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27 March 2018
Most Pioneering UK Art/Sustainability Initiatives

CCANW has been chosen by curator Yasmine Ostendorf of Artists & Climate Change, an international network which explores the intersection of art, science, policy and climate change, to be in their Top 10 of UK initiatives.
We are honoured to receive this recognition. Founded in 2001, CCANW is one of a rapidly growing family of arts initiatives around the world which are engaged in innovative and transdisciplinary work that brings significant benefits to communities and to the environment. Clive Adams, director.
Have your say: Arts Council England's new strategy
The Arts Council is inviting us to 'have our say' over the strategic direction it will take 2020-30. This takes the form of an online consultation which closes at midnight 11 April.
This would be a great opportunity to encourage ACE to give greater strategic priority to the work of artists, curators and organisations who engage people with the urgent environmental issues we face today. If you have an opinion, now is the time to have your say!
PS At a packed meeting on 'environmental sustainability' convened by ACE yesterday it was suggested that we should unite together and propose that making a 'creative voice for the environment' should at the forefront of ACE's new strategy.
Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment
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 globally ie not limited to the UK. Deadline midnight 29 June.

The new GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn won last year’s Nick Reeves Award. Special Commendations were also given to artists Hanna Tuulikki and Tony Foster.

The Ephemeral River: a Global Nomadic Art Project
We were delighted to receive 120 applications from 27 different countries for this project which will take place on the Dartington estate 9-18 June. 16 artists were selected to participate from Argentina, Finland, Germany/Israel, South Africa, South Korea, USA and the UK. More details will appear in the next bulletin. We would like to thank our research partners at Science Walden/UNIST, friends at YATOO and the Korean Cultural Centre UK for their support.
Global Network of Water Museums meet in Netherlands
Following our presentation at the Network's first meeting in Venice last year, we are bringing leading artists and curators to make presentations to 70+ delegates at their forthcoming conference. Those presenting will include Basia Irland, Eve Mosher/Nancy Nowacek, Yasmine Ostendorf, Amy Sharrocks and Sue Spaid. The Inner Nature video exhibition 'against the tide' organised by the Polytechnic University of Valencia will be screened.

The conference is supported by UNESCO-IHP and takes place 14-18 May in 's-Hertogenbosch. Our intention is 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.
World Congress of Soil Science, Rio de Janiero
Following the success of our recent Soil Culture programme, Clive Adams has been invited to make a presentation at the WCSS in Rio, 12-18 August. He will be joined by Suzanne Anker, Chair of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts New York, Ela Spalding, curator, artist, and independent researcher from Berlin and Panama, and Dr. Alexandra Toland, professor of Arts and Research at the Bauhaus University Weimar.

Enseada de Botafogo 1869, by Nicolao Antonio Facchinetti. Collection of the São Paulo Art Museum

They will also be participating in an International Art & Science Workshop at the Federal University in the following week and would be interested to meet artists and organisations in Rio that have a focus on art and the environment - any ideas? short courses and events at Dartington has a number of new offerings in the next few months, some of which are almost fully booked.
Short courses include: Other special events coming up and open for booking are:  
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.

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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