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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.

What’s happening

From June 2020 onwards, Season for Change aims to energise artists and cultural organisations to put climate action at the heart of their programming, with a priority of centring communities and groups that have been previously underrepresented in and excluded from conversations about culture and climate.

We are doing this through:

  • 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 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.
  • A national campaign of events about climate change and the environment involving over 250 artists and arts organisations across the UK from February-May 2021.

In Spring 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

Find out more:
@JoinTheSeason_ #SeasonForChange

A pilot of Season for Change ran from 1 June until 16 December 2018, finishing to coincide with the COP24 UN Climate Negotiations in Katowice, Poland. Organisations and artists across the UK sparked conversations about the future of our planet through performances, exhibitions, talks, film screenings, workshops and events.

Season for Change in 2018 was initiated from the What Next? movement by Julie’s Bicycle and Artsadmin, in association with Battersea Arts Centre.

Take Part

Find out how artists and arts organisations can take part in Season for Change.

Twitter @JoinTheSeason_
Instagram JoinTheSeason_
Facebook seasonforch4nge

Woman and boy sit at a workshop table
WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE MAY BE by METIS. Photo by David Sandison.
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