In 2015 Bristol will be a designated Green Capital, an award given by the European Commission to recognise cities that work to improve the environment. As part of this new status, Bristol will be planning a series of actions and events that involve the cities inhabitants and promote green values.
To deliver the programme sixteen action groups have been formed around different themes, and the Arts, Heritage and Culture group are currently inviting proposals from artists, art producers, companies, or individuals, working in any artform, who wish to make or present work that responds to one of the vision statements of the sixteen action groups (read them all here) or to the core objectives of the Green Capital programme.
Proposals 'may be delivered within or as part of an existing event, as an intimate experience for one, or engage a city wide audience', and the organisers are particularly keen to engage communities outside the city centre, as well as young people and visitors to the city. They are looking for 'ideas that enable “change”, that ask people to imagine the future – for their lives, for Bristol and beyond'. Proposals should be achievable by December 2015.
Bristol Green Capital offers funding to selected proposals (to be raised through different sources including Bristol 2015 Catalyst Fund, Arts Council England, businesses and sources within each action group). For more information see here or attend the next AHC meeting on 19 June, 3-5pm at M-Shed. Deadline for applications is 11 July 2014.