ecoart networks

Resources:  Art & Ecology Networks /Web sites/Interviews, podcasts

(please feel free to suggest others)


2010 Open University  Mediating Change: Culture and Climate Change seminar series podcasts


many networks below comprise of international members:

ASSiST International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST : )

Bill McKibben’s environmental group that has organised artists collectively around the world to highlight climate change

Cultura21 is a platform for the promotion of a cultural change in the sense of a sustainable, social ecological change process, i.e. for a cultural evolution of societies and lifestyles.

Culture Futures Network (Copenhagen 2009) International Culture and Climate Change network -now frozen?

EU climate change artists respond EU portal site and social network

UK together environmentalism and the performing arts. It also provides news, interviews, and reviews, as well as a searchable directory of companies, performers, storytellers and artists who work with environmental themes. There is a searchable list of current and historic productions on this theme as well. Excellent blog at

Cape Farewell – an initiative to bring artists and scientists together, expeditions to Poles, Amazon and more recently in 2011 to the Scottish Isles Centre for Media, Culture & Environmental Education promotes excellent and timely critical research and debate about environmental education. It does so in the context of an increasingly pervasive use of a variety of media of mass communication, and also in the context of a growing environmental crisis.

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World  CCANW (near Haldon Forest, Exeter)
To develop new understandings through the work of contemporary artists which explores the social, environmental and scientific issues involved in our changing relationship to nature.

Climate Action in Culture and Heritage – blog by Bridget McKenzie

Dark Mountain is mainly composed of journalists, writers, poets, began as a conversation between two writers, became a manifesto and has branched into a host of further conversations -not least, in the pages of its first book-length collection, Dark Mountain: Issue 1, and among those who gathered in Llangollen in May 2010 for UNCIVILISATION, the first DM festival.

Exploring Art, Ecology and Learning – James Aldridge’s blog

Julie’s Bicycle is a broad coalition of music, theatre and scientific experts committed to delivering a concerted response to climate change. Our ambition is global, our main operations UK. Almost everything we do is relevant to other creative industries and other global territories.

Land2 Members of the network share common interests in how art can engage with the possibilities and problems of landscape / place as it is understood today, while also recognizing the contested nature of both these terms.

Landscape and Arts Network Directory since 1993

MIRIAD (Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design) at
Manchester Metropolitan University.

RANE MA/PhD research group,  University College Falmouth, has been established
to examine the relationship between the visual arts and ecological thinking- interviews and podcasts

RSA Art & Ecology Network The RSA project formally drew to an end in Spring 2010 and this network will continue until April 2011.
Main programme site is here

Tipping Point Energising the Creative Response to Climate Change


Art 21: Ecology videos/education /tv series

Community Arts Network: (ended 2010, now as Facebook page) are a network of professionals dedicated to thepractices of ecological art, working across disciplines and within communities.

ecoartspace since 1997, provides a platform for artists addressing environmental issues. From both the east and west coasts of the USA, they have worked with over 400 artists, curated over 40 exhibitions, organized over 80 programs, and collaborated with over 150 organizations. Promoting a diverse range of artworks that are participatory, collaborative, interdisciplinary and uniquely educational, ecoartspace is interested in work that embodies a broader concept of art in its relationship to the world and seeks to connect human beings aesthetically with the awareness of larger ecological systems.

Green Arts: A comprehensive bibliography on environmental art plus additional resources.

Green directory since 2001

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology fosters creative inquiry and education

The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts with emphasis on the performing arts

Univ. New Mexico Art & Ecology programme, begun 2009

WEAD: Women Environmental Artists Directory: Listing of women arts professionals concerned with environmental issues. Also available in print.


TransitionTown Art & Ecology group


The Art of Engagement


Floda31 – sustainable cross disciplinary residencies Floda31 is linked with Erasmus for young entrepreneurs: The European programme for entrepreneurial
exchange. See their website for more information:


UNESCO 20 12 2010, The Power of Culture for Development: the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on culture and development, which emphasizes the important contribution of culture for sustainable development, read more here

Culture|Futures (20o9) draft international policy

British Council 2010 Long Horizons

John Hartley, Arts and Ecology Strategy Officer, Arts Council England (UK), position now ended

IFACCA and UK Arts Council – sustainability and the Arts The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture.


RSA Land, Art: a Cultural Ecology Handbook

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