Conferences

CSPA Supports: Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 Micro-Grants to Canadian Artists

Application deadline: July 2, 2021 @ 11:59 pm Eastern Time
Winners notified: July 23, 2021

Thanks to support from the Canada Council for the Arts and through the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts’ CSPA Supports Program, we are pleased to offer 5-10 micro-grants of $500 to $1,000 to individuals or groups based in Canada interested in organizing an event for Climate Change Theatre Action 2021. 

Eligibility:
  • Open to individuals or groups based in Canada only who are not associated with an institution. (Small theatres without operational funding and students who don’t have access to university funding are eligible.)
  • Priority will be given to BIPOC applicants and applicants from provinces and territories that have not been represented in CCTA so far: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Yukon.
  • You must follow the CCTA guidelines and present an event in your community, using at least one of the plays from the CCTA 2021 collection, between September 19 – December 18, 2021.
  • You will need to document your event through photos and/or videos and share the documentation with us afterwards.
  • Only one submission per person. If you are part of a group (i.e., small theatre or student group), only one member in your group should apply. 
How to Apply:
  • Familiarize yourself with Climate Change Theatre Action and what is expected of a producing collaborator.
  • Contact us at ccta@thearcticcycle.org to get access to the plays.
  • Once you have read the plays and the detailed guidelines, and have a clear idea of what kind of event you would like to organize, fill out the application form. 
  • You need to submit a budget as part of your application. You can download a budget template below. 

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MICRO GRANT BUDGET TEMPLATE

Evaluation Process:

All applications will be evaluated by the Climate Change Theatre Action organizing team (members of Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and The Arctic Cycle) based on the following criteria.

Artistic Merit: Do you have a clear vision for your event? Well-defined goals? Are you creating something that is unique to you and your community?

Experience/Capacity: Do you have the resources, knowledge, and/or prior experience to organize and present this event? Do you have access to colleagues and partners who can help you realize your vision? 

Community Engagement/Impact: Is your community well defined? Are you engaging people in a meaningful way? Is there a potential for impact that goes beyond the theatrical presentation?

Need: Do you make a case for funding, and can you articulate the impact that this award will have on your plans?

If you have any questions or issues, please email ccta@thearcticcycle.org and a member of the team will get back to you.

Climate Change Theatre Action 2019 Anthology: Lighting The Way

ADDRESSING THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE OF OUR TIME

Oh, what do we have here?

It’s the Climate Change Theatre Action 2019 Anthology! 


That’s right! Edited by Chantal Bilodeau and Thomas Peterson, Lighting the Way: An Anthology of Short Plays About the Climate Crisis includes 49 inspiring plays by writers from around the world commissioned for Climate Change Theatre Action 2019, plus an introduction by Chantal Bilodeau and essays by Julia Levine, Charissa Menefee, Thomas Peterson, Triga Creative, and Brooke Wood.

Responding to a prompt asking them to “give center stage to the unsung climate warriors and climate heroes who are lighting the way toward a just and sustainable future,” the writers offer a diversity of perspectives and artistic approaches to telling the stories of those who are making a positive impact. 

We couldn’t be more proud of this book and hope you’ll like it as much as we do.

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Writers include Hassan Abdulrazzak • Elaine Ávila • Chantal Bilodeau • Yolanda Bonnell • Philip Braithwaite • Damon Chua, Paula Cizmar • Hanna Cormick • Derek Davidson • Sunny Drake • Clare Duffy • Brian Dykstra • Alister Emerson • Georgina Escobar • David Finnigan • David Geary • Nelson Gray • Jordan Hall • Kamil Haque • Monica Hoth • Zainabu Jallo • Vinicius Jatobá • Vitor Jatobá • Marcia Johnson • MaryAnn Karanja • Andrea Lepcio • Joan Lipkin • Philip Luswata • Abhishek Majumdar • Julie McKee • Giovanni Ortega • Mary Kathryn Nagle • Lana Nasser • Yvette Nolan • Matthew Paul Olmos • Corey Payette • Katie Pearl • Shy Richardson and Karina Yager • Kiana Rivera • Madeline Sayet • Stephen Sewell • Lena Šimic with Neal and Sid Anderson • Caridad Svich • Elspeth Tilley • Peterson Toscano • Mike van Graan • Meaza Worku • Marcus Youssef • and Nathan Yungerberg.

Lighting the Way is also available from Barnes & Noble and your domestic Amazon store.


Contribute to our year-end campaign! We’re more than halfway to our goal of raising $5,000 before the end of the year. Can you chip in $25, $50, or $100 to help us get there?

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About The Arctic Cycle

The Arctic Cycle is a nonprofit organization that uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from researchers in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and seek community and educational partners.

Your donations support all of our activities, including the commissioning and presentation of original plays, our Artists & Climate Change platform, Climate Change Theatre Action, the Incubator, and much more. We are grateful for your ongoing support.

Read a CCTA Play

Let’s come together to share and celebrate the amazing plays written by our Climate Change Theatre Action playwrights in 2019! We don’t need to let physical distance keep us apart when we can be virtually connected.

We invite any and all of you to record yourselves reading or performing a 5-minute play from our CCTA 2019 or CCTA 2017 collection. 

These can be solo performances or small group performances with the people you live with, recorded on your phone or computer, or group performances recorded over FaceTime or Zoom. They can be done by students as part of a class, or by anyone eager to invest 5 minutes in making art. We’ll then post these performances online and share them with our community.

Email us at ccta@thearcticcycle.org if you’re interested in participating and we’ll send you a selection of plays and all the info you need.

Read a short play for Climate Change Theatre Action

We are looking for any fun person who would be willing to read a short play (5 min) to themselves, a friend, a house plant, a pet (interspecies performance, yay!) to represent your state as part of Climate Change Theatre Action. If you are in any of the following states before December 21st, we’re looking for you!

  • Alabama
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Kentucky
  • Nevada
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

More info: http://www.climatechangetheatreaction.com/about/

If you’re interested or have any questions email ccta@thearcticcycle.org

Climate Change Theatre Action 2019 is Just around the Corner!

WE’RE DOING IT AGAIN!

Climate Change Theatre Action 2019 is just around the corner. Once again, we’re bringing 50 new climate change plays by 50 international playwrights into the world. We’re lighting the way and imagining together how to create the just and sustainable future we all deserve.

To get the project underway, we need to raise $15,000 by December 13th – our most ambitious campaign yet! – so we can commission our playwrights. We would love for you to become part of this amazing community of changemakers. Can you chip in $10, $25, $50 or more? Every contribution level gets you some cool perks that we have lovingly put together for you as an expression of our gratitude.

This is an all-or-nothing deal: either we reach or goal, or we get no money at all. Please contribute generously and help us spread the word by sharing this campaign with your networks. Are you with us?

I'M WITH YOU

Full Programme for Green Arts Conference!

With just two weeks to go until our conference for Scottish cultural organisations, we’re excited to announce the full programme for the day!

Take a look at our Green Arts Conference Programme

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With speakers, sustainable suppliers and attendees from across Scotland, a mix of presentations, ‘show and tell’ sessions and workshops, it’s essential for any cultural Green Champion to attend.

  • We’ll be hearing from national funding body, Creative Scotland, on what is coming for the sector around sustainability, as well as hosting several sessions on carbon management soon to be required of all Regularly Funded Organisations.
  • We’ve expanded our popular ‘show and tell’ sessions to hear from more Green Champion peers in the sector, discussing a huge range of sustainability initiatives taking place across the country: from Ayr Gaiety to the Barn, Puppet Animation Scotland to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo! These 15 minute talks will be sharing everything from how to reach international standards of success, to how to raise funds for sustainability projects.
  • Delving into the wider context of the work of Green Arts organisations, we’ll share the expertise of some of the most sustainable suppliers in the country, before hearing from the national organisation for responding to the impacts of climate change: Adaptation Scotland. 
  • New to this year’s conference, we’ll also be running a series of short, practical workshops on key skills for Green Champions: everything from how to build an internal group to expand your capacity, to using the tools to support your carbon management.
  • Finally, we’ll be topping off the day with a drinks reception for all attendees! You can also join us in attending the opening night of Sonica Festival’s ‘Shorelines‘ with a special discount code for Green Arts Conference-goers!

The Green Arts Initiative is supported year-round by carbon neutral print company, PR Print and Design, and the Green Arts Conference will also be showcasing some of the best sustainable suppliers in the country: Take One Mediathe Green Stationary CompanyResource Efficient Scotland and Vegware!

Click here to take a look at our full programme and timetable

The conference will take place on Wednesday 1st November 2017, at Partick Burgh Halls in Glasgow. For those still to get their ticket, there are still a few spaces! Book you place via EventBrite:


If you have any questions about the event, think you have something you could share with other attendees, or fancy a conversation on arts and sustainability more generally, get in touch!

The Green Arts Initiative is supported by carbon neutral print company, PR Print and Design. If you would like more information about our range of sponsorship opportunities, please contact catriona.patterson@creativecarbonscotland.com.



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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.

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Sonica 2017 special offer for Conference attendees

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We are pleased to announce a special offer for registered (and not-yet-registered) attendees for The Green Arts Conference. 

Cryptic, a member of the Green Arts Initiative, is offering a discount to attend the opening night of their climate-change-themed music/theatre production Shorelines, which follows directly from the conference drinks reception at 7.30pm on November 1st at Tramway in Glasgow.

About Shorelines

Shorelines is part of Sonica 2017, and has strong sustainability themes, exploring the impacts of a natural disaster, and mankind’s relationship with the natural world. As part of the Green Arts Conference this year, we’ll be exploring the artistic programming emerging along such themes (including hearing from artist Kathy Hinde, also part of Sonica 2017), and this is an opportunity for you to see some of it for yourself.

The Green Arts Conference

The Green Arts Conference: Spotlight on Sustainability is crafted specifically for those working on sustainability in organisations in the cultural sector, and those interested in the intersections between the arts and sustainability. This full-day conference will explore current best practice, and deliver practical, hands-on workshops on topics such as travel recording; staff green team engagement, and carbon management planning for arts organisations. Perfect for green champions in the arts, screen and creative industries, and for members of the Green Arts Initiative.

Delegates for the Green Arts Conference can get tickets for Shorelines on 1st November for £8 (instead of £15), contact us for details.

Find out more about Shorelines

Book your place at The Green Arts Conference: Spotlight on Sustainability

 



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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

CONFERENCE CULTURA/NATURA Open Call

Friday 29th – Saturday 30th, September 2017 – Guimarães

The Organising Committee invites you to attend the Conference Cultura/Natura 2017. This meeting welcomes both scientific and artistic contributions, from all areas of knowledge, and considering the diversity of artistic formats, that embody or reflect on this theme. This is an initiative of Teatro do Frio in partnership with the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP) and the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE/FPCEUP), and in association with the A Oficina (Centro de Artes Mesteres Tradicionais de Guimarães) and the Directorate-General of the Arts.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts is Thursday 15th June 2017.

The aims of the Conference are to:

  • Reflect about the potential and limitations of adopting creative and dynamic models of artistic creation, in the pursuit of sustainable cultures.
  • Reflect about the potential and limitations of adopting models of scientific consensus, in the construction of sustainable cultures.
  • Open an experimental space where artists, scientists and other knowledge producers could share, connect and expand experiences, projects and dialogues in different fields of arts and sciences.
  • Promote communities of learning, practice and mutual support between researchers.
  • Promote experiences of interdisciplinary hybridisation.

Whether in the form of artistic dramaturgies built from scientific, philosophical, environmental, socio-economical stimuli (amongst others), or in the form of methodological procedures that address the diversity of forms and artistic practices, this encounter is conceived as an experimental site, in which, during two days, we will dedicate ourselves to the exploration and enhancement of dialogues between arts and sciences.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Proposals for presentations in different formats and from all areas of knowledge will be accepted (presentation time aprox. 20 minutes each):

  • Oral communications
  • Posters
  • Workshops
  • Works in all formats
  • Exhibitions of artistic works in all formats

If you are interested in delivering a paper, please submit your paper abstract by midnight on Thursday, 15th June to the email culturanatura2017@gmail.com. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (excluding references, if any: max. 10 references). A short biographical note (fewer than 200 words) for each author must be included in the submission.

All papers will be fully refereed. We aim to notify acceptance decisions on 17th July 2017.

Works will be selected for inclusion in a publication launched in March 2018.

More information in: http://www.fpce.up.pt/ciie/?q=en/content/encontro-culturanatura-2017

If you have any issues please contact: culturanatura2017@gmail.com.

Culture & Sustainability International Intensive Summer Course in Thessaloniki

5 – 10 June 2016 | Thessaloniki, Greece

The importance of tackling climate change and promoting environmental sustainability has been accepted at the highest levels of government, from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change through to the EC’s European Climate Change Programme. In December 2015, a new international treaty on climate will be negotiated setting a path for the next decades to come.

There has been considerable interest and growing engagement around such issues in the cultural and creative industries. This has ranged from high-profile champions in fields such as film and music, attempts by leading businesses and cultural institutions to reduce their carbon footprint, environmental policies developed by funding and strategic bodies, and a plethora of artistic work engaging the public directly. These activities are generating demand for a “green” creative economy, and a supply chain is emerging that is helping to create the conditions for real systemic change.

The benefits of engaging with environmental sustainability within the arts and culture have been evidenced by research and include: 

  • Protecting the environment
  • Alignment between values and working practices
  • Efficiencies and savings
  • Getting ahead of regulation
  • New business models and audience development opportunities
  • New artistic approaches and modes of working
  • Collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Better reputation
  • Improved wellbeing

Course duration:

Monday 5 – Friday 10 June 2016

(seminars and workshops from 09.30 to 18.00, daily)

Arrival of participants: Sunday 5 June 2016

Departure of participants: Saturday 11 June (or later)

Optional excursion on the weekend 11-12 June 2016.

Location:

Conference space in the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece

(precise location of venue to be announced)

Fees for participants

The course fees is 1,000 Euros. This covers the cost of the course, accommodation (single room, in 4* hotel), breakfast and lunch-pack per day.

This is not inclusive of travel costs to Thessaloniki, or any per diem compensation.

Institutions are encouraged to undertake the cost of fees and travel for applicants.

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Julie’s Bicycle Event – Culture and Sustainability

Julie’s Bicycle and The Tetley invite you to join us for a conversation around environmental sustainability in the arts.

What does a sustainable future look like for the arts and culture? What kind of leadership do we need to galvanise change? How can we work together to create a strong and resilient sector?

Ahead of the UN climate talks (COP21) in Paris this December, Culture and Sustainability brings together cultural leaders, arts organisations and practitioners to share knowledge and experience, and discuss our collective response moving forward.

Julie’s Bicycle and Arts Council England will launch the latest results from our Environmental Sustainability partnership, sharing insights on how the arts and culture are addressing and benefiting from environmental sustainability, and what role the creative sector will play at COP21.

Event Details: 11th November 2015  – 10:00am — 5:00pm

Location: Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS101JQ

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We will be joined by those leading on approaches to sustainability in practice, guest speakers confirmed on the panel include:

  • Alan Lane | Director, Slung Low and The Hub – Growing and Giving – Engaging communities through their urban allotment created from 27 discarded bathtubs
  • Rick Faulkner | Director, Chrysalis Arts – Creator of the Public Art Sustainability Assessment
  • Ellie Harrison | Artist – Ellie’s Early Warning Signs are currently on display at The Tetley as part ofArtCOP21

The panel discussion and Q&A will be followed by lunch and afternoon themed breakout sessions.

Plus hear about two current campaigns combining culture and action on climate change:

  • Alan Dix | Director, 509 Arts – Instigator of the culture and climate campaign, Coming of Age: 21 Reasons to Change the World
  • Laura McFarlane-Shopes | Coordinator, Leeds Tidal – For the Love of Yorkshire festival takes place throughout November and December and is a county-wide programme of climate-related activities and events.

The day will include ample time for networking and discussion, so you can come away with a sense of purpose and action.

After the main event we are inviting ACE NPOs and MPM organisations to a free focussed surgery on environmental action planning and the reporting requirements and process for April 2016.