Artists and Climate Change Incubator with Chantal Bilodeau of The Arctic Cycle (NYC)
Think Tank & Workshop
Nov 21-24, 2019
During this 3-day intensive, participants interact with accomplished guest speakers from the hard and social sciences, and with local artists who have in-depth knowledge of the Florida ecology. Conversations and work sessions allow everyone to dig deep into the challenges and concerns of working at the intersection of arts and a rapidly changing ecology, such as creating narratives that acknowledge inevitable losses but leave room for the possibility of a thriving and inclusive future. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
The Incubator is open to artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices. All disciplines are welcome and individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations and communities are encouraged to attend. The Incubator is an inclusive environment that supports diverse perspectives.
Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright and translator whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, arts, and climate change. She is the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle, an organization that uses theatre to foster conversations about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and encourage people to take action. She runs the online platform Artists & Climate Change, and is a co-organizer of Climate Change Theatre Action – a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP meetings. She curates the HowlRound series Theatre in the Age of Climate Change and is working on a cycle of eight plays that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight countries of the Arctic. https://www.thearcticcycle.org/initiatives
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The Incubator is open to artists, activists, scientists, educators, and citizens who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices. All disciplines are welcome. The Incubator is an inclusive environment that supports diverse perspectives.
November 21 / 5:15 – 7:00 pm: Joseph's Coat in the Museum of Art Searing Wing (begins at sundown)
November 22 / 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm: Intensive in the Perret Studio Space, 6:30 p.m: Landfill Harmonic film in the Historic Asolo Theater
November 23 / 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm: Conversation program @ 10:30am in the Chao Lecture Hall. 1:00pm Intensive continues in the Perret Studio Space @ 1:00pm
November 24 / 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm: Intensive continues in the Perret Studio Space
*Full museum Admission, from November 22-24, is included with the Incubator*
Parking is free. Discount hotel rates available for out of town participants.