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Creating future visions for the seas of the Outer Hebrides

This spring, Creative Carbon Scotland worked with the MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project, Taigh Chearsabhagh arts centre in North Uist, and local artist Kirsty O’Connor, to support a series of creative family workshops titled “Seas our Future”.  

The activities followed the structure of past, present and future (in Gaelic: An-dè – yesterday, An-diugh’s – today, and A-Màireach – tomorrow) relationships to the sea and invited children and adults living across the Outer Hebrides, as well as mainland Scotland, to explore their visions for its future protection.

The sessions complemented ongoing stakeholder engagement around Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Outer Hebrides, and participants were invited to share their visions through Taigh Chearsabhagh’s Message in a Bottle project, which is taking place in the lead-up to COP26 in Glasgow this November.

Through creative activity and conversation, the group explored how islanders’ relationships to the sea have changed over time, what aspects are most important to them now, and their visions for its future protection. Over the longer term, we hope this work will contribute towards the development of a community-led vision for the seas and MPAs in the Outer Hebrides.

Key themes

There were a number of important themes that emerged from the discussions including:

  • The sea as a provider of employment and connection (physical via transport, and emotional
  • Environmental changes observed in the Outer Hebrides such as increased coastal erosion, changes in weather patterns, and increases in marine pollution
  • The important role the sea plays in supporting wellbeing (physical and mental), derived from activities including seashore and creative activities, swimming, water sports and wildlife observation
  • Valuing of the natural world including marine habitats (such as maerl beds and coral reefs) and wildlife (such as crabs, dolphins, whales, birds and fish)
A collage of six art works made with inkpad stamps featuring, fish, shells, whales and a kayaker
Stamps made by participants of their favourite things about the sea, including scallop shells, otters, dolphins, starfish, sperm whales and kayaking

The development of future visions for the sea reflected a range of responses as well, such as:

  • Curiosity and wonder at the sea
  • The sense of wellbeing it provides
  • The need to support sea life
  • Addressing marine plastics
  • Choices, action and care
  • Coastal erosion
  • Acknowledge the difficulties and challenges as well as the positives
  • Encompassing different voices and users of the sea

The discussions reflected the passion and care that participants felt for the marine environment and a strong desire to see it protected for generations to enjoy and benefit from in the future.

There was also interest in finding out more about the scientific evidence informing Marine Protected Areas, practical actions participants can take to address the challenges identified and questions about what happens next.

Read our full report of the activities and workshop feedback undertaken at the time. 

Project learning on creative digital engagement

The activities were a chance for the project team to test out the benefits and challenges of running creative engagement in an online setting, which will be applied to future planning.

Some of the key reflections on the process were:

Challenges
  • Supporting a mixed age group in an online setting and ensuring that the pace of activities and depth of conversation suited all ages – some methods, such as the writing exercise, were perhaps easier to support in an online setting
  • Providing sufficient core information about the objectives of the project over a digital platform without compromising the creative and engaging format
  • Natural limitations of screen-based engagement and how long a session can hold people’s attention, including providing one-to-one support
Benefits
  • Collaborating with local delivery partners familiar with their audience facilitated higher quality engagement in the themes and in a format that works for participants
  • Greater reach to a cross-Outer Hebrides audience – previously events were held in separate locations making it harder to support conversations across the islands
  • Piloting and learning from different methods such as pre-recorded demonstration videos and sharing platforms ‘Padlet’
Next steps

The MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides team thanks everyone who took part and to Kirsty O’Connor and Taigh Chearsabhagh for supporting the design and running of these activities. We are currently processing participant feedback and the ideas generated during the workshops to inform future engagement activities and hope to continue working with the group over the coming months.

In the meantime, participants are encouraged to complete and send their future visions to the Message in a Bottle project at Taigh Chearsabhagh. Follow the instructions on the page.

Outer Hebrides residents are also invited to watch this short film with local presenter, Kate Macleod, and share views on how we can protect the marine environment for future generations in this short survey.  

Further information on MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides

You can explore the network of Marine Protected Areas in the Outer Hebrides at this recently launched Storymap

More information about the project is available on the MarPAMM website.  

For more information about the upcoming creative engagement activities please contact – Gemma Lawrence at gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com or Owen McGrath at Owen.McGrath@nature.scot  

This work was undertaken as part of the MarPAMM project which is supported by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.   

The views and opinions expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission or the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).


MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides is part of our culture/SHIFT programme, which supports collaborations between arts and sustainability practitioners to address the climate emergency.

MarPAMM is a cross-border environment project, funded by the EU’s INTERREG VA programme, to develop tools for monitoring and managing a number of protected coastal marine environments in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland.

Marpamm and interreg logos for Seas of the Outer Hebrides project

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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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Job: Administration officer

Creative Carbon Scotland seeks a suitably skilled and enthusiastic person to join the team. To apply, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

In brief

Role: Administration officer
Salary: £13,200 (£22,000 pro rata for 0.6FTE), plus a contribution to a personal pension of 3% of salary
Hours: This is a part-time post at 0.6FTE. This means a 22.5-hour week.
Start date: As soon as possible for a fixed term to 31st March 2022, with potential extension depending on funding.

NB: due to the fixed-term nature of the role and Creative Carbon Scotland’s circumstances, this opportunity is only open to those who already have the right to work in the UK.

Deadline for applications: 11.59pm, Sunday 8th August 2021

Read summary details of the role below and download the PDF of the full job description and person specification.

About this role

Creative Carbon Scotland supports the cultural sector in contributing to Scotland’s transformation for a climate-changed world. We are seeking a technically minded and suitably experienced individual to take responsibility for the organisation’s everyday administration as well as IT systems and tools, including one day per week contributing to the administrative work of our Green Arts Initiative. Our new colleague will be highly organised and detail-oriented, self-motivated and good at making effective decisions following appropriate criteria. They will be an excellent communicator and a positive collaborator. We are looking for someone with flair and imagination.

Creative Carbon Scotland promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and experience and we will make reasonable adjustments where necessary to enable people with particular needs or requirements to work with us. Our Equalities policy and Safe Working Statement are both available on our website.

Please complete the form at the end of this page to apply.


Job description

Main purpose of job:

  • Deliver CCS’s routine administrative requirements (65%)
  • Assist with administration of our Green Arts Initiative (30%)
  • Contribute to CCS team initiatives and discussions (5%)

Responsibilities:

  1. Maintaining administration and finance administration systems and records (20%) by:
    • processing invoices and payments, working with the bookkeeper, and managing online finance files
    • developing, maintaining and improving existing office systems and resources, and proposing and creating new ones as required
    • monitoring expenditure and income relating to our IT subscriptions and reporting regularly on these
    • ensuring that we comply with GDPR and equalities legislation
    • assisting with data collation from internal records for external reporting requirements
  2. Managing and developing our remote-working tools and systems to enable the charity to operate effectively (20%) by:
    • ensuring that our Microsoft Office Sharepoint, Teams, document management, communications and other IT systems are up to date and working at the highest level
    • ensuring that equipment and resources are fit for purpose, fully functional and comply with relevant health and safety standards
    • supporting team members in effective and safe home-working, providing guidance and training when required
  3. Ensuring internal communication is effective (20%) by:
    • organising and minuting weekly team meetings and monthly leadership team meetings
    • managing incoming contact via the corporate email
    • organising quarterly Board meetings
  4. Supporting CCS’s Transformation of Culture officer in the administration of the Green Arts Initiative (30%) by:
    • maintaining membership records
    • managing recruitment and on-boarding of new members
    • setting up events
    • running surveys
  5. Participate in CCS team initiatives and discussions on strategic, ethical and practical challenges (5%)
  6. Other duties as required (5%), including ensuring that our Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan is considered and acted upon in all the above areas.
Person specification

We will use evidence of these skills and experience in your application to select candidates for interview. Please make sure that you fit the requirements and demonstrate this in your answers to the questions on the application form.

Essential characteristics

  1. At least two years’ experience in an administration role
  2. Excellent IT understanding and skills, with in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (including Sharepoint and Teams), virtual and remote working software and tools and wi-fi connectivity solutions
  3. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  4. Excellent knowledge and understanding of best practice in: data protection and information security; equalities, diversity and inclusion; and reducing the environmental impacts of desk-based work
  5. A high level of transferable skills, including attention to detail, problem solving, time management, confidentiality and discretion
  6. Flexible and proactive with the ability to prioritise effectively and learn quickly
  7. Flair and imagination

Desirable characteristics

  1. An interest in and knowledge of Scotland’s cultural sector
  2. An interest in and knowledge of the climate emergency and Scotland’s response to this
  3. An interest in and knowledge of climate justice as a focus for tackling the climate emergency
How to apply

Applications will only be accepted via the application form below unless alternative arrangements are made. If you wish to make alternative arrangements or have any problems in using the site (for example, if you are experiencing digital exclusion or have specific accessibility requirements), please contact Ben Twist or phone/text 07931 553872 to seek assistance in good time before the closing date of 11:59pm BST on 8th August 2021. Your interactions with us on accessibility will remain confidential and will not be shared with the recruitment panel.

Please read carefully and then follow the instructions in the application form below. The form will ask you to make clear why you are interested in this role and to demonstrate how your experience and skills match those outlined in the full job description and person specification document.

As part of your application, please complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey. The application form will ask you to confirm that you have done so. NB: This is anonymous and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.

If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Ben Twist.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 8th August 2021.

Interviews will be held remotely via MS Teams on Tuesday 17th August.

APPLY HERE

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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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Opportunity: Creative Carbon Scotland seeks embedded artist

Creative Carbon Scotland is recruiting a creative practitioner for an Embedded Artist role. The role will focus on exploring the intersection of climate justice, culture and society, in the context of the development of a Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan for Creative Scotland (the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across Scotland). 

  • Eligibility: Open to any creative practitioner of any discipline based in Scotland
  • Time commitment and fee: 19.5 days between September – December 2021 for a fee of £6000 (£307/day)
  • Application: 2-question online form; equal opportunities monitoring form.
  • Deadline: 8th August 2021 at 11.59pm
Climate emergency, Creative Scotland and the cultural sector

Creative Carbon Scotland has been asked by Creative Scotland to develop a strategic Climate Emergency and Sustainability Plan for the organisation. This plan will explore how Creative Scotland can achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 (in line with Scottish Government targets) and adapt to the impacts of climate change as they are experienced across Scotland. As a major funder of the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland, this plan will also explore the role of Creative Scotland in supporting the equivalent actions of the cultural sector in its own achievement of net zero emissions and adaptation. The plan will be developed through an iterative, interactive method, working with Creative Scotland staff, partners and stakeholders in the cultural sector.

Climate justice

This Embedded Artist role will be part of the small team exploring the potential influencing role of culture in leading and supporting how we address our climate emergency. In particular, the Embedded Artist will focus on exploring the relationship between climate justice and our cultural sector.

‘Climate justice recognises humanity’s responsibility for the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the poorest and most vulnerable people in society by critically addressing inequality and promoting transformative approaches to address the root causes of climate change.’ Professor Tahseen Jafry, Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University

The term ‘climate justice’ expresses how climate change is a social and political issue as much as a technical or environmental one. Climate change exacerbates existing inequalities.  Action to address climate change can help to create a fairer society, but there is also a risk of actions discriminating or deepening inequalities. Discrimination and inequality prevent effective action to tackle climate change. In recognising climate justice, we seek to design climate solutions to overcome this challenge, whilst also tackling inequity in society.

Many of the inequities addressed through the principles of climate justice are mirrored in the barriers to participation in Culture. This embedded artist role will therefore connect strongly with existing equality, diversity and inclusion knowledge, experience and activities within the cultural sector.

The opportunity
What is an embedded artist?

An embedded artist role is not a residency, nor is it a commission. It does not seek to create a physical artistic output. Instead, an embedded artist uses their creative and cultural skills and approaches to address a challenging problem in a new context.

Person specification

This role is imagined for an experienced and established individual artist or cultural practitioner, working in any discipline, looking to use their creative skills to contribute to wider society. We anticipate an individual with 5 or more years of experience in the cultural sector will be most appropriate for this role. It is possible to apply to the role as a partnership or collective.

The types of skills and experience that will be beneficial for this project include:

Experience

  • Experience of making strategic contributions to initiatives: making connections and communicating with different ‘audiences’. For example, being a Board member or Trustee of an organisation, being an active member of a union or membership organisation, contributing to grassroots initiatives or collectives;
  • Experience of working with disadvantaged or marginalised communities:doing so may not be part of the work of this project itself, but socially engaged work with these communities would provide useful background knowledge and experience;
  • Interest and experience of working collaboratively with diverse groups and in non-arts contexts. For example, regeneration, environmental, educational, social, healthcare, community contexts;

Skills

  • Skilled in facilitating creative ways of thinking and working within teams and groups.
  • Imaginative thinking and the ability to work with complexity and varying degrees of scale.

Knowledge

  • A strong understanding of equalities, diversity and inclusion (EDI). In particular, awareness of the concept of intersectionality, mainstreaming of EDI and overcoming barriers to participation in the cultural sector.
  • Knowledge of or demonstrable interest in climate change. In particular, the impacts and implications on the cultural sector or the concept of climate justice.
Equalities, diversity & inclusion

The focus of this role reflects our commitment to climate justice: addressing the climate emergency in a way which makes society fairer and more equitable, and which includes all parts of society in deciding this future. We recognise that a diverse and inclusive movement is critical to solving climate change and that we must ensure that those directly impacted – particularly those who have been excluded in the past – are at the centre of the movement for change. We therefore want to increase the diversity of our team to widen our range of views and experiences, and particularly encourage applications from disabled people, those who are D/deaf, Black/+ People of Colour, those from minority ethnic communities, or from a low-income background.

Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to actively promoting equality and diversity in all of our work. All applications will be anonymised during the initial shortlisting to guard against unconscious bias, and our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey is anonymous and completely separately from your application. You can read our Equalities policy on the Creative Carbon Scotland website.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 8th August 2021.

  • Please read the full Embedded Artist brief carefully and then follow the instructions in the online application form below. The form will ask you to make clear why you are interested in this role and to demonstrate how your experience and skills match those outlined above. If you are not able to complete the online form, please get in touch to request a Word document version.
  • As part of your application, please complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey. The application form will ask you to confirm that you have done so. NB: This is anonymous and the information provided will not affect your application in any way.
  • If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Catriona Patterson.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted during the week of 9 August, and interviews will be held remotely between 17th – 19th August 2021.

Download the Embedded Artist brief

APPLY HERE

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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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Opportunity: Culture Collective lead artist

Toonspeak are recruiting for a freelance lead artist within a national project – ‘Culture Collective’.

Toonspeak seeks a creative visionary with a passion for community arts projects and the experience to deliver a large-scale project.

Applications close: Monday 19 July at 5.00pm.

Should you have any access requirements or need any reasonable adjustments to be made in order to apply for this role, please contact info@toonspeak.co.uk.

If you are interested in applying for this role, full details and how to apply can be found on the Toonspeak website.

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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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Job: Project manager, SOIL

Project manager post to support the NLA John Muir Fellowship SOIL project | August 2021 to August

Applications are now open for this post | August 2021 to August 2022 | Fee £14,040

Duties include: support for the development of our organisation, coordinating effective communication channels and employing up to date technical skills.

Applicants will be: enthusiastic individuals with a passion for contemporary environmental arts with a creative approach to working with our partners and the community. They should be aware of issues of sustainability and the global crisis. They will be freelance and have their own form of transport.

What we are looking for: the successful applicant will be creative and outgoing, environmentally aware and used to using digital tools and social media. They will be active and practical and able to deliver the project on time and on budget. They will communicate effectively to offer the support needed by the NLA board and our JM Fellow Natalie Taylor. Please note that you will require a disclosure.

Time per week: to be allocated as necessary, 10hrs per wk. flexi-time to be by arrangement and agreement.

North Light Arts are based in Dunbar East Lothian and looking to commission the right person to join our small team: to work towards our environmental aims and widening our audiences through the use of social media and our JM Fellow and her SOIL project. This project will lead to the “Pilgrimage to COP26” and the International Year of Soil Science also to be held in Glasgow.

DEADLINE: Monday 12th July at midnight
Please supply one side of an A4 to describe why you would be right for the position. Attach a current CV and two references.

Send to: post.northlightarts@gmail.com

Interviews to be held on Monday 19th July.

Start date: 16th August 2021 – dates and times to be agreed
It is anticipated that the right person will be able to start as soon as possible.

Image credit: Work by Emma Herman-Smith. Photo by Mike Bolam. Supplied.

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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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Guest blog: Raising Futures – articles interpreting arts and culture as sustainable practices

Raising Futures is a collaborative publication between final year BA Culture, Criticism and Curation students at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and climate change magazine It’s Freezing in LA! (IFLA!).

Raising Futures is a series of articles that interprets arts and culture as sustainable practices and how they can be used as tools for dissemination. Through its various pieces on architecture, fashion, art and culture, the publication elucidates the fragile state of our environment, whilst highlighting an urgent need for change through acts of sustainability.

We produced Raising Futures as part of our final year project at Central Saint Martins (CSM), known as the Degree Show. The Degree Show is an opportunity for students to work together and consolidate the knowledge gained throughout the course and demonstrate it to the wider audience of the University of the Arts London and those outside of it. To produce this creative yet insightful piece, we drew inspiration from IFLA!’s May 2021 issue, exploring similar themes of ecology and regeneration, whilst embodying our own skills and practices to generate an alternative outtake on the topic of climate change. By offering a varied scope on an ever-pressing subject, Raising Futuresembraces the importance of ecological acknowledgement as well as the very essence of our university: innovation.

To strive for sustainability is to allow us, as human beings, to evolve and adapt to meet the new and continuing challenges faced in everyday life. Our planet is already feeling the effects of climate change, threatening our existence as we lean closer and closer towards a potentially irreversible shift, and so we must prosper to protect it. A consequence that is often overlooked is what climate change could mean for our careers. From pilots to farmers, bankers to doctors, an increasing number of job industries are in jeopardy from its effects. But having a richer sense of community in conquering the continuous climate crisis of rising sea levels, elevated temperatures and melting glaciers is called for, now, more than ever for the sake of a foreseeable future.

To be a part of a project wherein we were able to produce a publication that raises awareness towards the importance of this was both an innovating and invigorating progress. The discussions we shared with IFLA! were constantly fascinating and a brilliant opportunity for us, as students, to dig into new ideas, insights and approaches to addressing climate change. We’re proud to distribute our work alongside the magazine’s most recent issue and hope that readers learn as much about the climate crisis as we have from this collaboration.

Raising Futures is currently available alongside IFLA!’s May issue and can be found on IFLA!’s website. More information on Central Saint Martins’ BA Culture, Criticism and Curation degree can be found on the University of the Arts London Central Saint Martins website.

Follow the work of CSM students on Instagram and Twitter.

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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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Opportunity: NYT Climate Hub open house

The New York Times Climate Hub is calling for proposals for an Open House Day on Sunday 7th November.

The Climate Hub, which will be located on the site of SWG3 in Glasgow throughout COP26, is planning an Open House Day where they hope to provide a platform specific to Scottish voices and climate initiatives, accessible to all. Open House Day will showcase how the people of Scotland are working together to fight Climate change.

The ask: They’re keen to hear your ideas of how they can use the space to highlight Scottish projects, installations and initiatives. If you have a suggestion, please fill in this form by Friday 25th June.

If you have any questions, please contact Louise Hunter: louisehunter@summerhousemedia.com

The New York Times Climate Hub is an expansive event dedicated to sparking vital conversations about the most pressing climate issues of our day and making actionable plans for what’s ahead.

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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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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Seven Climate Beacons announced!

More than 30 environmental, cultural and heritage organisations are coming together in regions across Scotland to inspire public engagement and positive action in the run-up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow this November.

Seven hubs known as ‘Climate Beacons’ were announced today and will take shape in ArgyllCaithness & East SutherlandFifeInverclydeMidlothianthe Outer Hebrides, and Tayside. Each Beacon is a partnership of two or more organisations from the cultural and climate sectors. The organisations, many of which have not previously worked together, range from museums, libraries and arts centres to environmental bodies, academic institutions and community trusts. They will bring together shared resources and knowledge to provide a welcoming physical and virtual space in their region for the public, artists and cultural sector professionals, environmental NGOs, scientists and policymakers.

Leading the initiative is Creative Carbon Scotland and Director, Ben Twist, said: “Tackling climate change requires us to find imaginative solutions to complex problems. Cultural buildings and events can provide an open and welcoming space for these challenging conversations, bringing people together to collectively think, imagine, feel and develop lasting connections that will strengthen future climate action.”

The seven Climate Beacons will operate in the lead-up to, during, and after COP26, each utilising their own expertise and responding to the needs of their local area and communities with planned themes including Scotland’s temperate rainforests, industrial heritage, water, adaptation to climate change, land use, biodiversity, green jobs, and the recovery from COVID-19.

Climate Beacons for COP26 aims to strengthen engagement with COP26 beyond Glasgow to the whole country and support the recovery of Scotland’s cultural sector from the impacts of COVID-19. The initiative will seize the chance to bring about lasting change within the cultural sector, society and policy in Scotland and provide an internationally inspiring example of Scotland’s climate leadership.

Supporting Creative Carbon Scotland and the initiative as co-ordinating partners are six leading sector organisations and development bodies: Architecture and Design ScotlandCreative Scotland, the Edinburgh Climate Change InstituteMuseums Galleries Scotland, the Scottish Library and Information Council, and the Sustainable Scotland Network.

Climate Beacons for COP26 is funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Change and Culture Divisions, Creative Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland.

For more information about each of the Beacons, visit our dedicated Climate Beacons for COP26 web page.

Read the Climate Beacons for COP26 launch press release.

Logos of the seven co-ordinating partners for Climate Beacons

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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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Have your say on World Oceans Day!

What’s your vision for the future of our seas in the Outer Hebrides?

The United Nations World Oceans Day (8th June) is a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean. To mark the day, MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project is launching their latest film ‘Seas Our Future’. Watch this fantastic wee film with local presenter Kate Macleod and share your views on how we can protect our marine environment in the Outer Hebrides for generations to come!

Creative Carbon Scotland has been collaborating with the MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project since 2019, using creative approaches to explore communities’ visions for the future of marine environment in the Outer Hebrides, and is thrilled to have worked with UistFilm to produce this short film.

The film shares the key concerns identified by communities in the Outer Hebrides about their marine environment including:

  • Their need to balance looking after their seas with sustaining marine jobs
  • Addressing undesired changes in the marine environment including climate change, marine litter and pollution and the loss of animal and plant species (biodiversity loss)
  • Sharing knowledge, resources and information of the benefits that Marine Protected Areas bring to communities and nature

We’ve also partnered with local artists and arts centres Taigh Chearsabhagh and An Lanntair to deliver a series of creative digital and outdoor activities for all ages, abilities and background. Keep an eye on partner websites for information about future activities or contact gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com

From 7-16th June MarPAMM & NatureScot will be surveying seabed habitats in waters off the west coast of Harris. The team will use a drop-down video camera to improve understanding of the distribution of seagrass, maerl and kelp beds, and mud habitats in the area. The results of the work will be relayed via the MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides webpage and be used to inform future discussions about marine nature conservation in the Outer Hebrides.

Share your vision for the future of Marine Protected Areas in the Outer Hebrides.

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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.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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