Season for Exchange Returns

Hwa Young Jung, Love Ssega, Amelie Tilley, Gaika, Rosa Cisneros captured in a still from Season for Change's new Earth Day film

Season for Change is the UK-wide cultural programme inspiring urgent and inclusive action on climate change

Returning on 29 April 2021, Season for Ex-Change brings us an 8-week programme of free online events for artists, arts organisations, cultural practitioners, producers, curators and anyone who wants to embed climate action and climate justice in their artistic and creative work. Featuring workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, and film screenings across the country from April-July 2021, ahead of COP26, the UN’s climate negotiations hosted by the UK this November.

Season for Change Earth Day video

To find out why Season for Change is such a crucial project right now, we urge you to watch the activism-inspired short film below, introducing 6 decades of impassioned earth day speeches, which kicks off the nationwide programme.

On 22 April 1970, Gaylord Nelson proposed the idea to hold a nationwide environmental teach-in, saying: ‘Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures. Are we able to meet the challenge?’ This was the start of Earth Day, which marked the birth of the modern environmental movement.

Hear from some of the UK’s artists and activists as they take us on a motivating journey through time and the real-life speeches that still resonate today. Together, we ask the question:

How can the UK’s creative and cultural community inspire urgent and inclusive action on climate change?

On Thursday 29th May 2021, Love Ssega also released a new music video as part of the Fight For Our Air campaign, with accompanying comics and billboards across South London. Read more here.

Stay tuned for more information on JB’s events as part of Season for Change, and artist updates throughout.

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.

Header image, from left to right: Hwa Young Jung, Love Ssega, Amelie Tilley, Gaika, Rosa Cisneros captured in a still from Season for Change’s new Earth Day film.