SPRINGBOARD local assembly for creative climate action - Orkney

27jul12:30 pm5:00 pmVirtual/ Physical EventSPRINGBOARD local assembly for creative climate action - OrkneyStromness Museum and Creative Carbon Scotland invite you to join SPRINGBOARD local assembly for creative climate action in Orkney OrganiserCreative Carbon ScotlandPier Arts Centre, 28-36 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3AA12:30 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeCultural, Arts & Social,Meeting,Workshop & TrainingThemeClimate Justice,Communication & Storytelling,Energy & Renewables,Networking & Community Engagement

Event Details

This event is now sold out of in-person tickets. If you would like to join online please sign up here.

Creative Carbon Scotland is working with the Stromness Museum, and other organisations across Scotland to deliver a series of local assemblies for creative climate action. SPRINGBOARD brings together artists, cultural organisations climate workers, activists, third sector organisations and anyone interested in collaborating to form powerful local networks for creative climate action. Local assemblies are an opportunity to connect with other practitioners in your region to address climate change collectively.

This event will be a hybrid event. We encourage people to join in person but for those living remotely, there will be an option to join online. More information about joining online TBA.

At the Orkney assembly, Creative Carbon Scotland will lead practical workshops, ending the afternoon with a a discussion about where we take the network next to deliver creative climate action. The creative cliamate assembly in Orkney is also delivered in collaboration with Pier Arts Centre, THAW Orkney, Community Energy Scotland and European Marine Energy Centre.

These local assemblies are for anyone working or volunteering in climate or environmental sector, the arts, screen, creative industries, museums, heritage, and libraries. Other local assemblies are taking place around Scotland – see https://www.creativecarbonscotland.com/project/springboard/ for details.

We want to remove barriers to participation in these events and are happy to make adjustments to prevent people from being excluded. Please inform us of accessibility requirements during the registration process or get in touch by email if you would like to provide more information or ask any questions. Please contact [email protected] at least one week before the event.

Please see our Safe Working Spaces Statement for more information.

The outline programme is as follows:

12.30:pm – Arrival and lunch

1.30 – Welcome

1.45 – Session 1: Harnessing the power of the creative sector

2.00 – Session 2: Climate and energy justice and the role arts and culture

2.45 – break

3.00 – session 3: Art and environmental collaboration

4.30 – Creating a creative climate network in Orkney

5.00 – Networking

Harnessing the power of the creative sector to influence society on climate change

Creative and cultural organisations have tangible and intangible assets with which they can influence society: the work they make, present or distribute; their long-term relationships and regular communications with loyal audiences; the ways in which they use and manage their buildings and estate; the examples they set through their behaviour and their values. This workshop will draw on findings from a recent meeting of Scotland’s national cultural institutions and UK climate action experts.

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. Creative Carbon Scotland will be sharing our own research into how climate justice thinking is relevant to the arts and culture sector in Scotland. Becky Ford and Mark Hull from Community Energy Scotland will provide expertise and give a local perspective energy justice and community energy in Orkney. There will also be a chance to explore how climate justice relates to your own organisation or individual practice.

About the speakers

Becky Ford works for Community Energy Scotland (CES) as the Island Community Action Network Development Officer with the Island Centre for Net Zero (ICNZ) project, she is also involved in the replicability strand of the Carbon Neutral Islands project (CNI). In both roles Becky’s focus is on supporting island communities to decarbonise in a just and inclusive way and sharing learnings from the process. She is passionate about the role of island communities as leaders in the journey to net zero, and the vital lessons they can share about local collective action as the foundation for resilience and sustainability.

Arts and environmental collaboration on climate change

Collaboration between the arts and environmental sectors can create diverse opportunities for more effective action on climate change. This session 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.

You will be asked some questions as you sign up. We are collecting this data so we can understand the needs of those attending the event, share follow up information and plan future SPRINGBOARD collaborations. We ask the travel information so we can assess the carbon impact of our events.

If you have any accessibility needs or questions do get in touch at [email protected]



(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)