This opportunity comes from IETM international network for contemporary performing arts, and relates to the larger ArtCOP21 movement that Creative Carbon Scotland will be engaging with through the facilitation of ArtCOP Scotland. Share your own practice with IETM to represent the work being done within arts and environment in your locality!
Have you developed projects and practices embedding environmental sustainability in its content and/or in the connection with the audience and local communities? Is ‘environmental sustainability’ the topic of a single project of yours, or is it part of a long-term strategy, also as regards your touring policy, stage materials and building etc.? Does tackling environmental sustainability entail any challenges in looking for support and funding?
We’re looking forward to hearing from you about how the arts can embrace environmental sustainability and bring a change in individuals and society. We’re also interested to hear about the challenges and the possible ‘failures’ you experienced, and the lessons you learned.
This new edition of IETM’s Fresh Perspectives series is developed in collaboration with COAL, the multidisciplinary Coalition for art and sustainable development set up in France in 2008 by professionals in contemporary art, sustainable development and research. This publication will be presented during ArtCOP21 in Paris, in the frame of the International Conference on Climate Change COP21.
Image: Mona Sfeir ‘The Recycling Labyrinth’ (site-specific installation from 8,000 plastic bottles, placed near UN building in Geneva (2011) via Playing Futures/Flickr Creative Commons
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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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