Harvesting Human Energy

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Calling all dancers! Ballet, jazz, tango, ballroom, Zumba, breakdance, tap, disco, swing, line, hip-hop, pogo, calypso, square dance, cha cha, jerkin’… You are an incredible source of untapped renewable energy! Each footstep, each cabriole, each moonwalk, each jerk produces kinetic energy. This kinetic energy can

Tickets: The Green Arts Conference!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Tickets are now available for this year’s Green Arts Conference! Taking place on 1st November 2017 in Glasgow, it’s the conference for Scottish cultural organisations aiming to increase their environmental sustainability. Hosted by Creative Carbon Scotland at Partick Burgh Hall in Glasgow, this full-day conference will consist of

Imagining Water

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Introduction to the Series, Imagining Water This post is the first in a year-long series on artists who are making the topic of water a focus of their work and on the growing number of exhibitions, performances and publications that are popping up in museums, galleries

LAGI Glasgow Exhibition

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Land Art Generator Glasgow exhibition Tent: Art, Space and Nature, Edinburgh College of Art 8-21 September 2017 The award winning Land Art Generator Glasgow project, developed in collaboration with ecoartscotland, explores creative approaches to using renewable energy in urban contexts as part of place-making approaches to regeneration. The Land Art

[Int21] Residential Short Course and Evening Talk (UK)

Environmental artist Chris Drury and writer Kay Syrad lead a residential short course with guest artist David Buckland from Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November 2017. Chris will also offer a public talk on the evening of Wednesday November 1st. Part of art.earth’s compelling new programme of short courses and talks. Context and Form,

Ullapool Green Tease Reflections

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland A few weeks ago, we held for our first Ullapool Green Tease, run in collaboration with An Talla Solais as part of their summer exhibition ‘Murmur – artists reflect on climate change’, curated by Jonathan Baxter. A group of around twenty of us gathered in the MacPhail Centre,

In Conversation with Food

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Last month, I put my food play up onstage in its most fully produced iteration. Even though I had heard it aloud in front of an audience before, I didn’t really know what was going to happen. That’s the beauty of theatre, right? We never

Carbon Reporting 2016-17 due 29th September

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Carbon Reporting is due on 29th September for all Regularly Funded Organisations, and Creative Carbon Scotland are here to help! All Regularly Funded Organisations should now have received their Annual Statistical Survey for 2016-17 from Creative Scotland which should be completed and returned by 29th September 2017. As

500 Years of Resistance Presented By: Dancing Earth Creations and Cuicacalli Dance Company

“500 YEARS OF RESISTANCE” SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Dancing Earth Creations in collaboration with Cuicacalli Dance Company are proud to present “500 Years of Resistance” Festival at the newly renovated Brava Theater in the Mission District in San Francisco on Dec 1-2, 2017 . The Festival celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Cuicacalli Danza, the

Exhibition: Cash, Clash & Climate (U.K.)

CASH, CLASH & CLIMATE  MASLEN & MEHRA in collaboration with street artists, Shuby and Delete 1 September – 12 November 2017 Opening event: 14th September 2017 Hastings Museum & Art Gallery John’s Place Hastings TN34 Maslen & Mehra consider their more recent work to be ‘micro’. By that, they mean they are honing in on very

Understanding a place “without shortcuts”: exploring the Tim Robinson archive 

This Post Comes from The Hollywood Story : An Eco-Social Art Practice | Co. Carlow Ireland | Authored by Cathy Fitzgerald: I’m staying near Bearna village, which is on the edge of the ecologically significant Moycullen bog area in the West of Ireland. On such occasions the basic act of attention that creates a place

CONCLAVE of ART OF CHANGE 21

An international meeting of CO-CRÉATION for the climate At the Grand Palais in PARIS, October 9-10, 2017 The association Art of Change 21 is organizing, with the support of the UN Environment, a meeting that will bring together artists, entrepreneurs and young eco-leaders from around the globe. The objective of this second conclave is to

Blog: Harry Giles – A provocation for the Edinburgh Fringe

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Poet Harry Giles presented the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award 2017 on Friday 25 August. Read his provocation to the audience, to the Awards, to the Edinburgh Fringe, below. I’m going to start with a confession, which is that I haven’t seen a single Fringe show this year. I have

Biophilia and Beauty

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Over the last three years, I have sought to develop work in new ways in order to offer an alternative discourse to the overwhelming pessimism of climate change debates. Taking my artwork out of the frame, and then off the wall, into three dimensional installations,

Opportunity: Art and Ecology Publication Submissions Open Call

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland A&E is a new collective focussing on critical art and ecology matters founded by Glasgow School of Art graduates. We are launching with a publication under the theme ‘Disconnection’. This could be explored through various sub-themes such as anthropocentrism and a disconnection to the non-human, the effects of

Newton Harrison at Woodend Barn, Aberdeenshire

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland  Invitation The Dee and Don Catchment Area Creating Resilience to Climate Change The Barn, Saturday 26 August 2017 7-9pm. Refreshments from 6.30pm We are pleased to confirm that Newton Harrison’s visit to Aberdeenshire has now been fixed and we are delighted to invite you to an evening of discussion in

July 2017 Green Tease Reflections

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Edge Effects: Frontiers in Retreat was a Green Tease held in Glasgow on 27th July led by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Edge Effects: Frontiers in Retreat was a Green Tease held in Glasgow on 27th July led by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. The event was part of their Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects programme of

Opportunity: Cultural Adaptations

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is looking for arts organisations interested in partnering with us in an EU-funded project – read more about the project here. Because the project focuses on adaptation to climate change, we are looking for partners based in Eire, Belgium, Denmark, north-west Germany or the Netherlands, as

‘After Coal’ Screening and discussion

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Documentary exploring climate justice to screen at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow on 3 September 2017 What happens when fossil fuels run out? How do communities and cultures survive? After Coal profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and

Making economics the servant, not the master

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland “An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where the rich use public transport,” Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogota. I’ve been reading the new edition of Tim Jackson’s Prosperity Without Growth. I read the first edition some years ago and this