Green Arts Conference 2018: Save the Date!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is pleased to announce that our annual gathering for the Green Arts community will take place on Wednesday 7 November in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference aims to be the central meeting point for Scotland’s cultural Green Champions, and those interested in how the arts and

We’re seeking two new board members!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland are looking for two new members – a practising artist and a climate adaptation expert – to join our Board. With confirmed funding from Creative Scotland until March 2021, Creative Carbon Scotland is looking forward to continuing our work connecting culture and climate change to ensure that

Open Call: California Air Resources Board Public Art RFQ

The Southern California ConsolidationProject for the California Air Resource Board (CARB) is an approximately 400,000square-foot facility on a 19-acre campus located in Riverside, CA. The campus is one of the world’s largest and most advanced emissions testing and research facilities and consolidates five existing locations into one state-of-the-art facility. The campus, under the design-build team

Green Picks and Opportunities of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland “All the world’s a stage” and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is arguably one the most well-known stages of them all. With thousands of productions and hundreds of venues putting on tens of thousands of performances over a three-week period, it’s one of the world’s biggest cultural events –

Open Call: Carbon Management Planning Officer

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join their team to assist in the collection and analysis of the first Carbon Management Plans of Creative Scotland’s 121 Regularly Funded Organisations. Carbon Management Planning Officer Reports to: Ben Twist, Director, Creative Carbon Scotland Salary: £25,000 pro rata (2 days

Opportunity: Public Art Commission

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland An opportunity to create a piece of permanent functional public art in Cowie, Stirling. An opportunity for an artist/creative team to create a piece of permanent functional public art, in collaboration with the local community, as a gateway feature at the entrance to Berryhills Park in Cowie. The

90N: North Pole Installations

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The Arctic Cycle is partnering with Xavier Cortada and Creative Pinellas to support the global reach of 90N: North Pole Installations. As Cortada’s work demonstrates, the melting of the North Pole will have implications for every being on this planet, from the eight Arctic states

Grief and Melancholia

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog After reading the artwork’s mission statement, a mother carefully removed her shoes and socks, and waited patiently for her teenage son to do the same. He did so between gazes at his phone – completely absorbed with his handheld device. Per the rules of the

Renewable Energy Soundscapes

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This is an exciting time to be alive: we are living witnesses to the third energy revolution. The first energy revolution – wood to coal – was in the second half of the 18th century with the invention of the steam engine; The second energy

Sir Peter Scott: the embodiment of art and conservation

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland As part of the #art4wetlands series the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)have very kindly provided us with the following images and story on their founder, artist and conservationist Sir Peter Scott. Sir Peter epitomises one of the many ways that the power of art can be brought to bear

Born of a Singularity: Art and Our Position in the Ecosystem

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog If you look through critical writing about Siobhan McDonald’s artwork you would not be immediately aware that she is pre-eminently a painter. But it is with the sensibility of a painter that she views the issues of our time. On the day on which I

An Interview With Writer Krista Foss

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I am pleased to share this interview with Krista Foss, an Ontario-based writer of novels, essays, short stories and journalism. Her first novel Smoke River was published by McClelland & Stewart (2014). Krista recently published a short story in Granta called “Cloud Seeding” about a futuristic company that learns to control the

Manifesta 12: The Planetary Garden

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog During the renovation of the sanitary system of Palazzo Butera, one of the many crumbling yet spectacular palazzos of Palermo, Sicily, a Jacaranda tree’s centuries-old root was discovered. The seed of this beautiful fragrant tree, native to tropical and subtropical regions, had found a new home

Now Hiring: Sustainable Scotland Network

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Sustainable Scotland Network are recruiting two new positions to join the team at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation – a Network Engagement Officer and a Project Administrator. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the frontline of delivery and engagement on climate action in Scotland.

Open Call NYC: Artists & Climate Change Incubator

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog NEW YORK CITY MONDAY-FRIDAY, AUGUST 6-10, 2018 10AM-5:30PM FEE: $425 LEADER: CHANTAL BILODEAU Calling artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices! Join The Arctic CycleArtists & Climate Change Incubator, August 6-10 at The Lark in

Opportunity: Internship with Creative Carbon Scotland

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is seeking a University of Glasgow student to join us for a paid research internship focusing on adaptation to climate change impacts, and implications for the cultural sector. Creative Carbon Scotland has been working since 2011 to support arts and cultural organisations to reduce their

Opportunity: Beach Cleanup on Isle of Scarp

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Artists Mara Marxt Lewis & Tyler Lewis are removing debris from a beach in the Outer Hebrides. In the first week of July, Mara Marxt Lewis & Tyler Lewis will head to the isle of Scarp, just off the west coast from the Isle of Harris. There is a beautiful

Persistent Acts: Gun Violence, Climate, and the Status Quo

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Through Persistent Acts, I look at the intersection of performance, climate, and politics. How does hope come to fruition, even in the most dire circumstances? What are tangible alternatives to the oppressive status quo? My Persistent Acts series considers questions of this nature to motivate

#art4wetlands

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Welcome to a new series of posts here and on Twitter @ecoartscotlandfocused on art, artists and wetlands using the hashtag #art4wetlands. Feel free to join in by posting using this hashtag or contacting us with suggestions for blogs. We’ll be publishing weekly between now and the Ramsar Convention Conference of the

Velocommunities 1000th Climate Challenge Fund project

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland As part of #CleanAirDay this Thursday, we’re excited to announce the details of a new collaboration between Creative Carbon Scotland, Glasgow charity Bike for Good and theatre-maker, Lewis Hetherington, as part of the Velocommunities project funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. Velocommunities will run between Spring