ARTPORT_making waves is an international art project and curators collective that raises awareness of current social and political issues worldwide through theme-oriented exhibitions, residency programs, and artists collaborations.
The International Coalition for Arts, Human Rights & Social Justice wants to strengthen and develop existing projects committed to the arts, human rights and social justice; and actively lobby for defined objectives and opportunities jointly or individually identified by coalition members.
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) is a dynamic community of teachers, writers, students, artists and environmentalists interested in the natural world and its meanings and representations in language and culture.
Ecoartnetwork works within communities to: focus attention on interrelationships in ecological systems; create artworks that employ natural materials, or engage with environmental forces; reclaim, restore, and remediate damaged environments.
The aim of the international platform goethe.de/climate is to help make the variety of artistic contributions on the subject of climate change visible and in so doing to set in motion an international exchange.
Green Map System has engaged over 850 communities in 65 countries in mapping green living, nature and culture with adaptable tools and award-winning icons.
Culture360 aims at stimulating the cultural engagement between Asia and Europe. Created for and fueled by artists, cultural practitioners and policy makers, culture360 is a platform to inform, collaborate and exchange ideas.
Culture|Futures is an international collaboration of organizations and individuals who are concerned with shaping a proactive cultural agenda to support the necessary transition towards an Ecological Age by 2050.
The CSPA provides a network of resources to artists and arts organizations by gathering and distributing information from partnering information sources, and through the development of special initiatives designed to enable sustainable practices while maintaining artistic excellence.
Free Soil develops projects and gives support for critical art practices that reflect and change the urban and natural environment. The group fosters discourse of artists, activists, researchers and gardeners.
The International Theatre of the Oppressed Organization is dedicated to help all TO centers to develop themselves, so that they can help other TO groups to grow and improve.
The network is directed by environmental artist Betsy Damon and aims to inspire and promote projects that restore, preserve and remediate water sources using a combination of art, science, and community involvement.
Resilients imagine possible futures and prototype them as artistic experiments in living and working environments. In 2011, the Resilients project started, to collect, create, share and support resilient creative practices.
The Transition Network’s role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.
UCLG adopted the Agenda 21 for culture as a reference document for its programmes on culture. Constituted in Beijing on June 9, 2005, UCLG is the meeting point for cities, local governments and networks that place culture at the heart of their development processes.
The Walking Artist Network seeks to connect those who define themselves as walking artists – or who are interested in walking as a mode of art practice – through a series of meetings and an online interface.
WOLFoundation is a non-profit organization aimed at encouraging dialog and fresh thinking on subjects related to socio-environmental questions. They act as a catalyst for anyone who has fresh ideas on how to improve well-being – sustainably.
The African Centre for Cities (ACC) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching programme focussed on quality scholarship regarding the dynamics of unsustainable urbanization processes in Africa, with an eye on identifying systemic responses.
Art Moves Africa (AMA) is an international not-for-profit organization that aims to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent.
Art for Humanity (South Africa)
Art for Humanity is based in Durban, South Africa. It specializes in producing fine art print portfolios, exhibitions, billboards and research projects that advocate various human rights issues in South Africa and internationally.
Arterial Network is a dynamic network of individuals, organizations, donors, companies and institutions engaged in the African creative and cultural sector.
Cultural Radius is a specialized arts consultancy based in Durban, South Africa and active throughout the continent of Africa. The ethos of the company is based on commitments to sustainable development; the dignified promotion of the arts based on principles of human rights.
KOHJ is an artist led, alternative space for experimentation and international exchange based in India.
Make a Difference (China)
Evolving around creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and discovery, MaD is a Hong Kong-based platform devoted to inspiring and empowering youngsters (aged 16 – 30) all over Asia to create positive change.
Rujak – For a Better Jakarta (Indonesia)
Rujak is a space where ideas, actions, questions, know-how’s, challenges and solutions are shared to transform Jakarta into a sustainable metropolis.
Vitamin Creative Space (China)
Vitamin Creative Space explores an alternative working mode specifically geared to the contemporary Chinese context, and constantly inspired by the confrontation between the contemporary life and ancient Chinese philosophy. It is active both as an independent art space and as a ”commercial” gallery.
ARTSpring provides resources for institutions to incorporate art into their sustainability initiatives. It creates concepts, manages projects, disseminates information and generally functions as a “hub” connecting art practitioners with institutions that are experimenting with new ideas and searching for new ways of carrying out their activities and connecting with people.
Maraa is a media and arts collective based in Bangalore. It was founded in 2008 and its name means tree in Kannada. Its main program areas are Media for Freedom of Expression and Learning, and Spaces for Diverse Publics. It aims to structure its work in a socially sustainable, interdisciplinary, collaborative and open way.
Community Arts Network SA organizes free regional workshops about the principles, benefits and ways to accomplish public art projects. The workshops are presented by Cath Cantlon – an artist who also worked as Adelaide City Council Public Art Officer.
Ccd works with communities on their various issues through cultural practice. The work of Ccd can be about solving problems creatively, celebrating creatively, or using the arts to make people see things a little differently.
DADAA is a community cultural development organisation. The primary focus is on creating opportunities and significant beneficial social change for people who have a disability or mental illness.
The pvi collective is an independent artists group that creates tactical media artworks seeking out radical, darkly humorous solutions for the live in an unstable twenty first century. Incorporating elements of performance, visual art and intervention, pvi’s works are often participatory, physically demanding, site responsive and politically charged.
This trans-disciplinary research group focuses on how cultural interpretations of the non-human world contribute to our knowledge of the environment and the crisis in global ecological sustainability. Research is undertaken in both a wide range of art practices and the rapidly developing international theoretical fields of the Ecological Humanities and Human – Animal Studies.
Art and Sustainability Blog (Hungary/ UK)
The Blog explores the deepening relationship between contemporary art and notions of environmental sustainability. It aims to track the recent history of underlying ideas and to highlight current developments in the field of sustainability and contemporary art.
ArtDialogue, supports the programs and farm at ArtMill, fostering creativity in the individual and to that end, sustainability of the planet. In Central Europe, ArtMill bring people together interested in creativity and social change, thus expanding the possibilities to influence alternatives exponentially.
Ashden Directory (UK)
Ashden directory is a blog on environmentalism and the performing arts by Robert Butler as well as guest writers.
Cape Farewell (UK)
Cape Farewell brings together artists and scientists in the Arctic to stimulate the production of art founded in scientific research. Since the project began, the organization has invited many artists to join expeditions to the Arctic for ongoing programmes of exhibitions and events.
COAL promotes the integration of artists within a network by launching calls for projects, events, exhibitions and publications in collaboration with artists, scientists, cultural institutions, NGOs, communities and
The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers in search of new stories for troubled times. They promote and curate writing, art, music and culture rooted in place, time and nature.
John Thackara is the founder of The Doors of Perception which organises festivals in Europe in which grassroots innovators work with designers to imagine sustainable futures – and take practical steps to realize them.
Eco/art/scotland comprises of a mix of discussions about works by artists as well as critical theoretical texts on art and ecology. It is a resource for artists, curators, critics, commissioners, scientists and policy makers.
FoAM is a research group and a transdisciplinary laboratory for holistic cultures. Members include artists, gardeners, cooks, technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, writers and scientists from all walks of life.
Herbologies/Foraging Networks (Finland)
Herbologies/Foraging Networks explores the cultural traditions and knowledge of herbs, edible and medicinal plants, within the contemporary context of online networks, open information-sharing and biological technologies.
IRATIONAL.ORG supports independent artists and organisations that need to maintain mission critical information systems. These ”Irationalists” push the boundaries between corporate realms of business, art and engineering.
Since 2009 the artists collective RIXC works in cross-fields of art and renewable energy by addressing sustainability issues and initiating a series of events and co-projects.
PLATFORM LONDON (UK)
For over 20 years, PLATFORM has been bringing together environmentalists, artists, human rights campaigners, educationalists and community activists to create innovative projects driven by the need for social and environmental justice.
POIEIN kai PRATTEIN (Greece)
Poiein kai Prattein wishes to promote civic values through Good Practice in the arts, philosophy and practical policy fields. Efforts are made to link culture and planning while undertaking European projects. Since 2005 Poiein Kai Prattein has also become engaged in Kids’ Guernica actions.
Schumacher College (UK)
Schumacher College is an international educational institution which provides individuals and groups from across the world with the opportunity to learn about subjects relating to environmental and social sustainability.
The ssru’s commitment to an expanded conception of art and its siginificance for a viable future involves exploring social sculpture and connective practices, whilst engaging especially with the work of Joseph Beuys.
At the heart of TippingPoint’s work lies a two-day international programme where artists and scientists participate in a series of meetings to provoke collaborative thinking and creative work.
Translocal.org is the blog of Maja and Reuben Fowkes on events in the ecoart scene, which aims at promoting collaborations in curating, research and writing to create translocal knowledge and experience in ecological arts.
Über Lebenskunst (Germany)
Überlebenskunst develops and initiates international co-operation projects in the field of art, film, music, performance, literature and the production of knowledge about central social and ecolocical topics.
University of the Trees is an alternative, mobile university, which offers ‘instruments’ and approaches for the development of new forms of creative action in response to the challenges of the 21st century.
TREE aims to mobilize and connect mind, heart and hands. Its mission includes the study of the manmade and natural environment and their relationships. TREE seeks to raise awareness in topics of environment and lifestyles that affect the quality of life.
RANE has been established at University College Falmouth to examine the relationship between the visual arts and ecological thinking. Using artistic practice the group aims to offer interpretations and models of thinking about the natural world that help to promote a sustainable future.
amber art and technology platform (Turkey)
The founders of amber came together in order to create a local discussion and production platform on art and technology in a globalized World itself transformed by new technologies. It is a project in the framework of BIS (Body Process Arts Association), an Istanbul based initiative that aims to explore artistic forms of expression at the conjunction of the body and the digital process.
Recreatura_arts&culture is a non-profit organisation in Valencia fostering European culture, intercultural dialogue and the idea of active European citizenship, through the organisation of innovative and creative cultural events. Recreatura always looks for new ideas offers artists as well as creative people a platform for exchange.
Julie’s Bycicle (UK)
Julies Bicycle is a non-profit company that aims at integrating environmental sustainability into the business, art and ethics of the music, theatre and creative industries.
It offers practical advice, tools, resources and Industry Green environmental certification and creates active links between the various networks and consortia to support the sharing of knowledge and ideas and the rapid adoption of best practice.
See also: German Link-List
Alternate ROOTS mission is to support the creation and presentation of original art, in all its forms, which is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition or spirit.
The Arts & Democracy Project builds the momentum of a growing movement that links arts and culture, participatory democracy, and social justice.
EcoArt South Florida (USA)
EcoArt South Florida aims at catalyzing the emergence of a strong ecological art presence in South Florida through educational forums, symposia, ecoartist residency development, consultancies on specific projects, public policy research and exhibitions.
Ecoartspace is one of the leading international organizations in the growing community developing creative and innovative strategies to address the global environmental issues. It promotes a diverse range of artworks that are participatory, collaborative, interdisciplinary and educational.
Eco Art incubator (Canada)
The Incubator is an umbrella under which a variety of projects can proceed by our offering specific technical and theoretical support, providing a platform for students and artists to work as well as access to artist-friendly resources for conservation and ecological initiatives.
Green Museum (USA)
More than a museum, greenmuseum.org aims to be a collaborative art-making tool. The online museum emerged from own experiences in environmental art making and the challenges that artists, community groups, nonprofit organizations and arts institutions have to face when it comes to presenting and discussing environmental art.
iLAND investigates the power of dance, in collaboration with other fields, to illuminate kinetic understanding of the world. Thus, iLAND is a dance research organization with a fundamental commitment to environmental sustainability.
The Art of Engagement (Canada)
The network shares stories and discusses about how culture can be created and research can be done with/in ecological systems and which role art can play in transforming the current cascade of social and environmental crises.
The Lake (Canada)
Lake publishes essays, creative writing and visual arts related to the environment. The word “environment” is used broadly to emphasize natural and biological environments but also our geographical, social, economic, urban and cultural environments as they relate to the natural world. “Arts” includes literature, film, photography, painting, sculpture, performance, and new media.
RED Latinoamericana (whole continent)
Throughout the continent of South America, artists, educators, communicators and technicians participate in initiatives and projects that combine aesthetics and policy creation with children, youth and adults in the mountains, the countryside and cities.
Crear Vale la Pena (Argentina)
Crear Vale la Pena believes that young people are not dangerous but in danger – and that the violence, discrimination, and social fragmentation they are confronted with can be counteracted through the arts. It promotes arts education and artistic production e.g. through teacher training programs.
The Freire Project (whole continent)
The Freire Project promotes research in Critical Pedagogy, and brings together local and international educators. It shares critical research in social, political, and educational locations about how issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and colonialism shape the nature and purpose of education.