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Edinburgh Springboard 2.0: Bridging Arts & Climate!
Edinburgh Springboard 2.0: Bridging Arts & Climate!

Fri, 21 Jun


St Mary Cathedral

Edinburgh Springboard 2.0: Bridging Arts & Climate!

Calling all Climate Activists, Community Groups & Creative Minds! Join us for an inspiring event exploring the intersection of art, culture, & climate action. Hosted by A+E at St Mary’s Cathedral, ECCAN, and Creative Carbon Scotland.

Time & Location

21 Jun 2024, 11:45 – 16:30

St Mary Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK


Calling all Climate Activists and Creative Minds!

Join us for the follow-up meeting from Edinburgh SPRINGBOARD 2.0, where we delve into the powerful intersection of art, culture, and climate action. Hosted by ECCAN (Edinburgh Communities Climate Action Network), in collaboration with A+E at St Mary Cathedral and Creative Carbon Scotland, this event promises to be a catalyst for change and inspiration.

Date and Time: Friday, June 21st from 11.45am - 4.30pm (includes vegetarian lunch)

Location: St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW - Walpole Hall and Song School

Open to all community groups, community projects, climate activists, artists of any kind, and friends of ECCAN, Creative Carbon Scotland and A+E


  • Explore how art, culture, and creativity can effectively engage people in climate action.
  • Discuss the potential impact of art in expanding community outreach and fostering environmental awareness.
  • Engage in networking and brainstorming sessions to explore innovative ways art can be utilised to advance climate action.
  • Facilitate matchmaking between artists and organisations/projects.
  • Gain practical insights through examples of successful A+E projects and their impact on people's attitudes and behaviours.
  • Plant the seed of incorporating art into ECCAN's seed grant funding applications.
  • Launch a series of learning exchange visits, where we'll explore how embedded artists and artists in residence have shaped community-led climate projects.

Join us as we embark on a journey to harness the transformative power of art in the fight against climate change. Together, let's create a sustainable future through creativity and collaboration.


11.45 am - Arrival and Lunch by the Mosque Kitchen

12.45 pm - Welcome and Introduction

1.00 pm - Where We Stand (group workshop)

A. Getting to Know You - greetings and introductions in the room

B. The Red Line - an interactive exercise to understand where we all stand on the climate emergency

C. Pairing artists and groups for the day’s activities

2.00 pm - A Carousel of Climate Workshops

A. ECCAN workshop - an introduction to ECCAN’s mission and climate action seedgrant funding in Edinburgh in 2024-25. (20 mins)

B. Creative Carbon Scotland workshop - understanding and exploring embedded artists, artists-in-residence, and other climate-related intervention practices across Edinburgh. (40 mins)

C. Jonathan Baxter (Artist) workshop - introducing Jonathan’s work as an Embedded Artist at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral and his focus on the climate emergency. (20 mins)

(Tea and coffee served)

3.30 pm - Working Together

A. Building a Movement - opportunities and momentum in collaboration

B. Art and Communities - 2024-25 programme of site visits

4.20 pm - Feedback and a Creative Farewell

4.30 pm - Finish

Ticketing: to ensure we balance artists and community groups to make the event a success, please choose your ticket type at checkout. Don't worry, the event is free to all.

Don't miss out—secure your spot now!

For any queries, accessibility needs or dietary requirements, feel free to contact ECCAN at

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