Opportunity: Create the Edinburgh Festival Sustainable Practice Award piece

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland 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,

#GreenFests Blog: Celebrating Edinburgh’s Community Gardens

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland How do you connect local communities, creative performers and environmental sustainability all in one? In our yearly #GreenFests blog series, we have explored many a way to do this, and this weekend’s Power of Food Festival kicks off this year’s blog just as the summer festival season is gaining speed.

We need a Percent for Art for Energy

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, Directors of the Land Art Generator Initiative, reflect on another aspect to emerge from the ‘Beautiful Renewables’ workshop hosted by Creative Carbon Scotland. Cities that recognize the value of arts and culture have long benefited from percent for art programs. It has become

Ben’s Strategy Blog: Art+Renewables Connections

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland At last week’s Beautiful Renewables Practical Workshop, two interesting ideas arose that support one of Creative Carbon Scotland’s main aims: to encourage and support more cross-fertilisation between the arts and cultural sector and others working on sustainability. (I hesitate to call it the ‘sustainability sector’ because it is so

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

News: Sustainability in Song at Somerset House

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Along with partners, Creative Carbon Scotland will be making the journey to London with ‘When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday: Sustainability in Song’, an AHRC funded project, part of the Connected Communities Programme. ‘When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday’ examines how songwriting might help us to imagine the future in light of

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

Light Matter?

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Rachel Thomson For the past six years I have been working with scrap materials and low tech methods of reproduction, as a response to mass production and a wasteful culture. Working with the crudest and earliest form of camera-less photography, I document

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

Green Tease: Land Art Generator Initiative – Creative Carbon Scotland

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland   What would a renewable energy project for Glasgow look like if the design process was led by artists, architects, landscape architects, and urban planners, working in collaboration with engineers? Over the past ten months, three interdisciplinary design teams have worked together on proposals for a new renewable energy

Artist Opportunity: Imagine 2020 Summer Lab

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland 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

Creative Carbon Scotland Green Tease Open Call

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland 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

Imagine No More Warming

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This is an update of an article that originally appeared in the Hong Kong-based magazine, Ecozine in the spring of 2015. Over the past few months, I’ve noticed something curious whenever  I climb to the top of a wind turbine.  Looking out over the landscape from my bird’s-eye view 80

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

LAB VERDE LAST CALL – Deadline 15th June

Artists, be quick to apply! Last call to join an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Enjoy ten days sharing knowledge and practices in an intensive schedule of seminars, workshops, presentations, forest guided tours and boat trips. The program main goal is to stimulate poetic discourses and aesthetic experience having nature as

Call Deadline Extended: NYC Exhibition – SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: FOOD

18th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations September 17, 2016 – February 26, 2017 at the New York Hall of Science [extended] COMPETITION GUIDELINES Entry Deadline: June 20, 2016 “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: FOOD“ will document artworks that reflect on the topic of FOOD from all angles: from the historical record to the elite

Ben’s Blog: Exploring Creative Scotland’s Environment Connecting Theme

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Earlier this month I attended the launch of the Creative Climate Coalition and the How to be a COPtimist event run by Julie’s Bicycle – the nearest equivalent to Creative Carbon Scotland in England – which discussed how the creative sector can be involved in the huge change

News: A Creative Way for Children to Learn About Their Carbon Footprint

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This news post comes from the Sydney Opera House Children, Families & Creative Learning team and is a great example of an arts organisation taking a novel approach to educating children on carbon emissions and encouraging them to take steps towards a better future. Sydney Opera House Children, Families

Sculpting Creatures from the Sea

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Emeric Jacob The edges of the earth must be explored by bike… I jump on my bicycle fitted with a trailer and head towards the beach of Terre Neuve in Camargue in order to recharge my batteries, read, and unearth creatures hidden in the deposits from the sea.

Refugium: Performing Resilience in the Heart of the Urban Landscape

This post comes from Ecoscenography As an artist confronted with a world of increasing environmental uncertainty, I believe we need a hopeful vision: one that acknowledges the challenges and constraints that we face, but also focuses on opportunities for positive change. Put simply, the scale of contemporary ecological concerns can be paralysing and disconnecting; a