Full conference programme revealed!
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We are excited to announce a packed schedule that includes 70 speakers from 11 countries across four afternoons.

There are 33 sessions covering a diverse range of topics from both the cultural and adaptation sectors, relating to each day’s theme:

  • Transformation in Culture
  • Transformation of Culture
  • Transformative Adaptation
  • Transformation through Culture

From ‘Adaptation 101‘ through to ‘Place-based approaches to addressing climate impacts‘ and ‘How can cultural funders drive leadership on climate action?‘ the programme looks set to engage at every level.


Each day begins at 12pm GMT with a keynote speech, starting with a welcome to Scotland from one of our Green Arts members, Scott Crawford Morrison, who is development and projects manager at Scottish Ensemble.

On our second day, David Mallon, head of Climate Change Policy & Implementation Unit at the Scottish Government, will speak about upcoming strategic plans to address climate change.

Thursday 4 March sees director of public art at the City of Chicago’s department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Lydia Ross, talking about how Chicago employs art and culture for positive change while Friday will feature a special ‘In conversation’ session between Creative Carbon Scotland’s director, Ben Twist, and leading civic practice artist, Frances Whitehead.

The conference closes with remarks from James Curran, chair of Climate Ready Clyde (the Scottish adaptation partner for the Cultural Adaptations project), on Friday 5 March at 5pm GMT.

Tickets going fast

We are delighted to have reached capacity for freelancers / creative practitioners. A waitlist is available. Limited capacity remains for representatives from charities, cultural organisations and NGOs – £20/ticket. Good availability for attendees from the public sector, local and national government, and academia (£30), and for owners and employees in the private sector (£45).

[Ticket sales are now closed]

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.shows the EU flag with text reading Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, next to the Scottish Government logo which features the Saltire and the words Scottish Government in English and Gaelic

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