Creativity and climate action
“Climate action comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be fun and kind and supportive for you and your community” Community Artist Dee Moxon
Creativity can have an important role in helping make conversations around climate more relevant to people and their everyday lives. Artists and creatives have the ability to engage communities differently with climate and societal issues. By meeting people where they are at; responding to the issues directly affecting communities, and using hands-on creative processes that are accessible and connect both with people’s hearts and their heads, creativity has the power to inspire more and more diverse people to feel that community climate action is important to them.
As part of our Community Climate Action Project socially-engaged artists collaborated with community partners to use creativity to connect a wider audience with community-level climate action, beyond those already active and interested in climate change. Project artists Dee Moxon, Morgan Tipping and Tommy Chavannes worked with community partners to explore issues relevant to their communities, through a series of workshops across the city, which helped create accessible and sharable creative content to inspire and engage people to get involved in community climate action.
- Watch the creative memes and project film created by Morgan Tipping and Tommy Chavannes
- Watch the series of climate craftivism films created by Dee Moxon
- Read more about the creative climate commissions.
You can read an overview of the project, and access all the phase 1 community climate action plans along with a suite of free supporting materials such as films and blogs posts.