Opportunity: Young Writers Program 2021 by Mindselo (YWPM 2021)

Mindselo is a personal growth platform that seeks to transform ideas into wisdom. They want to create conscious minds connected to the world through their education system.  Young Writers Program 2021 is a unique initiative by Mindselo where they are inviting writers, bloggers, journalists and other conscious minds to express their unique ideas on various

Opportunity: Ocean ARTic – call for residency applications

Two residencies, likely to lead to commissions, where art and marine climate science will mingle. We are inviting applications from creative practitioners – ideally a mix of visual and sound artists – for a data-led, innovative and potentially technological approach. There will be two residencies available, to start in May 2021. Successful applicants will be paired

Opportunity: UNFIX 2021 at the Barn residency

One week paid residency at the Barn between 7-13 June, as part of UNFIX Festival 2021. The Barn is pleased to be partnering with UNFIX festival to offer a residency to Scotland-based artists at the Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire. The Barn has a rich history of exploratory work in art and ecology. Our activities include live

Ecosystems Services and Gaelic Report published

NatureScot recently published a report on the relevance of Gaelic language, place names, literature and song, tradition and folklore to assessing ecosystem services. This is a very significant development in approaching ecosystem service assessment through a cultural lens, understanding that culture is not just tourism and beauty spots, but is the articulation of values, uses and meanings.

Glenn Adamson: “Craft in America: Real and Ideal”

University of OregonSpring 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture SeriesPresented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research Glenn Adamson: “Craft in America: Real and Ideal”Co-sponsored by the MFA Applied Craft + Design at PNCA Thursday, April 8, 3:00 p.m.Free, via Zoom, with registration.join a livestream on the Department of Art Facebook. Drawing from his new book, Craft: An American History, Glenn Adamson will

EARTH DAY for Trees

Thursday, April 22, 2021 11am-4pm MDT 1pm-6pm EDT/12pm-5pm CDT/10am-3pm PDT & 6pm-11pm GMT This year’s Earth Day event will focus on trees and forests, the thematic of the 2021 ecoartspace online juried exhibition + book titled Embodied Forest. There will be three separate programs including our monthly Tree Talk featuring special guest Katherine Ware, curator of the

Climate Art: Process or Product?

By Peterson Toscano Returning to the Art House is Jennie Carlisle, curator and director of the Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University, along with Laura England, senior lecturer in sustainable development. Jennie and Laura are two of three co-facilitators of ASU’s Climate Stories Collaborative. Both appeared in Episode 49 of the Art House and told us how, in the

Opportunity: Open call for climate focused participatory artists

ITAC is seekin g five participatory artists from around the world to join ITAC IMPACT: Climate ITAC IMPACT: Climate is a new international project, run by ITAC, which invites participatory artists (also known in some countries as teaching artists), to develop project models, form a purpose-built collective and contribute to a new online curriculum for

Guest Blog – ArtsUnboxed: Touring ideas, not people

In this guest blog, Melanie Precious, CEO of Greenwich Dance describes ArtsUnboxed, a safe, sustainable way of touring ideas rather than people. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment the idea for ArtsUnboxed first came to me, certainly it was long before COVID-19. At first it was just a little question, rumbling in the back of my

The World’s First Energy Crisis (Hint: It’s Not Oil)

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

Climate Beacons for COP26 – applications now open

Pioneering ‘Climate Beacons’ to bring together culture and green sectors for COP26 public engagement across Scotland. Applications are now open for partnerships made up of Scotland-based organisations across the cultural and environmental sectors [1] to apply to take part in Climate Beacons for COP26.   Climate Beacons for COP26 is an innovative project that will harness the cultural sector’s unique power to deliver deep-rooted

Science Art Net Zero

ecoartspace is pleased to host the Scientist Artist Net Zero (SANZ) policy initiative on our website for ecoartists to participate as full partners in policy decisions regarding the climate crisis. ecoartspace shares the Biden administration’s vision for an existential and pragmatic race to net-zero. We invite you to join us in the effort to amplify outreach and effect systemic changes towards that goal.

Thinking About Water on World Water Day

By Susan Hoffman Fishman Think About Water (TAW) is a newly-formed collective of 28 international eco-artists and activists whose work addresses global water issues. The organization has scheduled its first exhibition, also called “Think About Water,” to open today, March 22, in commemoration of World Water Day. (Please see details about the opening reception below.) Originating in 1993,

Unfix in conversation

ecoartscotland has worked with UNFIX, the DIY festival of performance on several occasions, including in 2019 when we hosted Christiana Bisset’s embedded artist project. Chris Fremantle and Anne Douglas also performed at UNFIX 2019, with selected readings from the works of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison.  With the next iteration of UNFIX planned for this summer,

Embodied Forest: Call for Artists

DEADLINE May 15, 2021 Embodied Forest is the title of the fall ecoartspace online exhibition + book that will launch September 1, 2021. Applicants whose work addresses our human relationship with trees and forests are encouraged to apply. In the context of this exhibition, the term embodied can be understood as the act of giving a body to

Wild Authors: Tlotlo Tsamaase

By Mary Woodbury This month we travel to the world of Botswana author Tlotlo Tsamaase, whose short story “Eclipse Our Sins” rocked me in a good way. You can read it at Clarkesworld. I featured this story in my last article at Medium, Part II of my Around the World in 80 Books series, which examines climate-

Green Tease Reflections: Beautiful Disruption

25th February 2021. This event explored issues around how landscapes are managed, maintained, protected, and run in Scotland and how artists might ‘beautifully disrupt’ the status quo and find new approaches. It was organised in collaboration with artists Kerry Morrison and Jo Hodges and academics Dr Tim Acott and Dr Eirini Saratsi.  Opening Activity This

I AM WATER: Call for Artists

CALL FOR ARTISTS I AM WATER DEADLINE May 10, 2021 I AM WATER is a public art exhibition organized by Our Humanity Matters and ecoartspace in collaboration with SaveArtSpace. The exhibition will consist of a series of billboards sited in New York City that will address our relationship to water and our human understanding that we

Adapting our Culture: workshop for cultural organisations

Creative Carbon Scotland are hosting a workshop to explore the new Adapting our Culture toolkit, for cultural organisations planning for a climate-changed future. About the event The Adapting our Culture toolkit, which was launched at the recent Cultural Adaptations conference, is designed to support cultural organisations and institutions in their planning for a sustainable, resilient and

Opportunity: Moths to a Flame – An invitation to join in making artwork for COP26

Everyone is invited to join this nationwide creative response to the climate emergency for COP26. “We’re asking people to help us make 20,000 moths and record their messages for the Moths to a Flame installation at COP26. The artwork allows us all to make a mark, have our say, show our willingness for action and