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This month's newsletter is jam-packed so grab your choice of drink and get comfortable.

We have not one, but two excellent blogs for your reading pleasure, more news about Clyde Rebuilt, an announcement about an exciting data project, a brand new Green Arts case study, AND Green Tease updates. Plus, don't forget to check out the Noticeboard, and our curated long reads in The Story.

Then, that's it until December, when we'll send 2020's final edition a little earlier than usual so as to avoid clogging up your inbox as the festive season moves into top gear.

Our news

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Ben's Strategy Blog: How, and why are we applying cultural practices to Clyde Rebuilt?

Last month we introduced you to the EIT Climate-KIC Clyde Rebuilt project, which aims to jointly develop interconnected projects for adapting to Glasgow City Region's climate change challenges.

This month, Ben writes about Creative Carbon Scotland's contribution, and where arts and culture fit.

Read about our role in the project

More on Clyde Rebuilt

Illustrating the fact that adaptation is an idea that's gaining traction in the wider world, Forbes published a short article about the project.

Our partner on this project, Climate Ready Clyde, have developed the Glasgow City Region’s first Adaptation Strategy. We have used our cultural expertise to help them set out how the region can maximise its impact by working together and engaging, equipping and enabling citizens and organisations.

Climate Ready Clyde are now consulting on this draft strategy, and are keen to hear your views on the approach they are taking, as well as your experience of the effects of extreme weather and climate change. Share your views and experiences now through to 24th December 2020.

Connected Innovator project and survey

Creative Informatics and Creative Edinburgh’s Connected Innovator programme has awarded funding to nine projects for research and development or professional development around data and data-driven innovation.

Caro Overy, our carbon management planning officer, is one of the award recipients for her project, Climate Friendly Culture. She'll be developing a tool (or tools) to support environmental creative practice, and she needs your help!

If you work in the arts in Scotland, please complete her survey, and if you’re an artist who might be interested in being interviewed or having a more in-depth conversation, please contact Caro directly.

Visit Climate Friendly Culture

Upcoming Green Tease

Green Tease December meetup

Wednesday 16th December, 7-8:30pm, online

The theme for this session is 'Reasons to be cheerful: what are the environmental success stories of 2020? And what can we look forward to next year?'. This will also be our last event of 2020, so we'll be making a bit of an end-of-year party of it with some online party games!

Save your spot on Eventbrite

Latest Green Tease reflections

At our late September Green Tease held on 22nd September, we were joined by Hannah Clinch from GreenMap and Danny McKendry from Architecture and Design Scotland for a discussion about the roles that mapping can have in empowering communities to act on climate change and other environmental issues. Read our reflections on 'Community Mapping for Environmental Empowerment.
Green Tease is part of our culture/SHIFT programme

Case study: Grid Iron on being flexible and green despite COVID-19

Earlier this year, Grid Iron Theatre were well ahead with planning for their August show, Doppler. Then the pandemic hit, and they found themselves moving from Plan A right through to ... Plan M (?!).
Read the case study
Green Arts Initiative members are invited to an online meetup about carbon management planning on Wednesday 9th December, 2-3.30pm. The discussion will include challenges of implementing your plan, as well as tips on sources of additional support, data management and improving data quality.
Green Arts December meetup
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Embedded artist blog

Lesley Anne Rose is the Scottish embedded artist for the Cultural Adaptations project funded by Creative Europe and the Scottish Government.

Formerly a travel writer, she brings her perspective from that experience to her latest project blog - what do journeys and strategies have in common, and how can we make often-distant adaptation strategies relevant to the people they affect?

Let me tell you a strategy: Telling the story of the journey of change

Cultural Adaptations conference goes digital

Due to the ongoing uncertainty and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our plans for the conference are adapting. It will now be delivered completely online, from 2nd-5th March 2021, widening the opportunities for participation from around the world.

Our Cultural Adaptations project team is working hard putting together an exciting programme. We'll be announcing more details soon, so please do register your interest so you get all the updates as they are announced.
More about the conference going online


Opportunity: ATLAS Arts is advertising for a lead artist / curator for the School of Plural Futures. Deadline: 10am, Thursday 26th November 2020.

Opportunity: The European Investment Bank Institute is looking for emerging European artists and collectives to join its Artists Development Programme, a six to eight week residency programme in Luxembourg. Deadline: midnight, 10 January 2021.

Visit the Creative Carbon Scotland website to see more
events and opportunities.

Don't forget you can submit your organisation's arts and sustainability news, events and opportunities directly to our website and for inclusion in our newsletter.
NEXT DEADLINE: 18th December 2020.

The Story

The Story is our place to share compelling stories combining arts, the climate crisis and, increasingly, COVID, from around the world. What have you seen that's sparked your interest?

See our newsletters back to July 2018 for more inspiring articles, videos and podcasts

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