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Hello and welcome.

There's lots of great reading for you in this July newsletter, including a new semi-blog from Ben that he describes as "less formal and structured than Ben's Strategy Blogs; more a rag-bag of thoughts and experiences from the last wee while". Plus info on our upcoming Green Tease events and a great proper-blog from one of the embedded artists working on the transnational Cultural Adaptations project.


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Introducing ... Twist's Shift

Twist's Shift is a new occasional piece from Creative Carbon Scotland's director, Ben Twist. Part comment, part compendium, it will include a range of themes for both arts/culture readers and those interested in climate change and sustainability as well as providing some insights into what Ben's been up to.
Check out Twist's Shift #1

Case study: VeloCommunities embedded artist project

New in the Library of Creative Sustainability is our case study on the VeloCommunities embedded artist project with Glasgow cycle charity, Bike for Good, which aimed to engage people on the benefits of cycling for tackling climate change as well as for the wellbeing of individuals and communities.
Read about VeloCommunities
While we're on the subject of the Library of Creative Sustainability, can you spare 10 minutes to complete this short survey? We're keen to make this digital resource as useful as possible and your feedback will be invaluable. Thank you.

How the performing arts world can "build back better"

What do the "transformation of culture", "transformation through culture", the need for a just transition to a low-carbon world and making our performance venues into community-building machines have in common?

They're all themes touched on by Ben and others interviewed for a recent article in The Scotsman by well-known Scottish theatre critic and political commentator, Joyce Macmillan.
Read Joyce McMillan's article

Upcoming Green Tease events

There are a few places left for Manifestos from times of crisis - click the link to sign up for one of the three sessions on 28th, 29th or 30th July.

Green Tease August meetup
12th August, 7-8.30pm, online

The theme for our fifth session of informal meetups is 'Collaboration: What are the best ways for artists and environmentalists to work together? And what can we achieve?'

Green Tease: Museums of the FutureNow: Environmental Justice
18th August, 6.30-8.30pm, online

This event will use exhibits from a museum set in the future to create speculative scenarios. Part of the Just Festival (see the Noticeboard below for more information).

Midway reflections

Irish theatre and filmmaker, Maeve Stone, is one of four embedded artists for the Cultural Adaptations project. In a recent blog, Maeve reflects on her processes, including emerging ones, connections and themes of her work with Codema, Dublin's energy efficiency and adaptation strategy organisation.
Read Maeve's blog


*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.*

Happening right now: ÚNA Fest 2020 - a week of film, art, music and podcasts exploring myths and tales from Latin America and Scotland. Until 27th July.

Opportunity: Applications to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) for scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 for talented and aspiring craftspeople are open 14th July - 24th August 2020.

Opportunity: Museums for Climate Change has 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.

Event: Just Festival, Edinburgh’s social justice and human rights festival, is on from 16th to 23rd August 2020.

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: 19th August 2020.

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