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How are you going? We're all a bit over lockdown that's for sure, but hang in there! The sun is shining and the end is in sight. 

We've got some terrific reading and listening for you below, including two excellent blogs, reflections from a recent Green Tease, two new online resources, a podcast and some exciting opportunities for artists and scientists alike.

This month's The Story features five articles that caught our eye. What's grabbed your attention in the past month? We'd love to know! Drop us a line via email or share on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn).

Our news

Successful proposal to SGSAH!

We are delighted to announce that our proposal for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship in partnership with the University of Glasgow has been successful.
Project: Assessing arts-based interventions for sustainable practice

Guest Blog: Here. Now. The world changes.

In our latest guest blog, writer and artist, Wallace Heim, reflects on the role of the arts in crises, the impact of social distancing, and what we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read "Here. Now. The world changes."

Green Tease Reflections: #arts4cop26 online planning discussion

On 29th April 2020 more than 80 people jumped online with us to chat about arts' and culture's plans for COP26 and how to collectively reorganise and reorient these in light of COVID-19 and the COP's postponement. It was a stimulating discussion and we extend huge thanks to our co-organisers, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and ecoartscotland for their invaluable contributions.
Read our summary of the discussion

Next Green Tease

Our next online Green Tease is on Tuesday 16th June, 7pm-8.30pm.

The theme for this session is 'What might the response to coronavirus teach us about how to respond to climate change?' Come prepared to share your thoughts and ask questions!

Sign up below and you'll receive a link to join a GoToMeetings call on the day of the meetup. We look forward to seeing you there!

Book your spot at the meetup

Green Tease callout

We’re looking for proposals for creative online events connecting the arts and environmentalism to be run between June and September as part of our socially distanced Green Tease programme.
Send us your ideas!
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New online resources

We believe folks in the cultural sector are well placed to lead on communicating important messages about climate change. But, we know it can be a bit awkward getting started sometimes, so we've developed the Guide to Communicating Climate Change to help out.

Guide to Communicating Climate Change
Leave a trace not a footprint is a new guide developed by Julie’s Bicycle and EUROCITIES as part of the ROCK project Sustainable Events series. It provides practical guidance on improving the environmental sustainability of cultural outdoor events in heritage cities, addressing key impact areas and using international best practice to inspire positive change. Packed with case studies, including our work in Edinburgh!
Leave a trace not a footprint

Cultural Adaptations: podcast and blog

In March 2020, while in Dublin for our third transnational project meeting, we recorded this conversation between our director, Ben Twist, and Dublin-based cultural consultant, John O’Brien, in the studio at axis Ballymun (our Irish partner).
Have a listen!
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed most of our other activities! This blog from our Belgian partners, Greentrack Ghent, describes what was planned for the three-day workshop, current progress in our embedded artist projects, and what we’ve learnt so far.
Have a read!


*NB: Due to the current uncertain circumstances, please check directly with organisers for all event/job/opportunity listings as details and deadlines may have changed.*

Opportunity: Creative Informatics is on the hunt for climate scientists, data specialists and artists to participate in a workshop on the theme of ‘One Ocean’ on Thursday 28th May 2020, from 2pm-5pm. Expressions of interest close at 5pm tomorrow (22nd May)!

Opportunity: An art prize and an essay prize for best responses to ‘How do we build from the current corona crisis towards a more sustainable future?’ from Sustainability First. Deadline: 1 June 2020.

Opportunity: Museums for Climate Change have launched an open call-out for concept and design proposals that radically reimagine the museum as an institution to help shape meaningful climate action. Registration deadline: 31st July 2020.

Opportunity: Our Cultural Adaptations Conference is taking place 2nd to 4th March 2021. Register your interest to receive updates on the programme, speakers and ticket sales as they come to hand.

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: 17th June 2020.

The Story

The Story is our place to share compelling stories of arts and the climate crisis from around the world, now and post-lockdown. 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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