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This month's newsletter updates you on the Cultural Adaptations conference, including an upcoming workshop focused on one of the toolkits developed by the Cultural Adaptations partners. Plus a new Green Arts case study and plenty of thought-provoking articles in The Story.

Until next time, have a great month.

Our news

New board member

We are delighted to welcome Emma Nicolson, head of creative programmes at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, to the board of Creative Carbon Scotland.

Emma joins us as the trustee nominated by founding member organisation, the Scottish Contemporary Art Network, bringing with her a wealth of invaluable knowledge and experience.

Who is Emma Nicolson?

Adaptation and advocacy through art

A new case study has been added to the Green Arts Initiative resources: Edinburgh Art Festival and Ellie Harrison on adaptation and advocacy through art

Take a journey with the Edinburgh Art Festival about climate mitigation, adaptation and advocacy, including programming artists - for example, Ellie Harrison -  who place climate issues at the heart of their work.

Read our latest Green Arts case study
Cultural Adaptations logo surrounded by headshots of a number of our conference speakers.

Thank you!

As the lead partner on the Cultural Adaptations project, we extend a hearty thanks to everyone who attended the conference from 2nd to 5th March. It was a wonderful way to bring this 30-month, four-country project to a close and we are delighted with the enthusiastic responses we received from our speakers and attendees alike.

Short film celebrates Glasgow

Premiered at the Cultural Adaptations conference, this short film gives a glimpse into the innovative and ambitious initiatives tackling climate change and embracing creativity in the city region. We warmly invite you to watch and share A Cultural Adaptations tour of Glasgow.

Complete the survey

Please tell us what you thought of the conference. Our survey is open until Monday 22nd March.

Download our toolkits

We are proud to have launched two dynamic toolkits developed during Cultural Adaptations. The Adapting our Culture toolkit is specifically tailored to support cultural organisations that are planning their adaptation to climate change. How can creative practice transform our approach to adaptation? is a toolkit for initiating and undertaking Embedded Artist Projects.

Our events

Green Arts Initiative members are invited to the next informal meetup. This month we're exploring Intersectional Justice in Climate Action.
  • Where: online
  • When: Thursday 25th March, 2.30pm-3.45pm GMT
Book your place
We're holding a workshop for cultural organisations planning to use the Adapting our Culture toolkit (mentioned above), one of the resources developed as part of Cultural Adaptations. We'll provide you with an overview and an interactive dive into a couple of sections.
  • Where: online
  • When: Wednesday 31st March, 4pm-5pm GMT
Read more & register for the workshop


Visit our website to see more events and opportunities.

Submit your organisation's arts and sustainability news, events and opportunities directly to our website.
NEXT DEADLINE: 21st April 2021

The Story

The Story is our place to share compelling global stories combining the arts and the climate crisis.

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