We Are the Climate

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The task here is to look at theatre and climate change within the context of the current administration. Yep, that administration. The one that is attempting to eliminate climate consciousness from the national narrative by removing the climate page from the White House website, threatening

The Garden as Exhibition Space

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Museums and others cultural agents are key interfaces between the government and the public. As a centerpiece of the Age of Enlightenment, public institutions were founded to advance ideas, knowledge exchange, and to offer new perspectives on all forms of scientific research and humanistic endeavors.

Bibliography on critical approaches to toxics and toxicity

This post comes to you from Discard Studies: Thanks to the excellent Discard Studies for this important bibliography Critical approaches are those that question premises, assumptions, and ways that things become normal or stable. Toxicity, toxins, and toxicants are areas of critical concern because controversies over what they mean, how they act, how they come into being

On Expanded Scenography

This post comes from Ecoscenography Expanded scenography is everywhere. On the streets, in hospitals, at airports, parks and shopping malls and most recently, in the form of knitted pink beanies and protest banners at political rallies. Space ‘performs’ in the everyday, quotidian, and the mundane, providing much inspiration for scenographers both in and beyond conventional

On the SAARI/ISLAND Exhibition

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog My exhibition SAARI/ISLAND was on display March 15-June 15, 2017 at the Nordic Northwest in Portland, Oregon. SAARI/ISLAND takes a nostalgic look at my childhood experience growing up in Finland, where nature is all encompassing and gives life its rhythm through the passage of the

Open Call: “Science Inspires Art: OCEAN”

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES “Science Inspires Art: OCEAN” 19th annual, international, art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) at the New York Hall of Science September 16, 2017 – February 25, 2018 OCEAN… She has sparked our imaginations for eons and current science reveals she is the “sustainer of all life”

Open Call: SURF’s Community Regeneration Award

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Apply now for SURF’s annual awards recognising Best Practice in Community Regeneration – categories are Creative, Community Led, Most Improved Place, Housing and Youth Employment. SURF’s annual awards process is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government. It is open to all community regeneration projects in Scotland which

Opportunity: £10,000 Community Engagement Pioneer Project

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Applications are now open for Adaptation Scotland’s new community engagement pioneer project. Support and funding of up to £10,000 is being offered for one Community Engagement Pioneer Project to be developed and run as part of the Adaptation Scotland programme between September 2017 – March 2018. This opportunity

Re/Imagine: How Artists Interpret the World

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace Curator Amy Lipton was invited to present on the work of ecoartspace at the The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI)  re|ACT: symposium on arts and environment March 3 & 4, 2017 at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University. The symposium initiated the BAI and brought together cutting edge artists, curators and scholars whose

Confronting Earth’s Trauma

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Last year, I traveled to the Galápagos Islands. I felt I had stepped back to a place I recognized from my past but had only experienced in my imagination. As a child, when the world seemed so big and boundless, I explored landscapes like this,

Silk Painting Photography and Climate Change

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Visual artists are often solitary creatures, drawing their creative inspiration from the world around them – music, nature, relationships, politics –working sequestered in their individual studios. This typical artist way of working has been thrown overboard by us – myself, a silk painter and environmental

Opportunity: Nithraid Associate Artist

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Through this project, The Stove are seeking an individual that would be able to offer guidance and support in construction and provide creative input in designing a staging area made from reclaimed boat timber for musical acts to perform on during the festival. The Stove are looking for an individual to

Open Call: £10,000 Environment Now Challenge

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland If you have got an idea to help the environment, such as improving energy efficiency, reducing waste or increasing recycling, and you are aged between 17 and 24, then you could apply for up to £10,000 from The Environment Now to bring your idea to life! The Environment Now is an

Fear, Climate Grief, and Comics About Climate Change

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog When my friend emailed me a link to that New York Times piece about a growing crack in an Antarctic ice shelf in February, I saved one of the images from the article to my computer. In it, the crack is a long, gray line

Ben’s Strategy Blog: Carbon Management Planning for cultural SMEs

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland With a new Climate Change Act requiring greater carbon emissions reductions, CCS will introduce carbon management planning for cultural SMEs to help them play their part Back in 2011 we were laying the groundwork for Creative Carbon Scotland. The late and sorely missed Euan Turner and I were

Carbon Reporting: Understanding Sector Impact

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries show increased levels of confidence in carbon reporting and embracing of environmental responsibilities, a new report published by Creative Carbon Scotland today reveals. Since 2014, environmental data – including carbon emissions associated with travel, energy and waste – has been submitted as

The Fifth Wall: Climate Change Dramaturgy

This article was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community. In Finale, by Kendra Fanconi, a single actor on stage addresses an audience member. “Friend,” the actor says, and asks that person if they can hold hands: Okay, it’s a little freaky maybe and I have sweaty palms. But we are

Climate Change’s Place in Literature

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Climate change does not feature prominently in the landscape that comprises literary fiction. When the subject does appear, it is far more likely to be in nonfiction work. Sadly, the writers who write science fiction, the genre to which climate change has been relegated, are

Tourism & Society Vs. Utopian Ideals

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog What makes people chase that utopian destination and what happens when they get there? Since 2013 I have been interested in how humans interact with the natural world, and have found myself investigating islands – isolated islands, World Heritage islands. The first island I visited

Opportunity: Deep Adaptation Call Out

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Opportunity: Deep Adaptation Call Out The NewBridge Project is looking to hear from artists, activists and collectives interested in collaborative projects that engage with ideas and themes connected to the Deep Adaptation agenda. In the last forty years, the global economy has grown by 380%. During the same period,