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Here's our August newsletter. Seems to have come around fast, doesn't it?

While summer is coming to an end and there's a distinct lack of Edinburgh festivals fever, there is still plenty happening as you'll see in our Noticeboard below. As usual, we've got our own upcoming events - two Green Teases and one meetup for Green Arts Initiative members. Plus, we hope you'll find some interesting reading in Our news - including another perspective on being an embedded artist - and The Story.

Stay safe.

We welcome your feedback, thoughts and/or feelings via email or social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn).

Our news

#COP26 resource

Despite the postponement of COP26 in Glasgow until November 2021, plenty of people are still thinking about it and beginning to make plans for arts and cultural happenings, events, creative work etc.

This got us to thinking; what has taken place in previous years? Lewis Coenen-Rowe got to work on some research and has pulled together a short history of arts and culture at COPs. It proves an excellent complement to our new Guide to Making Plans for COP26 page
Read all about arts and culture at COPs

Upcoming Green Tease events

If you fancy a bit of role-playing, our early September Green Tease - 'Are we COPing?' could be just the event for you!
Tuesday 8th September, 7-8.30pm, online.

This Ideation Game workshop is created jointly by public art platform, Climate Art, and game designer, Matteo Menapace, and supported by Creative Carbon Scotland. This playful workshop aims to enhance creativity and disrupt familiar ways of thinking, enabling participants to step out of their daily roles and imagine solutions to shared problems.

Sign up for the 8th September Green Tease

Late September Green Tease - Community Mapping for Environmental Empowerment
Tuesday 22nd September, 7-8.30pm, online. 

This event provides an opportunity to learn about community mapping as a means of environmental empowerment. You’ll 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. This event is open to attendees of all backgrounds and levels of expertise.

Sign up for the 22nd September Green Tease

Green Arts Initiative: Members online meet-up

An informal online gathering for members of the Green Arts Initiative.

This month’s theme: How can the culture sector contribute to a just and green recovery from coronavirus?

When: Thursday 27th August, 2pm-3pm

Book your place here
Photo by Shotbymide on Unsplash

Beginning an embedded artist project

In last month's newsletter, we mentioned Maeve Stone's blog for the Cultural Adaptations project.

If you enjoyed that, you may also like to read a piece by Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert in a similar vein. Anyuta is the project's artist for Ghent, embedded with the city's Environment and Climate Department. She writes about her initial findings and interim conclusions.
Read Anyuta's blog


Contribute: We're still keen to read your thoughts on the Library of Creative Sustainability in this short survey? It'll only take 10 minutes, but your feedback will be invaluable. Thank you.
Event: Today (20th August 2020) at 2.30pm sees the start of the Edinburgh International Book Festival's 'Making Climate Change Personal' programme. Four excellent events, including one for a younger audience.

Event: There are still a few days left of Just Festival, Edinburgh’s social justice and human rights festival, on until 23rd August 2020.

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

Contribute: What does a green, diverse, accessible, fair Edinburgh Fringe Festival look like to you? Share your thoughts with the creators of Future Fringe - The Greenhouse Theatre, Staging Change, Somewhere at the Fringe and Claire Hill. Submission deadline is 23:59, 31st August 2020.

Opportunity: Cleaning brand Ecover has launched a £500,000 initiative - Fertilise the Future - to help fund the sustainable start-ups and eco-pioneers of tomorrow. Closing date: 1st September 2020.

Event: Like many festivals this year, Take One Action Film Festival is heading online for 2020. Festival dates are 16th-27th September 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: 16th September 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

Join the Green Arts Initiative

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Join the 225+ strong Green Arts Initiative community for helpful tips and resources on becoming a greener, more sustainable arts organisation.​

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