Green Tease Call for Collaborators
Are you interested in harnessing the imagination and influencing power of the arts for a more sustainable Scotland?
The Green Tease Call for Collaborators 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.
We are currently looking for ideas for creative events connecting the arts and environmentalism to be run as part of the Green Tease events programme across April 2021-March 2022. These events would be micro-funded by and organised in collaboration with us, Creative Carbon Scotland.
These events should be free, open to people from both arts and environment backgrounds, and as accessible and environmentally sustainable as possible in design. 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 not the focus of Green Tease. Have a read through our events archive and Green Tease reflection blogs to find out more about past events.
We welcome creative and non-standard approaches and formats. We have a particular interest in addressing issues of climate justice, but there are no restrictions on theme or subject matter so long as it is relevant to our audiences. Events should be accessible and inclusive; our expectations here are laid out in our Safe Working Spaces Statement.
We will work with you in collaboration to organise the event. Although there is some budget attached, this is primarily an opportunity to work with us rather than a funding opportunity.
About the Collaboration
What we are looking for from you:
- An idea
- Your skills and expertise
And what we are offering:
- Our experience organising events
- Technical and administrative support
- Audiences and publicity channels
- Feedback and evaluation
We can also contribute on average £400 to the budget for each event, which could be used to cover:
- Event hire
- Speaker fees
- If you are a freelancer or not currently employed, the budget can also be used to cover time you spend working on the event
Events should be compatible with COVID-19 safety regulation. This may involve:
- Events run entirely online
- Events with options for in-person or digital participation
- Events held outdoors
- Events planned to adjust at short notice to a changing context
How to Apply
Please submit your application through the following form and we will get back in touch once we have had a chance to read through and discuss your proposal. This can take a few weeks during busy periods. We will choose our favourite proposals based on the following selection criteria:
- What expertise would you bring?
- Is the idea strong, relevant, innovative, or different from what we have done before?
- How realistic is the idea, based on budget and time constraints?
- Have accessibility and sustainability considerations been carefully considered?
- Does the proposal fit with our aims as an organisation?
- Can we add value by being involved?
We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, people from working class backgrounds and any others who may face barriers to involvement in the arts or environmentalism.
We will provide feedback to anyone whose idea is not chosen. If we choose to work with you, we will set up an online meeting to discuss things with you and talk through how we can work together. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you have submitted, please take a moment to complete this anonymous Equal Opportunities monitoring survey.
About Green Tease
The Green Tease events series and network is a project organised by Creative Carbon Scotland, bringing together people from arts and environmental backgrounds to discuss, share expertise, and collaborate. Green Tease forms part of our culture/SHIFT programme.