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'Actipedia' - crowd-sourced database of activist art - goes online


The Yes Lab and the Center for Artistic Activism have launched Actipedia.org, an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism case studies. The intention is to inspire activists to more creative and effective actions.

Actipedia is built on an open-source platform with formats for viewing, searching and posting examples. The site draws case studies from original submissions, reprinted news articles, and informal snippets of action reports. At present, Actipedia hosts over 400 case studies from countries worldwide.

The Yes Lab is the work of The Yes Men, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, and helps activist groups carry out creative actions. The Center for Artistic Activism was founded by Stephen Duncombe, artist and professor at New York University and Steve Lambert, artist and professor at SUNY Purchase, as a place to explore, analyze, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice.

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»  New Perspectives Theatre Company looks for playwright for rural theatre research project
 
»  Nominations open for Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment 2014 - by 12 May
 
»  Soil Culture Forum - 2 - 5 July
 
»  Applications open for 2014 Fringe Sustainable Practice Award
 
»  Green Drinks Whitechapel - 25 March, 29 April
 
»  Bodies in Land Film Festival - Abercych - 23-24 May 2014
 
»  Dark Mountain: Carrying the Fire event - 16 - 18 May 2014
and other Dark Mountain news
 
»  KAAI Theatre, Brussels, stages 'An Enemy of the People' on eve of Belgian elections
 
»  New productions:
Red Forest - 12 June - 5 July
 
»  Exhibitions:
John Curno - 13 Feb - 25 April
Ocean by Tania Kovats - 15 March-25 May
Fieldworks - 2-12 April
STRANGE WEATHER, Dublin 18 July-5 Oct
Edinburgh Art Festival - 1 Aug-19 Nov
 
»  The Anthropocene Project all year at HKW, Berlin
 
»  Opportunities & calls:
Public art on Glasgow's Canal - by 14 April
Forest residencies - Stour Valley
 
»  Folkstone Triennial - August - November 2014 - place, city, art and some ecology
 
»  Edinburgh Art Festival - 31 July - 31 August 2014 - the commons, nature and cosmologies
 
»  Blogs, networks, essays for performance and ecology
 
»  Common Ground celebrated on Open Country
 
»  Workshops & courses:
Helen Poyner workshops - March - July
BODY/LANDSCAPE INTENSIVE - 18-24 May
Sandra Reeve workshops - April - Sept
 
»  COAL Prize - Paris theme
 
»  'Fissure' awarded at World Stage Design exhibition
 
»  14 ways to look at Scotland: 14 arts projects for Year of Natural Scotland
 
»  'How to Occupy an Oil Rig' wins Sustainable Production award at Edinburgh Fringe
 
»  New Green Canterbury Tales: call for storytellers to make a pilgrimage
 
»  TippingPoint starts crowd-sourced database of climate art
 
»  'Actipedia' - crowd-sourced database of activist art - goes online
 
»  'On Ecology' edition of Performance Research published online
 
»  'Environmentalism' edition of Research in Drama Education published online
 
»  New books:
The Oil Road
Dark Mountain 3
The Book of Barely Imagined Beings
Readings in Performance and Ecology
Beautiful Trouble. A Toolbox for Revolution
 
»  Creu Cymru partners with Julies' Bicycle to support sustainability of 42 Welsh venues
 
»  'Culture and Climate Change: Recordings' available as a book, as an online pdf and as podcasts
 
»  Arts Council England embeds environmental sustainability into funding agreements
 
»  CSPA Fringe Awards for Sustainable Production:
2012 - The Man Who Planted Trees
2011- Allotment
2010 - The Pantry Shelf'
 
»  Canadian Theatre Review focuses on 'Theatre in an Age of Eco-Crisis'
 
»  Sustainable theatres:
Julie's Bicycle & Theatres Trust - Energising Culture
Sustainable Abilities online
toolkit from Mo'olelo
EMERGENCE: creative practices and sustainable futures
new builds: Small World, Green Light Trust, Arcola
 
»  Listen, watch, read: podcasts, videos and essays
Latest additions:
> TJ Demos: on dOCUMENTA (13), gardens, biotech & on Art After Nature
> TippingPoint Newcastle
> Wendell Berry: 'It All Turns on Affection'
> David Abram at Sensory Worlds
 
»  Library:
'Survival of the Beautiful'
Mojisola Adebayo's collected plays
'Metaphors for Environmental Sustainabliity'
'Mediating Climate Change'
'Theatre Materials'
 
»  E-script online: 'The Last Cuckoo'
 
»  Recent productions, including:
My Last Car, As the World Tipped, SEVEN ANGLES, Fissure, The Heretic, Greenland, Earthquakes in London, 3rd Ring Out, PROTOZOA, Grasses of a Thousand Colours, The Contingency Plan, Zameen, Moj of the Antarctic ...
 
»  Exhibitions archive
 
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