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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

CONNECTING ARTS & SUSTAINABILITY IN SCOTLAND

It's #ScotClimateWeek. An apt moment for us to reiterate our belief that arts and culture have an essential role in achieving the necessary transformation to a sustainable future. Creative Carbon Scotland exists to help bring about that transformation.

One way in which we do this is through our culture/SHIFT programme, which builds connections and collaborations between artists and sustainability practitioners to apply their different skills, practices and working methods to address challenging and complex climate change-related issues. 

Currently, amongst other activities, our culture/SHIFT team is co-ordinating a project in the Outer Hebrides, and is responsible for our Green Tease network and events, both of which you can read more about below.

In this newsletter, there's also some advice on recruiting an embedded artist, plus our usual Noticeboard for upcoming events and opportunities, and The Story, our spot for a few global arts and climate change (and, at the moment, COVID-19) articles.

Our news

Seas of the Outer Hebrides

In 2019, Creative Carbon Scotland partnered with Marine Protected Area Management and Monitoring (MarPAMM) to support the Seas of the Outer Hebrides (SEASOH) project. The SEASOH team is building a shared vision of the region's Marine Protected Areas with the islands' local communities. Our role is bringing inclusive, creative approaches to help them explore the cultural dimension of residents’ relationships to their seas. Recently, we published a web page documenting the project; click on the link below to check it out.

The image above shows some monoprints created during a series of workshops we co-ordinated with two local artists in February of this year.

SEASOH is part of our culture/SHIFT programme.
Visit our SEASOH project page

New Green Tease reflections

In August, participant groups at our Museums of the FutureNow: Environmental Justice event each discussed an 'exhibit' and developed a story to explain its significance and why it had been included in the museum. The telling of these stories led into further discussion about issues of environmental justice.

This month we reflect on the stories, discussions and insights that emerged.

Reflecting on environmental justice

Green Tease events

REMINDER: Community Mapping for Environmental Empowerment
Tuesday 22nd September, 7-8.30pm, online. Open to all.

Hear from speakers Hannah Clinch (Tacit Tacit) and Daniel McKendry (Architecture and Design Scotland), experiment with an online green mapping tool, and discuss the roles of mapping in environmental projects led by artists, communities and organisations.

Reserve your (free) place now!
COMING UP: October online meetup
Monday 12th October, 7-8.30pm

The theme for our sixth informal meetup is ‘COP26: what is it? what’s going on? and what can we do?’
Register here
close-up on hands of three people on a desk suggesting an interview situation

How do you recruit an embedded artist?

Over the past couple of months we've featured blogs from two embedded artists (Maeve Stone and Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert) writing about their processes and experiences working on the Cultural Adaptations project.

This month we're taking a closer look at what goes into choosing an embedded artist for a project such as this, where the artist is working with policymakers rather than with members of the public in a community setting.

Ben Twist shares his 'advice for recruiting an embedded artist'

Noticeboard

Event: Today (17th September 2020) from 3pm to 4pm, join One Planet Forth Valley in their Climate Café chatting about getting to net zero.

Event: This year's Take One Action Film Festival started yesterday with a terrific online programme and runs until Sunday 27th September

Event: Tune in to the Countdown global launch, an initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, on Saturday 10th October 2020.

Participate: Researchers at East 15 School of Acting are conducting an 18-month study into the effects of COVID-19 on freelance theatre workers in the UK.

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: 21st October 2020.

The Story

The Story is our place to share compelling stories of arts and the climate crisis from around the world, now and post-COVID. 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


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