Green Tease call for collaborators

  • Open Call
  • Scotland
  • Open Call
  • Scotland

Website Creative Carbon Scotland

Are you interested in using arts and culture to help create a more environmentally sustainable and just Scotland?

The Green Tease Call for Collaborators supports people interested in environmental sustainability and creativity to organise events to exchange ideas, knowledge and practices with the aim of building new connections between their areas of work. 

We are currently looking for ideas for creative events connecting the arts and environmentalism to be run as part of the Green Tease events programme across April 2022-March 2023. These events would be micro-funded by and organised in collaboration with us, Creative Carbon Scotland. There is no deadline and this call is run on a rolling basis.

These events should be free, open to people from both artistic and environmental backgrounds, and environmentally sustainable in design as far as possible. They could take place anywhere in Scotland or online. We do not usually support events that are primarily of use only to artists or only to sustainability practitioners. These are also useful, but they are nothe focus of Green Tease. Have a read through our events archive and Green Tease reflection blogs to find out more about past events.

We welcome creative and non-standard approaches and formats. We have a particular interest in addressing issues of climate justice, but there are no restrictions on theme or subject matter so long as it is relevant to our audiences. Events should be accessible and inclusive; our expectations here are laid out in our Safe Working Spaces Statement

We will work with you in collaboration to organise the event. Although there is some budget attached, this is primarily an opportunity to work with us rather than a funding opportunity. 

About the collaboration

What we are looking for from you: 

  • A great idea 
  • Your skills and expertise 

And what we are offering: 

  • Our experience organising events 
  • Technical and administrative support 
  • Audiences and publicity channels 
  • Feedback and evaluation 

 We can also contribute on average up to £400 to the budget for each event, which could be used to cover: 

  • Event hire 
  • Materials 
  • Catering 
  • Speaker fees 
  • Event accessibility
  • If you are a freelancer or not currently employed, the budget can also be used to cover time you spend working on the event 

How to apply

Please submit your application through the following form and we will get back in touch once we have had a chance to read through and discuss your proposal. This can take a few weeks during busy periods. We will choose our favourite proposals based on the following selection criteria: 

  • What expertise would you bring? 
  • Is the idea strong, relevant, innovative, or different from what we have done before? 
  • How realistic is the idea, based on budget and time constraints? 
  • Have accessibility and sustainability considerations been carefully considered? 
  • Does the proposal fit with our aims as an organisation? 
  • Can we add value by being involved? 

Your ideas do not need to be fully realised and can be developed further in conversation with us. However, if we receive a lot of applications, we may prioritise ideas that are more developed.

We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, people from working class backgrounds, and any others who may face barriers to involvement in the arts or environmentalism in Scotland.  

We will provide feedback to anyone whose idea is not chosen. If we choose to work with you, we will set up a call to discuss things with you and talk through how we can work togetherIf you have any questions, please email lewis.coenen-rowe@creativecarbonscotland.com 

After you have submitted, please take a moment to complete this anonymous Equal Opportunities monitoring survey 

About Green Tease

The Green Tease events series and network is a project organised by Creative Carbon Scotland, bringing together people from arts and environmental backgrounds to discuss, share expertise, and collaborate. Green Tease forms part of our culture/SHIFT programme.