Are you interested in harnessing the imagination and influencing power of the arts for a more sustainable Scotland? We are seeking proposals to run Green Tease events connecting arts and sustainability across the country. Read on to find out more about the Green Tease network and how to apply!
The Green Tease Open Call is a funded opportunity which supports sustainability practitioners and artists to exchange knowledge, ideas and practices with the aim of building new connections between their areas of work and widening understanding of the role of arts in influencing a more sustainable society.
*We are currently seeking proposals to run events for up to March 2019*
What support does the Open Call offer?
- Budget to run your event to help cover speaker fees, travel expenses, venue hire and refreshments. In many cases, costs are shared by Creative Carbon Scotland and the event partners and organisers
- Event shaping, planning and facilitation support to ensure the event is relevant to the Green Tease network, accessible and inclusive
- Event promotion to the Green Tease network
- Event evaluation
Looking for ideas and inspiration?
Green Tease started in 2013 with cups of tea and biscuits around a table in the Briggait in Glasgow and has continued to support a growing community of sustainability practitioners and artists interested in working together to tackle climate change. Past events taken the form of:
- Talks from artists, climate change and sustainability practitioners
- Events running in tandem with wider conferences, exhibitions, festivals etc.
- Hands-on, practical workshops
- Film screenings
- Focus group discussions
- Panel discussions
- Pecha kucha presentations
- Site visits and walking tours
- Occassional day-long events (such at the Abernethy Nature Reserve with RSPB Scotland)
Info on the Green Tease network
In a recent survey, network members highlighted that:
- Evenings are the preferred time for events
- They value the chance to meet people working across different sectors, exchange knowledge and gain inspiration for new, creative approaches in their work
- They are interested in a wide range of artforms with particular focus on multi-artform, community arts and visual arts
- They are interested in all of the goals addressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals with some focus on sustainable cities and communities, climate action, energy, and responsible consumption and production
Event proposals will be selected on the basis of quality of content, inclusivity and the addressing of the connections between arts and sustainability to appeal to a wide audience. We’re particularly keen to hear from practitioners working in sustainability and climate change related-roles who we don’t know (yet!)
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.