Opportunity: Just Imagine arts competition

Can you reimagine a future where we put nature at the heart of our decisions? WWF has launched a nationwide competition calling on creatives to produce artworks that reimagine a greener, thriving future – where nature is at the heart of our decisions. The initiative, titled ‘Just Imagine’, hopes to spark conversations about the solutions

Guest blog: Common-sense solutions to our climate and nature crises

Scottish geographer and energy specialist, Neil Kitching, recently independently published ‘Carbon Choices’, a book on the common-sense solutions to our climate and nature crises. In Carbon Choices, I identify five common sense principles to tackle climate change: 1. Price carbon pollution2. Consume carefully, travel wisely3. Embrace efficiency, avoid waste4. Nurture nature5. Be fair across current and

Documenting the Desert

mojaveproject.org Written by Genie Davis Captivating and inclusive, artist Kim Stringfellow’s latest documentary work, The Mojave Project, takes viewers on a compelling ride into the Mojave desert. Evocative images show us beautiful and lonely places, tourism in off-beat locations, the people who inhabit those locations, and the culture they create. It is both intensely real and

Climate Art and the Legacy of Walt Whitman

By Peterson Toscano This month, I share some of my own climate story. In doing so, I evoke the spirit of American poet Walt Whitman. After I experienced a breakdown and breakthrough concerning climate change, I took a year off to study the topic. Throughout that year, I found myself drawn to Whitman and his

The Ministry For The Future

submitted by Aviva Rahmani Kim Stanley Robinson’s new book is, The Ministry For The Future. It is a long utopian novel that begins in our collective immediate future by tracking the consequences of environmental neglect. Starting from the Paris Agreement, he then tracks one woman’s life as the minister of the Ministry of the Future on

The Woodland Farm Artist Residency

Situated on Canada’s beautiful west coast Salt Spring Island, within the territories of the Coast Salish peoples, here you will find a sanctuary to breathe, dream, experiment, create and play. The Creation Barn The Woodland Farm Creation Barn is approx. 790 ft2 (73 m2) in a newly-built, comfortably-heated space with soaring 19ft (6m) gabled ceilings and a

Opportunity: Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Art Prize

Expressions of interest are open for one month for an exciting new residency in the Cairngorms. An exciting new opportunity has been launched by the Endangered Landscapes Programme inviting artists to undertake a residency in eight landscapes across Europe, including within the Cairngorms Connect project area in the Cairngorms National Park. As part of a

OPEN CALL FOR CSPA QUARTERLY: DECOLONIZING ART & ECOLOGY

Open Call for submissions to the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts Quarterly, Q35: “The Ground Beneath Our Feet: Decolonizing Art & Ecology” This issue of CSPA Quarterly destabilizes Colonial Settler perspectives in ecological art practices. By bringing together artists and writers who re-center BIPOC, and particularly Indigenous, voices in decolonial eco-art, this issue

tree talk: artists speak for trees

Thursday, January 2810am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England: 18:00GMT, Belgium/Germany/Spain: 19:00UTC Dana Fritz, Laurie Lambrecht, Louise Russell, Stuart RomeFor our first Tree Talk of 2021, four photo-based artists will share their stunning and thought-provoking tree and forest imagery. Dana Fritz will present her work in progress, entitled Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape from the

Water Atrocities

By Susan Hoffman Fishman Multi-disciplinary artist Jeff Carpenter is passionate about creating a radically new dialogue on the climate crisis. Towards that end, he conceived and curated the exhibition, FEMA: Fear Environmental Mayhem Ahead, which ran from October 31 through November 8, 2020, at the Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. FEMA was developed in just six weeks from start to finish

Lighting the Way

By Chantal Bilodeau  AN ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS This fall, The Arctic Cycle, in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, published Lighting the Way, a volume anthologizing the short plays that made up Climate Change Theatre Action 2019. What follows is excerpted from the anthology’s introduction.  This anthology is a leap

Top 10 Discard Studies articles of 2020

Yes, 2020 was a dumpster fire. To celebrate its end, we think back on than a year’s worth of trashy insights. Here are the top ten posts from Discard Studies in 2020 as determined by our readers! Here’s what you all read the most: #10: A history of New York City’s solid waste management in photographs (2013) The

Little Victories: Climate Change Theatre Action at Pomona College

By GiGi Buddie Last month I had the pleasure to return (virtually, of course!) to my college, Pomona College in Claremont, California, to attend an event presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance. As a rising third-year and theatre student currently taking a gap year, this event was the perfect way to stay connected

Memorial Event for Amy Lipton (1956-2020)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England: 18:00GMT, Belgium/Germany/Spain: 19:00UTC Please join us for a Zoom Memorial event honoring Amy Lipton with guest speakers:  Mel Chin, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Brandon Ballengee, Sue Spaid, Jennifer McGregor ecoartspace members who have worked with Lipton on exhibitions will also share their stories including Chrysanne Stathacos, Roy Staab, Marion Wilson, Linda Weintraub, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Diane

Open Call: Enviro-Art Gallery Expansion

Are you an artist that finds inspiration in natural spaces? An environmentalist with works highlighting environmental issues? Consider submitting your artwork to the Enviro-Art Gallery. The gallery presents art as a call to action, working to connect people to places, ecosystems, and international experiences of nature through engaging visual dialogues. Through the use of a

Decolonizing Environmental Art

By Ariana Akbari  ON ISLAMIC ART TRADITIONS & THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS MOVEMENT When we, in the United States, think about environmental art or art as environmental activism, National Geographic-style photographs of ducks covered in oil or rustic collages screaming “Save Earth Now!” probably come to mind. However, as a contemporary art critic whose studies blend art

An Interview with Madhur Anand and Kathryn Mockler

By Amy Brady Happy winter to those of you in the Northern hemisphere, and happy summer to those of you in the South. As 2021 nears, I can’t help but wonder how 2020 will be remembered by historians. The pandemic will surely be at the forefront of any book written about the year, but how

Electric vehicles and their role in the green recovery

Are you on a mission to ‘Build Back Better’ by reducing your travel-related emissions? Do you want to contribute to the green recovery? Investing in an electric vehicle (EV) is one way you can achieve these goals. We know from our work with Scotland’s cultural sector and our carbon management planning and emissions reporting support that travel

Library of Creative Sustainability: Casa Río

This week [Creative Carbon Scotland] published [its] first case study from South America. Casa Río: Building Power Lab is a centre of research, exchange, training and learning located between the Río de la Plata Estuary and the university city of La Plata in Argentina with transborder connections to Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil. Through creative collaborations, resulting in photography, field recordings, interviews, drawing, sound art,

Call for Artists, The Nature of Cities Festival

The Nature of Cities’ Forum for Radical Imagination on Environmental Cultures (FRIEC) is calling for proposals. “It is our pleasure to invite your submission for artistic contributions at The Nature of Cities Festival, a global virtual gathering of interdisciplinary thinkers and doers working toward greener cities for nature and all people. We will review submissions for artworks, performances,