Green Tease Open Call

Green Tease Open Call

*We are currently seeking proposals for online events that will be well-suited to being run through digital platforms during social distancing*

Are you interested in harnessing the imagination and influencing power of the arts for a more sustainable Scotland?

The Green Tease Open Call is a funded opportunity which supports sustainability practitioners and artists to exchange ideas, knowledge and practices with the aim of building new connections between their areas of work and widening understanding of the role of arts in influencing a more sustainable society.

What support does the Open Call offer?

  • Budget of up to £400 to run your event to help cover speaker fees, travel expenses, venue hire and refreshments. In many cases, costs are shared by Creative Carbon Scotland and the event partners and organisers
  • Event shaping, planning and facilitation support making use of our experience and extensive contacts
  • Event promotion to the Green Tease network and beyond
  • Event evaluation

Looking for ideas and inspiration?

Green Tease started in 2013 with cups of tea and biscuits around a table in the Briggait in Glasgow and has continued to support a growing community of sustainability practitioners and artists interested in working together to tackle climate change. Past events taken the form of:

  • Talks from artists, climate change and sustainability practitioners
  • Events running in tandem with wider conferences, exhibitions, festivals etc.
  • Hands-on, practical workshops
  • Film screenings
  • Focus group discussions
  • Panel discussions
  • Pecha kucha presentations
  • Site visits and walking tours
  • Occasional day trips (such as the Abernethy Nature Reserve with RSPB Scotland)

Have a read through our events archive and Green Tease reflection blogs to find out more about past events.

Info on the Green Tease network

In a recent survey, network members highlighted that:

  • Evenings are the preferred time for events
  • They value the chance to meet people working across different sectors, exchange knowledge and gain inspiration for new, creative approaches in their work
  • They are interested in a wide range of artforms with particular focus on multi-artform, community arts and visual arts
  • They are interested in all of the goals addressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals with some focus on sustainable cities and communities, climate action, energy, and responsible consumption and production

Proposal guidelines

Event proposals will be selected on the basis of quality of content, inclusivity and addressing the connections between arts and sustainability to appeal to a wide audience.

Events must also meet the following criteria:

  • Organised and run in a way that minimises the negative environmental impacts of the event
  • Accessible and inclusive in the content, organising and running of the event
  • Freelancers and self-employed contributors are paid for their time

Please have read our Green Tease DIY Handbook for further event planning guidelines.

How to apply

*We are currently seeking proposals for online events that will be well-suited to being run through digital platforms during social distancing*

Please fill in the below form which outlines your event proposal and your contact details. Depending on what stage you are at in the planning process you may also wish to include a proposed date, location and costs. We will get back to you as soon as we can with our thoughts on your proposal. Please note, depending on levels of interest we may not be able to support all proposals but we will support as many as we can.

Green Tease Open Call - Submit your proposal!

  • We'll use this to get in touch with you to let you know whether or not your proposal has been successful or if we would like to discuss your proposal further. We'll keep all submitted data for a limited period of time and review it in line with our Information Security and Data Protection policy on our website:
  • Event details

  • Please note that Green Tease events generally last no longer than 2 hours and usually run early evening to allow people to attend after work.
  • We require Green Tease events to be wheelchair accessible and can help to make arrangements for visual or audio impairment if required. Euan's Guide provides some useful guidance on venue accessibility:
  • Event promotion

  • Sustainability considerations

    Please consider the following questions in developing your event plan.
  • Does your proposed venue hold an environmental policy or run any particular sustainability initiatives? If it’s an arts venue, have you checked whether they are part of the Green Arts Initiative or the Green Tourism Award?
  • Will your event be easily accessible by active travel or public transport? If you are inviting a speaker to your event have you considered the environmental impact of this and how you might be able to minimise this?
  • Have you considered the potential waste or left over materials from your event? If you're providing catering, is there crockery, reuseable or biodegrable cutlery that you could provide to minimise waste to landfill?

If you have any questions, please contact our Green Arts Networks, Events, and Programming officer, Lewis, on

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