Open Call For Festival Commission Development

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) 2015 – OPEN CALL What: To develop three major commissions for Environmental Art Festival Scotland 2015 Who: Artists (all disciplines), architects, designers, makers, creative producers, arts organisations, activists or collaborative groups The EAFS team is beginning the process of developing work for the

Opportunity: Freelance Project Coordinator

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This opportunity comes from the Himalayan Centre for Arts and Culture- Freelance Project Coordinator for 4 month Climate Change Project The Himalayan Centre’s ‘Leith Community Climate Change Project’ is looking for someone to coordinate weekly discussion sessions to support people in Leith to reduce their carbon footprints. The sessions

Photo Recap from the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award ceremony

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland A lively crowd gathered on 22 August 2014 at Fringe Central to celebrate the fifth year of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award’s existence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Elinor Gallant from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh accepted the award on behalf of The HandleBards, part of the production company

Upcoming Events: Creative Carbon Scotland Drop-In Advice Sessions

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland By popular demand, we are now offering a series of informal drop-in sessions this coming September at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh (23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP) on the following dates- 11th September 1:00pm-4:00pm 18th September 10:00am-1:00pm 25th September 1:00pm-4:00pm Come along and find out more about using the resources on Creative Carbon Scotland’s website including: Online

Opportunity: Spring Fling Evolution Project Manager

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Spring Fling Evolution Project September 2014 – April 2015 1. Background Spring Fling is a visual art and craft organisation supporting visual artists and makers through creating a range of platforms for professional artists and makers to showcase and sell their work across, and from, a large rural area: 

The Content of Nothing :: Part 4 :: On Attending

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Featured Image: “A Sort of Visual Rhythm: Symphoricarphos” from Back to the Things Themselves GFVA 2012 Samantha Clark: I was really interested in how you see the role of drawing within your practice. It seems to me that the process of drawing, particularly such obviously meticulous and detailed

Green Arts Initiative Spotlight: Out of the Blue

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Out of the Blue Drill Hall is another one of our fantastic Green Arts Initiative venues in Edinburgh, just finishing a very successful Forest Fringe run. The creative hub shared their thoughts and advice on sustainability with Creative Carbon Scotland. CCS: What is your most recent action related to sustainable

Green Arts Initiative Spotlight: Saughtonhall Drama Group

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Saughtonhall Drama Group is one of our newer Green Arts Initiative members and have been very successful in spreading the word about their green work. We recently heard from the theatre group about their latest activity. CCS: What is your most recent action related to sustainable operations or programming?

#GreenFests: The Future of Food in Scotland

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Scottish government has recently unveiled new updates to Scotland’s National Food and Drink Policy. The new aims are for Scotland to become a “Good Food Nation,” changing stereotypes of a cuisine of orange-coloured sugary drinks and deep fried candy bars. The policy is not limited to changing

#GreenFests highlights: Edinburgh College of Art 2014 Masters Festival

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Art, Space and Nature postgraduate course, situated within the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, provides an interdisciplinary perspective for the future of visual arts, architecture and environmental planning. The course, led by Ross McLean and Donald Urquhart, gathers postgraduate students from various backgrounds, including architecture,

Top 10 Ways to Green Your Office

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance  TOP 10 WAYS TO GREEN YOUR OFFICE Use reusable cups, mugs, or bottles. Give your employees a mug or reusable water bottle with the company logo for their first day, a holiday or any occasion. At Broadway Cares we use concessions’ plastic cups from closed

Check out Strange Weather

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland The Strange Weather exhibition and project, curated by CoClimate (and a very important looking man from Met Eireann) is on at the Science Gallery in Dublin at the moment.  CoClimate have flipped our obsession with the weather and how it affects us to play with the idea of how we affect

#GreenFests Highlights: India Street at Gayfield Creative Spaces

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland As a newcomer to the Edinburgh creative crowd, Gayfield Creative Spaces has already made its name known as a leading gallery/studio space/showroom in the city. Their summer creative programme offers proof that there is plenty going on in the green arts world to base an entire season’s programme

#GreenFests highlights: Can Festivals Change the World? with Di Robson

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland On 14 August 2014, a room of festival organisers, arts administrators and creatives gathered at Fringe Central to share their insights into the concept of festivals and the role of festivals in today’s society. Festivals Edinburgh and Creative Carbon Scotland hosted the event, attended to maximum occupancy. First,

The Handlebards: Macbeth/A Comedy of Errors wins 2014 Fringe Sustainable Practice Award

 The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland, in partnership with the List, presented the Award at Fringe Central on August 22nd. The 2014 Award for Sustainable Practice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was awarded today to the Handlebards for their production of The Comedy of Errors performed at the Royal

Green Arts Initiative Spotlight: Gilded Balloon

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Gilded Balloon has emerged as one of the most popular venues in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For this reason, amongst many others, we feel quite lucky to have the venue as part of the Green Arts Initiative. Creative Carbon Scotland recently heard from Gilded Balloon regarding their thoughts

#GreenFests Highlights: Honey-bee-lujah!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland As the ‘Fringe of the Fringe’, Forest Fringe Festival, came to a close on August 17th, the activist performance group intermingled music with a ‘sermon’ on reduced consumerism, pro-environmental behaviour and the plight of the threatened honey bee population. ‘Deforestation plus poisoned pollination/ time greedy escalation equals planet

The Content of Nothing :: Part 3 :: On Gaps

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Samantha Clark: According to astronomers we can only actually perceive about 4.7% of the universe. This is the ‘shiny stuff,’ the atoms and particles that we can actually see, the ‘things’ bit. The rest of it, the ‘nothing’ bit, is made up of ‘dark matter’, which is about

#GreenFests highlights: The Evolution Will Be Televised

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Though listed in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme as comedy, performer Kate Smurthwaite admits the production is more a TED-style science talk peppered with some laughs. Smurthwaite is a stand-up comedian and political activist who is as often a guest on debate shows as she is in the

End of Species at #edfringe

  This show is part of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Shortlist - celebrating the greenest and most sustainable shows at the Fringe. Synopsis: 1831 – Charles Darwin goes to Australia on the HMS Beagle to document a world of flora, fauna and primitives. After a four-year journey, he writes On the Origin of Species, shooting humans to