Ray Ferris Innovation and Sustainability Grant

The Ray Ferris Innovation and Sustainability Grant is an annual grant awarded to a Toronto-based producing company selected by the committee based on a detailed production/project proposal, recognizing advances in theatrical design and the promotion of sustainability in live theatre. The recipient will receive a cash grant of $25,000 towards innovative sustainability elements for an in-person live theatre performance.

New report: Transforming Futures through Place-based Creative Practices

A new research report looking at place-making in Scotland and how it can progress sustainability outcomes and act as agents of change. It includes detailed case studies of three platforms and organisations working in different contexts across Scotland, and identifies themes and lessons learned that are common to them. Read the report here. Place-based cultural

Applications Open: CCL Online, Canada 2023

We are happy to announce that the CSPA (Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts) and Julie’s Bicycle (JB) have partnered up to host a second edition of the Creative Climate Leadership (CCL)programme in Canada, this time online, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Since 2017, Julie’s Bicycle has worked with multiple partners to offer intensive training opportunities

Poetry in Parliament: a voice for the climate emergency

Poets instead of politicians took the podium at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 22 November, reading verse rather than bills. This special event connecting the arts and culture with climate action was sponsored by Fiona Hyslop, MSP for Linlithgow, and co-hosted by Creative Carbon Scotland and Creative Scotland.  Four Scotland-based poets read work touching on the natural environment and climate

Opportunity: Smarter Choices, Smarter Places – Open Fund

The SCSP Open Fund is available to encourage people to change their everyday travel behaviours. The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund is a grant programme funded by Transport Scotland. The fund aims to encourage people to change their everyday travel behaviours; to drive less and to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys

Art and Climate Justice: Reimagining the Future

Art meets activism: latest Critical Conversation will explore how art catalyses global climate action   Online panel event  Tuesday 29 November 5pm GMT, online – Renowned artists and activists are coming together to discuss how art can move the needle on climate change.  The event—the last installment in a special miniseries on climate change hosted by the Commonwealth Foundation—will explore art’s

Interview: Michael Hedges on digital sustainability

Michael Hedges is a PhD student at the University of Leeds. His research looks at sound technology in US novels since 2000. Michael has been working with Creative Carbon Scotland for a few months on a research project around digital carbon emissions. The project’s aim is to raise awareness and promote best practice in low-carbon

Timothy Morton: Haunting Weirdness | Art Gallery of York University

We are pleased to bring prominent philosopher Dr. Timothy Morton to our audiences. Morton is one of the key proponents of Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO) and an influential thinker on contemporary art and its engagement with ecological issues. Their recent book, All Art is Ecological,postulates that a “haunting weirdness” is necessary for an artwork to be ecological.

Kate Mcnamara: Staying with the Trouble

Thursday, November 17, 4:00 p.m.Lawrence Hall, Room 115, 1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, Oregon 97403The lecture will also live stream on YouTube. This lecture will address contemporary strategies for survival, allyship, empathy, and love through the ideas and artists of two recent exhibitions, “Staying with the Trouble” and “OddKin”. In 2016, the eco-feminist Donna Haraway insisted that humans

Roundtable reflection: Creatives in an era of climate emergency 

On the 13 October local artists and climate change campaigners gathered at CodeBase to discuss how creatives can engage with the climate emergency. To get us started, three leading experts inspired us with their practice and perspectives on which role creative industries should be aiming for.     We first heard from Lucy Power from Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education

Climate Beacons evaluation report launched

Today marks the release of the Climate Beacons evaluation report, which documents the successes of the Climate Beacons project and shares learning and recommendations. Read on for a link to the report and our press release. PRESS RELEASE: Climate Beacons celebrates success of first year   An innovative national climate change initiative bringing together cultural and environmental organisations

Tamas Dezsö: Hypothesis: Everything is Leaf

On viewSeptember 22, 2022 – December 23, 2022Tuesday–Friday: 2pm–7pmSaturday–Sunday: 11am–7pmClosed on Monday and on public holidays.Capa CenterCurator: István Virágvölgyi Vernissage: September 21, 2022, 6pmOpening remarks by Márk Horváth, aesthete, philosopher “It never occurs to people that the one who finishes something is never the one who started it, even if both have the same name,

Guest blog: The first International Climate Control Conference

Time to do something about climate control. Please help us by filling out this survey. We are all aware that climate control is one of the most carbon intensive aspects of the art and cultural sector. And we are very aware that changes are needed – relaxing ranges to increase our energy efficiency and decrease

‘Our Changing Landscape’ freelance exhibition curator

We wish to contract a freelance curator to devise and develop a temporary exhibition Our Changing LandscapeScotland is facing a climate emergency, with our historic environment already feeling the impact, from coastal erosion to flooding. Historic Environment Scotland is committed to playing its part in mitigating climate change, from our procurement processes to the tourism we promote.

Launching: SPRINGBOARD local assemblies for creative climate action

SPRINGBOARD local assemblies for creative climate action connect people and organisations working on culture and climate change from the same region so they can learn together, share knowledge and information and collaborate. Join us at a local assembly to collaborate with your creative sector and climate change peers on the continuing journey towards net zero. See

Arts and Culture at COP26 report released

We’ve released a new report exploring the roles of arts and culture around COP26, the United Nations climate conference held in Glasgow in November 2021. The report explores why COPs provide a special context for arts and culture to work in, provides detailed case studies of some representative projects, and offers tips and advice.  Read

CultureCOP International Assembly – October 31st, 2022

Culture Declares is partnering with CULTURECOP to bring together those creating, producing and supporting arts and culture in response to this time of Planetary crisis. Mon, October 31, 2022, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT BOOK HERE ‘If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go further, go together ‘ (African

Music video launch: WATER MUSIC source to sea

Sequoia string duo launch two new music/environmental videos created by filmmaker Monika Smekot As part of their WATER MUSIC source to sea project, string duo Sequoia and filmmaker Monika Smekot have collaborated to create two music videos inspired by the River Clyde pathway. Clota’s Song features music and text by Lisa Robertson and highlights the theme

Reflecting on Earthing Project film screening

On a warm September evening, we set out for an outdoor screening of 12 short films about human/nature relationships at the Pavilion Community Café in Edinburgh. We first heard from Rebecca Palmer, a writer and filmmaker from the Earthing Project that created the short films. She explained how the films explore humans and our relation to the natural

Aphra Shemza – Sustainable Geometry, 2022

Commissioned by MKIAC In collaboration with Shenley Brook End School Programming by Jamie Howard Dimensions: 210(h) x 215(w) x 30(d)cms Material: Recycled polypropylene created by students in workshop with the artist, recycled Green Cast acrylic, LED and bespoke sound reactive circuit. Sustainable Geometry was created by Aphra Shemza in collaboration with students from Shenley Brook