Yearly Archives: 2017

Call for papers: Art and Freedom of Expression

The upcoming issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss how different artistic forms and strategies may advance freedom of expression and be used to confront censorship in contexts worldwide.

Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles and art forms.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

– Artistic strategies in response to censorship and violations of human rights in contexts worldwide.
– Art as a tool of dialogue and conflict resolution.
– The conditions of artists to reflect and influence their local political situation through art.
– Art’s potential to promote cultural diversity, intercultural cooperation and understanding.
– The political conditions of artistic expression under neoliberalism and neoliberal urbanization.
– Artistic strategies of decolonization.
– Artistic strategies to challenge geopolitical, economic, cultural or historical master narratives.
– The emergence of new art scenes and regions in contemporary art; its consequences for art and politics and for the possibility of art scenes to rewrite the contemporary art map/ the concept of contemporary art.

We accept submissions continuously, but to make sure you are considered for the upcoming issue, please send your proposal/ draft, CV and samples of earlier work to

Deadline: January 8th 2017

All articles will be translated into Norwegian and published in a bilingual version.

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Green Arts Initiative: Complete the Annual Feedback Form!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Are you a member of the Green Arts Initiative? We need your annual feedback form! And you could win the special seasonal prize draw…

In becoming a part of the Green Arts initiative, all members committed to reporting once a year on their environmental sustainability actions. We want to find out what the community has been up to, and what they are planning to do next, in order to best shape our work going forward. The results of the form will be published in our Green Arts Initiative Report in early 2018, and you can take a look at our  2016, and 2015 reports to catch up with what the community is up to.

Complete the form now!

This reporting takes place through an online feedback form: it should take around 5 minutes to complete. This year, we’re also running a prize draw for all of those that complete the form by midday on Wednesday 20th December. Keep an eye out on our social media and members area to get a sneak peak of what the sustainable prize might be!

If you are a Green Arts Initiative member, please complete the annual feedback form, available here. If you are not yet a member of  the Green Arts Initiative, you can register for free through the online membership form.


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About Creative Carbon 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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland