Global Participatory Project Climate Change Theatre Action Returns In 2019
Time for action! After two successful years, Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is back, bringing together a diverse community of artists and audiences to foster sustainable change on a local and global scale. CCTA 2019 is a collaboration between The Arctic Cycle, the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, and Theatre Without Borders.
In January, 50 playwrights representing every continent as well as several Indigenous nations, will be commissioned to write five-minute plays highlighting the work of our various climate heroes, under the theme "Lighting the Way." In April, the resulting collection of plays will be freely available to international producing collaborators who will be invited to present an event in their community from September 15 - December 20, 2019, using one or several plays from the collection.
To be the first to hear about the Call for Collaborators, sign up for The Arctic Cycle's mailing list.
"I'm thrilled to continue to grow this initiative," said Ian Garrett, director of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA). "The CSPA's work is in building networks of action, and CCTA is nothing if not a network of action. It is unique in its scale and ability to grow and have greater impact without increasing emissions... a true example of smart growth, with the arts leading the way."
Actors, producers, directors, avid arts supporters, or concerned community members - everyone can participate. For CCTA 2017, 140 events were presented in 23 countries reaching 12,000 people. "Anyone with Internet access in any corner of the globe is welcome, and for the third iteration in 2019, we're planning for our biggest, boldest, most impactful CCTA yet," said Julia Levine, artistic producer of The Arctic Cycle.
Read more about the initiative on Artists & Climate Change.
Follow the 2019 action on social media, and plug into this growing global cohort, as we shed light on climate heroes lighting the way.
CCTA is running a Kickstarter campaign until December 13, 2018. Join the community!
About the Organizers
The Arctic Cycle uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from earth and social scientists, and actively seek community and educational partners.
The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA) is a global think tank convening at the intersection of art and sustainable development. The CSPA views sustainability as the intersection of environmental balance, social equity, economic stability and a strengthened cultural infrastructure. Seeing itself as evolved out of the principles of the 1987 Brundtland Report and 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, the CSPA aligns itself with the policies of Agenda 21 for Culture as a resource to artists and art organizations.
Theatre Without Borders (TWB) is a grassroots network of International Artists, theatres, and organizations that share a common interest in international exchange. TWB' community comprised of a wide-spectrum of individual volunteers around the world who meet irregularly and communicate primarily through the Internet and our website. Ideas are generated and then implemented by the group. We start with a need and respond to that need.
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