New case studies: Environmental policy and engagement at CCA

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Our most recent digital resources feature the environmental work of the CCA, including strategies and policies that address sustainable changes and positive promotion. Staff, Tenant and Audience Engagement at CCA discusses CCA’s initiatives for engaging those who use their facilities on a daily basis, as well as occasional

Opportunity: ASCUS Micro-Residency

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Announcing a new ASCUS micro-residency programme at the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution (CIIE) located in Ashworth labs, University of Edinburgh. Scientists have made progress in understanding how pathogens cause disease, escape our immune defences and spread in populations. However pathogen evolution threatens this progress, generating drug

Upcoming event: Firing Ceramics with a Paper Kiln at Glasgow Green Tease

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Join us on Thursday 27th November, 3 – 5pm as we light up a kiln made of repurposed newspaper to fire the ceramic pieces created at our September Green Tease gathering. The event will take place at an outdoor site off of Garscube Road. David Parr from Sustainable Glasgow

The People’s Weather Report

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world – now more than ever. Last year was one of the hottest on record internationally, but the sceptics keep pumping their rhetoric into the atmosphere, almost as fast and furiously as we’re polluting it. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude and

Opportunity: Cove Park Craft Residencies

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This opportunity comes from Cove Park- In 2015 Cove Park will award a minimum of two Crafts Residencies, of between one to three months each, for individual national and international artists. We will also award one residency, lasting for a minimum of one month to an emerging designer/maker

Matthew Mazzotta at Farmers Park

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace Since moving to the Ozarks, my genetic region of five generations, I have been trying to figure out a way to contribute to the local arts scene. This past summer I received a Call for Artists through the Springfield Regional Arts Council that a local developer, Matt O’Reilly,

British Arts and Science Festivals Association Conference

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This year, the conference takes on the theme of “Access” including access to funding, access to new audiences and access to sustainability. The conference balances social gatherings with debate and discussion events, offering numerous opportunities for professional networking and exchange of ideas. Participants receive discounted tickets to the


Request for existing digital and .net art for North American environmental advocacy organization. Deadline November 15, 2014 “Earth laughs in flowers” -Ralph Waldo Emerson We live in a time when are facing the reality of climate change. Natures aesthetic has gifted us hue dripped falls and white canvas winters. Artists like Ansel Adams and Andy Goldsworthy have captured

Telling the Climate Change Story

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog There are many ways to tell the climate change story. It can be told in numbers organized in charts or graphs – the tools preferred by scientists. Or it can be told in a myriad of artistic ways as evidenced by the categories on this blog. For painter and photographer Diane Burko, the climate

Enter to Win the BGA College Green Captain Prize for Achievement in Greener Theatre

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance As you saw in the last edition of Sightlines, the Broadway Green Alliance has launched a new prize to reward College Green Captains for their greening efforts on campus productions. They have now shared details of the requirements and the deadline.  To apply for the

Green Arts Portal Bi-weekly Reminders

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Green Arts Portal (GAP) is an online resource that enables organisations and individuals to track their progress towards sustainability milestones. Our launch of bi-weekly reminders will serve to support and remind GAP users of the many facets of the online tool. The bi-weekly reminders will be structured

Edinburgh Art Festival & Edinburgh College of Art Study Day Reflections

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Ben Twist, director of Creative Carbon Scotland, led a discussion that explored various artistic and curatorial conflicts that might occur when considering sustainability – particularly those concerning the transportation of artworks across the world, and as part of international exhibitions. These conflicts were discussed in the real-life context

Opportunity: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene Seminar

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Open call for participation in an Art in the Age of the Anthropocene seminar to be held at Translocal Institute October-December 2014.   This autumn Translocal Institute launches the Experimental Reading Room, an ongoing series of public seminars and guest lectures on art and ecology, the first of which focuses on Art

Opportunity: Apply to reSOURCE at GSA

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Running from October 2014 to February 2015, reSOURCE seeks applications from 10 students at the Glasgow School of Art and 5 artists/designers/architects from Glasgow’s greater creative community. reSOURCE will be facilitated by members of the GSA Sustainability team and is a process that will assist participants to develop an understanding

Grant Opportunity from Action Earth

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland CSV’s Action Earth campaign is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors. We have grants to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland. The campaign runs until February 2015. Grants from £50 to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces

The Land Institute Prairie Festival 2014

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace Since moving to the Midwest last summer in 2013, I’ve been searching out organizations that are focused on art and agriculture. Upon my arrival, ecological art scholar, Suzaan Boettger in New York City, told me to go to the Prairie Festival, which is an annual gathering, an “intellectual

Open Call: World Conference on Ecological Restoration

This post comes to you from Cultura21 Proposals are now invited for symposia, workshops and training courses for the 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday 12th December 2014, however early submissions are encouraged and proposals will be considered in the order they are received.  All proposals should be

#GreenFests Top Picks: Scottish International Storytelling Festival

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Bringing performers and spectators from across the world, the theme of the 2014 festival is “Once Upon a Place.” The programme offers many fantastic performances, with a healthy dose of green-tinged activity. The following are Creative Carbon Scotland’s top green picks from the 2014 Scottish International Storytelling Festival

2014 Fuller Challenge Finalists Announced

This post comes to you from Cultura21 The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2014 Fuller Challenge. Now in its 7th cycle, The Fuller Challenge invites designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, planners and scientists, from all over the world to submit their game-changing solutions to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.

Edinburgh Green Tease Reflections: Social Sustainability with Out Of The Blue

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This month’s meeting examined more fully how the power of the arts sector can be harnessed to enable social good, improving the lives and environments of individuals and the communities they exist within. There has long been discussion about the positive benefits of cultural participation in the arts: