Monday – Friday, May 27 – 31, 2019
10am – 5:30pm
Leader: Chantal Bilodeau
Calling all artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices! Join The Arctic Cycle for the 3rd Artists & Climate Change Incubator, May 27 – 31, 2019 at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
The Incubator is open to artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices. All disciplines are welcome and individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations and communities are encouraged to attend. The Incubator is an inclusive environment that supports diverse perspectives.
During this 5-day intensive, participants interact with accomplished guest speakers from fields such as environmental humanities, climate science, climate change activism, and visual and performing arts. Work sessions allow everyone to dig deep into the challenges and concerns of working at the intersection of arts and climate change such as embracing activism without sacrificing personal vision and artistic integrity, letting go of the idea of “product,” and bringing the arts to non-traditional audiences. Group exercises and discussions cover a range of topics including:
- How to think about climate change as a systemic issue
- How to effectively engage communities
- How to take the arts out of traditional venues to reach underserved populations
- How to develop collaborative projects with non-arts partners to achieve specific goals
- How to reframe climate change narratives to energize audiences
Limited to 20 participants.
All sessions will take place at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, 3211 Providence Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. For more information, visit the website or contact The Arctic Cycle at: info [at] thearcticcycle [dot] org.
The Incubator will also be offered in New York City this summer. For more info, click here.
Artists and Climate Change is a blog that tracks artistic responses from all disciplines to the problem of climate change. It is both a study about what is being done, and a resource for anyone interested in the subject. Art has the power to reframe the conversation about our environmental crisis so it is inclusive, constructive, and conducive to action. Art can, and should, shape our values and behavior so we are better equipped to face the formidable challenge in front of us.
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