The Land Institute Prairie Festival 2014

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace Since moving to the Midwest last summer in 2013, I’ve been searching out organizations that are focused on art and agriculture. Upon my arrival, ecological art scholar, Suzaan Boettger in New York City, told me to go to the Prairie Festival, which is an annual gathering, an “intellectual

Open Call: World Conference on Ecological Restoration

This post comes to you from Cultura21 Proposals are now invited for symposia, workshops and training courses for the 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday 12th December 2014, however early submissions are encouraged and proposals will be considered in the order they are received.  All proposals should be

#GreenFests Top Picks: Scottish International Storytelling Festival

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Bringing performers and spectators from across the world, the theme of the 2014 festival is “Once Upon a Place.” The programme offers many fantastic performances, with a healthy dose of green-tinged activity. The following are Creative Carbon Scotland’s top green picks from the 2014 Scottish International Storytelling Festival

2014 Fuller Challenge Finalists Announced

This post comes to you from Cultura21 The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2014 Fuller Challenge. Now in its 7th cycle, The Fuller Challenge invites designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, planners and scientists, from all over the world to submit their game-changing solutions to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.

Edinburgh Green Tease Reflections: Social Sustainability with Out Of The Blue

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This month’s meeting examined more fully how the power of the arts sector can be harnessed to enable social good, improving the lives and environments of individuals and the communities they exist within. There has long been discussion about the positive benefits of cultural participation in the arts:


NPR and WWNO are proud to announce the world premiere of NPR Presents Water +/- on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET at the Saenger Theatre. NPR Presents Water +/- combines national and local news coverage, music, poetry, storytelling and visual projections to explore how too much or too little water is shaping

Glasgow Green Tease Reflections: Paper Kiln Making with Teena Gould

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Teena Gould, a ceramist with a strong background in public and community art, led discussion and action during the event, drawing from her practice of the use of earth, water, air and fire elements in her chosen medium. Teena explained how she often works with materials that would

Fertile Ground in Dunbar 25 and 26 October

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland   Fertile Ground takes place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October in Dunbar, East Lothian.  The event will nurture a conversation exploring creative ways to engage communities in the potential for change through public art with an environmental agenda. PROGRAMME Saturday 25Oct Morning 9am: conference speakers; with

Launch: “If the city were a commons” series

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This series from On Site Projects involves artists talks, workshops, field trips, residencies and reading groups. The programme is inspired by the following provocations- “If the city were a commons what would it look like, taste like, sound like, feel like, and smell like? How would artists and other creative

Press Release: Green Crafts Initiative Announced

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Craft Scotland will use their annual conference today to announce the launch The Green Craft Initiative, a new project run with Creative Carbon Scotland to celebrate and encourage more environmentally sustainable practices in Scotland’s craft sector. The Green Crafts Initiative is a sister project to the Green Arts

“Gulf to Gulf” – talk online

This post comes to you from Cultura21 How might mankind survive the disruptions of the Anthropocene based on trigger point theory? The “Gulf to Gulf” discussion between Dr. Eugene Turner and Aviva Rahmani is online. Please listen and comment at: A “Gulf to Gulf” performance “What does resilience look like in the Anthropocene?” September 3rd,

Artist as Activist: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces new grant opportunity for artists.

This post comes to you from Cultura21 Application deadline:October 13, 2014 The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced that it will build on its recent grant-making pilots and for the first time in its history roll out a series of open calls for proposals. Over the next six months, the foundation will announce new grant opportunities

ArtCop21: COAL and Cape Farewell organise for COP21, November – December 2015

A cultural programme for the 21st United Nations Conference on climate change. Paris, from the 30th of November to the 10th of December 2015. COAL and CAPE FAREWELL,
 the two European partners behind ArtCop21 willmobilise artists and the wider cultural sector to create a festival and cultural symposium during the Cop21 conference. From 30th November until 10th December 2015

Content of Nothing :: Part 8 :: ….it moves, actually, in a Reticulum

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Judy Spark, Untitled, digital print (300 x 140mm approximately) 2013 Judy Spark: You remarked earlier that you feel that for you it’s “important to keep a lightness to creative work” and I would certainly agree with you on this and I think that this does bear even more

iLANDing Laboratories Initiative

This post comes to you from Cultura21 Request for Proposals – 2015 iLANDing Laboratories Initiative Due October 20 send to info [at] ilandart [dot] org Following the successful inaugural year of the iLANDing Laboratory Initiative, the program will continue for a second year. The 2015 iLANDing Laboratories will continue in an experimental format as a

New Case Study: Data Collection at the Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Running since 2009, the Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days occur at the end of each Edinburgh Festival Fringe season, and provide an opportunity for those performing individuals and production companies to donate any materials from their Fringe run that they no longer need or cannot take with them when leaving

York University seeks Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Information Design, Advocacy and the Environment

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), formerly known as the Faculty of Fine Arts, at York University is seeking an outstanding researcher to be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the area of Information Design, Advocacy and the Environment. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure

The People’s Weather Report

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world – now more than ever. Last year was one of the hottest on record internationally, but the sceptics keep pumping their rhetoric into the atmosphere, almost as fast and furiously as we’re polluting it. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude and

The Mojave Project, experimental transmedia documentary by Kim Stringfellow, has launched

The Mojave Project is an experimental transmedia documentary by Kim Stringfellow exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert. The Mojave Project reconsiders and establishes multiple ways in which to interpret this unique and complex landscape, through association and connection of seemingly unrelated sites, themes, and subjects thus creating a speculative and immersive

Julie’s Bicycle Presents Value and Cultural Spaces Oct 2

Julie’s Bicycle and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse invite you to join a conversation about cultural buildings and the pivotol role they play in understanding values and shaping resilient creative communities. Over the last decade the idea that culture, communities, economics and the environment – in short ‘sustainability’ – are intimately connected has become pretty