re hoping to bring together groups of artists who are challenged and inspired by these ideas, and open to new ways of thinking in the way they approach their art process and production. It would be fantastic if we could get as many artists completing the survey as possible, this will be incredibly helpful in finding out about current practices. The workshops will be a chance to exchange knowledge with others on topics centred around artistic process and practice and will tackle advanced sustainability issues. The project will focus on collective action and collaboration and work like a peer exchange group facilitated by the 2 lead organisations.

To get involved in the workshops, please complete the survey and express your interest through the Google form. You should be interested in knowledge exchange that contributes to some research for Julie’s Bicycle Accelerator programme. The initial sessions will be centred around- 1) alternative economic models and the circular economy 2) sustainable material use. The subsequent sessions will be decided by the group but are likely to explore themes of collaboration, commons, time and money.

We’re really excited to be at the beginning of this journey and as we delve deeper into the idea of a creative economy that works for artists, more questions come up. We expect the next year of the Accelerator programme and path to circularity and sustainability to be challenging and enlightening in equal measure and it would be great if you joined us.

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Opportunity: Environmental Sustainability Officer at Festivals Edinburgh

Festivals Edinburgh is looking for an Environmental Sustainability Officer to join the team on a part-time basis.

Festivals Edinburgh is the high-level organisation, created and driven by the directors of Edinburgh’s 11 major festivals, to take the lead on their joint strategic development and to look at over-arching areas of mutual interest.

The Environmental Sustainability Officer role serves to drive and support the Festivals in their ambitions to be the world’s leading green festival city, by:

  • Acting as a specialised knowledge base for the Festivals, providing co-ordination and expertise on key sustainability issues
  • Sourcing, designing and supporting collaborative opportunities for the Festivals around environmental sustainability

This role supports the collaborative environmental sustainability work of the Edinburgh Festivals, facilitated by Festivals Edinburgh to both reduce the environmental impact of the Festivals and their activities, but also to explore their contribution to positive environmental change through their way of working with partners, artists, audiences and their wider stakeholders.

Key areas of activity:

  • Innovation and Knowledge Development
  • Skills and Capacity Development
  • Knowledge Dissemination and Advocacy

We are looking for a knowledgeable and driven individual, with strong attention to detail, and an ability to support and propel the environmental sustainability ambitions of Festivals Edinburgh and its member Festivals.

Hours:

The job is part-time (2.5 days per week) within standard office hours of 9.30 am – 5.30 pm, Monday – Friday. At times, it will be necessary to work flexible working hours e.g. to represent the organisation at external events, forums and conferences. Payment of overtime is not applicable to this post, but Time Off in Lieu will be given at the discretion of the Line Manager. Occasional travel within the UK will be required.

Apply:

Please email a CV and covering letter demonstrating your relevant abilities and outlining how your skills and experience meet the person specification to Niall Heseltine, Festivals Edinburgh Administrator, at recruitment@festivalsedinburgh.com 

For further information on this role, please download the full job specification.

Deadline: Monday 18 March, 5pm
Interviews: Monday 25 March in Edinburgh

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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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Two Upcoming Residencies with the School of Making Thinkinng

The School of Making Thinking is offering two really exciting summer residencies this summer. THE BODY OF WATER is a playwriting residency exploring water-related phenomena as dramaturgical inspiration, set to take place at Pittsburgh’s Community Forge IMMERSION 3.0 is the third iteration of an innovative VR creation lab set to take place at Cucalorus, in Wilmington, North Carolina. IMMERSION has been praised within the VR industry as at the forefront of innovating creative material in the emerging VR world! For both residencies, opportunities for subsidized tuition and travel are available. APPLY BY MARCH 10th! 

The School of Making Thinking hosts Spring & Summer Intensives for qualified artists and thinkers to work alongside each other for one to three week sessions. We continually experiment with structure, approaches to programming, and alternative pedagogies. Our residents have included sound and performance artists, poets, philosophers, sculptors, painters, botanists, dancers, playwrights, filmmakers, video artists, documentarians, and historians, among other diverse practices.

THE BODY OF WATER:

​May 25 – June 9 – Community Forge, Pittsburgh, PA
Tuition $600 

*includes food and lodging | tuition and travel subsidies available ​ 

This residency will create a space for experimenting with the emergent development of a playwriting methodology based on bodies of water. By the end, each resident will work to produce two things: (1) a proposal for a dramaturgical form (story shape) or a writing practice inspired by water or water-related phenomena, and (2) a piece of dramatic writing that follows that form or practice. Residents may, but don’t have to, write plays about water—we are primarily interested in letting water inform the shape of plays, not their content.

We will study the anatomy of bodies of water (rivers, oceans, springs, lakes, perhaps icebergs—frozen bodies of water!), as well as their effects on social structures. We will look at water-related phenomena like flow, sedimentation, human and animal migration, flooding, and more; we’ll look at examples of performative work that engages waterways, biomimicry, and theorists/activists whose work draws on language around liquidity, emergence, and flow. Pittsburgh, at the confluence of three rivers, provides rich potential to engage embodied research as well. Through our Pittsburgh host site, Community Forge in Wilkinsburg, there will be the option for residents to interact with other artists, community organizations, and Wilkinsburg residents/youth.

Here are some of the kinds of questions that interest us: What changes about site-specific performance or place-based research when the site/place is a body of water? What happens to a story if the plot diagram isn’t shaped like a mountain, but like a river or a lake or an ocean? How could a writer collaborate with water? How can a playwright collaborate with a scientist /collaborate with a painter in a way that’s fluid, that flows? What can playwrights learn from the way that water acts on us all at a distance and links us to other people and beings who appear geographically far away

The residency will focus on plays: we’ll work to translate our ideas to our playwriting process, from conception and research to writing and feedback. We welcome applications from anyone interested in working specifically with playwriting, whether you primarily identify as a playwright or you have a practice in another medium and you’d like to experiment with dramatic form. We also welcome applications from scientists, activists, scholars/researchers, and others who would like to collaborate with a playwright. We’ll be developing an experimental approach together, so it’s important that you’re interested in writing for the stage but also that you’re willing to challenge your own ideas about what makes a stage play work.

IMMERSION 3.0: VR Creation Lab

June 2 – June 22, 2019 – Cucalorus, Wilmington, NC
Tuition $1250

*includes food, lodging and technical support for VR production |tuition and travel subsidies available

This summer, The School of Making Thinking will run IMMERSION 3.0, our third iteration of our 360° video creation lab. The IMMERSION 3.0 Residency at Cucalorus will be an opportunity to explore immersion as a part of artistic practice, develop immersive works and become acquainted with the emerging media, build deep relationships in community, and develop methods of organizing creative projects in connection with social justice and peaceful futures.

Building on the belief that meaningful work is born out of a deep sensitivity for the context from which it emerges, we will immerse ourselves on every level. We will be building group rapport through collective experiences and embodied workshops, intimately collaborating on and co-mentoring creative processes, and conducting micro research projects into Wilmington’s present and past in order to deepen the context and content of the pieces produced. By engaging the history of our surroundings, wondering about the standing communities, observing architecture and local lore, acknowledging the original caretakers of the land and local Indigenous communities, and the legacies of cultural production that make Wilmington what it is today, we collectively ask the questions: What layers of historical, cultural, colonial, oppressive, personal and social fabrics map onto our movements in a space? How might we engage these realities actually, and virtually?

The first week of the session will be focused on group and site introductions, as well as developing technical familiarity with the cameras and gear. In the second week, we will create immersive pieces of performance and 360° videos in chosen locations throughout the city. The third week will be devoted to post production of the video pieces created with technical support from ARVR Consultants, culminating in a work-in-progress sharing of videos and any projects intended as a live experience.

We are seeking participants who have capacity to engage in an intensive production schedule, interest in developing skills and familiarity with the emerging media of 360 video and virtual reality, and a desire to work within local communities and contexts. Prior experience with 360° cameras and technology will not be required. Session participants will have access to 360° video capture cameras as well as technical support during the shooting and editing process. Please note that IMMERSION 3.0 does not provide computer workstations, and participants should be prepared to work from their own machine if they have access to one. Pieces created at the residency will have the opportunity to exhibit at the VR Expo at the Cucalorus Film Festival in November 2019. Residents will be encouraged to return to participate as exhibiting artists.  

Over the last two years, The School of Making Thinking has led the IMMERSION Lab in partnership with Cucalorus Film Festival and ARVR Consultants. The 360° video pieces that emerged have been tremendous: work born of intensive collective experience, cutting edge technical support, focused idea incubation, and challenging conversations in community. 

2019 College Green Captain Prize Now Open for Submissions

The Broadway Green Alliance is pleased to once again offer the College Green Captain Prize to an outstanding college student who has helped his or her campus theatre department become greener. The deadline for all applications is March 4, 2019.

Winners will have brought innovative, creative, and/or widely-applied greening and energy-efficiency methods into the design and/or production of theatre to their campuses. Entries from this year’s finalists will be displayed at the BGA booth at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) Annual Conference & Stage Expo, which runs from March 20-23, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The winner will be selected by a panel composed of members of the Broadway Green Alliance and will be announced at the USITT Expo. He or she will receive tickets to the Broadway production of Hadestown and, subject to availability, a professional backstage tour of the production or a meeting with a current Broadway Green Captain.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the BGA website by clicking here. Entries can be sent to green@broadway.org. Students or faculty/staff members interested in helping to green their theatre departments are encouraged to sign up to be a College Green Captain.P

Opportunity: Platform : 2019 Open Call at Edinburgh Art Festival

PLATFORM: If you are an early career artist ready to showcase your work, Edinburgh Art Festival would like to hear from you!

ABOUT

Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the platform for the visual arts at the heart of Edinburgh’s August festivals, bringing together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in visual art.

Each year, the Festival features leading international and UK artists alongside the best emerging talent, major survey exhibitions of historic figures, and a special programme of newly commissioned artworks that respond to public and historic sites in the city.

PLATFORM: 2019

If you are an early career artist ready to showcase your work, we’d like to hear from you.

We are delighted to announce the call for proposals to participate in Platform: 2019. This will be the fifth edition of our annual initiative designed to provide a dedicated opportunity for artists at the beginning of their careers to participate in the Festival.

Between 3-4 artists selected through the Open Call, will be invited to present their work in a group exhibition as part of the 2019 Festival. Selected artists will receive an artist’s fee, a dedicated budget to support the production of new work, and will be supported by the Festival team, with opportunities for individual mentoring throughout the development of the exhibition.

Platform: 2019 is part of the Platforms for Creative Excellence (PLACE) programme, launched in November 2018 by the Edinburgh Festivals, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants must:

  • Be based in Scotland and have been living here for a minimum of 2 years
  • Have graduated with a BA in Fine Art, or closely related subject, a minimum
    of 2 years ago and not more than 10 years ago *
  • Have not yet had a significant solo presentation within a public institution, or
    achieved representation by a commercial gallery

* We will also consider applications from artists who have not followed a formal fine art
education route, where they can demonstrate that they have developed an independent
professional practice for a minimum of 4 years, including a track record of exhibitions,
studio membership etc.
* Current students will not be eligible.

If you have any queries about the above criteria, please contactprogramme@edinburghartfestival.com 

SUBMISSION PROCESS

To apply, please use the Platform: 2019 Proposal Form on the Edinburgh Art Festival website to tell us about your practice, and propose a project you would like to develop for Platform: 2019 (including information about the likely costs).

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel comprising Edinburgh Art Festival Director, Sorcha Carey and artists Toby Paterson and Monster Chetwynd who have previously been commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival. The panel will select works on the basis of their eligibility and individual quality, with a view to forming the strongest collective presentation.

The selection panel can only assess applications on the basis of material submitted. It is therefore essential, and in your interest to supply the highest quality visuals possible that fully represent your work. Please be aware that while a website portfolio can provide good supporting documentation, the dedicated images or links to specific material for your project requested in the form will be the key materials reviewed by the panel.

Work in any medium will be considered, and the production budget should include any costs related to your proposed activity. Collaborative proposals may be considered, but the limitations to the fee and budget offered should be taken into consideration within any collaborative proposal.

Due to the high volume of proposals received we are unable to offer feedback to proposals that are not selected.

KEY DATES

  • Deadline for proposals (to be received no later than midnight) Sunday 3 March
  • Notification of decision to successful applicants Week of 18 March
  • Detailed planning of final exhibition May/June
  • Exhibition install to commence Early July
  • Launch of Edinburgh Art Festival 2019 Thursday 25 July
  • Opening preview of Platform: 2019 Friday 26 July
  • Festival closes Sunday 25 August
  • Deinstall Week of 26 August

FESTIVAL SUPPORT FOR SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

EXHIBITION

Successful candidates will be invited to participate in a group exhibition, with the following support offered for the production and installation of work:

  • Provision of a city centre space, branded as a Festival venue and invigilated by staff for the duration of the Festival
  • Artist’s fee of £1,000
  • Dedicated production allowance for each participating artist (up to a maximum of £2,000), to include any external production fees, expenses and related costs, materials, equipment, etc.
  • Mentoring support to be agreed with selected artists according to their individual needs
  • Technical support with installation
  • Exhibition interpretation panels, leaflet, vinyls and labels
  • Dedicated launch event
  • The exhibition will documented by a professional photographer and resulting images will be shared with the exhibiting artists

MEDIA, MARKETING & PR

Platform: 2019 will be included in all of Edinburgh Art Festival’s promotional materials:

  • Festival Print Platform: 2019 is listed in the Festival Guide, with text, images and artist biographies. The Festival Guide will be distributed widely throughout Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland, to partner galleries and cultural venues. Exhibition signage and an information booklet will also be produced for Platform: 2019.
  • Website Exhibition details, artist information and related events will be added to a dedicated section
    at www.edinburghartfestival.com. Information will also be sent via our weekly festival enewsletter, giving subscribers up to date information on the latest exhibitions and events.
  • Social Media Festival content is promoted via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Artists will be encouraged
    to share relevant content on their own pages to highlight to wider audiences.
  • Festival PR Our appointed PR agency will target a large range of local, national and international press
    and media outlets to promote Edinburgh Art Festival.

SUBMISSION

Completed proposals should be received by midnight, Sunday 3 March 2019.
Please email to programme@edinburghartfestival.com with the subject line Platform: 2019.
Emails should be no larger than 5MB. For attachments or large files, please use a file sharing facility such as WeTransfer.
For any queries please contact us: 0131 226 6558 | programme@edinburghartfestival.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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OPPORTUNITY: ‘HUMANS TREATING E-WASTE IN INDIA’ Documentary filmmaker looking for partners

We are looking for collaborators for a Documentary made on E-waste Workers in New Delhi, India.

New Delhi becomes the hub of e-waste collection and dumping ground for the entire country. Not only the country waste, but it is also being imported from outside countries.

Dealing with e-Waste

Over 95% of e-waste generated is managed by the unorganised sector and scrap dealers in this market, dismantle the disposed products instead of recycling it. About 4-5 lakh child labourers in the age group of 10-15 years are observed to be engaged in various e-waste activities, without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling workshops. Children, who are unaware of the hazards become incapable of working by the time they reach the age of 35-40.
E-waste accounts for approximately 40 percent of the lead and 70 percent of heavy metals found in landfills. These pollutants lead to ground water and air pollution and soil acidification. High and prolonged exposure to these chemicals/ pollutants emitted during unsafe e-waste recycling leads to damage of nervous systems, blood systems, kidneys and brain development, respiratory disorders, skin disorders, bronchitis, lung cancer, heart, liver, and spleen damage.

Having explored the entire process of e-waste treatment in delhi, it can be seen that the workers treating it, are at the most immediate risk. The documentary focuses specifically on the lives of the e-waste workers living and working in the market. What are their experiences, and feelings related to their work? How do they face such hazardous activities almost on daily basis, knowing the fact that this work is actually deteriorating their lives. It is sad to know that these workers are actually paying for the technological privileges enjoyed by modern humans.

Malti, a 60 year old e-waste worker explains how well-informed she is regarding the health hazards of her work, but she still does it daily, due to lack of other opportunities. She says she suffers from breathing difficulties.

Collaborators wanted

The film is still in its production phase and the filmmaker is looking out for the partners – individuals or institutions, who can take this film forward in the right direction. The purpose of this collaboration is that the film could meet its right audience and generate awareness about this impending issue, which is destroying lives somewhere in the world.

Watch the short version of the film and contact the filmmaker Gagan Singh if you are interested in collaborating.


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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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Artist Commission: Your Point – External treatment and internal wayfinding

The Point, owned and managed by Eastleigh Borough Council is undertaking an Arts Council Funded Small Capital grant programme called Your Point throughout 2019. As part of this refurbishment and transformation, one of the strands of work is to light up the building from the outside making it more visible to visitors, audience and place it firmly as a vibrant cultural destination in Eastleigh town centre. The commission will also encompass internal wayfinding to ensure once visitors are within the building they can orient themselves and navigate from place to place with ease. This commission wishes to enable the design & implementation of a digital lighting treatment to the outside of the venue to make it visibly bolder using artist designed lighting and continue the work inside the building to ensure a connection between the external and internal environments.

Please send your submission digitally in PDF format by email to sacha.lee@eastleigh.gov.uk
By 12 noon on Monday 4th February 2019

The total budget for this work is in the region of £20,000 exc VAT. This is inclusive of design, materials, installations, all associated fees and expenses.

OPPORTUNITY: The 34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019

Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure, boost recognition, and promote career growth.

The 2019 competition awards are valued at more than $70,000. In addition to cash prizes, other awards include participation in the collective exhibition, featured magazine profiles, valuable PR opportunities, and an honorable mention. A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.

The 2019 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be accepting submissions between February 5th and the deadline March 12th, 2019. Results will be announced on April 16th, 2019, with the competition exhibition slated for August 10–20, 2019.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Apply to be recognized by Agora’s reputable jury. Visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition for more information and detailed instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at competition@agora-gallery.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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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