Opportunity: The art world goes green to support WWF action on the climate crisis

WWF joins forces with Artwise Curators to launch Art For Your World and combat the climate crisis.

The art world has the power to influence, galvanise and make a real difference. Through Art For Your World we want to harness this power and bring together the creativity and generosity of the cultural sector to stand in solidarity and help take hold of the future of our planet.

Art For Your World is a series of actions taking place this autumn in the context of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place 1-12 November in Glasgow. A wide call to artists, collectors, galleries, museums and arts organisations to make a meaningful connection between art and the environment, in order to support the ground-breaking work being carried out by WWF, one of the world’s largest conservation organisations. The activities include a charitable auction at Sotheby’s of several outstanding works of art, the sale of exclusive new prints by three leading contemporary artists and arts organisations all over the world speaking out for action against climate change.

The funds raised by Art For Your World will be used to support key areas of WWF’s work that contribute to combatting dangerous climate change, such as:

  • halting deforestation
  • supporting communities
  • conserving and restoring trees and forests
  • replanting seagrass meadows
  • protecting endangered species
  • promoting sustainable lifestyles.

If you are an artist or arts organisation and want to align with the campaign, please visit the project website www.artforyourworld.com.

Art For Your world is an Artwise Curators initiative.

(Top photo: Abstract painting featuring a tiger called ‘Fierceness in scarcity’, limited edition print by Chila Kumari Singh Burman for Art For Your World)

The post Opportunity: The art world goes green to support WWF action on the climate crisis appeared first on Creative Carbon 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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