This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog
NEW YORK CITY
MONDAY-FRIDAY, AUGUST 6-10, 2018
LEADER:Â CHANTAL BILODEAU
Calling artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices! JoinÂ The Arctic CycleArtists & Climate Change Incubator, August 6-10 at The Lark in New York City.Â All disciplines are welcome and individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations and communities are encouraged to attend. The Incubator is an inclusive environment that supports diverse perspectives.
During this 5-day intensive, participants interact with guest speakers from fields such as environmental humanities, climate science, climate change activism, and visual and performing arts. Work sessions allow participants to dig deep into the challenges and concerns of working at the intersection of arts and climate change such as embracing activism without sacrificing personal vision and artistic integrity, letting go of the idea of â€œproduct,â€ and bringing the arts to non-traditional audiences. Group exercises and discussions cover a range of topics including:
- Strategies to engage artistically with climate change
- Ways to take the arts out of traditional venues
- How to develop collaborative projects with non-arts partners
- How to activate audiences and create greater engagement with climate change issues
Confirmed guest speakers include interdisciplinary artistÂ Sarah Cameron-Sunde; NYUÂ Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental StudiesÂ Una Chaudhuri;Â theatremaker, producer, and educatorÂ Modesto Flako Jimenez;Â founder and co-director ofÂ Superhero ClubhouseÂ Jeremy Pickard;Â choreographer andÂ artistic director ofÂ The Equus ProjectsÂ JoAnna Mendl Shaw, and; Associate Professor of Environmental ScienceÂ Branwen Williams.
All sessions will take place in the studio ofÂ The Lark at 311 West 43rd Street,Â New York, NY. Limited to 20 participants. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, visit theÂ website.
NOTE: Also taking place this summer is the exhibitionÂ Indicators: Artists on Climate ChangeÂ atÂ Storm King Art Center,Â one of the worldâ€™s leading sculpture parks. Located in New Windsor, NY,Â Storm King is accessible by train from New York City.
Artists and Climate Change is a blog that tracks artistic responses from all disciplines to the problem of climate change. It is both a study about what is being done, and a resource for anyone interested in the subject. Art has the power to reframe the conversation about our environmental crisis so it is inclusive, constructive, and conducive to action. Art can, and should, shape our values and behavior so we are better equipped to face the formidable challenge in front of us.