Creative Carbon Scotland is working with Eden Court, NatureScot and other regional organisations across Scotland on a series of local assemblies for creative climate action. SPRINGBOARD brings together individual artists and cultural organisations with people working on climate change to form powerful local networks for climate action. Local assemblies are an opportunity to connect with other practitioners in your region to address climate change collectively.
At the Inverness assembly, Creative Carbon Scotland will work with NatureScot’s Marine Ecosystems team to lead practical workshops, ending the afternoon with a discussion about how people want to work in future, and time to do some networking over drinks.
These local assemblies are for anyone working or volunteering in the arts, screen, creative industries, museums, heritage, libraries or climate change fields. For this assembly we are particularly keen to welcome anyone working or living in coastal areas, working on or concerned with the sea or marine environments.
Other local assemblies are taking place around Scotland – see www.creativecarbonscotland.com for details.
Attendance is free and the venue is fully accessible. BSL interpretation will be provided if required: if you need it or any other help or support to enable you to attend, please contact [email protected] at least one week before the event.
The outline programme is as follows:
1:45pm – Arrival
2:00-2:10 – Welcome
2:10-3:30 – Session 1 – Arts and environmental collaboration on climate change, in collaboration with NatureScot
Collaboration between the arts and environmental sectors can create diverse opportunities for more effective action on climate change. This session will be delivered in partnership with NatureScot and will explore the ways that these fields can benefit from collaboration, offer examples of what has been achieved in the past and explore the practical steps needed to make collaborative projects a success. The session will end with an opportunity to consider what a collaborative climate change project would look like for you.
3:30-3:45 – Break with tea and coffee
3:45-4:45 – Session 2 – Climate justice and arts & culture
Climate justice is a way of understanding how climate change results from and exacerbates existing inequalities and injustices as well as how climate action can help create a fairer world. This workshop will share our research into how climate justice thinking is relevant to the arts and culture sector in Scotland and provide opportunities to explore how this relates to your own organisation or individual practice.
4:45-5:30 – Round-up discussion & next steps
5:30pm – Networking drinks