Green Tease Open Call

Green Tease Open Call

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

The Green Tease Open Call supports sustainability practitioners and artists to organise events to exchange ideas, knowledge and practices with the aim of building new connections between their areas of work. Events can take many forms, but they should be equally open to people from arts and environmental backgrounds. This is not just a funding opportunity, but rather an opportunity to work with us on developing an event. 

What support does the Open Call offer?

  • Event shaping, planning, and facilitation support making use of our experience and extensive contacts 
  • Help identifying relevant partners across environmental and cultural spheres to encourage new connections and possible collaboration 
  • Event promotion to the Green Tease network as well as our other contacts and partners 
  • Event evaluation 
  • Budget of up to £400 towards covering speaker fees, travel expenses, venue hire, refreshments or any other necessary costs associated with the event. 

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)
  • Online discussions and creative workshops 

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

We do not usually support events that are primarily of use only to artists or only to sustainability practitioners. These are also useful, but they just are nothe focus of Green Tease.  

Info on the Green Tease network

Feedback from network members has highlighted that: 

  • Members come from a variety of backgrounds and may attend in an individual or professional capacity; the best events are accessible to people coming from a range of perspectives. 
  • Weekday evenings are the preferred time for events. 
  • They value events that give them the chance to meet people working across different sectors, exchange knowledge and gain inspiration for new, creative approaches in their work. 
  • Events taking place outside the Central Belt are rarer and therefore especially welcome. 

Proposal guidelines

Event proposals will be selected based on quality of content, ability to benefit from our support, and potential to include people from a range of creative and environmental backgrounds. 

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

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. We are not able to support all proposals, especially when we receive a larger number, 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

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