Climate Crisis Arts Campaigns

Arts based climate campaigns freelancers can support, take part in and be aware of

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The Art Charter for Climate Action (ACCA)

The Art Charter for Climate Action (ACCA) is a collective initiative to accelerate the global visual arts sector’s transition to net zero GHG emissions no later than 2050 and to tap into the power of art to inspire climate action beyond the sector.
ACCA unites a wide range of visual arts sector stakeholders, including individual artists to major museums, commercial entities to not-for-profit organisations. It aims to uplift and support the ACCA Community and future Signatories with resources, knowledge, and capacities to enhance collaboration, interconnection, and climate action.

ACCA members strive to:

  • implement environmental values as central to sector practices
  • reduce the negative environmental impact of developing, producing, transporting, and exhibiting visual art
  • support adaptation and future resilience of the sector
  • contribute to developing a green and environmentally just future

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Art, Climate, Transition (ACT)

ACT is a European cooperation project on ecology, climate change and social transition. In an era of climate breakdown, mass extinction and growing inequalities we join our forces in a project on hope: connecting broad perspectives with specific, localised possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we ACT.

ACT is a project initiated by 10 cultural operators from 10 European countries, working in the field of performing and visual arts. ACT is a project with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Visit the website here.

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Artists for the Earth

Artists for the Earth® is a global campaign to connect with arts organisations and artists everywhere in order to engage the public with the critical issues of the environment. Art has the power to reach people personally, establishing a deeper understanding and emotional connection with what is happening to our planet.

Artists for the Earth will display works of art centered on the environment, enlist educators to integrate arts programming about the environment into their curricula, leverage social media to expand its reach, and generate a global conversation about climate change.

By supporting the community that art creates, Artists for the Earth will help build consensus, the will to effect change and the inspiration to act to protect the Earth.

Find out more and how you can take part here.

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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. It supports effective projects and awareness raising initiatives to combat climate change and raises funds for natural disaster relief.

Through music and the arts, APE aims to achieve permanent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to levels that minimise further degradation of ecological systems and human livelihood. APE recruits internationally known musicians and artists through albums, concerts, art exhibitions and art related projects to raise awareness of climate change and funds for campaigns and disaster relief.

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Culture Declares

Culture Declares

Sign the declaration.

1,700 organisations and individuals have declared already. If you haven’t, why not do it now?

Culture Declares is a network of individuals, organisations and international and UK-based Hubs, sharing knowledge and practical support to seek justice, work towards regenerative change and provide care through culture, heritage and the arts.

We are putting action into creative practice, and culture into environmental activism.

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Culture Unstained

We are a research, engagement and campaigning organisation which aims to end fossil fuel sponsorship of culture.

We call on arts and cultural organisations to cut their ties to fossil fuels, with the aim of undermining the social legitimacy that the industry gains from these relationships.

Visit the website here.

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Ecostage Pledge

Sign the pledge

The Seven Principles identify key ideas that we can all use, and steps we can take to contribute towards regenerative cultures to help develop conditions for ongoing renewal and restoration, and promote justice, equitability, compassion and cooperation in order to create the conditions for more resilience, diversity and thrivability for all.

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Music Declares Emergency

Music Declares Emergency

Music Declares Emergency is a group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations that stand together to declare a climate and ecological emergency and call for an immediate governmental response to protect all life on Earth.

We believe in the power of music to promote the cultural change needed to create a better future.

Join thousands of artists, organisations and individuals in declaring a climate and ecological emergency.

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Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown’s mission is to help the world stop climate change – as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

We do this by advancing effective, science-based climate solutions and strategies; fostering bold, new climate leadership; and promoting new climate narratives and new voices.

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We Don't Have Time

The World’s largest media platform for climate action .

Democratising knowledge about climate solutions to inspire and mobilise global action toward a prosperous, fossil-free future.

We Don’t Have Time is a review platform and a social media network for everyone who wants to be a part of the solution. If a large enough number of people want change, and if that energy is directed towards those in charge – change will come.

Being a member of We Don’t Have Time is free of charge and lets you create climate reviews as well as interact and follow other members.

Visit the website here.