Greening Arts Practice


The definition of ‘greening’ is the process of becoming more active about protecting the environment.

Greening Arts Practice is a professional development programme to support artists’ practice and engagement with climate change and related environmental and sustainability issues.

The Greening Arts Practice (GAP) programme involves talks and discussions incorporating a diverse range of approaches to art, ecological and sustainability issues. The sessions are delivered to artists who are thinking about how they can get involved in these issues as an evolving part of their practice as well as those who are already working in this area.

GAP sessions involve artists, curators, producers and those who work with them with the aim of offering different perspectives and experiences and overcoming some of the barriers and perceptions that currently restrict creative participation.


Session One – Round table discussion with Rebecca Chesney

The first of these events took place on Friday 9 March at The Art Depot, Gargrave. Where we hosted a talk by the artist Rebecca Chesney followed by a discussion and information-sharing session.


“Thanks for setting up the discussion with Rebecca last week. Enjoyed hearing more about her work and approaches to making work in response to environment and climate issues. Thanks again for the inspiration (and a great lunch!)”  Sara Cooper, Artist

Rebecca Chesney, Meadow

Session Two – Creative Carbon Scotland: Round Table Discussion and Work Sharing: Friday 18 May

The Art Depot, Gargrave
Cost: £6 inc vegetarian lunch

This session will combine a talk by Gemma Lawrence and Catriona Patterson from Creative Carbon Scotland with a discussion and work-sharing session in which participants are invited to book a short slot to give an informal presentation about a relevant project, work or future plans.

In this session, Gemma Lawrence (culture/SHIFT Producer) and Catriona Patterson (Green Arts Initiative Project Manager) will share a range of examples of visual arts practices working in this area in Scotland.  They will explore different models of commissioning and curating environmentally engaged work from visual art festivals to site specific works, and the cultivation of new collaborations between arts and non-arts partners.

Creative Carbon Scotland works with artists, organisations and strategic bodies in the cultural and sustainability sectors to harness the role of culture in transitioning to a more environmentally sustainable society.


To book a place, contact 01756 748529 / [email protected]