Australia: Arts and climate change festival

This post comes to you from Culture|Futures The festival ‘ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015’ will be staged in Melbourne, Australia, from 11 April to 17 May 2015. It is a festival which aims to inform, engage and inspire, delivering an expansive and stimulating series of events that can help lead us towards a creative, just and sustainable future.

Opportunity: Artist Residency – NW Edinburgh Partnership Centre

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland North Edinburgh Arts seeks to engage two visual artists to undertake a socially-engaged residency for an initial period of 13 months from March 2015, this will be extended pending all funds being secured to 26 months in total. This project will specifically provide opportunities for artists who hold

New Case Study: Glass Workshop Improvements

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland North Lands Creative Glass was established in 1995 to stimulate the growing interest in glass as an art form. The centre’s facilities include a general & mould area, hot shop, kiln room, sand-blasting room, air powered grinding tools, a lamp-working station and a cold working and finishing shop.

GAI Summer Festivals Report 2014 published

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland The Green Arts Initiative (GAI) is a simple accreditation scheme designed to give venues and organisations the advice, support and tools they need to become greener and let audiences and the public know what they are doing. This year we offered temporary membership to all those venues and visiting

Ghosts of the Gulf by Brandon Ballengée at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace Currently on view at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries is an exhibition I’ve organized with artist/biologist Brandon Ballengée. The exhibition titled Ghosts of the Gulf includes several stark and brilliantly colorful images of marine species collected in the Gulf of Mexico directly following the deadly 2010 Deep Water Horizons (DWH) oil spill disaster. Ballengée

An Open Letter in the Dark | The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination

“We are sorry it has taken so long to get back to you, but this letter has not been an easy one to write and things have been difficult here. We are also sorry that what began as a letter has perhaps become a long “manifesto against a world that we hate” (to quote one

Art in the Anthropocene | Xavier Cortada

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Global View of the Arctic and Antarctic on September 21, 2005. Courtesy NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC). The introduction to the current issue of the Journal American Art takes as its starting point Astrid, a work

Green Broadway Award

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance The Broadway League and the Broadway Green Alliance are pleased to announce the creation of a new award to be given at the League Biennial to a League member acknowledging their environmental leadership. The first award is to be made at the February 8, 2015

Sustainability and Film: Creative Scotland Film Strategy 2014-2017

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Creative Scotland has recently published their Film Strategy for 2014-2017. The strategy includes the context and ambitions of contemporary Scottish film, alongside Creative Scotland’s role in implementing a strategy to better support the industry in meeting these ambitions. Amongst the key priorities mentioned in the report, sustainability has

Green Tease Glasgow: Govanhill Baths with artist-in-residence Ailie Rutherford

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Join us 16th December from 4-6pm at the Govanhill Baths in Glasgow with artist in residence Ailie Rutherford for a teatime discussion about the future. During her residency Ailie has been hosting a series of discussions about the future. These discussions will inform the creation of new a

Imagination as muse

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Anaïs Tondeur, Depth Sounders, 2014, mixed rayogram techniques, C-Print, 24 x 11 cm, Image Courtesy of GV Art This is not a review of Lost in Fathoms, Anaïs Tondeur’s current solo show at London’s GV Art Gallery, through 29 November. Several excellent reviews of this

Opportunity: Lead Artist/Sculptor for FANK project

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Comar is a multidisciplinary arts centre and commissioning agency on the Isle of Mull. We are looking to appoint a sculptor to produce an artwork that will be integrated and permanently installed at the site of a large dry-stone enclosure deep in Lettermore Forest. Initiated by artist Emma

New Resource: Waste Management for Cultural Organisations

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland A new guide, “Creative Carbon Scotland’s Guide to Tackling Waste,” is available in our resources section that addresses strategies of waste management for cultural organisations. The report includes advice that adheres to the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012, which came into action in January 2014. The guide provides advice on a variety of

Only Human? and what of autonomy?

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Thom Van Dooren quotes (p. 141) Val Plumwood saying, When we hyperseparate ourselves from nature and reduce it conceptually, we not only lose the ability to empathise and to see the non-human sphere in ethical terms, but also get a false sense of our own character and location

Green Tease Reflections: Guddling About

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland A few weeks ago our monthly Green Tease group gathered in the cosy surroundings of Tchai Ovna teahouse in Glasgow’s west end to talk about water. We were joined by artists Minty Donald and Nick Millar who led the group in a session around our current understandings of

Emergence Releases Arts and Sustainability Report

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland “Encouraging, example-packed and comprehensive this gets to the heart of the question ‘why arts and sustainability?’ This report articulates both the need and the possibility for embedding sustainability in the arts, which it becomes clear are the same need and possibility for embedding the arts in society. Just

Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures: theories, policies, practices

This post comes to you from Cultura21 International Transdisciplinary Conference May 6-8, 2015 | Helsinki, Finland Is culture the fourth pillar of sustainability alongside the ecological, economic and social aspects? How does culture act as a catalyst for ecological sustainability, human well-being and economic viability?  What would our futures look like if sustainability was embedded

New Case Study: Engaging ECA Artists with Sustainability

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Following our involvement with the Edinburgh Art Festival’s major exhibition Where do I end and you begin, Creative Carbon Scotland hosted a workshop with students from the Edinburgh College of Art in-situ at the City Art Centre. Read our latest case study to find out more about- Sustainability engagement

Creating a List of Climate Change Plays

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog The image above shows how 2010 temperatures compare to average temperatures from a baseline period of 1951-1980, as analyzed by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Credit: NASA GISS Where are the climate change plays and who are the playwrights writing them? We are looking to create

Edinburgh Green Tease Reflections: Community Growing at North Edinburgh Arts

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Kate began the afternoon’s discussion highlighting the key elements that are integral to the North Edinburgh Arts organisation, addressing the on-going regeneration of the local area and both the challenges and rewards of running the centre in such an unexpected area for an arts hub. The centre’s garden,