Conscient Podcast: e104 time – what does a very small moment in a much larger space sound like?

(bell and breath) (loud sound of train passing at close distance) (indigenous artist and curator France Trepanier from conscient podcast é55 trépanier – a very small moment in a much larger space, translated from the French): I think that with this cycle of colonialism, and what it has brought, that we are coming to the

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods invites artists to be agents of change in guiding our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future.  Artists play a vital role in facing the climate crisis. We encourage artists to guide our collective response to this challenging issue while

Narratives of Abundance – With Tracey Friesen and Dr. Amir Niroumand

A rich and deeply immersive experience built on fierce hope and a belief in the power of future-visioning to drive the transition toward a more sustainable and resilient post-carbon world. This gathering weaves together the impulses that led to the creation of both Story Money Impact and Abundance Community Farm. We all need to see and believe in positive

Opportunity: Creative Programmes volunteers

Join the volunteer team at Inverleith House in Edinburgh. We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to join our current team to assist in the daily running of Inverleith House – Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s primary exhibition venue – and welcome visitors to our next exhibition within it: Keg de Souza’s ‘Shipping Roots’, running from

Climate Beacons: In case you missed it…

Argyll For the Argyll Climate Beacon, we’re sharing short films about the Scottish rainforest, a vital habitat and natural carbon sink. ‘Rainforest Days’ is a suite of three short films, made entirely from footage and descriptive audio taken by pupils of Hermitage Academy and Lochgilphead High School as part of the Artists in Schools programme led by

Announcing New Podcast Series from the Nordic Alliance of Artists’ Residencies on Climate Action

As the climate crisis accelerates, how can artists’ residencies be testing grounds for new – and better – ways of living and working? A new, 8-part podcast series brings together artists, researchers and activists from across the Nordic region and Scotland to explore this question. Presented by the Nordic Alliance of Artists’ Residencies on Climate

Shelby Bennett reviews Robyn Woolston’s ‘Yours, in Extraction’

When entering Robyn Woolston’s recent solo exhibition Yours, in Extraction, the first word viewers see is “EMERGENCY.” The word is emblazoned on a stack of ‘Emergency Beacons’ stacked in the middle of the gallery at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (Art Galleries at TCU). The beacons are tall, black, poles topped with blue lights that immediately catch the viewer’s

Call for artists for EMBracing the Ocean 2023 – 2024 programme

EMB’s artist-in-residence programme ‘EMBracing the Ocean’ provides grants for creative individuals or groups to co-create work with Ocean scientists. It aims to inspire wide reaching societal change for Ocean sustainability by expanding societies’ understanding of the Ocean’s value and the urgency of ensuring its health and resilience now and into the future. If we are to ensure

Call out – BRILLIANT ideas wanted for Lumiere 2023!

Artichoke is inviting anyone aged 18+ to submit their bright idea for new light works for Lumiere 2023. The UK’s light art biennial will take place from 16-19 November 2023 in Durham. The national commissioning scheme aims to encourage creativity across the UK as well as highlight brilliant ideas from people living in or originally

Conscient Podcast: e102 aesthetics – how can we ‘de-modernize’ art?

Note : Une version en français de cet article est disponible sur : Français (ocean shoreline) The problem with beauty is that it can distract us from reality. Sit with me, please, take a moment. Sit and listen…  Over there, about 56 kilometers to the northeast, is the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations,

SPRINGBOARD: EOIs for the exhibition hall

We invite SPRINGBOARD participants to submit expressions of interest for contributions to the virtual exhibition hall. The SPRINGBOARD exhibition hall is a terrific opportunity for cultural and climate-focused organisations to: Submit your EOI now Share your knowledge with others so we move faster together – or ask a question that someone else may have the

YouthLeadG20 Fellowship Program 2023

YouthLeadG20 Fellowship Program 2023 is an initiative of Udaan Youth Club Tyodhi that aims to bring all the Great Thinkers and Young Changemakers together on a virtual forum to share their opinion around the possibilities of India’s G20 Presidency and youth-related focus areas to give them the opportunity to create, contribute and collaborate to the

IMMERSION 5.0: VR Creation Lab

DEADLINE Wednesday, February 1st, 2023, at 11:59pm. Dates TBD Summer 2023; residency will run 3 weeks @ Jengo’s Playhouse Campus in Wilmington, NC Tuition: $1200*includes food, lodging and technical support for VR production | tuition and travel subsidies available by application The IMMERSION Lab is a combination of a virtual reality creation residency and an invitation for artists to engage

Opportunity: Call out for climate performers

Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) is seeking a solo performer/artist with work-in-progress to take part in Planet Scratch Night. APA is pleased to offer this performance opportunity as part of Climate Week North-East 2023 at the Lemon Tree. We are seeking a solo artist with a work-in-progress performance of 30-40 minutes that centres on the climate conversation. We

Opportunity: Freelancer bursaries to attend SPRINGBOARD

We’re offering up to 10 bursaries of £350 to cover the time of freelancers in the cultural and climate change sectors who wish to attend the online assembly. We recognise that many freelancers in the cultural and climate change sectors often cannot participate in events like SPRINGBOARD 2023 due to financial pressures. However, freelancer contributions are invaluable

Conscient Podcast: blog – of dreams and pitfalls

1 January, 2023 I published e101 tension – how do you feel now? today. The first of 52 episodes in the Sounding Modernity series.  This one about sounds of tension and the art of finding a balance point. I composed it as a pilot episode back in September 2022 with the intention of exploring somatic

Conscient Podcast: e101 tension – how do you feel now?

Note : Une version en français de cet article est disponible sur : Français (Deep breath) Tension I was thinking about the tensions in our lives and the art of finding a balance point…  So I went for a sound walk in Vancouver and came upon a piece of fishing line. I brought it home, strung it

Art x Climate: A Project of the Fifth National Climate Assessment 

The U.S. Global Change Research Program, in collaboration with Smithsonian Institution, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, invites artists to engage in the development of the Fifth National Climate Assessment by creatively visualizing climate change in the United States: its causes, impacts, and manifestations; our

Critical Stages/Scènes critiques: On Theatre and Ecology at Critical Junctions featuring many CSPA Contributors online now!

The initiative for this Special Issue of Critical Stages / Scènes critiques arises from our shared and sustained interest in the interdisciplinary, and, indeed, transdisciplinary Environmental Humanities that we have always perceived as a particularly compelling and dynamic site within which to formulate and locate our work. It is difficult to conceptualise how this might not be the case

Q38: Heal the Man, Heal the Land

Patricia Watts, founder and curator of ecoartspace, is editor of this issue, which includes essays on the mining of cobalt by Mary Mattingly and sculptural applications in wildlife rehabilitation by Rachel Frank, as well as a Post Anthropocentric art provocation by Linda Weintraub featuring the works of Amy Youngs, Dana Hemes, and Leah Wilson. Also