Running until April 2021, Season for Change’s Common Ground initiative supports four UK-based artists and makers to create collaborative works centered around underrepresented communities in the climate movement. Applications were welcomed from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (people of colour), refugee, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working class and LGBTQI+ creators.
Ahead of the UK hosting the delayed COP26 – the UN’s international summit to discuss the Paris Agreement, the most important international agreement on the climate crisis – the initiative will challenge imbalances in the climate movement, which mirror broader environmental and social inequalities. Such inequalities have been further pronounced by the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalised communities around the world.
Through games co-created with young people at risk of entering the criminal justice system to a travelling project with an intergenerational group of people of African heritage and British farmers, the Common Ground projects will explore the impact that climate change is having on communities often marginalised from the climate conversation. Each artist receives £10,000 towards their project and is supported throughout with a professional development programme.
Common Ground is produced and hosted by Metal Liverpool as part of Season for Change
Following 204 applications, we are proud to begin working with the selected artists for the four £10,000 Common Ground commissions:
Common Ground supports four UK-based artists and makers to create collaborative works centered around underrepresented communities in the climate movement through £10,000 grant and a professional development programme.
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