Scotland’s climate change arts season
23rd October – 17th December
This winter, ArtCOP Scotland, are inviting you to participate in a season of commissions, performances, exhibitions and events which respond to climate change and imagine more sustainable futures and ways of living.
Engaging with what some are calling the most important event of this century – COP21 UN climate change negotiations in Paris (30th November – 11th December), this season is a celebration of creative exploration, debate and discussion connecting art, climate change and environmental sustainability.
Spread across the country, ArtCOP Scotland presents a variety of local activities and happenings produced with cultural organisations and venues including the CCA (Glasgow), Gayfield Creative Spaces (Edinburgh), Firefly Youth Arts (Linlithgow) Deveron Arts (Huntly) and The Stove (Dumfries).
In Edinburgh, there will be a series of projects exploring the stuff of life, with exhibitions and events at Edinburgh Palette and Gayfield Creative Spaces and a schools project exhibiting at the Assembly Rooms, engaging the city’s young people in models of circular design for everyday materials and objects.
At the CCA in Glasgow young people will also be taking the stage with performances from Firefly Youth Arts and students of Govan High working with artist Ailie Rutherford, in addition to newly devised work from performance students at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a night of climate change theatre with playwriting veterans Stage to Page.
The season will also encompass events run in collaboration with key partners including UNFIX Festival of performance and ecology, The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, and the Radical Renewable Art & Activism Fund with artist Ellie Harrison.
Facilitated by Creative Carbon Scotland, the festival is local in its activity and international in its reach, connecting to a sister Paris ArtCOP21 and similar initiatives globally. To find out more about the global ArtCOP21 movement visit: http://www.artcop21.com/