Library of Creative Sustainability

The Library is a database of inspiring case studies demonstrating the benefits of collaborating with artists to achieve environmental sustainability outcomes. It provides a practical resource to inform sustainability organisations and campaigns on how to work with ‘embedded artists’ over extended periods through examples of successful past projectsEach article includes detailed information on partners and stakeholders, sustainability outcomes and funding, as well as tips and links to further resources.

Read our introduction to the Library, browse through the homepage, or find case studies that align with your interests using the drop-down menus below. If you would like to suggest other content to include in the Library, please get in touch by email.

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DISPLACEMENT: Uncertain Journeys

An organisation working in and around policy conferences, using artistic interventions to engage policymakers on human displacement by disasters and climate change. 2015- / Permanent

A new Environmental Impact Assessment: Environment, Imagination and Aesthetics

A project exploring how planning processes for new wind farms can use artistic methods to consider impacts on people, place and community. 2013-14 / 1 year

The Draw at Sugar House

A work of public art that serves as a leisure space, wildlife corridor, flood defence system, and embodiment of the area’s cultural and environmental history. 2003-18 / Permanent

VeloCommunities Embedded Artist Project

As part of Glasgow-based Bike for Good’s Velocommunities project, two artists worked with users of their facilities to produce films about cycling and climate change. 2018-20 / 2 years.

Sutton Tidal Attenuation Barrier and Falkenham Saltmarsh Tidal Management Scheme

An artist, residents, landowners and public agencies collaborate to develop estuarine protection works that emerge from deep understanding of the local environment. 2004-13 / 9 years.

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