Scandinavia 2022 : Creative Climate Leadership Participants Announced

It’s been an incredibly difficult process to shortlist from a wealth of strong applicants but we are delighted to welcome and announce this year’s cohort of creative climate activists joining the Creative Climate Leadership community.

We are pleased to share the full applicants list of who will be joining us in Scandinavia for the 6th year of the CCL programme. We cannot wait to continue the conversation and start to collaborate together from today, 8th March.

‘The global climate crisis requires transformational leadership from every sector, including arts and culture. This year’s participants are leaders in their own right, representing a wide swath of artistic and cultural backgrounds, and I can’t wait to see how they’ll bring their practice to climate solutions, to address climate injustices and inspire action to impact future change”

Charise Johnson, Programme Lead

What is Creative Climate Leadership?

Creative Climate Leadership in Scandinavia is a partnership that started two years ago between Julie’s Bicycle, visual artist and sustainability scientist Diego Galafassi and the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS); supported by the Swedish Postcode Foundation.

Creative Climate Leadership (CCL) is an international training and transformation programme to empower artists and cultural professionals to take action on the climate and ecological crisis with impact, creativity, and resilience.

This year the programme will happen remotely from March to June. This year’s candidates work in areas as varied as cultural policy, film, museums, dance, choreography, photography, cinematography, music, performance, event production and ecology.

Creative Climate Leadership Scandinavia 2022 – Full List of Participants

Anders Paulsson (He/Him) – Coral Guardians

Anna-Karin Wulgué (she/her) – Katrineholms kommun

Arash Pandi (he/him) – Independent

Asbjørn Keiding (he/him) – Danske Ensembler, Orkestre og Operainstitutioner

Ceyda Berk-Söderblom (she/her) – MiklagårdArts

Einat Amir (she/her) – Aalto University/Independent

Elsa Isaksson (she/her) – Stiftelsen Färgfabriken

Jaana Karoliina Eskola (she/her) – Kone Foundation / Saari Residence

Jacob Teglgaard (he/him) – Bæredygtig Scenekunst NU

Jasmine Alakari (she/her) – Independent

Juliana Hodkinson (she/her) – Dansk Komponist Forening, Koda, Nordisk Komponistråd

Julie Forchhammer (she/her) – Klimakultur SA

Katrice Horsley (she/her) – Independent

Linnea Lidburg (she/her) – ASSITEJ Sweden

Maria Ruiz Carreras (she/her) – Karavan

Marte Helene Wulff (she/her) – Independent

Michelle Kranot (she/her) – The Animation Workshop /VIA University College

Monika Milocco (she/her) – Regionteater Väst

Nanna Nore Karlsson (she/her) – Körsbärsgårdens konsthall

Niklas Jonsson (he/him) – Sustainable Punk

Petra Piiroinen (she/her) – Järvenpää Sibelius Association

Saskia Suominen (she/her) – Helsinki Biennial / Helsinki Art Museum

Solveig Korum (she/her) – Kulturtanken – Arts for Young Audiences, Norway

Tea Stolt de Glanville( she/her (hon)) – Independent

Tiago Prata (he/him) – Transversal Project

Vilma Leminen (They/Them) – Frame Contemporary Art Finland

Full Participant Bios

Hear from some of the participants…  

Vilma Leminen (they/them), Programme Assistant, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Finland) :

“I hope the CCL programme will give practical ideas, support, and insights into climate justice action and how the fields of culture and arts can address alarming questions surrounding climate catastrophe. We need cross-cultural collaborations and peer support to carry through projects and actions that can plant seeds for progressive change.” 

Michelle Kranot (she / her), Researcher/Project Leader, The Animation Workshop / VIA University College, Denmark

“I wish to participate in the animation industry’s response to the climate crisis in an impactful way. I hope that in the Creative Climate Leadership Programme and Network I will find guidance, knowledge and a framework for my budding ambitions and curiosity in this field.”

Tiago Prata (he/him), Owner, Transverrsal Project, Sweden:

“I hope to access and share new knowledge, skills, tools, contacts, strength, experiences, ideas and paths forward to start imagining and creating possible new ways of living – not only surviving – as local and global communities

Ceyda Berk Söderblom (she/her) Founder & Artistic Director, Miklagård Arts, Finland:

“I want to deepen my understanding of the role of creativity in responding to environmental challenges. The global challenges we need to address as art professionals require multiple and diverse perspectives.”

The Aims of the Program

Creative Climate Leadership will:

  • Explore the role of culture and creativity in responding to climate change and environmental challenges;
  • Bring together a range of expert guest speakers to share case studies, research, approaches and practical solutions for environmental sustainability in the cultural sector;
  • Enable each participant to develop their leadership and ideas;
  • Prepare participants to apply their learning and new skills when they return to their work, and support ongoing learning and exchange through an alumni network.
  • CCL recognises the unique role of culture to influence new ways of being, doing and thinking, and supports creative professionals to apply these abilities to the climate challenge through a programme of events, training programmes and policy labs.

Read more about the program here.

Photo credit : Karim Chalaby