Follow the links below to learn more about organizations dedicated to exploring the intersection of arts & climate change.
Activate is an arts organization dedicated to activating both the contribution and the participation of the arts and of people in our wider community. As the role and the function of creativity and engagement expands in today’s world, their objective is to bring together people from both the art and non-art worlds whose endeavors connect culture with current societal, political, environmental or humanitarian issues.
Art Works for Change
Art Works for Change strives to harness the transformative power of art to promote awareness, provoke dialogue, and inspire action. They seek to address issues of serious concern—human rights, social justice, gender equity, environmental stewardship and sustainability—in creative, inspiring, and ultimately positive ways by engaging with audiences fully, creating experiences that are at once emotional, intellectual, and sensory.
Artists Project Earth
Artists Project Earth aims to create a better world by bringing the power of music and the arts to 21st century challenges. They support projects and awareness raising initiatives to combat climate change, protect marine life, and raise funds for natural disaster relief.
Cape Farewell (UK)
Cape Farewell brings creatives, scientists and informers together internationally to stimulate a cultural narrative that will engage and inspire a sustainable and vibrant future society. Using creativity to innovate, they engage artists for their ability to evolve and amplify a creative language, communicating on a human scale the urgency of the global climate challenge.
Center for Contemporary Art and the Natural World
The Center for Contemporary Art and the Natural World is an educational charity focused on exploring new understandings of our place in Nature through the Arts. It has delivered programs through partnership working since 2013 and is working increasingly internationally.
Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts
The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts is a Think Tank for Sustainability in the Arts and Culture. Their activities include research and initiatives positioning arts and culture as a driver of a sustainable society.
City As Living Laboratory
CALL’s mission is to increase awareness and action around environmental challenges through the arts, and to foster public understanding of the natural systems and infrastructure that support life in the city.
Climarte brings together a large alliance of arts organizations, practitioners, administrators, patrons and academics from across the spectrum of the arts. Their aim is is to create a strong arts voice to join with other concerned citizens in calling for immediate, effective and creative action to secure a safe future for humankind and for all life on Earth.
Climate Arts works in collaboration with artists, educational institutions and communities to bring together art, science and strategies that create participatory and public art works of integrity, surprise and impact.
ClimateCultures is a forum for artists, researchers and curators to have creative conversations about how arts and culture can help us understand our changing climate. Rather than offering straight forward solutions they are a site for finding ways through the tangle of questions.
Climate Stories Project
Climate Stories Project is an educational and artistic forum for sharing stories about personal and community responses to climate change. They focus on personal oral histories, which bring an immediacy to the sometimes abstract nature of climate change communication.
Based on international social research, Climate Visuals provides seven principles for a more diverse, relatable and compelling visual language for climate change. Their website contains a growing library of photographs to provide inspiration and guidance for campaigners, picture editors and communications practitioners selecting imagery for communicating climate change.
Climate Wisconsin is an educational multimedia project that features stories of climate change from a rapidly changing state. They encourage communities to share their stories surrounding this topic so they can support teaching and learning about climate change in Wisconsin.
Creative Carbon Scotland
Creative Carbon Scotland works with artists and individuals, cultural and sustainability organizations, funders and policy makers, connecting them to the change process and exploring how the cultural sector can contribute to resist climate change. They provide Scottish arts organizations with training in carbon measurement, reporting and reduction, and are now focusing on exploring the sector’s (arts and culture) role in transforming our society to address climate change.
The Curating Cities Database maps the increasingly important and emerging field of eco-sustainable public art. It is developed as a resource for researchers, academics, artists, curators, educators, commissioning agencies and sponsors working in the field as well as those interested in promoting sustainability via public art.
Dear Climate is a collection of agitprop posters and meditative audio experiences that help people meet, befriend, and become climate change.
Do The Green Thing
Do The Green Thing wants to make sustainable choices as desirable as unsustainable ones through compelling creative that is researched thoroughly, argued originally and made vivid through illustrations, films and campaigns .
Doppelgangster (UK, Australia)
Dopplegangster is an international performance company currently working in the UK and Australia. Through iconoclastic politically charged entertainment they respond to urgent concerns such as climate change, forced migration, and corporatism.
Dragonfly is a place to connect authors, publishers, readers, academics, and journalists who explore the nature and wild in literature. They provide eco-literature resources and offer a platform to promote work.
Earth Celebrations is dedicated to engaging communities to affect ecological and social issues through the arts. They address a broad variety of climate change issues through programs that include theatrical pageants, exhibitions, performances, art workshops, and more.
Earth Matters On Stage
Earth Matters On Stage is a consortium of artists, educators, activists, and scholars who believe that theatre and the performing arts must respond to the environmental crisis. EMOS calls forth and fosters new dramatic work and performances that help us re-imagine our human place in a more-than-human world.
Eco-Fiction promotes environmental authors’ works via book posts, interviews, reader-submitted reviews, bookshelves and a database, guest posts, author spotlights, and Green Reads (where authors may submit excerpts of their novels, prose, or nonfiction). The goal is to raise awareness of the impact and diversity in storytelling that explores climate change and related ecological themes.
Ecoartspace presents Tattfoo Tan’s S.O.S. (Sustainable Organic Stewardship) ACTION Guide, the second of ten art and ecology learning guides presenting replicable social practice art projects. Their 36-page guide is a way to educate self and community through eco-actions that anyone can replicate.
Eco Arts Foundation
Eco Arts Foundation’s mission is to inspire ecological regeneration through the arts. By celebrating artists that are producing socially-responsible content, they aim to provoke audiences – policymakers, consumers, scientists, and the general public – to adopt lifestyles and policies that maintain a vibrant, thriving life on this planet.
Everyday Climate Change
Everyday Climate Change is an Instagram page made up of a diverse group of photographers from 6 continents, documenting climate change through photography.
Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss
EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss is a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention that will investigate extractive industry in all of its forms (from mining and drilling to the reckless exploitation of water, soil, trees, marine life, and other natural resources). The project will expose and interrogate extraction’s negative social and environmental consequences, from the damage done to people, especially indigenous and disenfranchised communities, to ravaged landscapes and poisoned water to climate change and its many troubling implications.
Extreme Ice Survey
Extreme Ice Survey is a long-term photography program that integrates art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. They believe that the creative integration of art and science can shape public perception and inspire action more effectively than either art or science can on their own.
Fossil Free Culture NL (The Netherlands)
Fossil Free Culture NL is an artist collective that challenges the relationships between public cultural institutions and fossil fuel companies through artistic performances, research and campaigning efforts. They want to build a movement in the arts and culture sector that persuades cultural institutions to drop such sponsorships.
Globaïa is a non-profit NGO fostering planetary awareness, by promoting a science-based, transdisciplinary and unified understanding on the great socio-ecological issues of our time. Merging art and science they create new ways to visualize our interconnected world and the ever evolving relationship between human societies, living environments, planet Earth and beyond.
Green Art Lab Alliance (Europe)
The Green Art Lab Alliance is a partnership between 19 European cultural organizations which aims to explore what environmental sustainability means for the visual arts and design. The overall aim is to share knowledge and raise awareness amongst artists, citizens and policy makers.
Green Music Australia
Green Music Australia is harnessing the cultural power of music and musicians to lead the way to a greener world. It provides tools, case studies, encouragement and hands on support, partnering with others across the sector to help musicians reduce their environmental impact.
Human Nature (UK)
Human Nature promotes and develops art and artists who are undertaking the task of interpreting the modern world’s confrontational relationship with nature. They seek out business and organizational partners who are looking to work with artists to develop projects and events that have a positive impact.
Imagine 2020 (Europe)
Imagine 2020 is a network of ten EU-based arts organizations, funded by Creative Europe, concentrating on raising awareness in the cultural field and in a broader civil society context around the issues of the socio-ecological crisis that we are currently facing. It funds artistic commissions, research and development and promotes the sharing of resources, ideas, knowledge and debate across the various topics under the umbrella of art and ecology.
Inside the Greenhouse
Inside the Greenhouse is a collective of professors, students, scholars, practitioners who are committed to creative framing and storytelling of issues surrounding climate change through video, theatre, dance, and writing, to connect a wider audience to the deep and pressing need to address climate change .
Invisible Dust works with leading artists and scientists to produce unique and exciting works of contemporary art and new scientific ideas exploring our environment and climate change. The mission of Invisible Dust is to encourage awareness of, and meaningful responses to, climate change and environmental issues.
Julie’s Bicycle (UK)
Climate change is a cultural challenge that requires urgent action. Julie’s Bicycle inspires and enables the cultural sector to lead a collective response towards a low-carbon economy.
Kinnari Ecological Theatre Project (Southeast Asia)
The Kinnari Ecological Theater Project stages new plays based on local legend in Southeast Asia that highlight current environmental issues. They create, rehearse, and present the play in the local language incorporating local songs, dances, puppetry, and traditional theatre styles to address a particular ecological problem chosen by the participants.
Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies
The Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) is an incubator for new research and collaboration on storytelling, communications, and media in the service of environmental conservation and equity. They are a diverse network of faculty and students from across disciplines who explore how today’s environmental challenges connect to longer histories of imagining the natural world.
Land Art Generator Initiative
The Land Art Generator provides a platform for artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists to bring forward human-centered solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures that enhance the city as works of public art while cleanly powering thousands of homes.
The LED Laboratory is set up to challenge existing legal, environmental, social, economic and cultural frameworks, in contentious landscapes, through design, transdisciplinary research and creative action.
Liberate Tate (UK)
Liberate Tate is a network of artists dedicated to taking creative disobedience against the Tate Museum until it drops its oil company funding.
Living Data are responses to our changing world that are: clear in language, appealing to the senses, and true to science. They reflect Indigenous, biological and mechanistic views of the natural world forming through relationships between parts, and ourselves as part of that forming process.
Lynchpin – the Ocean Project was developed to encourage arts/ocean science conversations and collaborations that may help bring ocean stories to the wider community in new ways. They aim to link ocean science with the expressive potential of the arts.
The Mustarinda Association is comprised of a group of artists and researchers whose goal is to promote the ecological rebuilding of society, the diversity of culture and nature, and the connection between art and science.
Our Changing Climate
Our Changing Planet uses social media to broaden and rescale the way we understand and talk about climate change. They have created workshops to train community members to see, evaluate, and share their everyday experiences through the lens of climate change.
Our Climate Voices
Our Climate Voices is an emerging anthology of stories that amplifies first-person climate change narratives. Their mission is to contribute to a shift in climate change dialogue that puts the voices of those most impacted at the forefront of the conversation.
Platform combines art, activism, education, and research in one organization. Their current campaigns focus on the social, economic and environmental impacts of the global oil industry.
Project ASPECT recognizes that to date, climate change communication has engaged a narrow audience and stimulated a limited public dialogue. They explore how the wider public might connect to the climate change discussion through digital storytelling.
Superhero Clubhouse is a New York-based community of artists, scientists, and environmental professionals invested in a long-term experiment to understand how theater can help shift consciousness in the face of global climate change.
The Arctic Circle
The Arctic Circle is a place where art intersects science, architecture, education, and activism. They foster thought and experimentation for artists and innovators who seek out areas of collaboration to engage with the central issues of our time.
The Canary Project
The Canary Project produces art and media about ecological issues such as climate change, extinction, food systems and water resources.
The Climate Museum
The Climate Museum will be a public space where we can gather to learn about climate change, face our fears, share solutions, and commit to change. It will serve as a hub for education, leadership, and civic engagement, bringing people together to move toward climate solutions.
The ClimateMusic Project
Combining the talents and expertise of world class scientists, composers, musicians, artists, and technology visionaries, the ClimateMusic Project enables the creation and staging of science-guided music and visual experiences to inspire people to engage actively on the issue of climate change.
The Flowers Are Burning
The Flowers Are Burning is a project that consists of an art exhibition of incandescent watercolor paintings that considers the search for beauty and strength that sustains us in the face of adversity.
The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination
The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination exists somewhere between art and activism, poetry and politics. Their experiments aim not to make art but to shape reality, not to show people the world but to change it together.
The Wave is a national, interactive, public art project that is being created by artists during a series of temporary and permanent installations at museums, galleries, schools and other venues in the vicinity of coastlines, rivers and lakes. Their main goals are to call attention to the critical importance of water in all of our lives and to foster a sense of common connections through our shared responsibility to protect this vital resource.
Vanishing Ice offers a glimpse into the rich cultural legacy of the planet’s frozen frontiers. It traces the impact of glaciers, icebergs and fields of ice on artists’ imaginations, on an international level.
Women Eco Artists Dialogue
WEAD is is a pioneering network of feminist eco-artists, educators, curators, and writers working toward the goal of a just and healthy world. They focus on women’s unique perspective in ecological and social justice art.