It can feel daunting to look forward when the past is still unresolved and the present so precarious. It can also feel pointless to dream up an entire new world when the one we're in is needing all hands on deck just to put out one (metaphorical and literal) fire after another. I've certainly had my share of moments just since the launch of The Art of the Green New Deal during which I questioned the validity of taking a bigger and longer view when the hardship and loss (experienced disproportionately by those who did the least to cause it) is so tangible right now.
This Saturday, September 5, was meant to be the final performance of 36.5 – A Durational Performance with the Sea in New York City. Due to COVID, the actual performance has been postponed until next year, but instead, Sarah Cameron Sunde, whose amazing work we...
Last week, the Sierra Club announced that they are looking for artists to help imagine the Green New Deal. They are asking for all submissions by November 6, and we will offer exciting opportunities to showcase and engage with your work. They’ll use the art to help collectively imagine a future of clean air and water, a livable climate, living wage jobs, and vibrant cultures full of art. More details on what they are looking for and how to submit once you fill out this form.
Be The Green is a cool new grassroots creative campaign to communicate the Green New Deal to all communities. They just launched their first challenge asking film makers and videographers to submit work that informs about the importance and substance as well as communicates the urgency, purpose, and possibilities of the Green New Deal. Check it out!
Just in time for the Global Climate Strike, Art.350.org's Green New Deal Arts Kit comes as the perfect tool to help people carry the Green New Deal message in the streets. Through the Green New Deal Arts: Signs of the Times project — launched in partnership with Labor Network for Sustainability and coordinated by David Solnit — five of the most engaged artists in North America have created these beautiful pieces of art to be shared by anyone to bring attention to and fight for the most important social and structural transformation of our time.
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is hosting “Artists Unite for a Green New Deal”— a summer call series for anyone looking to get informed, inspired, connected, and engaged. You can join in at any point. Tomorrow is Call #2 - "Science Facts & Science Fictions" with Call #3 - Building Strategy and Co-creating Culture - to take place on September 5th.