Fading Reefs: Using Process To Tell A Story

By Elizabeth Ellenwood Some of my earliest childhood memories are of coral reefs. In 1992, my family sailed from Florida to the Bahamas. I still remember my five-year-old self mesmerized by the crystal-clear water and the world of creatures living beneath its surface. My “class time” consisted of snorkeling and observing the reefs: fish of

Women Eco Artists Dialog: Art as Strategy

Women Eco Artists Dialog – WEADArt + Activism Web Series Episode No. 6“Art as Strategy” with Aviva RahmaniSunday, May 23rd 7:00 – 8:00pm EDT (4:00 – 5:00pm PDT)Please register at Eventbrite I sometimes think of myself as a warrior against ecocide. Beauty is my shield – but art, music, law, science and stubborn persistence are my

Job: Project manager

We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual with arts management experience to join our core team. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual with a demonstratable background in arts management to become a central member of the Deveron Projects team, with a role that covers all aspects of supporting the programming and the

Ecosystem Services and Gaelic report published Pt2

The intersection of the cultural and the ecological highlighted in the previous post, including the ways that artists and cultural practitioners engage with cultural dimensions of biodiversity, in this case manifest in language, engages the cultural sector directly with understanding and articulating ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services and the associated assessments provide a critical method used

An Interview with Poet Tamiko Beyer

By Amy Brady This month I have for you an interview with Tamiko Beyer, a writer whose latest poetry collection, Last Days, is out now on Alice James Books. Tamiko writes passionately about the climate crisis and how it’s driven by systemic forces like capitalism and racism. She’s also a social justice communications writer and strategist. I

Guest blog: questioning the candidates at the Culture Hustings

Scottish elections will take place on Thursday 6th May 2021. On Friday 23rd April, Jean Cameron and Kate Leiper attended the Culture Hustings, hosted by Culture Counts to hear candidates’ responses to five questions. In this blog they share a summary of what they heard. We are members of Culture for Climate Scotland (Cultar airson Gnàth-shìde

Tree Talk: Artists Speak for Trees

Thursday, May 20, 2021 USA: 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England:18:00 GMT, Belgium/Germany/Spain: 19:00 UTC Marie-Luise Klotz, Christopher Lin, Erika Osborne, Leah Wilson For our May Tree Talk, we will hear from four ecoartspace artists who will share their ideas and artworks about trees and forests. Marie-Luise Klotz will present her project, “Connected Earth,”

Annie Patterson and Peter Blood Rise Up Singing

By Peterson Toscano In the Art House this month, we feature song leaders Annie Patterson and Peter Blood. They are liberal Quakers in New England who have been leading singing for over 30 years. They talk about the songs that motivate and inspire climate advocates. Some are protest songs and others are beautiful ballads. They discuss the role

ecoartspace event: Getting Off the Planet

Thursday, May 13 USA: 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England:18:00 GMT, Belgium/Germany/Spain: 19:00 UTC Erika Blumenfeld, Adam Belt, Lanny DeVuono, Sandra Taggart, Candace Jensen In this Zoom Dialogue, we consider our human relationship with space while exploring the implications of mining off the earth for resources, as well as the cosmological considerations

Walking Publics/Walking Arts: walking, wellbeing and community during Covid-19

Dee Heddon asked us to share this, and to encourage participation in the research through completing the survey (below). Walking is an everyday activity (more so since the shops have been closed) and also an approach used by artists, whether as part of a social or solo practice, to create personal work or as part

Artists and Energy Transitions

By Joan Sullivan This post is part of an ongoing series of occasional musings about the larger context in which we currently find ourselves: an energy transition, of which there have been several throughout human history. I have chosen Barry Lord’s important book, Art & Energy: How Culture Changes as our guide, because it sheds much-needed light on

Imagining Icebergs

By Susan Hoffman Fishman Multi-media artist and educator Itty Neuhaus has spent a great deal of time observing and interpreting environmental changes in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and in Iceland and Greenland. Since 2000, when she took her first trip to Iceland, her drawings, photographs, sculptures, and videos have addressed the degradation of glaciers and the nature

Call for CFAR Project Incubator, a residency opportunity for Oregon artists

Applications due: June 1, 2021 The CFAR Project Incubator (CPI) is a partnership between the University of Oregon Center for Art Research and Knight Campus for Accelerated Scientific Impact that affords Oregon artists working in any medium the opportunity to explore and conceptualize new work as a part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community that is supported by cutting-edge

Opportunity: Connecting Threads artist residency

Connecting Threads is inviting applications from visual artists for a three-month residency. Connecting Threads is inviting visual artists based in the Scottish Borders to apply for a three-month summer residency, hosted in a new species-rich meadow in Upper Tweeddale. The residency forms part of the Connecting Threads pilot programme, a series of activities and events which aim to

Envisioning a Green New Deal on Stage

By Thomas Peterson Last Earth Day, I wrote about the evolving iconography and visual culture of the day, lamenting its gradual cooption by corporate greenwashing – protest art replaced by bee-themed Google Doodles. I ended the essay with a call to action, encouraging a return to the radical artistic visions that accompanied the first Earth Day

The Job of Complicating: An interview with Javaad Alipoor, Part II

By Biborka Beres This is the second part of a two-part interview with UK-based theatre-maker and political performance artist, Javaad Alipoor. You can read Part I here. I too have a critical philosophy background and only recently made practicing art my official thing, so the idea of approaching theory as an artist and art as a theorist

Announcing the CSPA Quarterly’s New Rising Co-Editors

The CSPA QUARTERLY is proud to announce our rising Co-Lead Editors, who will be sustaining the publication and transitioning to eventually become Lead Editors. Jamie Morra is an art historian living and working between the United States, Scotland, and Spain. Her interests include the aesthetics of ecology, human-animal relations, and ways in which technology has

Opportunity: Nature-Based Enterprise Accelerator pilot

A fully-funded 10-week programme to support nature-based business and social enterprise ideas Have you founded a nature-based enterprise*, or are you at an early-stage of your development and need support to take your idea to the next level? Or, do you know someone who has? Glasgow City Council’s H2020 Connecting Nature project, in partnership with The

Ecoart in Action

I am excited to share the forthcoming publication (2022) Ecoart in Action Activities, Case Studies, and Provocations for Classrooms and Communities! Edited byAmara GeffenAnn RosenthalChris FremantleAviva Rahmani  How do we educate those who feel an urgency to address our environmental and social challenges? What ethical concerns do art-makers face who are committed to a deep green agenda?

CSPA Supports: Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 Micro-Grants to Canadian Artists

Application deadline: July 2, 2021 @ 11:59 pm Eastern TimeWinners notified: July 23, 2021 Thanks to support from the Canada Council for the Arts and through the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts’ CSPA Supports Program, we are pleased to offer 5-10 micro-grants of $500 to $1,000 to individuals or groups based in Canada