THE COMMONS

Welcome to “The Commons,” your one-stop hub for everything related to arts and climate change response.

Explore this repository of resources from around the globe, including tools, case studies, and essential links that empower you to harness the creative power of the arts in tackling our planet’s most pressing challenges – this space updates on a regular basis, come back often.

Tools

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Ecomuseums & climate change

Ecomuseums & climate change

This open source book presents the results of this conference where heritage experts, community activists, curators, politicians and academics from several countries, explored how ecomuseums and community museums are acting as catalysts for transition, renewal, and sustainable development and how they might effectively contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and climate action.

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The Missing Foundation report

The Missing Foundation report

This forward-thinking report from edge and story was commissioned by The British Council. It builds on the 2020 Missing Pillar report, which explored culture’s contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To find out more click here. Download the...

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Calls

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Case Studies

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Climate Justice

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Newsletters

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August 2023: Hope through Action

As I write this, devastating wildfires continue to rage: the city of Yellowknife, as well as the neighbouring Dene communities of Ndilo and Dettah are being evacuated. as well as the neighbouring Dene communities of Ndilǫ and Dettah are being evacuated, the town of...

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July 2023 : Growth, degrowth, postgrowth

Thanks to everyone who has already responded to our Network Intake Form. We are excited by your enthusiastic responses so far, and truly amazed by the abundance of knowledge, diverse experiences, insightful perspectives, and creative spirit present within this...

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June 2023: A networked sector is a resilient sector

Last Thursday, we held our much-anticipated webinar Reorienting Practice: The role of artists in the climate adaptation emergency with Jen Rae. In her talk, Jen addressed the importance of building resilience in the sector by actively engaging with future scenarios....

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