ecological literacy– ‘ecoliteracy’ to help you gain the philosophical, environmental and ethical knowledge
of what makes life on Earth possible, just and sustainable.
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Ecoliteracy and ecophilosphy can help you or your organisation
develop impactful creative practices, exhibitions,
events, community art programmes, insightful cultural leadership policy for these urgent times.
Ecoliteracy is increasingly valuable for communicating ecosocial values fluently and clearly:
As a Creative, working in any creative field, you can more confidently present your work and secure funding for ecosocial opportunities that are becoming central to the creative sector and broader society.
As an Arts Professional, you can best design policy, strategy and programmes to align and assist others in the creative sector towards care, compassion and life-sustaining activities imperative of a necessary ecological era.
Compassionate creativity will be critical to help us reflect and inspire communities to imagine the better world we know is possible. However, in Western creative education, our knowledge is fragmented; we struggle to advance an ecological creative practice that will further an ecological, life-sustaining society.
We may sense that intersecting ecosocial emergencies reflect a graver, deep cultural and spiritual crisis – that everything needs to change and fast. However, a shift to an equitable ecological worldview is an enormous paradigm shift–an unprecedented renewal of our culture is required. This societal challenge is not well articulated in society, let alone in creative education. Whilst the ecological breakdown swirls around us, creatives struggle with little access to ecoliteracy and peer support. For without a doubt, ecological insights challenge conventions of contemporary art practice and current cultural policy.
Cathy Fitzgerald, with a unique background across research science, contemporary ecosocial art practice and doctoral creative practice-led research, and arts professional development deeply understands why ecoliteracy is both essential and challenging to the creative sector.
In Cathy Fitzgerald’s Haumea Ecoliteracy and Ecophilosopy Courses and services you will find affordable, accessible ecoliteracy learning and supports, that are increasingly valuable to anyone working in the creative sector– creatives, change-makers, art professionals, curators, cultural policy writers.
Learn with Cathy and her experienced collaborators in this time of urgently-needed change, to gain an overview of ecological philosophy, environmental science, environmental ethics, Indigenous traditional knowledge, intersectional concerns and even the eco-economics that will be essential to form an ecological worldview that can help guide our creativity to contribute to a just and sustainable society.
Having worked in research science, creative professional development and creative practice-led doctoral research in ecological art practice, Cathy Fitzgerald, PhD and collaborators, share important ecoliteracy and eco-philosophy learning to creatives and art professionals, working in any creative field.
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Essential ecoliteracy for:
- yourself and your creative career
- your audience
- your community
- your students and staff
- your organisation or college
- updating your cultural strategy or policy
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“Hi, my name is Cathy Fitzgerald. I’m passionate that the arts have a critical, yet under-acknowledged potential to inspire diverse communities on how to live well with the Earth and its inhabitants.
In these urgent times, you may be like increasing numbers of creative workers, art educators, art students, curators and art professionals wishing to engage effectively with eco-social concerns. However, you may soon realise this topic is complex and that ecological knowledge for creative practices is not currently prioritised in art education or understood across the art sector.
Through Haumea Ecoliteracy Services, I can help you navigate the environmental science, philosophy and ethics so you can develop impactful, Earth-aligned creative work for your audiences, communities and art organisations.
Cathy Fitzgerald, PhD by Creative Practice,
eco-social educator | artist | researcher