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Since our last newsletter, we've launched tickets for the Cultural Adaptations conference and preparations continue apace. We do hope you're planning to join us from 2nd to 5th March 2021 for what promises to be four excellent afternoons of all things culture and climate adaptation. Read more details below, including a fantastic opportunity for EU artists.

This month, we're also sharing:
  • Twist's Shift #2
  • a new Scottish case study in the Library of Creative Sustainability
  • latest news on carbon management planning
  • a Green Tease update and opportunity
  • EOI for Climate Beacons for COP26 - closing soon
  • lots of new events and opportunities in the Noticeboard
  • two great articles and two excellent films in The Story

Yes, it's packed. Enjoy! 

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Join us for four inspiring afternoons

The Cultural Adaptations conference will showcase unique, innovative and creative approaches to solving complex climate challenges and present new ways of working collaboratively in adaptation. Interactive and practical sessions will focus on transformation through research, policy and practice enabling attendees to apply learning in their own cities, using specially developed tools and resources.

Highly recommended for adaptation professionals, local and national government policymakers, leaders and managers of cultural organisations, and academics with a research concentration in transformation, cultural value, environmental art and adaptation complexity. Tickets from only £20.

NB: Due to overwhelming popularity, there is currently a waitlist for tickets for artists and creative practitioners.

Book your conference ticket today

Bursaries for EU artists / creative practitioners to attend

We are pleased to offer a limited number of €300 bursaries to support EU artists/creative practitioners to attend and participate in the conference.

The bursary programme is open to professional practitioners in European regions with a GDP per capita under 75% of the EU average

Have a read of the eligibility requirements and if you're eligible, apply ASAP! If you're not eligible but know someone who is, we'd love you to share this opportunity with them.

Twist's Shift #2

The tail-end of 2020 saw Creative Carbon Scotland director, Ben Twist, attending a variety of virtual meetings and workshops across Europe.

In the second edition of his new quasi-blog, he notes that each meeting made it evident that climate change and environmental sustainability is being actively incorporated into the cultural sector across Europe more and more.

Read Twist's Shift #2

Library of Creative Sustainability:
A new EIA for Scotland

In our new Scottish case study, artists Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman worked with researcher Dr Claire Haggett and residents living close to the site of a proposed new wind farm in South West Scotland to explore how planning processes could consider beauty, naturalness, and impact on people, place and community.

Read the new Scottish case study

Green Tease March meetup: Story

Wednesday 10th March, 7-8.30pm, online, free
The theme for the next meetup is 'Story', a space for discussions specific to narrative art forms like creative writing, theatre, and film and for issues such as how we communicate climate change effectively and what environmental stories need to be told.

Sign up for a free space on Eventbrite

Call out for Green Tease collaborators

We are currently looking for ideas for creative events connecting the arts and environmentalism across April 2021-March 2022 as part of the Green Tease events programme. We will collaborate on organising and provide micro-funding for the chosen events. Apply by Monday, 1st March!
More information and how to apply
Green Tease forms part of our culture/SHIFT programme. 
A green map of Scotland with beacon icons at random places across the country and a grey line linking them all back to Glasgow. Text reading: Climate Beacons for COP26, expressions of interest invited.

Submit by 9am, 1st March

Climate Beacons for COP26 is Creative Carbon Scotland's main contribution to the upcoming UN climate talks coming to Glasgow in November. The project will be a Scotland-wide collaborative project between climate change or environmental organisations and arts, heritage or cultural organisations to stimulate long-term public engagement in the lead-up to and following COP26.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from organisations wishing to participate.
More information and the EOI form

Blog: Carbon management update 2019-2020

What are the reduction trends of 2019-20? What proportion of emissions come from which source?

Caro Overy
, carbon management planning officer, has all the answers in her new blog, including how we've mastered the data with a little help from an MSc Data Analytics student.
See the carbon emissions summaries and trends for last year


Opportunity: Apply now for rad 2021, a paid eight-month traineeship with a Scottish independent TV production company, aimed at those who are under-represented in the TV industry. Deadline: tomorrow - Friday 19th February 2021.

Event: Ecoscenographer, Mona Kastell, leads the next EPAD Platform event on Wednesday 24th February 2021.

Event: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh presents Future Ecologies, four short films exploring our environment, sustainability, past and future. Screening now until 28th February 2021.

Opportunity: Fishamble invites submissions of 600-word plays for a brighter future. Open to all residents on the island of Ireland, and Irish abroad. Deadline: Monday 1st March 2021.

Event: Stream - a livestream workshop hosted by MUCK on Saturday 20th March 2-4pm. Help create a collective textual response to Matthew Rimmer’s biotope installed in the Botanical Gardens, Glasgow.

Opportunity: A call for e-zine submissions to Glasgow Goes Green Festival on the theme of Connections: People, Nature and Power. Deadline: 31st March 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: 16th March 2021

The Story

The Story is our place to share compelling global stories combining the arts and the climate crisis. What have you seen that's sparked your interest?

  • Gallerist Thomas Dane explains the inspiration behind the Gallery Climate Coalition
  • Watch and listen to this climate music video - a collaboration between the Malawi Scotland Partnership, the 2050 Climate Group and renowned musician, Joe Kell

  • Watch New Story Run, a 12-minute film about Rosie Watson's incredible climate action adventure, running from the UK to Mongolia

  • Six young climate activist artists from five countries created The World Canvas and sent it to the director of the UNEP Asia and Pacific Office
See our newsletters back to July 2018 for more inspiring articles, videos and podcasts

The Green Arts Initiative

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