Kate Foster: Engaging with peatland restoration

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland As artists, we (Kerry Morrison and Kate Foster) have discovered a common purpose of embedding ecological artistic practice and research within peat landscape restoration projects. This post invites readers to ‘watch this space’ for how we are, and will be, involved in restoration work on blanket peatland and

Guest Blog: Images From a Warming Planet

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Photographer Ashley Cooper writes about documenting climate change and the rise of renewable energy on every continent on the planet. I have spent the last thirteen years travelling to every continent on the planet to document the impacts of climate change and the rise of renewable energy, the

Imagining Water, #8: Rachel Carson’s Poet Heiress of the Sea

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The eighth in a year-long series on artists of all genres 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 and public spaces around the

Creative Carbon Scotland…in Italian! La Terra Non è Mai Sporca published

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We’re excited to announce that the work of Creative Carbon Scotland has been featured in an international book! Authored by Luciana Ciliento and Carola Benedetto, the book is a collection of essays written by land artists, mountaineers, environmental activists, politicians, farmers, and our very own Green Arts Project

Persistent Acts: Ask for Jane

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

Carbon Reduction in the Creative Industries

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland has published a scoping study into the carbon reduction potential in the Creative Industries. In order to understand how the Creative Industries could reduce their carbon emissions, and benefit socially and economically from these efforts, the research concentrated on two particular sub-sectors: the craft sector,

John Thorne: Psychology, Creative Practice and Climate Change

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland This blog comes to you from John Thorne. John is Sustainability Coordinator at Glasgow School of Art. Here he opens up issues which frame Saturday’s Climate Psychology Association Scotland 1st Annual Conference: From the personal to the social: Climate psychology and the sense of responsibility. Booking here. _______________________________ We live

Abundance, Art, and Creative Social Research

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog As climate changes continue to impact upon the world, we as a species will need to create truly resilient systems for humanity to live in the natural world with more consideration. An excellent starting point could quite simply be to begin reconnecting with where our

News: Take One Action launch a brand new Global Change Film Directory!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Take One Action Film Festivals present a brand new global change film directory! Do you love international cinema? Do you want to see more world-class films on the issues you care about, and connect with organisations taking action here in Scotland? Then head over to Take One Action’s

Ben’s Strategy Blog: Fossil fuel companies’ sponsorship of the arts

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland If you scroll to the bottom of the About page of the Creative Carbon Scotland website you’ll find the Fossil Funds Free logo, which shows that we’ve pledged not to accept any funding from fossil fuel companies. The full statement that we’ve signed reads, ‘We do not take

Does Laughter Have a Place Here?

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I teach a class at New York University Abu Dhabi called Laughter. I hesitate to even say I teach—it’s more like… I lead a chaotic and artistic lab that produces different results every time, based on who is in the room. Laughter is part of NYUAD’s Core

Opportunity: 2050 Young Leaders Development Programme

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Applications for the 2050 Young Leaders Development Programme are now open! Are you… approx. 18-35 years old and interested in tackling climate change? Or not YET interested in tackling climate change? Do you have… a desire to develop your leadership skills, a willingness to inspire others, personal drive

News: Green Crafts Initiative

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Celebrating Scotland’s makers who are committed to a more sustainable craft sector. Launched in 2014, the Green Crafts Initiative supports and celebrates makers with environmentally sustainable practices. We have recently re-launched our Make it Green journal series, with in-depth interviews with eco-friendly makers from our Craft Directory and useful tips for

Opportunity: Go Wild Photo Competition

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Photographers of all ages and experience are invited to submit entries to the Go Wild competition A new photo competition, aimed at capturing images of wildlife on the National Cycle Network in Scotland, has been launched by Sustrans Scotland. Photographers of all ages and experience are being invited

Opportunity: Showcase at Bright Beauly Fair

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland An opportunity for any organisation or small business in Arts, Crafts, Music & Food in Highlands & Islands to have stall, host a workshop or demonstration, sell your products and promote your business at Bright Beauly Fair. Bright Beauly Fair is on Saturday 18 August 2018 in Beauly,

Open Call: Coal Prize 2018

The COAL Prize is open to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organisations, and production methods. Together, they are building a new collective narrative, a new vision, developing our future heritage, and in doing so creating the necessary optimistic framework for everyone to find the means and

Opportunity: Ice-Themed Writing, Art & Music

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Artists, writers, scientists, travelers, and musicians are invited to submit work that explores ice. Artists, writers, scientists, travelers, and musicians are invited to submit work that explores ice-related themes to the new art project Black Coffee & Vinyl Presents. We are seeking work that features the physical and

Opportunity: Create Development Worker with WHALE Arts

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland WHALE Arts are recruiting for a Development Worker to help address food insecurity and connect people creatively with dignified food provision, skills development and their community, working with the Living Well Wester Hailes partnership.  Funded by the Aspiring Communities Fund, which is supported by the European Social Fund

Open Call: Trestle Gallery, Small Works 2018

Trestle Gallery Seeks Applicants for Small Works 2018, Curated by Sharon Louden Application Deadline: May 1st, 2018 Show Dates: July 26th – August 29nd, 2018 Submission Guidelines:  – Pieces may be no bigger than 12″ on longest side – we accept 2D and 3D framed and unframed works of all media. If a work is framed, the frame

Why Do Women Climate More Than Men?

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I have been doing work at the intersection of arts and climate change for over a decade, and though I have no scientific data to back what I’m about to say, I have observed that women climate much more than men—that is to say, this