Opportunity: Call for Consultants to Calgary Public Art Program

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This opportunity comes from the City of Calgary (Canada) with a deadline of August 12, 2015 at 4 p.m. MST– The City of Calgary Public Art Program, in conjunction with the Utilities and Environmental Protection (UEP) Department, is seeking proposals from consultants to develop a second phase of the

Green Infrastructure Innovation Projects Call | Valuing Nature Network

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Reposted from the Valuing Nature blog (Green Infrastructure Innovation Projects Call | Valuing Nature Network) NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) is inviting proposals that address the issues and opportunities around green infrastructure (GI) in the planning and investment decisions that are made by local policymakers, local planners and


With ArtCOP21 Festival on the Banks of the Seine in Paris, COAL offers citizen participation weekends in the great debate of COP21 through artists’ interventions on issues of climate. Climate change is everyone’s business. In this year 2015, the Parisian atmosphere is particularly sensitive to this issue with the preparation for the COP21 to be

516 Arts – HABITAT: Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts

516 ARTS is organizing a collaborative season of public programming in the fall of 2015 that explores climate change through the arts to create a platform for education and dialogue. The public programs for HABITAT: Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts will include: a series of exhibitions at 516 ARTS; the popular Downtown Block Party;


What would happen if you bring together artists from different cultures to interact and create works through use of materials from the environment?” Why not join us and find out? DATE: September 9 – 30, 2015 VENUE: Abetenim Arts Village near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana Nka Foundation invites arts practitioners from around

Julie’s Bicycle Now Recruiting: Programme Coordinator

From Julie’s Bicycle: This is an exciting time for Julie’s Bicycle, as we embark on an ambitious nation-wide programme to raise the profile and impact of cultural leadership on climate change and environmental issues over the next few years. We are looking for an exceptional person with ambition, love of the arts and culture, creative

Exciting volunteer opportunity at Edinburgh MELA

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Are you interested in the green side of festivals? Want to see world-class music and dance whilst making a difference? Then this opportunity is for you! The Edinburgh MELA (Sat 29th & Sun 30th August 2015) – Scotland’s biggest and best festival of world music and dance –


Updates from Chantal Bilodeau  I am thrilled to announce that NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders are organizing a CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION – a series of worldwide readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and discussion around, climate change in November 2015. This action is in support of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris (COP21)

ONCA awarded £75,000 to develop participatory arts programme « a-n The Artists Information Company

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Thanks to Anne Douglas for alerting us to this exciting development in Brighton. It’s great to see ACE commiting support to an ambitious arts & ecology programme. Following receipt of a £75,000 award from Arts Council England, Brighton’s ONCA Centre for Arts and Ecology will be launching eleven


COAL is pleased to announce the nominees for the ten artists COAL Art & Environment Prize in 2015 on the climate and the six artists nominated for the special price COAL Oceans in partnership with Tara expedition. The 2015 edition of COAL price marks a key step ArtCOP21, the cultural agenda of COP21 worn by

As Scene on TV: ECO-SET Consulting

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance As Scene on TV Materials from commercials find a repurpose in life with the help of EcoSet. By Stan Friedman In 2010, Kristina Wong was putting together her one-woman show, Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, an exploration of the high rate of depression among

Going Green: Good for Screen

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland This June Creative Carbon Scotland hosted the event ‘Going Green: Good for the Screen’ at the Edinburgh International Film Festival to tackle such questions. Ben Twist, director of CCS, along with guest-speakers Aaron Matthews, Industry Sustainability Manager at BAFTA, and Mairi Claire Bowser, from ethical set-management company Drèsd,

Wallace Heim: ‘Art & Ecology Now’ review

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland ecoartscotland has just published a pair of blogs by Dr. Wallace Heim reviewing two important publications on art-science collaborations focused on the environment.  Wallace very kindly also looked at Thames and Hudson’s new book Art & Ecology Now.  Below is her response.   There’s a confusion in form

June Green Tease Reflections

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Glasgow  Performance artist and director of the UNFIX Festival Paul Michael Henry led the discussion in Glasgow. UNFIX (10-12th July) is a festival of performance and ecology, involving live performance, dance, film, installations, workshops and debates. It understands ecology to be broader than the environmental sense in which

Update about the Singapore Art Museum

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is a contemporary art museum which focuses on art-making and art thinking in Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia, encompassing a worldwide perspective on contemporary art practice. SAM advocates and makes accessible interdisciplinary contemporary art through research-led and evolving curatorial practice. Since it opened in January 1996, SAM has built up

Current and Upcoming Exhibition: The Water Knows All My Secrets

The Water Knows All My Secrets Curated by Ceren Erdem at Pratt Manhattan Gallery   Admission is free. July 10–September 12, 2015 Opening reception: Thursday July 9, 6–8 PM Image: Ursula Biemann, video still from Subatlantic, 2015. This exhibition takes a critical look at our engagement with water, whether as a barrier, a threatening force of

Arts, the Environment, & Sustainability Published as part of Americans for the Arts’ Arts & America: Arts, Culture, and the Future of America’s Communities

This essay looks at changes related to the environment and issues of sustainability and the role that the arts may play in positively impacting those changes over the next 10–15 years. In particular, this essay proposes the following trends and associated arts interventions: The next 10–15 years will see a burst of new technological and


“SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: Biodiversity/Extinction” the 17th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.(ASCI) October 10, 2015 – February 28, 2016 at the New York Hall of Science www.nysci.org Today we are learning the importance of the conservation of Earth’s biodiversity for more than its innate beauty, capacity to inspire art, and to lift

Applications are now open for Spring 2016 Residencies at Playa

“My time at Playa ranks as one of the most productive and artistically rewarding periods of my life.  Whatever happened to me on my walks, in my conversations with staff and fellow cohorts, in my daily exposure to the natural world and its elements—it has led to a complete and utter rediscovery of how I

Wallace Heim: documenting art science collaborations focused on environments Pt.2

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland The second of Wallace Heim’s reviews of recent publications on art-science collaborations focuses on Field_Notes from the Finnish Bioart Society. Going someplace unfamiliar for an adventure, and doing this with a group of strangers, is an ancient exercise to stimulate human learning and imagination. This suspension of the