Voices of Ecological Memory

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog In my recent projects, I have undertaken art-science investigations where a fusion of creative and scientific sensibilities can result in new ways of knowing and enable the emergence of novel approaches to creative inquiry where art and science are on equal footing for research –

Alternative to single use plastic cups

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Single-use plastic, and particularly the use of single-use plastic cups and coffee cups, is an increasingly important area (socially, politically and legally) for organisations wanting to reduce their environmental impact. We’ve developed a new resource to explain where the major issues lie, and what alternatives may be available

If We Do Nothing

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog My project if we do nothing began as a simple concept born of a failure to comprehend the endless streams of visual data on climate change. My idea was to sonify climate change data. The dynamics of climate change’s various drivers, for example rising CO2

Report: Farther, Faster, Together.

Helicon’s new report, developed in partnership with ArtPlace America and informed by conversations: Farther, Faster, Together: How Arts and Culture Can Accelerate Environmental Progress. For this research, they delved deeply into energy, water, land, waste, toxic pollution, and climate resilience and adaptation. Across the board, Helicon heard about five things that environmental sector leaders believe we need to

Events by York University

Join York University’s celebration of the Las Nubes Project and the Cultural and Artistic Practices for Social and Environmental Justice Certificate (CAP) on March 8th. The evening will feature performances by Costa Rican Artist Guadalupe Urbina and/or Toronto’s own Long Branch and talented York University faculty and students. You won’t want to miss these stellar

Open Call: Artist Residency in New Orleans

New Orleans and the region are frequently invoked as one of the areas most vulnerable to the effects of environmental change. Our highly manipulated landscape can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities inherent in the ways humans interact with urban and natural ecosystems. With nearly half

Training Series: Managing Carbon

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland has announced a series of training opportunities to help Creative Scotland’s Regularly Funded Organisations create their Carbon Management Plans. Creative Scotland’s announcement about Regular Funding re-iterated that each RFO will be required to develop a Carbon Management Plan by September 2018 to reduce its carbon emissions over

10 Pioneering Initiatives in Taiwan

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Taiwan, the mountainous island off the southeastern coast of China, is officially known as the Republic of China (ROC). It was given the name Formosa by the Portuguese in the 16th century based on the expression Ilha Formosa, meaning  “beautiful island.” And it still lives

Opportunity: Free Wildflower Seed Kits to Transform Urban or Unloved Spaces

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Where will your seed kit take you? Apply now to transform a shared urban or unloved space near you! Grow Wild is working across the UK to change lives and transform spaces with UK native wildflowers. It is the biggest initiative of its kind and you can be

Opportunity: Stalled Spaces Glasgow – Call for Applications

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Have an idea for the improvement and activation of a stalled or underused open space in Glasgow? We are keen to encourage projects that are community driven, that use art and the creative process to help deliver the aspirations of the Stalled Spaces initiative in imaginative and innovative

Wearable Solar

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog We begin the second year of our monthly series Renewable Energy Artworks by introducing a new topic on this blog: textile artists and fashion designers experimenting with so-called “smart textiles” that can harvest and store renewable energy.  Throughout 2018, we will occasionally post profiles of

The Evolution of an Eco-Musician

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog When I tell people I’m an eco-musician, they give one of two responses: knowing appreciation or a puzzled furrow proceeding something like, “What do you mean by eco?” I explain that this unique diction was not my doing. L.A. Talk Radio’s Diana Dehm realized the

Reviewing the past, planning the future

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland During 2017 we published articles on a wide range of projects ecoartscotland is involved with, new commissioned writing, reports from various artists, as well as sharing articles from other blogs. As part of ecoartscotland’s ongoing work with the Land Art Generator Initiative we toured the exhibition of the Glasgow project to the Tent

Imagining Water, #5: Is Water Sexy?

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog FEATURED: Still Water (The River Thames, for Example) – Image C, 1999. Offset lithograph (photograph and text combined) on uncoated paper; 30 1/2 × 41 1/2 inches. Edition of 7. Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery, New York The fifth in a year-long series on artists who

Opportunity: Creative Assistant (Fixed Term for One year)

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Creative Assistant is integral to the planning, organising and delivery of a year-long programme of creative work for Freshly Squeezed Productions and the re-opening of the Music Hall. This new role is a unique opportunity to be involved in the creative work and artistic direction of Aberdeen

Opportunity: Home Energy Research Project

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Households in Edinburgh and the surrounding (EH and KY1-7,11-12) postcodes are invited to take part in the IDEAL Research Project IDEAL is a research project investigating how smart technology can help people find ways to use less gas and electricity in the home. It uses sensors to record energy

Opportunity: Scottish Collaborations

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Carbon Scotland is looking for arts organisations interested in participating in the Cultural Adaptations project which, if we are successful in our bid to the EU’s Creative Europe fund, will start in October 2018. Cultural Adaptations will be led by Creative Carbon Scotland. In Scotland we will be

IN KINSHIP: A River and Recovery

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Oh silky salt flat of muck you hide the mercury methylating within The crickets don’t care —Cheri Domina, Participant IN KINSHIP “Penobscot Estuary Great Migrations Writing Tour” In the winter of 2015 I began spending time with the Penobscot River, the heart of the largest

In Conversation: Gudrun Filipska and Veronica Sekules

Gudrun Filipska from the Arts Territory Exchange in conversation with Veronica Sekules the founder of ‘Groundwork‘ the First Gallery in the UK to be dedicated to Art and the enviroment. The conversation covers issues surrounding arts and ecology, artists and travel, fracking, global warming and discusses the last exhibition held at Groundwork ‘Fire and Ice’

Persistent Acts: Belarus Free Theatre

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This season, I will be taking a closer look at the intersection of performance, climate, and politics with the Persistent Acts series. In this divisive political moment, I will share examples of performances that persevere in pursuit of intersectional justice and sustainability. How does hope