Arts & Climate Adaptation project from Creative Carbon Scotland

Tags: Community Engagement | adaptation | Adaptation Scotland | risk | Aberdeen | Robert Gordon University | Creative Carbon Scotland | Aberdeen City Council

In early 2017, Creative Carbon Scotland teamed up with Adaptation Scotland, Aberdeen City Council, Robert Gordon University and four creative practitioners to deliver a min-arts festival focused on involving communities in the story of our changing climate. This project aimed to explore the benefits of using creative activities to stimulate new discussions on climate change, reach out to new audiences and discover new skills.

Effective community engagement is an important element of creating transformational change. This case study explains how the organising group used a mini-arts festival in Middlefield, Aberdeen, to explore the contribution artists, or cultural practitioners, can make to adaptation engagement and the benefits this can bring to local decision making.

The full article and short film about the project can be accessed via the link to the right of this page.