In March 2015, we invited twelve artists of different disciplines to join us for our second Arts & Sustainability Artists’ Residency. Stephanie de Roemer and Allison Palenske have produced a report for us reflecting on the events and outcomes of Mull 2015.
The residency was structured around a weekend-long discussion on the extraordinary and ambitious UN Sustainable Development Goals and aimed to:
- Provide artists with the space and stimuli to consider how environmental sustainability could drive new ways of working;
- Collectively develop artists’, Creative Carbon Scotland’s and Comar’s to think about how environmental sustainability can be engaged with in different artistic practices on practical and conceptual levels;
- Nurture and build a creative community of practice which embeds environmental sustainability at its core.
Read the full Mull Report 2015 here
More information on the project and its outcomes here.
The twelve artists participating in the Mull 2015 Residency: Alice Cooper, performer/theatre maker; Hannah Imlach, visual artist; Hector MacInnes, composer/musician; Holly Keasey, socially engaged visual artist; Jean Lanteri Laura, photographer; Kevin Dagg, sculptor; Niroshini Thambar, composer/musician; Rebecca Sharp, writer; Saffy Setohy, choreographer/dancer; Sam Cook, visual artist; Thomas Butler, composer and Vivian Ross Smith, visual artist.
The residency was facilitated by Professor Mike Bonaventura and documented by Stephanie de Roemer. The residency was supported by Comar and funded by Creative Scotland.
Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.
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