Open Call: 100 Colours of Culture -Tampere, Finland

100 Colours of Culture Tampere, Finland 2017 August 17 – 20 Accessible Arts and Culture International is growing, international arts and culture movement that presents diversity in a new light. It is an international network build since 2009 and covers all continents. ACCAC Festival & Congress promotes the use of art and cultural participation to

Sustaining Great Art: Arts Council England Environmental Report 2015/16

Arts and culture sector acting on climate change Arts and culture engagement with environmental sustainability is the highest it has ever been, according to a report released today by Julie’s Bicycle, a leading charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. Julie’s Bicycle has been working in partnership with

Call for Artists / Joya: arte + ecología International Residency, Spain

Joya: AiR 2017 / January-March Joya: arte + ecología’s Artist in Residence program has hosted over 500 international artists since it opened in 2009. Joya: AiR provides a creative environment free from distraction in one of Spain’s most beautiful and remote regions. Joya: AiR is an interdisciplinary residency at Los Gázquez, five old restored farmhouses, now

Superhero Clubhouse Solstice Celebration 2016

Speyer Hall, University Settlement New York , NY Dec 18, 2016 – 4:00 PM A light party for dark days. Radiant tunes and projections by…DJ/VJs The Hogstad Brothers Heartwarming food from…Pil Pil Spanish Tapas, Lombardi’s Pizza, Brooklyn Whiskers, and more. Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery Natural wine from Jenny and Francois Selections An original,

Apply now for Creative Climate Leadership Training

Julie’s Bicycle is launching Creative Climate Leadership, a new leadership development programme. Creative Climate Leadership is a pan-European programme for artists, creative professionals and policymakers to explore the cultural dimensions of climate change, and take action with impact, creativity and resilience. Through a series of events, policy labs, flagship training courses and an alumni network, the programme

Embracing the Vulnerability of Others

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Feature: Storyboard from the animated film pilot for “Next to Now,” by Annette Mohr. Marte Røyeng is a singer/songwriter based in Oslo, Norway. I met her on a trip to Norway a few years ago where, at the time, she had just finished creating a musical with

Opportunity: Workshops on the ‘Environment Connecting Theme’ for your RFO Application

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Workshop dates will soon be announced for exploring Creative Scotland’s ‘Environment Connecting Theme’ in their upcoming RFO Applications. Every applicant for Regular Funding will be required to show how they will address the Environment Connecting Theme. The best applications will apply innovative and creative approaches to environmental sustainability.

51 Shades of Green Report Published!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Our second annual conference for Green Arts organisations look place on Thursday 27th October 2016. Read our report on the day to find out about all the topics, ideas and knowledge discussed! Read the 51 Shades of Green: Action in the Arts conference report. During the day, we

The Nature of Man

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Mark A. Durstewitz Featured Image: The Nature of Man poster Madmen and Dreamers is a progressive rock band who writes, records, and performs original rock operas. Our first project, The Children of Children, enjoyed a limited run at the Bleecker Street Theater in

CIWEM Award for LAGI Glasgow Project

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland ecoartscotland is thrilled that the Land Art Generator Glasgow project has been awarded the 2016 Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management (CIWEM) Arts, Water and Environment Award. This award acknowledges the major commitment of all the partners, including Glasgow City Council, Scottish Canals and igloo Regeneration whose

Extending Practice: Choreography & Sustainability Workshop Reflections

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland In September CCS co-hosted a one day workshop with choreographers, Claire Pencak and Saffy Setohy, and writer/researcher Wallace Heim. One month on, we collectively reflect on learning points for further development. The initial aim of the workshop was to explore how choreographic practices might contribute to environmental movements

Sánchez-León and Douglas: There is a work in the interpretation of the Work* – A Report

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland John Latham facing the Niddrie Woman. Photo Murdo Macdonald An interdisciplinary “bing”** seminar and public discussion in four parts. Nuria Sánchez-León and Professor Anne Douglas have very kindly provided ecoartscotland with a detailed report on the recent seminar, “There is a work in the interpretation of the Work”,

Theatre, Climate Change, and an Election Year

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Performance of Theater in Asylum’s The Debates: NY Primary Performance. Photo by Bailey Carr, 2016. Different artists have different relationships to systems, particularly political systems. To me, as an artist seeking to illuminate the flawed status quo and to offer space for alternative futures, confronting

Cultural Shift: Making Progress at Two Major Conferences in Scotland

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Cultural shift has featured at two very different but equally interesting conferences over the last couple of weeks: our own Green Arts Initiative Conference, 51 Shades of Green, and the Sustainable Scotland Network conference Pathways to 2030: public sector climate action. Nearly 100 Green Champions from all sorts

Of Nature: Symposium – Friday, Nov 11 at Wave Hill House

Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, October 4 How do artists engage communities, increase awareness about urban ecology and conduct projects that remediate environmental problems? Be part of the conversation at this all-day symposium, which brings together wide-ranging thinkers and spotlights New York City projects with a focus on the Bronx. Wave Hill is convening

Building into Water

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Lisa Reindorf Hurricane Matthew blew into Florida the same night as my exhibit “Building into Water” opened at Galatea Gallery in Boston. The installation, consisting of aerial view paintings, is an interpretation of the coastal ecosystems of Florida. The aftermath of the

Ben’s Strategy Blog: Culture/Shift: Working with the Arts for Mitigation & Adaptation

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland CCS Director Ben Twist invites people working on climate change and sustainability to think about how the arts can help them deliver their aims. Over the summer Creative Carbon Scotland focused more than we have in the past on talking to people and organisations working on climate change

Art-in-Nature: Enchantment Wrap Up

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace The Moving Clouds (performance) by Minoosh Zomorodina Enchantment: a feeling of great pleasure, delight; the state of being under a spell or magic; a feeling of being attracted by something interesting, pretty, something that holds your attention. This month marks the closing of Enchantment at Peter Strauss Ranch

Opportunity: Cultural Innovation International Prize Climate Change 2016-2017

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland How can culture defy climate change? The second edition of the Cultural Innovation International Prize encourages projects that offer imaginative and effective solutions to one of the biggest global problems of the 21st century. The winning proposal will be included in an exhibition on the subject at the CCCB.

Opportunity: Partners Sought for Artists’ International Travel Research

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Puppet Animation Scotland and Creative Carbon Scotland are looking for organisational or individual partners to join them in a research project to understand the realities of travel by artists to and from and Scotland and to explore ways of reducing the associated carbon emissions. This is a valuable