The 2018 Artists & Climate Change Incubator

New York City
Monday-Friday, August 6-10, 2018
Fee: $425
Leader: Chantal Bilodeau

Calling artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices! Join The Arctic CycleArtists & Climate Change Incubator, August 6-10 at The Lark in New York City. All disciplines are welcome and individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations and communities are encouraged to attend. The Incubator is an inclusive environment that supports diverse perspectives.

During this 5-day intensive, participants interact with guest speakers from fields such as environmental humanities, climate science, climate change activism, and visual and performing arts. Work sessions allow participants to dig deep into the challenges and concerns of working at the intersection of arts and climate change such as embracing activism without sacrificing personal vision and artistic integrity, letting go of the idea of “product,” and bringing the arts to non-traditional audiences. Group exercises and discussions cover a range of topics including:

  • Strategies to engage artistically with climate change
  • Ways to take the arts out of traditional venues
  • How to develop collaborative projects with non-arts partners
  • How to activate audiences and create greater engagement with climate change issues

Confirmed guest speakers include interdisciplinary artist Sarah Cameron-Sunde; NYU Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies Una Chaudhuri; theatremaker, producer, and educator Modesto Flako Jimenez; founder and co-director of Superhero Clubhouse Jeremy Pickard; choreographer and artistic director of The Equus Projects JoAnna Mendl Shaw, and; Associate Professor of Environmental Science Branwen Williams.

All sessions will take place in the studio of The Lark at 311 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. Limited to 20 participants. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, visit the website.

NOTE: Also taking place this summer is the exhibition Indicators: Artists on Climate Change at Storm King Art Center, one of the world’s leading sculpture parks. Located in New Windsor, NY, Storm King is accessible by train from New York City.

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