Cultural Adaptations will focus on culture’s role in society’s adaptation to climate change and on issues that cultural organisations themselves need to think about.
Creative Carbon Scotland
- Axis Ballymun, (Ireland) will work with Codema, Dublin’s regional energy agency
- Greentrack Gent (Belgium) will work with the City of Ghent local authority
- TILLT (Sweden) will work with the City of Gothenburg local authority.
Cultural Adaptations (2018 to March 2021) is led by Creative Carbon Scotland. The project will focus on culture’s role in society’s adaptation to climate change and on issues that cultural organisations themselves need to think about.
Four cultural organisations including Irish partner, Axis Ballymun, will explore collaboratively how this approach can work in countries with similar climate challenges but differing socio-political frameworks. Each Cultural Partner is working with a local Adaptation Partner on the project:
- Creative Carbon Scotland will work with Sniffer and the Climate Ready Clyde Project
- Axis Ballymun will work with Codema, Dublin’s regional energy agency
- Greentrack Gent (Belgium) with the City of Ghent local authority
- TILLT (Sweden) with the City of Gothenburg local authority.
Project Activities will include a number of activities that will take place to explore different aspects of the project:
- Develop a methodology for managers of local cultural SMEs to enable them to develop and implement climate change adaptation strategies.
- Test how artists can help provide new ways of thinking, fresh perspectives and different approaches to the challenges of adapting to climate change. Each pairing will also place an artist in an adaptation project as an embedded artist project.
- Each pairing will organise a meeting attended by all the Partners who will participate in a workshop to disseminate the methodology to local cultural managers and a review of the Embedded Artist Project.
- An international conference will be held in Scotland in October 2020 to bring together and disseminate the cumulative project learning.
- Creative Carbon Scotland will produce a Toolkit and supporting Digital Resource to enable cultural and adaptation actors across Europe and further afield to develop their own Adaptation Strategies and benefit wider society by running Embedded Artist projects.