Introduction to Ecoliteracy for creative & cultural professionals: hosted by Mayo County Council Arts Services

If you are a creative or cultural professional based in County Mayo, Ireland join us for a lunchtime talk on why ecoliteracy is essential for creative practice and the Irish creative sector, with Cathy Fitzgerald and special guests, Jazz composer/musician Carole Nelson and poet, writer filmmaker Grace Wells.

Fri, 26 August 2022

12:30 – 14:00 IST online

FREE: REGISTER HERE AT EVENTBRITE

Haumea Ecoversity proposes UNESCO-endorsed Earth Charter values and vision framework for Irish Arts Council Climate Action Policy

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.

‘Kind Words Can Never Die’: Navine G. Kahn-Dossos at IMMA, mentored by Cathy Fitzgerald, Haumea Ecoversity

I was delighted recently to be contacted by visual artist Navine Kahn-Dossos who works between the UK and Athens and who lives in Greece. Navine had heard of my Haumea Ecoversity ecoliteracy training for professional creatives in Glenn Albrecht’s book Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World (2019), and wondered if I could offer her some online mentoring sessions.

Navine contacted me as she has undertaken an exciting and important commission for the Irish Museum of Modern Art which has an important ecological perspective.

Learning from The Hollywood Forest Story in the new ‘EcoArt in Action’ book by the international EcoArt Network 2022

Fantastic to have this amazing book to hand, and many congratulations to the editors and contributors. Wonderful to know my Hollywood Forest Story is in it too – the trees … Continue reading Learning from The Hollywood Forest Story in the new ‘EcoArt in Action’ book by the international EcoArt Network 2022

Irish Earth Writings book wins award: includes Cathy Fitzgerald’s Hollywood Forest Story

Big congratulations and thanks to Prof Karen Till, Dr Nessa Cronin and Prof Gerry Kearns for inviting me and 3 other Irish-based ecosocial artists to be part of the inaugural … Continue reading Irish Earth Writings book wins award: includes Cathy Fitzgerald’s Hollywood Forest Story

Cathy Fitzgerald’s ‘Hollywood Forest Story’ showcased in international Library of Creative Sustainability

‘When a system is far from equilibrium, small islands of coherence have the capacity to shift the entire system’ – Ilya Prigogine I’m delighted to share that The Hollywood Forest Story, … Continue reading Cathy Fitzgerald’s ‘Hollywood Forest Story’ showcased in international Library of Creative Sustainability

Cathy Fitzgerald of Haumea Ecoversity nominated to raise Earth Charter awareness across Ireland

‘”Turning Conscience into Action!” – Earth Charter Secretariat. Earth Charter International holds the UNESCO Chair for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) The Earth Charter is a document with sixteen principles … Continue reading Cathy Fitzgerald of Haumea Ecoversity nominated to raise Earth Charter awareness across Ireland

Sharing at the Royal College of Art UK why ecoliteracy is crucial for creative practice, design and the cultural sector

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be asked to give a keynote lecture for the Doctoral Training Intensive Programme at the Royal College of Art, London. It was … Continue reading Sharing at the Royal College of Art UK why ecoliteracy is crucial for creative practice, design and the cultural sector

Irish “Climate Change and the Arts: A Post-Cop26 Roundtable Discussion”

Webinar notice from the fabulous Nessa Cronin at NUI Galway. Please circulate widely! Unfortunately I will giving a UK guest lecture at this time but I encourage all working in … Continue reading Irish “Climate Change and the Arts: A Post-Cop26 Roundtable Discussion”

Gathering on Mt Leinster shines lights for Global Day of Action for System Change, not Climate Change

Organised by ecoartist-educator Cathy Fitzgerald and sculptor husband Martin Lyttle, the group came together to shine their lights out in solidarity with youth, Indigenous front-line and other social justice activists … Continue reading Gathering on Mt Leinster shines lights for Global Day of Action for System Change, not Climate Change

NEW Online Haumea Ecoversity course:  Embracing EcoSocial Values for Systems Change with the Earth Charter

An article on the newest Haumea Ecoversity 6-week online course on the Earth Charter by Cathy Fitzgerald, first written for the ClimateCultures network. My thanks to Mark Goldthorpe for the … Continue reading NEW Online Haumea Ecoversity course:  Embracing EcoSocial Values for Systems Change with the Earth Charter

Performers Break Cover for the Ecological Emergency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Performance is profound. Taking part as a performer or audience–we share a collective emergent experience that may affect our perspective long afterwards. Last Saturday, in the grounds of the Irish … Continue reading Performers Break Cover for the Ecological Emergency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art