Season for Change
Inspiring urgent climate action
Season for Change is a UK-wide cultural programme inspiring urgent and inclusive action on climate change, delivered by Julie’s Bicycle and Artsadmin.
Season for Change is a programme that aims to mobilise artists and cultural organisations to put climate action at the heart of their creative practice and programming, and platform voices that are historically excluded from the climate conversation.
The programme is a celebration of artists and the environment, bringing together new perspectives on confronting the climate crisis as part of the UK’s most ambitious cultural movement focused on climate action and climate justice.
Season for Change is led by Artsadmin and Julie’s Bicycle, delivered in collaboration with partners nationwide and supported by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Season for Change will showcase the creativity and leadership of the UK’s cultural sector on the most important issue of our time through a nationwide programme of artistic commissions and events, including:
- Free online events and resources to empower artists and cultural organisations to take action and inspire their audiences and communities.
- 10 participatory commissions with partners nationwide that engage diverse organisations and audiences with the climate crisis.
- 4 open call artist commissions, prioritising artists who identify as BAME/POC, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working class and LGBTQI.
- An open programme of events about climate involving over 250 artists and arts organisations across the UK in Spring-Summer 2021.
In 2021, Season for Change will showcase the creativity and leadership of the UK’s cultural sector on the most important issue of our time through a nationwide programme of artistic commissions and events. Together we will galvanise a diverse, multidisciplinary and sustainably-produced programme that reaches over 2 million people in the run up to COP26, the UN’s climate negotiations in November 2021 in Glasgow.