COMMUNITY MEETINGS: Join us on the first Friday of each month at 9:30 am PST to learn about tools, resources, and actions that support sustainability at your arts space. Next meeting: October 7, 2022 via Zoom. Register here.

 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS: Check back soon for programs featuring artists, organizers, and climate specialists.

 

PAST EVENTS: 

 

Strategic Climate Funds

Strategic Climate Funds

Community meeting on June 3, 2022. How do we engage carbon-emissions drawdown and environmental protection? In this event, we discuss Strategic Climate Funds and carbon calculations with artist Halley Mellin. Mellin founded the nonprofit Art to Acres, which helps artists and institutions support the conservation of large-scale landscapes, preserving biodiversity and historic carbon stores in the process.

BARDER.art

BARDER.art

Community meeting on May 6, 2022. Jae Cho and Laura Lupton introduce BARDER.art, a peer-to-peer, resource-sharing website that allows users to source and post materials like crates, frames, and AV equipment. BARDER.art helps exhibition spaces and artist studios save money, free up storage space, and build stronger connections within arts communities, all while investing in a low-waste, circular, closed-loop economy.

Measure Your Emissions

Measure Your Emissions

Community meeting on April 1, 2022. In order to create an effective culture of sustainability, we all need a starting point. Aoife Fannin and Kelsey Shell introduce Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC), a London-based initiative that has developed quick, easy, and free tools for measuring your climate impact. Learn the story behind GCC’s carbon calculator, get a tutorial on how to use it, and hear what the group is learning as more and more arts spaces use this resource.

Achieving Sustainability

Achieving Sustainability

Community meeting on March 4, 2022. Caitlin Southwick (Founder and Executive Director of Ki Culture) speaks about the tools and resources available through Ki Culture to make sustainability readily achievable. The books and training programs designed by Caitlin and her colleagues include manageable first steps and advice for building a holistic culture of sustainability at work and beyond.

Climate Impact Reports

Climate Impact Reports

Community meeting on February 4, 2022. Learn how to assess the climatic and environmental effects of your next exhibition or project with artists Robin F. Williams and Deville Cohen of Artists Commit. Climate Impact Reports are a new framework for artists and collaborators to better understand their climate effects, share lessons learned, and promote sector transparency.

Building Community

Building Community

Community meeting on January 7, 2022. In this event, we discuss building community, finding allies, and making a plan with Laura Lupton, co-founder of Galleries Commit and Artists Commit.

Community Meeting Launch

Community Meeting Launch

Community meeting on December 3, 2021. Learn about Art + Climate Action’s goals, actions, community members, and partners. Climate change is an issue on which museums, galleries, and art spaces can, and must, take leadership.

Arts Orgs and Sustainability

Arts Orgs and Sustainability

Partnership event with the de Young Museum on January 26, 2022. This conversation with leading voices in the arts sustainability movement features Lisa P. Jackson (VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at Apple), Sarah Sutton (CEO of Environment & Culture Partners), Haley Mellin (artist and founder of Art to Acres), Jessica Silverman (founder of Jessica Silverman Gallery), and Micki Meng (founder of Friends Indeed Gallery and co-founder of Art + Climate Action).

Practices of Conservation

Practices of Conservation

Panel discussion on January 22, 2022. EXPO CHICAGO presents Alternate Assembly: Environmental Impact in the Era of Pandemic, a digital proxy for rigorous in-person discourse over three days. Artists and co-founders of MOCA's Environmental Council, Art to Acres, Culture Declares Emergency, Art+Climate Action, and Galleries Commit discuss specific aims and resources for sustainable practices.