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Green Tease: Adapting the Visual Arts to Climate Change

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Creative Carbon Scotland is pleased to invite you to the next in our series of Green Tease events – connecting creative practices and environmental sustainability across Scotland.

Climate change is already having a physical impact on Scotland – from increased rainfall and flooding, to unexpected heatwaves and more intense extreme weather. It is imperative that we respond to this climate crisis, and recognise and avert the impacts it will have on our culture.

Over this past winter, Creative Carbon Scotland commissioned research into the specific impacts for visual arts organisations, and undertook analysis and interviews of organisations and partners – across exhibition, education, outreach and support – to understand the impact on business models, operational capacity and even health and safety. More information about the scope and purpose of the research can be found here.

In this Green Tease event we will present the findings of the research, and the recommendations for the sector to prepare itself for the coming changes.

Those working within or working with galleries, museums, visual arts offices and studios or visual arts institutions are encouraged to attend. Those professionally working in climate change adaptation practice or policy, and interested in cultural, third sector and SME responses are also invited to participate.

Register to attend: This event is free to attend and spaces are limited so please register in advance via Eventbrite.

Getting here: The event will be held in the AK Bell Room of the Scottish Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, EH2 1JD. Bus numbers 10, 11, 12, 16, 26 and 44 all go past the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, there are bike racks on-site, and information about a range of transport options can be found on their website.

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be available from 3pm on the 27th and the meeting will finish at 5pm.

For further information please contact Catriona Patterson at

Green Tease

Green Tease is a network and ongoing informal events programme, connecting creative practices and environmental sustainability across Scotland.  Creative Carbon Scotland runs the Green Tease Open Call, which is a funded opportunity supporting sustainability practitioners and artists to exchange ideas, knowledge and practices with the aim of building connections and widening understanding of the role of arts in influencing a more sustainable society.


27th June 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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