In April 2021 ITAC will commission five teaching artists from around the world to design and deliver projects in their local communities that change beliefs and behaviours in relation to climate change. The geographically and culturally diverse artists will form the core of the Climate Collective – a subgroup of climate-engaged teaching artists who will learn from each other, provide peer-to-peer support, and experiment with different engagement methods. The Climate Collective will be supported by a Science Ambassador – a climate expert who provides scientific context to the project and informs the approach to monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
The impact of the Climate Collective’s work will be widely shared with arts, education, and climate networks, and through opportunities for presenting at high profile international conferences. The case studies will also form the basis of an accessible online teaching artist curriculum, informing and guiding practitioners in undertaking climate-conscious work in their own communities, around the world.
ITAC has also partnered with kadenze – the largest online platform for arts learning – to develop an online curriculum based on the discoveries from the Climate Collective’s community engagement projects. Kadenze will employ a specially devised framework for technology-enabled creative learning to develop an accessible and engaging course that draws on the expertise and impact of the five international case studies.
The selected teaching artists will receive:
- Remuneration of up to £8000 GBP (inclusive of the design, delivery, and curriculum development of each project).
- Creative support from the Climate Collective throughout the project.
- Guidance from ITAC’s Science Ambassador – a climate expert who will inform each step of the process.
- The opportunity for work to be presented at international conferences.
- An online platform for work to be widely shared with other teaching artists.
- The opportunity to influence global public discourse on climate change.
Artists must be available to complete their IMPACT project between May and December 2021.