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Welcome to the November newsletter! 

Nothing like a bit of fanfare to start a newsletter. But, it's not for us. It's for Blog #6 in our series from Lewis Hetherington. You'll find it in the Noticeboard section.

And there's lots more to read, watch and do in the paragraphs below.
Our Green Arts Conference Report 2019, new case studies in the Library of Creative Sustainability, and three things we've learned so far in our Cultural Adaptations project.
WATCH: The opening plenary from this year's Green Arts Conference and a webinar on Creativity and Climate Change Adaptation.
DO: Join us at our next Green Tease, and check out other upcoming events and opportunities.


P.S. Just like a December pay packet, our next newsletter is coming a bit early - in around three weeks' time - and then you'll have a long wait until the end of January for the first 2020 edition.

Credit to Michal Lausch for this top shot of Brass, Aye?

Our news

Conference Report now available

We've published the report for the most recent Green Arts Conference, summarising content from the day and providing links to further resources.

We have also made available a video of Simon Gall’s opening plenary - Art for Art’s Sake is the Philosophy of the Well-Fed: Creativity in Our Timesand a summary page of the popular Carbon Management session, including a video and images.

Conference Report 2019
Watch Simon Gall's speech
Carbon Management in the Cultural Sector: Going to Plan?

Library of Creative Sustainability

You had a heads up on this last month, but we're pleased to say that four new case studies have now been added to our Library of Creative Sustainability, analysing US-based projects that integrate the arts into sustainability work. Use the links below to take you to 1. the Library, and 2. a reflection on how these American projects could be applicable in a Scottish context.

1. The four new case studies
2. Scottish context reflection

Catch-up webinar

On 7th November, our pals at Sniffer hosted a Creativity and Climate Change webinar exploring creative approaches to facilitation, engaging creative practitioners, why visuals are important for creative climate change communication, and embedding arts and artists into responses to climate change and adaptation.

Presenters were: Sniffer’s managing director, Ruth Wolstenholme; Creative Carbon Scotland’s creative producer Gemma Lawrence; Scriberia co-founder Chris Wilson; Adaptation Scotland science and skills manager Joseph Hagg, and writer and theatre producer, Lesley Anne Rose.
Watch the webinar

Three Things

Three of our Creative Carbon Scotland colleagues spent around 66 hours travelling, by train and bus, to Gothenburg in Sweden for planning meetings and workshops associated with the exciting cross-European Cultural Adaptations project we're involved with. Our Green Arts Project Manager, Catriona Patterson, wrote a great blog for Creative Europe, co-sponsors of the project with the Scottish Government.
Our Cultural Adaptations experience, so far


Green Tease: COP Tales and Cocktails

In 2020, COP 26, perhaps the most important climate gathering since the 2015 Paris Agreement, is coming to Glasgow. It’s a big opportunity to influence policy and public opinion. This Green Tease will bring together people from environment and arts backgrounds to discuss plans that are already being developed in relation to the COP and forge connections for working together to develop new plans. There will be presentations as well as plenty of time for informal drinks and discussion. 
Tuesday 10th December, 6:30-8:30pm, MANY Studios, 3 Ross Street, Glasgow

More information on our website

More Events

16th DecemberOur best machines are made of sunshine at Centre of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, 7pm-9pm

15th June to 31st August 2020Pianocean Scottish Tour - arrange an on-deck piano concert in your village, harbour or island.


News, blogs and opportunities from the arts & sustainability worlds.

Guest Blog: "Let's Go!" The Launch ...

We're delighted to have published the latest edition of Lewis Hetherington's blog series about his experience as an embedded artist with Glasgow charity, Bike for Good.

Reimagining our relationship with the world

BBC: Climate Change and the Election

There's an election coming. In less than two weeks, in fact. With the climate change and environmental damage high on the agenda, at least in voters' minds, the BBC has provided a little help for navigating the policies, pledges and manifestos so you can see how the parties propose to deal with these issues.

What to look out for

Opportunity: Call for 2020 Fringe Central Events Programme

If you've got an idea that might suit Fringe Central's Event Programme, you've got until 4th March to submit it. They're particularly interested in proposals related to health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
Submit your proposal

More opportunities

Stalled Spaces in Glasgow - call for projects
Theatres Trust UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme - applications now open

Submit your news, blogs or opportunities to the Creative Carbon Scotland website

The Story

Each month we share a compelling story or two of what action on the climate crisis means around the world. Let us know what you think.

Our House is on Fire!

Yesterday, ahead of today's latest Global Climate Strike, the EU Parliament declared a climate emergency, urging all EU countries to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Now we need to see some ambitious action to match the declaration.
Action required

Massive Attack and Cold Play - business as usual is unacceptable

Hot on the heels of Coldplay's announcement that they won't tour their new album over concerns about the environmental impact of concerts, Massive Attack has announced that they're commissioning the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research to "map the full carbon footprint of typical tour cycles, and to look specifically at the three key areas where CO2 emissions in our sector are generated: band travel and production, audience transport and venue."
To help save the planet, we’ll have to change
Their response echoes a recent article in Forbes illustrating the importance of modelling behaviours that reduce climate emissions.

Chiming nicely with this, though from an entirely different art form, is poet laureate Simon Armitage's decision to set up an award for poems about nature and the environment, stating the "climate crisis and environmental concerns clearly [provoke] this important strand of work".

This is also an excellent tie-in with our recent Green Tease - "Island Futures: An Evening of Eco-Poetry and Discussion" - the videos of which will be available soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
Eco-poetry award announced

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