Adapting culture or adapting through culture?
How must our culture adapt, be part of making a society that is responding to our changing present, and create a positive future?
Cultural Adaptations, a project co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme with match-funding from The Scottish Government, seeks to find creative, innovative and place-based responses to climate change impacts, equipping cultural organisations and cities with the knowledge and skills they need.
The project has two strands:
I want to make arts and culture ready for climate change
Like all sectors of society, cultural organisations need to recognise the risk that climate change poses to how they work, where they work, and who they work with. They need to anticipate the likely adverse effects, and take appropriate action to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or take advantage of opportunities that may arise.
Join this strand to help create adaptation strategies for culture.Adaptation strategies for culture
I want to use culture to adapt to climate change
Placed within local governmental and established institutions, ‘Embedded Artists’ can help drive a systemic, integrated approach to issues of adaptation, ensuring that environmental and social sustainability are considered alongside economics and other pressures, facilitating wider participation and breaking down professional, departmental and disciplinary boundaries.
Join this strand to explore how adaptation outcomes can be achieved for local governments and other organisations through working with artists.Adaptation through culture