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COAL PRIZE 2016 – Call for entries


DEADLINE – September 11, 2016

The COAL Prize will reveal the wealth of responses provided by artists to current environmental issues and will encourage the emergence of a new culture concerning nature and sustainability. The global ecological crisis, in the form of climate change, loss of biodiversity, depletion of resources, and various forms of pollution, is above all a cultural challenge that is determined by our individual and collective behaviour.

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 Association, aims to present to the general public and political figures other ways of understanding the complexity of climate and other environmental challenges through a multiplicity of views and creative alternatives. 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.

Organized under the patronage of Madame Ségolène Royal, the COAL Prize 2016 will be awarded during a ceremony organized in Paris in October, with the support of the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the European Union and the Imagine2020 network, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature and the François Sommer Foundation.

Stage Left Productions, Third Way Theatre and Chromatic Theatre invite diverse agents of change to join us in an innovative, 6-day training intensive in arts-based equity intervention.

August 1 – 6, 2016 – Calgary, AB Canada

$350 thereafter (sliding scale & barters are available)

The IN-Justice Equity Training Intensive offers a rare and dynamic opportunity to recharge our passions, increase our capacity and strengthen our resolve.

  • This one-time only, open registration intensive…

    Immerses participants in Theatre of the Oppressed methods, as a unique form of embodied learning and sharing – one that equalizes the power imbalances that often stymie cross-cultural collaboration.

  • Introduces a foundational equity framework that centers the bottom-up, earned knowledge of diverse peoples, results in a shared vocabulary and analysis, and offers up practical tools for confronting inequity.
  • Provides accessible, step-by-step instruction in many Theatre of the Oppressed methods, including Image & Forum Theatre, Cops in the Head and Rainbow of Desire.
  • Offers-up many practical applications on how to integrate Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and anti-oppressive practice into social justice initiatives.
  • Attends to internal and external oppressions, as well as individual agency and structural-level interventions.
  • Equips diverse agents of change to engage in intercultural solidarity, develop shared interests, and make collective impact.

For more information and to register, please visit: www.artsexchange.weebly.com

This IN-Justice Equity Training is part of The Arts ExCHANGE Project. Arts ExCHANGE is a unique, cross-continental collaboration between Stage Left Productions (Canada) and Third Way Theatre (Australia): Two renown Theatre of the Oppressed companies founded and led by diverse women – who invite daring agents of change to go beyond the social justice status quo.

The Calgary intensive is proudly hosted The Calgary Congress for Equity & Diversity in the Arts and The University of Calgary’s School for Creative and Performing Arts.

We thank the Canada Council’s Equity Office and Calgary Arts Development for their support.

Yours in solidarity,
Michele
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founder & Artistic Director
Stage Left Productions
www.stage-left.org

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance Announces RONA16, a networked event for Australian Creatives.

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) will be hosting the first Australian Rights of Nature Tribunal in Brisbane on 22nd October 2016. To support this landmark event, AELA Earth Arts have launched RONA16, a network of creative events around the country during September and October, and an open invitation for everyone to participate and join the   celebrations.

Earth Arts is the creative branch of AELA, with its own dedicated team of arts and legal professionals, who deliver research and events that explicitly connect the philosophies and practice between the arts, environment and governance. Each year, Earth Arts focuses their work on a specific program, in 2016 its RONA16 focusing on the Rights of  Nature.

What are the Rights of  Nature?

Modern industrialised societies treat the natural world as if it is merely human property  and can be bought, sold and destroyed at our whim. This lack of respect for the ecosystems that sustain all life is one of the root causes of the ecological crisis we face today. The Rights of Nature movement advocates for recognising in law, that the natural world or ‘Earth community’ is sacred and has the right to exist, thrive and regenerate its vital cycles, and we – the people – have the legal authority to protect these rights on behalf of the Earth community.

The Rights of Nature Tribunal will hear cases presented by citizens and Earth lawyers concerned about the destruction of ecosystems in Australia. It will also be a celebration of the incredible natural world of which we are a part. To support the Tribunal and promote cultural engagement with this emerging movement, RONA16 will showcase events that blend creative re- interpretations of environmental governance with cultural responses to the rights of the natural world to flourish. There are two opportunities to get involved: attend the curated exhibition and event series in Brisbane this October; or host your own event (art  exhibition,  performance, creative conversation) and join a network of RONA16 events happening across Australia – for full details visit www.RONA16.org.au.

RONA16 is a nation-wide invitation for artists, galleries, groups and organisations, to exhibit your creative and cultural responses to the rights of the natural  world.

All inquiries to RONA16 Assistant National Coordinator, creative@earthlaws.org.au AELA  Earth  Arts: http://www.earthlaws.org.au/current-projects/earth-arts/

Opportunity: Create the Edinburgh Festival Sustainable Practice Award piece

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We are looking for a maker to create an award piece that embodies and celebrates sustainability to award to the winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award.

The deadline is Friday July 8, 12pm BST.

Brief

This is an opportunity for an artist to explore and experiment with social, economic and environmental sustainability in their work, for example in the choice and acquisition of materials or low-impact work procedures. The award piece can be of any form or medium.

The following logos and details will be required on the piece (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)
  • Funder and Partner Logos
    • PR Print and Design logo
    • New Arts Sponsorship Grants logo
    • Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts logo
    • The List logo
    • Creative Carbon Scotland logo

The sustainability aspirations of the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award are to be taken into account in the development of the final award piece. The successful maker will receive a fee of £250, to include any materials used in the award and time put into its creation. The maker will also receive an invitation to the award ceremony in August, a chance to meet the winners and network with other artists working towards sustainability; and they will be showcased on the Creative Carbon Scotland and the Centre of Sustainable Practice in the Arts websites (see last year’s example).

The deadline for award piece applications is 8 July.

The award piece completion deadline is Monday 22 August 2016, and the selected maker must be available that week to engrave the winner’s details on the award in time for the ceremony later that week.

To apply, please fill in the Artist Application form here, and for any further questions please contactluise.kocaurek@creativecarbonscotland.com.

More about the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award

The Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, recognises and rewards shows that strive to engage their company and their audiences in thinking how arts can help grow a sustainable world. Through this, the award aims to promote and inspire artists and companies engaging with these issues and bringing them to the forefront of society. The project began in 2010 and has since then become an official Edinburgh Fringe Award, with the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland partnering with The List,  the New Arts Sponsorship Grant and PR Print and Design.

All Fringe productions are invited to apply and share their ideas on how to make a more just, equal and green world. Applications are open until 12th August 2016, with the winner being announced in a ceremony at the end of August. For details of previous recipients, see our page on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Image: Flickr under Creative Commons Licence

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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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SUPERHERO CLUBHOUSE + UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT SEEKS LEAD FACILITATORS FOR “LIVING STAGE” PROJECT

Seeking: Lead Facilitators

Fee: $1000 flat

Timeline: August 2015 – March 2016 (a total of sixteen 3hr workshops, dates TBD)

Project Description

The Living Stage is a project first conceived by Australian eco-designer Tanja Beer, in which a community designs and grows an outdoor performance space that doubles as a community garden. NYC’s first Living Stage will be made over the course of August 2016-August 2017, when seniors and students of the Lower East Side will collaborate with permaculture and theater experts to create a recyclable, biodegradable, and edible performance space at the Meltzer Center in the Lower East Side. The stage will be inaugurated in August 2017 by performances of an original piece of eco-theater made by participants.

Part I: August 2016-March 2017

The project commences this summer with monthly workshops for seniors and elementary-aged students in the Lower East Side, focused on permaculture, landscape architecture, and theater-making. The intent of Part 1 is to build strong relationships with participants, forming a foundation of trust, positive engagement, and excitement for the project. During this period, participants will collectively envision the Living Stage, creating a shared public space to serve the needs and wants of the community.

Job Description

We are hiring two Lead Facilitator positions for this project: one facilitator will lead the senior group, and the other the youth group, but facilitators will assist each other. Workshops will occur approximately once a month for a total of 16 workshops between August 2016-March 2017 (8 workshops for the seniors and 8 for the youth). Both facilitators will attend all sessions.

We are seeking natural leaders who are passionate about community engagement, environment, and the arts and highly experienced in working with seniors and/or elementary-aged students.

Details

Individuals hired must commit to leading one workshop each month from August 2016-March 2017, and assisting a second monthly workshop during the same time frame, for a total of 6 hours each month. Additionally, facilitators must attend three planning meetings with program directors; one in August ’16, one December ’16, and one in March ’17.

Some workshops will feature guest experts on topics such as permaculture, landscape architecture, and theatrical design; Lead Facilitators will be expected to communicate with these guest experts prior to their visit, and to assist them as needed during workshops.

Senior and youth participants will work independently for most workshop sessions, but come together at the last session to share their work with each other and look forward to Part 2 of the project.

There is no expectation of a commitment beyond March 2017, but individuals hired for Part 1 of the program may be invited to stay on as Lead Facilitators for Part 2 (April-July 2017), when participants will plant and grow both the flora of the Living Stage and an original performance. Please note that workshops may increase in frequency during Part 2.

If interested, please send a resume to Lani Fu, lani@superheroclubhouse.org, by July 1, 2016. PDF format preferred. Select individuals will be contacted for an interview.

University of Auckland – PhD Project in Transdisciplinary Art-Science Sustainability Research

The role of culture and artistic practice in contributing to sustainability research and science communication is becoming increasingly recognised. Artistic methods of community engagement have the potential to engage diverse publics in debating, understanding and contributing to vital decisions about the management of oceans, waterways and public spaces. 

We offer a PhD Scholarship in Transdisciplinary Art-Science Sustainability Research between the departments of Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, and School of Environment, Faculty of Science. This scholarship is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) towards the project; Sustainable Seas; Navigating Marine Social-Ecological Systems. 

This position provides an opportunity to develop critical thinking and practice in the field of art-science collaboration toward environmental sustainability, particularly in regard to public perceptions of trust in regard to marine eco-systems. 

The art-science element of this project involves developing creative means for public engagement, with the aim of contributing to a paradigm shift in the way New Zealand views, governs and manages its marine estate. This shift is needed to balance the enhanced use of marine resources and good environmental stewardship, while meeting the aspirations and rights of society.

Candidates suitable for this position will have proven ability to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries. They must have an Honours or Master’s Degree with a substantive research thesis component. We are seeking applicants with a background in either arts or environmental sciences, able to contribute to the development of practice-led, transdisciplinary sustainability research, that involves working with artists, general public, iwi and social scientists. Specialisation may lie in performance research, science communication, digital media expertise, environmental humanities, social sciences, intercultural engagement, narrative research, relational ontologies.  We will select a candidate who is self-motivated, with good verbal and written communication skills, has an excellent academic record and the background necessary to successfully undertake this research.

The School of Dance Studies and The School Environment at the University of Auckland both provide an excellent forum for trans-disciplinary research. Our Schools have extensive collaborative research relationships with other academic departments within the University, with other universities both in New Zealand and overseas and with key research institutes. This research project is trans-disciplinary; candidates will be required to develop their research against a background of art-science collaboration, thinking between creative practice, social sciences, critical theory, policy development and marine science.  Support for the PhD project includes: a stipend of NZ$30,000 per annum for up to three years (this includes fees and an annual stipend of approximately $24,000NZD); a Postgraduate Research Student Support scheme designed to facilitate academic and professional development through conference attendance and short term hosting by relevant institutions.  The advisory team will comprise Dr Alys Longley (Creative Arts and industries), Dr Karen Fisher (School of Environment), and Dr Carolyn Lundquist (Institute of Marine Science, University of Auckland). 

How to apply: Potential candidates must have an Honours or Masters degree (or equivalent). The nature of the research project means that candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds may be considered. Interested candidates should email a cover letter outlining their background and a CV to Dr Alys Longley a.longley@auckland.ac.nz or Dr Karen Fisher k.fisher@auckland.ac.nz by 1 July 2016.

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Opportunity: Vacancies at Culture Republic

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

For more information on Culture Republic‘s vacancies, visit their website here.

Strategic Planning Director

The operational lynchpin of Culture Republic, this director is a standard-bearer and will guarantee high levels of customer service, resource management and business performance.

Culture Republic works with our clients and partners to identify their aims for growth. We support their vision by providing intelligence about their visitors and customers, in national and competitor context, which we translate into real marketing strategy and tactics.

We are seeking to expand our vibrant team to meet the demand for results driven, practical advice. We are looking for a specialist, passionate and committed person to take on the role of Strategic Planning Director.

Working directly with the CEO and consultancy team, the Strategic Planning Director will be required to maintain a holistic view of all client and team activity within CR’s strategic business expansion. The post holder will manage the competing time demands for short term partner and client work while monitoring productivity and performance to achieve longer term business development and revenues.

In the stages of business growth and development the role will take an active part in delivering marketing consultancy where appropriate and where business needs dictate.

 

Marketing Campaigns Manager

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious, practicing marketer to take their career to the next level. The post has a dual role within Scotland’s national audience development hub.

Culture Republic works with our clients and partners to identify their aims for growth. We support their vision by providing intelligence about their visitors and customers, in national and competitor context, which we translate into real marketing strategy and tactics.

We are seeking to expand our vibrant team to meet the demand for results driven, practical advice. We are looking for a specialist, passionate and committed person to take on the role of Marketing and Campaign Manager.

The M&C Manager will raise CR’s profile to ensure Culture Republic’s work is fully recognised and understood across Scotland’s cultural, creative and business communities.

For Culture Republic this involves identifying opportunities for business development by strengthening CR’s online presence and working within the business deliver a CRM strategy and series of campaigns that matches our core capabilities with the interests of our partners and target clients. For our existing partners and clients, it means undertaking marketing delivery where appropriate as part of our consultancy services, with hands on, practical skills and advice honed at the of marketing practice.

 

Marketing Assistant

The post will support marketing consultancy and business development. You will help increase awareness of programmes and services with excellent customer service and customer relationship management.

Culture Republic works with our clients and partners to identify their aims for growth. We support their vision by providing intelligence about their visitors and customers, in national and competitor context, which we translate into real marketing strategy and tactics.

We are seeking to expand our vibrant team to meet the demand for results driven, practical advice. We are looking for a specialist, passionate and committed person to take on the role of Marketing Assistant.

Busy and varied, this is a great job for someone with ambition who wants to make their way in marketing and get inside knowledge and hands-on experience of the full marketing mix and life in the cultural sector.

You’ll need to be a smart thinker, have bags of confidence and personality and be able to turn your hand to pretty much anything, whether it’s researching contacts, checking data, running reports, learning how to edit video, writing blog copy, making the tea or tweeting about the latest ideas in digital marketing.

 

Research Director (Maternity Cover)

You will develop and deliver research consultancy and drive income by providing essential market analysis, social media metrics and bespoke audience research to inform decision making.

Culture Republic works with our clients and partners to identify their aims for growth. We support their vision by providing intelligence about their visitors and customers, in national and competitor context, which we translate into real marketing strategy and tactics.

We are seeking to expand our vibrant team to meet the demand for results driven, practical advice. We are looking for a specialist, passionate and committed person to take on the role of Research Director (Maternity Cover).

You will work with the CEO and Strategic Planning Director and will liaise directly with key partners, clients and stakeholders to research and analyse data to answer questions about who the audience is, what segments of the local population are underrepresented, why and how people choose to attend or take part.

You provide strategic support, practical advice and unique access to CR’s market intelligence and national data sets that tests responses and track levels of public engagement by cultural organisations. This ensures decisions can be taken that are specifically tailored to the interests of Scotland’s diverse communities and cultural sector and maximises opportunities for shared learning across the sector.

 

Research Assistant

The research assistant is a company informer. They provide all types of public information and data analysis needed by the business to work effectively with our partners, clients and stakeholders.

Culture Republic works with our clients and partners to identify their aims for growth. We support their vision by providing intelligence about their visitors and customers, in national and competitor context, which we translate into real marketing strategy and tactics.

We are seeking to expand our vibrant team to meet the demand for results driven, practical advice. We are looking for a specialist, passionate and committed person to take on the role of Research Assistant.

Working within the CR team of top researchers, the Research Assistant organises, sets up, collects, processes and puts together audience and market research drawn from different sources, analysing raw data to reveal patterns and insights and presenting findings in a useful, accurate and easy to digest way.

The Research Assistant role is relevant graduates with a degree in research, social research, maths, marketing or statistics with 1-3 years practical experience in a market research /marketing environment preferably in an agency environment.

 

Operations Assistant

A great role if you pride yourself on making things work well. You’ll support our operations to ensure we can deliver consultancy, programmes and services efficiently and effectively.

Culture Republic works with our clients and partners to identify their aims for growth. We support their vision by providing intelligence about their visitors and customers, in national and competitor context, which we translate into real marketing strategy and tactics.

We are seeking to expand our vibrant team to meet the demand for results driven, practical advice. We are looking for a specialist, passionate and committed person to take on the role of Operations Assistant.

You will work directly with the Finance and Administration manager, the CEO, Strategic Planning Director and consultancy team. Alongside this work you will also support the wider team with a wide range of projects dictated by the needs of the business.

Busy and varied, this is a great job for someone with ambition who wants to make their way in arts administration and get inside knowledge and hands-on experience of running a company in the cultural sector.

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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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Artist Opportunity: Imagine 2020 Summer Lab

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ARTIST CALL OUT – Imagine 2020 Summer Lab: Art, Ecology and Possible Futures

29-31 August 2016, Ljubljana Marshes, Slovenia

Artsadmin are offering an opportunity for a UK-based artist over 18 years old working in performance, live art or theatre with an interest in ecology and sustainability. This three-day lab for 20 people takes place outside, in the beautiful environment of Ljubljana Marshes, an area with a fragile eco-system increasingly affected by pesticides and pollution. Guided by practitioners from art, biology, ecology and agriculture, the group will collaboratively imagine solutions for this polluted landscape.

Artsadmin and the lab hosts Bunker will cover travel costs from the UK, accommodation, meals and per diems. The working language of the lab will be English.

Full lab and application details at:

http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/artist-support/advice-info-training/imagine-2020-summer-labs

Deadline for applications: 20 June 2016, 6pm

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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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Creative Carbon Scotland Green Tease Open Call

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Creative Carbon Scotland is pleased to announce a funded open call for artists, freelancers, and cultural and environmental sustainability organisations to shape and contribute to our ongoing Green Tease event series: connecting cultural practices and environmental sustainability.

Green Tease events have been running since 2013 as a regular informal meeting points for people interested in building links between the arts and sustainability through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and practices.

We’re very excited now to open up the running of Green Tease events to others to widen interest and activity across cultural and sustainability communities.

How will this work?

We’ll continue to run some sessions ourselves, but at the same time, we are opening up the platform so that people can run their own events. This is a chance to share your knowledge, skills and ideas with the Green Tease network and help build Scotland’s arts and sustainability community of practice. Events could take the following forms or other formats that you’re interested in:

  • Talk or presentation about a project you have been involved in or are developing;
  • Practical workshop involving the learning of new skills or trying out of new ideas;
  • Group discussion on a particular theme which you feel could benefit from contribution from artistic or sustainability perspectives;
  • Walk, tour or site visit;
  • Film screening;
  • Events run in tandem with a wider conference, festival etc.
  • Guidelines and support

We’ll provide the following support to help make your event happen:

  • Up to £175 budget. This could cover organising or presenting at the Green Tease, refreshments, and venue hire if necessary (often we can help to source a venue free of charge);
  • Help marketing your event to the Green Tease network;
  • Green Tease DIY handbook with some guiding principles to follow;
  • Event evaluation.

You can find more information on previous events on our project page and Green Tease reflection blogs.

Selection process

Events will be selected on the basis of content quality, inclusivity and the exploration of the interface between arts and sustainability. We will also aim to ensure the continuing development of the overall programme and it’s usefulness and value to the Green Tease network. Following your submission we will be in touch to ask any follow up questions that we might have. Please note, depending on levels of interest we may not be able to support all submissions.

If you have any questions before submitting a proposal feel free to get in touch with gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com.

Submit your event proposal here.

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

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

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

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

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

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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CALL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCHERS AND PRACTITIONERS + THEATER ARTISTS

Superhero Clubhouse is proud to announce the launch of the Science and Stage Collaborative Fellowship, a new initiative uniting environmental experts and theater artists in a semester-long residency to tackle pressing questions about humanity’s relationship to climate change.

For four months this fall, three select professionals from the fields of climate science, economics, engineering, and policy will work in collaboration with three select theater professionals, forming a diverse ensemble. This ensemble will simultaneously study a variety of climate change topics and approaches to theater-making through a series of bimonthly workshops, presentations, and social events. The fellowship program will culminate in a rehearsal process and performance of a new work made by the ensemble.

The fellowship program will take place September-December 2016 in NYC. Fellows will meet twice a month on weekends and weekday evenings. In December, fellows will meet more frequently to create and rehearse a theatrical production. The production will be staged, designed using sustainable materials, and performed for the public on December 18. 

The Science and Stage Collaborative Fellowship is run by Superhero Clubhouse, a collective of artists and scientists working at the intersection of environmentalism and theater. The Fellowship gives participants an opportunity to work collaboratively with professionals in other disciplines to address critical issues. Fellows will actively practice creating devised theater based on rigorous research, and learn new ways of communicating their work to a public audience. 

APPLY HERE. DUE JULY 1

If you have questions, refer to the FAQ section on the application. Further questions can be directed to Allie Tsubota: allie@superheroclubhouse.org

Our Fellowship Committee includes:

  •  Sergio Botero(biologist at Rockefeller University and multidisciplinary artist)
  • Josh Browne (Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Earth Institute at Columbia University)
  • Jonathan Camuzeaux (Senior Economic Analyst at Environmental Defense Fund and musician/composer)
  • Nada Petrovic (fellow at USAID, former researcher at Center for Research on Environmental Decisions).
  • Our Fellowship Manager is Alexandra Tsubota, a dancer working at the junction of art and environment.

Superhero Clubhouse is a collective of artists and scientists working at the intersection of environmentalism and theater. We make original performances via a collaborative, green and rigorous process. Through the creation of new mythologies reflecting our changing world, we work to ignite environmental conversations among audiences and communities in the pursuit of revolutionary theater and ecological consciousness. Learn more at www.superheroclubhouse.org.