Opportunity: Cultural Innovation International Prize Climate Change 2016-2017

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland How can culture defy climate change? The second edition of the Cultural Innovation International Prize encourages projects that offer imaginative and effective solutions to one of the biggest global problems of the 21st century. The winning proposal will be included in an exhibition on the subject at the CCCB.

Opportunity: Partners Sought for Artists’ International Travel Research

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Puppet Animation Scotland and Creative Carbon Scotland are looking for organisational or individual partners to join them in a research project to understand the realities of travel by artists to and from and Scotland and to explore ways of reducing the associated carbon emissions. This is a valuable

The Making of “Concert Climat:” A Tale of Words and Music

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog By Guest Blogger Joseph Makholm Revelations don’t come very often, but when they do your head is never quite the same. In the fall of 2014, a revelation came to me in the form of Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything. It confirmed what I

Opportunity: 2 Degrees Festival 2017: Open Call

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Artsadmin’s next 2 Degrees Festival will take place in June 2017. As a key part of the festival programme they are opening a call for proposal for a new participatory project. With the support TippingPoint, ArtsAdmin are offering one commission of £7,500 for an artist to develop and produce

Going Up: Climate Change + Philadelphia

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog By Guest Blogger Christina Catanese Featured Image: River print (detail) by Kaitlin Pomerantz & John Heron. In Going Up: Climate Change + Philadelphia, eight artists from around the country – Daniel Crawford, Lorrie Fredette, Jim Frazer, Eve Mosher, Jill Pelto, Kaitlin Pomerantz and John Heron, and

Opportunity: Transformations 2017 Call for Papers

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The overarching theme of this conference is ‘sustainability transformations in practice’. Important advances about transformation across different disciplines are already emerging, such as from the arts, humanities, social science and different scientific fields, including social-ecological resilience research, social-technological transitions research, development studies, and research focusing on social innovation.

Press Release: Artists Selected for Residency Connecting Arts & Sustainability

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Eight Scotland-based artists selected for artist residency exploring connections between arts and sustainability. This Friday, Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) will welcome eight Scotland-based artists from a variety of disciplines to Cove Park on the Rosneath Peninsula, for a weekend exploring and reflecting upon humanity’s impact on the planet

Ingold’s Sustainability of Everything

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Sustainability is an overused word.  It is much diminished by its occurrence in too many documents purporting to suggest that transport, local government or how anything is sustainable following the end of grant funding.  But we know that sustainability matters and thinking out of the current construction doesn’t

Opportunity: International summit and residential short course

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland International summit and residential short course discuss renewables, aesthetics, and the philosophy of consumption art.earth in association with Schumacher College and Dartington is offering two linked consecutive events this coming November: an international summit/conference Feeding the Insatiable: real and imagined narratives of art, energy and consumption for a

Art and Energy futures

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Art, particularly sited work, can create a ‘third space’ for public discourse.  By ‘third space’ we mean a space other than the commercial or governmental spaces for people to engage with issues.  This is often characterised by being non-hierarchical, open and willing to embrace contradiction, uncertainty, etc.  Probably

The Carbon Lab – An Anthropocene Conversation Between Artists

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Dr Carol Birrell She was a tiny clot of earth, a nano particle of something finer than clay, finer than silt, but soil nonetheless. She was ancient with memory rushing though gills, feather, bone and gullet. She rubbed against scales, swallowed spore of

Artists announced for annual Arts & Sustainability Residency 2016

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is pleased to announce the selected artists forThinking through the Anthropocene: Arts & Sustainability Residency.  Running for its third consecutive year, the residency provides eight Scotland-based artists and creative practitioners with the time, space and interdisciplinary input to explore how their work relates to the Anthropocene

Partial history of artists and bioremediation

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland   The video posted by A Blade of Grass as well as the information on their website highlighting Jan Mun’s work with Greenpoint Bioremediation Project on Newtown Creek, a polluted industrial maritime waterway and Superfund site, is great. An artist doing useful ecologically-focused work, engaging the symbolism of

Maker Coral Mallow on creating the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award piece

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This post comes from Coral Mallow: the artist we commissioned this summer to craft the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award. Here’s what she has to say about her process. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe! It is an exciting time to be in the city with it’s candy wrapper costume

Hebrides International Film Festival

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Rural Nations Scotland CIC is proud to present the programme for this year’s Hebrides International Film Festival 2016: Islands and Environment. We are pleased to be partnering with An Lanntair Arts Centre who will be our hub for this year’s festival, screening our entire programme across its main

Why Land Art Generator in Scotland?

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Video from the Test Unit Pecha Kucha at the Whisky Bond, Glasgow, July 2016, which provides a context for LAGI Glasgow.  Thanks to TAKTAL for the opportunity.Filed under: energy, Fremantle writing, News Tagged: Brent Spar, Greenpeace, land Art Generator, Peter Fend, PLATFORM London ecoartscotland is a resource focused

Jackie Brookner, Of Nature: A Retrospective at Wave Hill

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace The opening reception for Jackie Brookner: Of Nature will take place at Wave Hill on Saturday September 17th from 2 – 4:30pm. This will be the first retrospective tracing the expansive work of Jackie Brookner (1945–2015), an artist who was deeply engaged with the environment. Brookner’s groundbreaking, remediative

Tim Ingold: ‘The Sustainability of Everything’

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland There was an interesting piece in the NY Times recently entitled Against Sustainability questioning the meaningfulness of ‘sustainability’ and offering a critique of the nostalgia-based version, We will get a very different ‘take’ on this issue from Tim Ingold, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, activist for better

Tickets Now Available for 51 Shades of Green

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We’re excited to announce that tickets are now available for 51 Shades of Green: Action in the Arts! This full day conference will explore the variety of creative and innovative actions being taken to reduce the environmental impact of the arts, and engage the sector in sustainability. Held

Call for Papers: American Theatre and Performance in the Anthropocene Era

Journal of American Drama and Theatre Special Issue: American Theatre and Performance in the Anthropocene Era  The American Theatre and Drama Society invites submissions for the Spring 2017 issue of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre. Membership in ATDS is not required for submission of an article, but submissions from ATDS members are especially encouraged.