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20 May 2018
Bridging the Gap: new collaborations between arts and sciences

In the latest issue of 'The Environment', you can read articles on CCANW's current international and transdisciplinary programme, Eve Mosher's 'HighWaterLine' and Simon Read's 'Cinderella River' projects. You can download the section here.

Eve Mosher, HighWaterLine, New York 2013

The magazine is published by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), with whose Arts and the Environment Network we jointly make the Nick Reeves Award. You can read AEN's Manifesto here.

Following Arts Council England's roundtable meeting on 'environmental sustainability' in March, AEN aims to hold a further meeting soon to develop a 'creative case for the environment', designed to become one of ACE's new strategic priorities for 2020-2030.

Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment - Deadline 

We are now open to receive nominations for this year's award, made by  the Arts and the Environment Network of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) in association with CCANW.
The award is made annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of environmental arts, and this year nominations may be for contributions made anywhere in the world ie not limited to the UK. Deadline midnight 29 June. You can make nominations here.

The Ephemeral River: a Global Nomadic Art Project

CCANW is hosting a Global Nomadic Art Project in the UK this summer. This will be the first time a GNAP has run in the UK.
Global Nomadic Art Projects are initiated and supported by the Korean organisation YATOO, and bring together Nature Artists from around the world in order to work and live together. They were founded on the idea that ‘nature has no borders’.
Our GNAP is titled The Ephemeral River (dancing, speaking, singing, laughing). It is facilitated by artist-researchers Richard Povall and Cat Radford, delivered for CCANW by and held at Dartington between June 9 and 18.

Artists were selected from an open call process to which we had 120 applications from 27 different countries, making the selection process challenging. Countries represented in the final selection are the UK, Finland, Germany, Israel, South Africa, South Korea, USA, and Argentina. The artists attending are Bob Budd, Charli Clark, Christine Cooper, Dan Farberoff, Hanien Conradie, Heo Saemina, Kang Hee-joon, Laura Denning, Margaret LeJeune, Mirjami Lantto, Petra Regent, Rachael Allain, Rafael Santos, Ri Eung-woo, Susie David and Tony Lopez.
As the title suggests, The Ephemeral River will focus on work and ideas that are ephemeral, thus embracing a metaphoric nomadism where work and ideas fly away within hours, within minutes. Work may be ritually burnt or sent downstream to the sea. Although captured and documented, we aim to leave no physical trace on the site at the close of the project.
We would like thank our research partners at Science Walden/UNIST, and the Korean Cultural Centre UK for their support.
Events open to the public.
Dartington Studio 1, no booking needed, free.
  • 'What is YATOO?' Insights into Nature Art from a Korean perspective. 12 June 8:00pm
  •  'Reflections on Water'. Talk by Clive Adams with special guest Veronica Sekules of GroundWork Gallery, King's Lynn (winner of last year's Nick Reeves Award), followed by discussion. 14 June 8:00pm.

YATOO's video exhibition 'Wind' – open submission
The artist group YATOO is our South Korean partner based in the city of Gongju. Later this year, it will organise the 8th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, which will include a video exhibition on the theme of 'Wind'. Videos will be chosen from an open submission with a deadline of 15 June. You can see more details here. short courses and events at Dartington has a number of new offerings in the next two months.
Short courses include: We have one working bursary place available for Embodying the Line. Please contact immediately if you are interested.

The Swimming course has one place left, but we are keeping a list of people interested with a view to running the course again in 2019.

 Other special events coming up and open for booking are: Global Network of Water Museums meet in the Netherlands
Following our presentation at this Network's first meeting in Venice last year, CCANW brought leading artists and curators together to give a number of really impressive presentations to 70 delegates at their conference last week. Those presenting included Basia Irland, Eve Mosher and Nancy Nowacek, Yasmine Ostendorf, Amy Sharrocks, Sue Spaid and Betsy Damon. The Inner Nature video exhibition 'against the tide' organised by the Polytechnic University of Valencia was also screened. You can see Eve and Nancy's video presentation here.

Sjoerd Buisman, Water Pavilion, Ijssel Biennale 2017

The conference was supported by UNESCO-IHP and took place between 14-18 May in 's-Hertogenbosch. Our intention was to demonstrate how the arts can help provide new perspectives on water sustainability, against a background of increasing scarcity, pollution, desertification, melting glaciers and floods due to climate change.
Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award – call for proposals
The Award is given to the most innovative project and idea which communicates climate change in education, advocacy, media production. The winner will receive a prize of 3,000 euros, presented at the Festival for the Earth in Venice in December. Deadline 28 June. More details here.

Support CCANW & become a Member today
Neither CCANW nor its partner at Dartington currently receive any public funding. You can show your support for us by joining our Membership Scheme.
In addition to discounts on sales, services, conferences and courses, you can post information about your work and activities on the website.
Opportunities to work with CCANW in Stroud

Whilst continuing to work closely with at Dartington, CCANW's office is now based in Stroud and we would welcome voluntary help on occasional days with bookkeeping and administration. This could suit a retired person with accounting experience and anyone wanting experience in arts administration and fundraising, but having a particular interest in environmental issues. Contact Clive Adams.


Both Clive Adams of CCANW (Stroud) and Richard Povall of (Dartington) offer mentoring for artists, consultancy for organisations and make presentations.

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