As a member of CREATE – Ireland’s national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts, I’m very excited to contribute to CREATE ‘s upcoming ‘Collaborating on Climate … Continue reading Ecoliteracy – principles to guide collaborative creativity for ecojustice: Haumea Ecoversity’s Dr Cathy Fitzgerald at CREATE’s ‘Climate Justice & Networking Day’
IMMA Earth Rising 2023, 21 Sept: ‘A Quickening Holism: Creativity as an Act of Love’. with Dr. Cathy Fitzgerald, Grace Wells, Prof. Michael Cronin and Phoebe Cope
Save the date- 11.30 – 2 pm: Thurs 21 Sept 2023, Screening Room/Lecture Room,
IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Ecological artist – educator – researcher and Founder-Director of Haumea Ecoversity, Dr Cathy Fitzgerald announces 1-to-1 Mentoring opportunities for mid-career creative and cultural professionals for all art fields, online or in-person, including art researchers and cultural policy-writers.
Recently, I offered external ecoliteracy expertise to review a new Irish Transition-year (TY) school-age group / place-based STEAM draft micro-module for 21st-century leadership, that features the Peoples’ and UNESCO-endorsed Earth Charter (2000) to teach teenagers about how principles guide our thinking and actions for sustainability.
Cathy Fitzgerald from Haumea Ecoversity & poet Grace Wells are delighted to share that they will be co-facilitating an art and ecology afternoon for creatives working in all fields, at the 2023 Hometree Ardnaculla Summer School, Co. Clare: ‘The Need for Ecoliteracy in our era of Environmental Challenge’ -2 pm Sunday 9th July, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon
A million thanks to writer and writer festival workshop organiser Margaret O’Brien, County Tipperary, for bringing eco poet /filmmaker Grace Wells and me together to co-facilitate together for the first time for the 10th Brewery Lane Writers Festival for a 3 days writers workshop.
I’ve long admired Grace’s work and Grace has been a poet-in-residence for past Haumea Ecoversity Ecoliteracy and Earth Charter courses. We enjoyed the Brewery Lane workshop and found our combined efforts were much appreciated, so we are now working together for two more events.
Early bird discount for these popular self-paced Haumea Ecoversity courses until 31 March 2023. Weekly ‘salon-style’ group meetings mean these courses are motivating and inspiring. Maximum 20 participants for deep transformative learning.
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO SHARE THAT THE EARTH CHARTER IS NOW AVAILABLE IN IRISH / AN GAEILGE, and the childrens’ Little Earth Charter, translations by painter and Gaeilgeoir Phoebe Cope
Kilkenny Arts Office is delighted to announce that they are offering Kilkenny based artists and cultural professionals a Bursary Award to study with the Haumea Ecoversity in January 2023.
New Year 2023: EARTH CHARTER vision and values for a better world course. 7-Week Self-Paced Online Course from Haumea Ecoversity. Early bird booking discount until 31 December 2022.
Launched over a month ago, in this post I reflect on the social power of visualising our ecological emotions through artist Navine G. Knossos’ Kind Words Can Never Die wall murals, now on display for all visitors to the courtyard of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) for several years. This vibrant, vitalising colourfield behind the colonnade of IMMA’s courtyard also encircled and energised many of the events for IMMA’s inaugural Earth Rising – 3 day ecoart festival 21-23 October 2022, both visually and symbolically. I was delighted and honoured to mentor Navine in ecoliteracy before this ambitious commission.
I was excited this week to present at the Irish Art Council and Julies’ Bicycle EU Climate Action Policy Roundtable discussions by and for the Irish creative sector. In wide-ranging discussions about ‘Arts Council funding as a driver for climate action, capacity-building and support for the creative sector, for unlocking leadership and innovation’ and general conversations about what might policy for the sector might include – I was proud to share findings from Haumea Ecoversity Earth Charter learners work.