Opportunity: Partners Sought for Artists’ International Travel Research

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Puppet Animation Scotland and Creative Carbon Scotland are looking for organisational or individual partners to join them in a research project to understand the realities of travel by artists to and from and Scotland and to explore ways of reducing the associated carbon emissions.

This is a valuable opportunity for those planning to apply for Regular Funding from Creative Scotland, contributing to the Environment Connecting Theme.

The project will consider travel planned for 2017/18:

  • November/December 2016 – gather information about planned international travel (overseas artists coming to Scotland; Scottish artists travelling abroad): journeys, related carbon emissions, reasons for travel
  • December/January 2017 – develop action plans for each company or individual that aim to reduce the total travel, the carbon emissions related to the travel or the carbon intensity of the travel (by increasing the artistic activity related to the travel)
  • February 2017 onwards – companies implement the action plans
  • April 2018 onwards – we review the results and report

Creative Carbon Scotland will lead the project which will involve meeting as a group at the beginning and occasionally during the year, plus individual work for each company supported by CCS. CCS will write and publish interim and final reports.

For more information, please contact Fiona MacLennan onfiona.maclennan@creativecarbonscotland.com

If you’d like to take part please let Fiona know by 31 October 2016. The first meeting will take place on 17 November.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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