The Climate Creative Cohort
The Spring Cohort
The Art of Un-waste: Unraveling consumption to weave something new
Explore environmentalism and make art!
In this cohort we will be talking about the stuff that’s leftover: waste. We’ll learn about different waste management systems, personal vs. corporate accountability, and forming artistic narratives. From recycling and composting to circular economy, and zero waste initiatives there’s a lot to be done in the process of unraveling our consumption models. Equipped with our new knowledge, personal experiences, and world outlook, we will then create something new. Join our cohort for a community art experience.
About the Climate Creative Cohort
Runs March 20th - May 15th
Apply by March 15th
The Climate Creative Cohort is an 8-week creative collaborative endeavor. You’ll work with a group of like-minded, differently skilled individuals to ideate, plan, and execute a climate campaign. The program is a professional development opportunity that seeks to build participants’ creative skills, professional network, database of resources, portfolio, catalog of references, understanding of environmental issues and impacts, and will to fight climate change.
Schedule: 1 hour all-team meeting per week, 1-10 hours of individual work per week, occasional ad-hoc inter-team collaborations as needed
Expected Outcomes: Completed climate campaign guided by the intent to create action, a new network of climate-minded creatives (AKA friends), potential work references, portfolio materials, and support to continue your work further.
Who we’re looking for: Creative individuals who care about the fate of our environment, creating positive climate action, and who enjoy working with others. Team work, critical thinking, and an excitement for new ideas are a must. There’s no need to have a sustainability background to get involved (but if you do, great!), just a willingness to learn. We highly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
A note on how we think about “creativity” – Please don’t be afraid to apply because you don’t think of yourself as a classically artistic person. Everyone is creative in their own way! We just ask that you’re willing to explore the creativity that works for you.
About Climate Creative
Climate Creative is an environmental justice, arts non-profit. We use art, creativity, and media in all forms to illuminate the frankly effed up systems that perpetuate environmental and social inequality that is killing us and our planet. We believe in combining creativity and environmental consciousness in a way that creates community, builds skills, and enacts change.