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With more cities, regions and nations declaring a state of climate emergency, how can cultural organisations and creativity adapt?

About the Cultural Adaptations conference

This unique, international conference explores how cities and regions across Europe can creatively adapt to climate change impacts and the adaptation challenges faced by our arts and cultural sector.

Showcasing unique, innovative and creative approaches to solving complex climate challenges, the conference will present new ways of working collaboratively in adaptation, and bring together a diverse and ambitious group of adaptation practitioners, city officials, cultural organisations and artists from across Europe and the UK.

Programme overview

Speakers from Scotland, Europe and around the world will join delegates in keynote presentations, panel discussions and interactive networking sessions over four afternoons.

  • Day 1 – Transformation in Culture: What has been done so far? Sharing best practice in mitigation and adaptation in Scotland’s cultural sector and further afield as we look ahead to COP26 in Glasgow.
  • Day 2 – Transformation of Culture: How can cultural organisations and SMEs adapt to climate change in their region? What are the first steps and where do the challenges lie? Learning from adaptation professionals and adapting cultural pioneers.
  • Day 3 – Transformative Adaptation: What have Covid-19 taught us about resilience and adaptation? How can our culture shape our adapting places, and how can we evaluate transformational interventions? Reflecting on the past year and exploring pioneering adaptation project across Europe.
  • Day 4 – Transformation through Culture: How can cultural practices help in driving for positive change? How can art and creative methods contribute to climate change adaptation? Disseminating learning from the ongoing Embedded Artist Projects and leading examples from across Europe.

More programme and speaker details will be announced throughout February. Check back here for regular updates or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Booking your ticket

We have a range of tickets available, from £0 to £45, so that as many people as possible from across the arts, cultural and sustainability sectors can attend the conference.

  • Free – for individual cultural practitioners not attending on behalf of an organisation
  • £20 – for those employed in a non-profit, charitable or cultural organisation
  • £30 – for those employed in a municipal, regional or national government, in academia or in the wider public sector
  • £45 – for those employed in or the owner of a private enterprise

We are using Eventbrite for ticket bookings and the conference itself will be hosted on an online events platform, Hopin. This means, on booking your ticket, that you will receive two emails – an order confirmation from Eventbrite, and an invitation to Hopin. Simply follow the instructions on the Hopin email to complete the ticketing process, after which you’ll receive a further email from Hopin confirming that your booking is complete.

[Ticket sales are now closed. Updated 02/03/2021]

About the Cultural Adaptations project

The conference marks the conclusion of Cultural Adaptations: an action research project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and co-funded by the Scottish Government.

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