Embedded- What happens when environmental organisations employ artists?

16mar2:00 pm4:00 pmEmbedded- What happens when environmental organisations employ artists?lks and discussion looking at how organisations working on climate change or other environmental issues can benefit from employing artists2:00 pm - 4:00 pm OrganiserCreative Carbon ScotlandEvent TypeWebinar & Talks

Event Details

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About this Event

This Green Tease event will be an opportunity to learn about the roles of ‘Embedded Artists’ within environmental organisations. It is increasingly recognised that addressing complex problems like climate change requires finding innovative ways of creating and imagining, which the skill sets of artists are well positioned to help achieve. Having creative practitioners work within an organisation can offer valuable new perspectives as well as skills in conceptualising, communicating, and engaging with the issues.

We will start with an introduction to the topic from Creative Carbon Scotland’s own Gemma Lawrence, before hearing from artists who have been involved in two projects of this kind:

This will be followed by group discussions with the speakers and others, looking at the ways that these artistic practices might be applied in the context of other environmental organisations and projects, drawing on advice from a newly-developed Embedded Artist Toolkit from the Cultural Adaptations project.

Technical Information

The event will be held via Zoom. Please register and you will receive an email on the day of the event with a link to join the online call via your internet browser or the Zoom app. To participate you need an internet connection and a device (a desktop, laptop, or tablet are preferable). If you have any problems, please get in touch with [email protected]

We want to remove barriers to participation in these events and are happy to make adjustments to prevent people being excluded. If you have any accessibility requirements, please state these when signing up or get in touch by email if you would like to provide more information or ask any questions. Please see our Safe Working Spaces Statement for more information.

This event is taking place as part of Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Tease events series.

About the Speakers

Emma Hislop is a Scottish Artist, Researcher and Writer. Her work addresses the link between health and ecological crises through meteorology, mysticism and functional/functionless devices and systems. She brings together experience and object to explore different formats of artworks through glass, metal, natural, traditional and scientific processes.

Her work has been awarded by the Sustainability in Action Group, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Royal Scottish Academy and received funding from Creative Scotland and Artists’ Network. She was been the first Artist in Residence for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and presented talks internationally.

Janine Finlay‘s film making has taken her all over the world – from the cotton fields of India, to a fishing boat on the North Sea, to the rubbish dumps of Mexico City. She has been described by her bosses as ‘extremely creative’ [BBC] and ‘fearless’ [WWF] and all her clients are impressed with her ability to ‘hit the ground running’.

She was lucky enough to be one of 16 filmmakers in Europe to be selected for the Discovery Campus Masterschool to develop the documentary ‘Oh No Not Another Documentary About Climate Change’ with leading industry experts and commissioners; and she has achieved a distinction in Creative Writing with The Open University.


(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm