Songwriters 4 Climate Action is a project intended to bring together community-based performers through a series of workshops and activities; to help support and inspire them to develop songs / art that highlight the challenges and hopes for climate action.
Our aim is to work towards live performances and record songs / creative content (to a professional standard) that we can share on multiple platforms to help spread awareness and positivity around this kaupapa. Through this process we hope to build a supportive arts community and learn a thing or two along the way.
On the 18th October, Holding Space will host practitioners from Aaiotanga Community Space to:
- Talk about regenerative practices, including 'What is regeneration' with special guest speaker Ecologist: Chris Ferkins
- Have an open discussion around 'how music and art can make a difference’
- Talk about some local artwork by Chris Dews and 'What is our vision of a thriving regenerative Tāmaki Makaurau?’
A preview of some songs by the Songwriters4ClimateAction group will be shared throughout the workshop.
Holding Space Aotearoa is a Community Arts Trust with a focus on events, workshops, open mics and community engagement; creating opportunities & content for local artists in Tāmaki Makaurau.
We have another workshop taking place as part of Auckland Climate Festival on Wednesday 27 October focused on developing creative content. See here for more details. For more details on workshops and other events across Tāmaki Makaurau, visit www.holdingspaceaotearoa.org
Aaiotanga Community Space (Emily Place CBD) provide a peaceful city sanctuary promoting creative community, healthy urban ecology, just-relationships and a welcoming neighbourhood where we can all connect and establish our belonging. Run by Aaiotanga Peace Place Trust www.acommunity.nz
Parts of this project have been supported by Waitematā Low Carbon Network, Waitematā Local Board, Puketāpapa Low Carbon Network, Puketāpapa Local Board and Grey Lynn 2030.
Image: Art work by Chris Dews Taxman's Terrace Exhibition | www.chrisdewsy.com @dewsyart