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Climate Art Web

Gathering the climate artists of Northern Turtle Island

The Climate Art Web (CAW-WAC) is a place of exchange for artists living in northern Turtle Island (Canada) who are concerned with and committed to addressing climate issues.

A grassroots network, CAW-WAC supports the sharing of resources, knowledge, and best practices within and beyond the climate art community.

Climate Art Web

Gathering the climate artists of Northern Turtle Island

Latest Events + Opportunities

Tar Sands Songbook – Trans Mountain Pipeline Tour

TAR SANDS SONGBOOK Written, composed, and performed by Tanya Kalmanovitch Join us for a special

Dreaming Climate Consciousness

Communities Taking Climate Action: Leading Courageously

Learn to Unlearn: New Eco Production Models in (Future) Theatre

On October 27th and 28th, in cooperation with the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade

Climate Art Map

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Mapping Notes

Mapping practices have a long history of being a means and a method of maintaining coloniality. With the Climate Art Map, we have aimed to view land not in terms of provincial or nation-state borders that were crafted via colonial dictates, but rather in relation to both native land(s) and ecozones. It is also important to note that while we are pleased to be able to show a dataset relationship between artists and their placement on a map, the land upon which each artist sits is not a mere dataset. Behind each dataset there exists rich natural and cultural realities that inform our lives sensorially, socially, culturally, ecologically and economically – realities which are increasingly in upheaval due to the impacts of climate change.
The River Clyde Pageant envisions a world where sustained encounters between community, art and ecology spark transformation and wonder. Where creative, joyful disruptions arise through attention to people and place; where strong communities lead with

Meet the team

The Climate Art Web is based on a mycorrhizal network model. Grounded by the knowledge and experience of the Indigenous artists who comprise our Indigenous Advisory Council, the network connects individual artists across northern Turtle Island in order to share and transfer ‘nutrients’ in the form of resources, events, best practices, and opportunities. CAW-WAC’s Community Connectors help cultivate the development of the network, and they encourage relationships to form with the assistance of the Climate Art Map. The TRAction organizing committee provides support for the network in the form of research, visioning and administration.

Discover climate art resources

Native-Lands

Native Land Digital strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources such as our map and Territory Acknowledgement Guide.

Terrestrial Ecozones

This map outlines the boundaries of the 15 ecozones and 53 ecoprovinces of Canada. These ecological areas cover all of the areas within the coastal boundaries of Canada.

SCALE

SCALE was born in the spring of 2021 when a small group of dedicated arts workers, in collaboration with Climate Emergency Unit, came together to establish a national hub at the intersection of climate and culture in Canada.

CSPA

The Centre for the Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA) provides research, training, and consultancy services related to sustainable development, in particular ecological responsibility, in the arts and culture sector.
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