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 not the 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.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.