Opportunity: New fund launched to support COP Conversations

Museums, libraries and historic environment organisations can apply for up to £1,000.

The #COP26Conversations Fund has been designed to help cultural and heritage organisations begin to raise their profile as spaces for communities to engage with the climate challenge and explore positive actions. The fund encourages fun and creative participation, a chance to connect with the energy that is building in Scotland as the hosts of COP26.

The fund is being delivered in partnership between Museums Galleries Scotland, the Scottish Library and Information Council and Historic Environment Scotland, it will offer small grants (up to £1,000) to museums, libraries and historic environment organisations to host small-scale, community-focused events and activities in the build-up to and during COP26.

Activity could be in person or by digital means and might include;

  • a one-off event or workshop to explore the impact of climate change in your local area
  • a trail or walking tour to explore climate impact
  • storytelling or other artistic presentations or experiences reflecting on climate change
  • a specialist piece of interpretation around an object, book, site, building or landscape
  • a call to action to inspire individuals to take action to reduce climate impact in their own lives

Deadline: 5pm, 30th July.

For more information and to apply, please visit Museums Galleries Scotland.

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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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