The Decolonial Toolkit for Climate Artists is a straightforward document that addresses the intersection of colonialism, climate change and the arts. More specifically, the Toolkit aims to help artists consider their own cultural conditioning, confront the inseparability of colonialism and climate change, and develop a decolonial foundation for both the climate art field, and the arts sector more broadly.
The Toolkit emerged from multiple sessions with TRAction’s 5-member Indigenous Advisory Council, including Chantal Stormsong Chagnon, Cole Alvis, Sandra Lamouche, Starr Muranko and Jacob Crane. Along with TRAction’s co-directors, Melanie Kloetzel and Kevin Jesuino, the Toolkit received key support from the four Climate Connectors of the Climate Art Web, Flora Aldridge, Mayumi Lashbrook, Nicole Schafenacker and Jen Yakamovich.
To view the document please visite : https://tractionart.wixsite.com/home/declonialtoolkit
TAR SANDS SONGBOOK
Written, composed, and performed by Tanya Kalmanovitch
Join us for a special presentation of the TAR SANDS SONGBOOK, touring in November 2023 to sites and communities along the Trans-Mountain Pipeline route (AB/BC).
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Created by musician, author and activist Tanya Kalmanovitch, TAR SANDS SONGBOOK is an 80-minute solo performance that combines field recordings, storytelling, personal history, and live violin and fiddle music to investigate our invisible relationships to oil.
Tanya Kalmanovitch knows these relationships all too well. Born in Fort McMurray, Canada, near the site of the world’s largest bitumen reservoir, she made her decision to become a musician as a teenager because “it had nothing to do with oil.” But when Fort McMurray shot to international attention as the flashpoint of clashes over energy, the environment, and the economy she was called to go home.
Tanya’s polyphonic piece weaves together storytelling, original research, field recordings, photography, and a live, improvised musical score. Her singular narrative gathers together the voices of First Nations elders, activists, oil patch workers and members of her own family into an arresting meditation on our complicity in extractivist culture. With a fiddle in one hand and a laptop computer filled with sounds and images from Fort McMurray in the other, Tanya’s first-hand stories, visuals, and sounds place audiences at the centre of a place they might not see, but that has everything to do with how we all live today.
Free to attend, with registration. Following each performance, there will be a community Q&A conversation.
Monday, November 20th — Star of the North Retreat Centre, St. Albert
Tuesday, November 21st — Private House Concert, Edmonton
Wednesday, November 22nd — Entrance Ranch, Hinton
Contact Entrance Ranch to RSVP
Saturday, November 25th — Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Merritt
Monday, November 27th — University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford
Tuesday, November 28th — Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver
Wednesday, November 29th — Cranberry Commons Co-Housing, Burnaby
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School’s Faculty Research Fund, Futures/Forward, and the MAP Fund.
For more information, please contact Associate Producer Louise Casemore at email@example.com
Watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6B1TWOI0nU
Visit our website www.tarsandssongbook.com
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On October 27th and 28th, in cooperation with the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and UNDP Serbia, Green Art Incubator platform is organizing the two-day hybrid international event Climate Art Hub, which will gather leading experts and professionals in the field of performing and audio-visual arts in a dialogue on the green agenda in culture.
On October 28th at 10 am CET, as a part of the project, a panel session, Learn to Unlearn: New Eco Production Models in the (Future) Theatre will be held, focusing on the role and utilization of (eco) materials in the context of scenography and costumes in the performing arts. It will bring together as many as five global experts working in this field- Ian Garett, Adam Marple, Haeweon Yi, Michaela Rýgrová, and Nadia Fistarol.
In order to receive the Zoom link, please register via the Google form.
In preparation for Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, come by the University of Calgary TFDL Quad on September 28th between 2-5 pm to put your voice into action! The TRC Calls Read Aloud Event aims to hold a space for the community to actively consider the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. Together, we will read aloud the TRC Calls to amplify their impact. We will also spend time engaging with others about how these Calls can be realized in our daily lives. This event is open to all individuals and communities, both on campus and off.
TRAction, producer of the Climate Art Web, is seeking a specialist in graphic design/document layout to support the design of two documents. Over the past year, TRAction has been working with a group of Indigenous artist advisors from across Northern Turtle Island to generate these documents – a brief one that summarizes TRAction’s organizational pillars and a larger Decolonial Toolkit that supports efforts to decolonize the climate art sector. Both documents are currently in Word; however, we are interested in having someone develop layout design that can communicate the texts with supportive visual graphics. The documents will be shared as freely available resources via the TRAction and Climate Art Web websites (likely in pdf format). TRAction’s Indigenous Advisory Council has specified a preference for an Indigenous designer to realize this project.
Since its inception, TRAction has worked to honour and learn from Indigenous ways of knowing. TRAction works in close relationship with an Indigenous Advisory Council, a group of Indigenous artists, educators and/or knowledge keepers that includes Chantal Stormsong Chagnon, Sandra Lamouche, Cole Alvis, Starr Muranko and Jacob Crane. As a collective whose ethics are based on developing relationality as well as being held accountable to the Indigenous communities of the lands we are on, TRAction is grateful beyond words for what these individuals offer in terms of time, knowledge and experience.
For more information please visit:
TRAction : https://tractionart.wixsite.com/home
Climate Art Web: https://caw-wac.com/
Interview early June 2023
concept(s) presented early July 2023
concept approved July 15 2023
production July15 – Aug 15 2023
deliverable August 31, 2023
If interested, please email appropriate portfolio items and a CV in a zipped folder, PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: June 9, 2023
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