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After almost three years of innovative partnerships exploring how creativity can help our society and cultural sector adapt to the impacts of climate change, Cultural Adaptations has drawn to a close.

Beginning with a spark of initial conversations in 2017, and following funding from the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and the Scottish Government, Cultural Adaptations has developed new knowledge and techniques, formed new collaborations and overcome the practical challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Everything you need to know in 3 minutes…

We’ve crammed all the learning, experience and processes developed by Cultural Adaptations into two toolkits. These toolkits are free for anyone around the world to access and apply to their work. They are  specifically relevant to individuals, organisations and institutions:

  • Seeking new, creative and experimental ways of using creativity to develop and strengthen the adaptation of cities and regions to climate change
  • Seeking to adapt cultural organisations and activities to the impacts of climate change

Throughout Cultural Adaptations, we developed more than 25 different resources to support creative approaches to adaptation.

These include blogs from project partners, videos from adaptation experts, podcasts by cultural professionals, and reports from international agencies. These can be used alongside our final toolkits to provide further examples, reflections and detail on the innovative processes.

Explore all of our resources, or browse the selected examples below!

Cultural Adaptations concluded with a final project conference, which took place online over four days in March 2021.

We had more than 35 speakers, 400+ attendees and topics covering everything from narratives for adaptation and COP26, to cultural funding and nature-based solutions for climate impacts. Keynote sessions and plenary panel discussions (with English subtitles) are free to watch.

Watch Cultural Adaptations conference videos

What’s next for Cultural Adaptations?

Although Cultural Adaptations has ended, our commitment to creativity and adapting to climate change has not!

  • Our Twitter and Facebook accounts will continue to share ideas and projects releant to the themes of culture and adaptation.
  • This website will remain live and updated to include major developments.
  • Our newsletter will be less frequent, but share key updates.

Many of the partners involved in Cultural Adaptations are continuing their work on adaptation in various ways in the coming months and years. You can find out more on their individual websites.

Creative Carbon Scotland Climate Ready Clyde Greentrack Ghent City of Ghent Axis Ballymun Codema TILLT Rain Gothenburg

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