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[Crosspost from the Respond! blog] With over 60 events listed in Respond!, it's clear that there is a huge amount of activity going on in the arts which tackles the environment agenda.

[Crosspost from the Respond! blog] With over 60 events listed in Respond!, it's clear that there is a huge amount of activity going on in the arts which tackles the environment agenda.

A few key players helped nudge the arts scene towards this subject matter. In a new interview for the Respond! site, Judith Knight, co-director of ArtsAdmin who are behind the 2 Degrees festival later this June in London, tips her hat to the arts/climate change organisation TippingPoint who have been among the key players galvanising the UK arts community around the issue:

Individuals were thinking about these issues in a personal way, but it began really when some of the ArtsAdmin team went to the second TippingPoint meeting (of artists and scientists) and it was quite devastating; an extraordinary event for me on the arts side. I don’t come across scientists that often and they were very communicative. I walked out after two days in Oxford feeling 50% in despair, with another 50% of real positive energy because there were so many people doing so many amazing things, really engaging and doing stuff – scientists studying the weather on Mars, for example. Worries in the arts community often just come out as just Oh isn’t it terrible and it was encouraging to meet these science people. In general, the TippingPoint meetings have been a real inspiration, having a huge effect across the world.

Read the whole interview.

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