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Hello 2021!

As this month's newsletter is coming to you a day after the inauguration of the 46th US president, we're sharing our new American case study in the Library of Creative Sustainability. There's also a terrific session to listen to from Lateral North's 'After the Pandemic' symposium, an article to read about renewable energy for the arts and culture sectors, and an #arts4cop26 event to join. Plus, the latest opportunities in the Noticeboard, and our curated long reads in The Story.

Despite the current 'stay at home' circumstances in Scotland, we hope your new year is going well so far.

Our news

Aerial view of two roads, separated by the green corridor. This shows green grass, pathways and from above, what looks like sculptured wings in a reddish soil or rock.

Library of Creative Sustainability:
The Draw at Sugar House

Our newest US case study celebrates a multi-purpose public art project that serves as a leisure space, wildlife corridor, flood defence system, and embodiment of the area’s cultural and environmental history.

The Draw at Sugar House saw environmental artist, Patricia Johanson, win the commission to connect Salt Lake City's urban green spaces of Sugar House Park and Hidden Hollow as part of the Parley’s Creek trail system. The stunning result reflects the artist's serious and extensive research.

If you know of a story, from anywhere in the world, that you feel might be a suitable addition to the Library of Creative Sustainability, please get in touch with Lewis Coenen-Rowe.
Read our newest American case study

Cheaper renewable energy for arts and culture

We are all working towards a net-zero society, where we are not negatively impacting our planet through how we live and work. Switching to renewable energy is one practical and achievable solution.

Since 2019, we've partnered with BAFTA’s albert initiative and provider Good Energy to enable Scottish cultural organisations to get 100% renewable energy with preferable pricing and guaranteed benefits.

Read more about making the switch to renewable energy

After the Pandemic symposium

We're pleased to share with you the video recording of Lateral North's 'After the Pandemic' symposium held last year, during which we focused on creativity and collaboration to explore how we can collectively build a more climate resilient Glasgow City Region, as part of the Clyde Rebuilt project.

Watch back over the four fantastic talks from experts working in the fields of community empowerment, vacant and derelict land, and greenspace development.
After the Pandemic: Clyde Rebuilt 
Flyer image in pinks and blues advertising the #arts4cop26 get-together


Join us online next Tuesday to get an update on what’s actually going on with COP26 from people in the know. There'll also be time to discuss general issues or specific plans for COP26 and make new connections.
Sign up to attend

Green Arts meetup

Reminder: On Thursday next week (28th January, 10am-11am), Green Arts Initiative members are invited to the first online meetup for 2021. An excellent opportunity to reconnect with other members to talk about what we are doing and planning, and the difficulties we’re facing.
Green Arts January meetup


Opportunity: WWF has launched a nationwide competition - Just Imagine - calling on creatives to produce artworks that reimagine a greener, thriving future. Deadline: 5pm, Monday 25th January 2021.

Opportunity: Until 15th February 2021, craft makers are invited to apply for funding from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.

Training: Join Zero Waste Scotland's online training on Thursday 4th February, 10am-12pm, and become a certified Green Champion.

Job: EcoDrama is looking for a schools project manager. Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 17th February 2021, 5pm.

Event: Cultural Adaptations conference, 2-5 March 2021. Tickets are due to be released next week; register to be among the first to hear.

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 February 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?

See our newsletters back to July 2018 for more inspiring articles, videos and podcasts

The Green Arts Initiative

Become a Green Arts Initiative member! Join a community of nearly 300 Scottish arts organisations sharing helpful tips and resources on becoming greener and more sustainable.​

Join now!
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