Since 2013 Green Tease has provided a platform for those interested in teasing out the links between the arts, climate change and environmental sustainability through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and practices. Green Tease events are equally open to people from creative and environmental backgrounds and free to attend, with teas and biscuits provided!
See our Events page for details on upcoming Green Tease events.
These are informal monthly online calls where we come together to current discuss issues relevant to the arts and environmentalism. Visit the page to read about past meetups and sign up to attend the next one.
The Green Tease Open Call is a funded opportunity for artists, cultural and environmental sustainability organisations to co-organise an event with us and contribute to the development of the Green Tease network. Find out more and submit your ideas for a Green Tease event
Members of the Green Tease network have the option of being included on our database. This lists a mixture of creatives and sustainability experts (and those who straddle the divide) and provides a resource for members of the network to get in touch with each other.Take a look at the database.
Sign up to the Green Tease mailing list or database and let us know about your interest in being part of the network. You can also connect with network members through the Green Tease Facebook group.
Follow our News page for our most recent blogs on Green Tease. Use our podcasts to listen back to topics and discussions covered at past Green Tease events. The podcast is available on Itunes, Google Podcasts (on your phone), Spotify and a bunch of other platforms. You can also find videos from previous events on our Vimeo.
Green Tease Online Meetups hosted monthly from April onward.
September: Are we COPing? Read a reflection on this event and see the slides used for the ‘ideation game’ we played.
August: Museums of the FutureNow: Environmental Justice. Read a reflection on this event.
July: MANIFESTOS from times of CRISIS. Read a report on this event and see the MANIFESTOS.
May: Climate Justice in Arts and Culture 2. Read a report on this event.
March: Renfrewshire Arts and Culture, organised with Renfrewshire Leisure, and Renfrewshire Council. Read a report on this event.
March: Climate Justice in Arts and Culture 1. Read a report on this event.
November: 60 Harvests Left? with the James Hutton Institute. Read a report on this event.
September: Island Futures: An Evening of Eco-Poetry and Discussion, organised in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library and Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network. Watch a video of this event.
July: Planting Seeds for the Future, organised in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes, Confor and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Edinburgh
June: Adapting the Visual Arts to Climate Change, Scottish Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. Read the full research report, key recommendations and findings here
April: Citizen Bravo presents “The Terrifying Miracle of Recorded Sound” with Dr Matt Brennan, University of Glasgow. Listen to our podcast about this event
March: Connecting Arts and Active Travel for a Sustainable Scotland with active travel charity Sustrans. Listen to our podcast about this event
March: Edinburgh’s Shoreline with Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh
December: The Fierce Urgency of Now with National Theatre of Scotland, Aberdeen Performing Arts and Peacock Visual Arts
November: Re-imagining the Dunion, Jedburgh with Creative Arts & Business Network (CABN)
July: The Art of Inhabiting Nature – Panel Discussion with artist Ravi Agarwal and Edinburgh Printmakers
March: Edinburgh’s Shoreline with the Edinburgh’s Shoreline Project and Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
March: The Same Hillside Debate with video artist John Wallace, climate scientist Prof. Pete Smith and The Barn
March: Everything I bought in a year and how it made me feel: Performance & Discussion with performance poet Harry Giles and Aberdeen Performing Arts
March: Embedded Artist Projects – Sharing Event with North Edinburgh Arts, Chris Fremantle and students from the University of Edinburgh
December: Adapting our Cities with René Sommer Lindsay, Project Manager for City of Copenhagen’s Climate Change Adaptation plan, and Leonie Alexander, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
November: Connecting Arts & Sustainability in the Cairngorms with RSPB Scotland
November: More Films about Food and Farming. And Water…with Aconite Productions and Creative Scotland
November: Environmental & Green Issues Pitch with BBC The Social
October: Acting for a Sustainable City with theatre-maker Alice Mary Cooper
September: Gathering Forces – Working Together for Change with choreographer Claire Pençak and the Hawick Community Energy Group Ltd
August: Artists Reflect on Climate Change with An Talla Solais Gallery, Ullapool
July: Edge Effects: Frontiers in Retreat talk and discussion with Scottish Sculpture Workshop
June: This Show is Rubbish – performance and Q&A with Aberdeen Performing Arts Green Youth Theatre Showcase
April: Firedamp: Revisiting the Flood Exhibition Discussion with artist Sean Caulfield, Professor Emily Brady & Edinburgh Printmakers
In March 2017 we invited a range of sustainability and arts practitioners to contribute to a season of Events in response to our culture/SHIFT project, exploring how the arts can contribute to a more sustainable Scotland. Events took place across four cities:
September: Lost Islands & Other Works Exhibition Tour
June: Arts & Sustainability Networking Drinks
May: Music Festivals & Climate Change with Dr Matt Brennan
May: First Aberdeen Green Tease
April: Green Tease Get Together
February: Art+Culture+Food with the Dinner Lab
Image: Green Tease workshop with Open Jar Collective, Glasgow International (2016)
A project initiated by Edinburgh’s Festivals with key partners the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network
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