Sustainable Futures — Brandon Meeting

How can music orga­ni­za­tions respond to the cli­mate emer­gency and its social impacts?

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work (CNMN) and the Eck­hardt-Gram­maté Com­pe­ti­tion invite you to a con­ver­sa­tion envi­sion­ing Sus­tain­able Futures for music and sound artists and orga­ni­za­tions, arts work­ers and audiences.

Join us in a facil­i­tat­ed dis­cus­sion of ques­tions including:

  • How can music and sound orga­ni­za­tions sup­port artis­tic works and ini­tia­tives that both pro­mote greater aware­ness of cli­mate issues and engage in the author­ing of a health­i­er world?
  • How is lan­guage and pol­i­cy shift­ing to address the impact of cli­mate on music and sound prac­tice and presentation?
  • What tools and sup­port can arts orga­ni­za­tions like CNMN offer to sup­port the con­tin­ued rel­e­vance and via­bil­i­ty of our sector?What is rea­son­able or radical?
  • How can we as indi­vid­u­als and as a com­mu­ni­ty process and move through the  chal­leng­ing emo­tions that  trans­for­ma­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty may evoke: from (eco)grief, com­pla­cen­cy, com­plic­i­ty, to over­whelm and isolation. 
  • How do we ground our orga­ni­za­tions and our­selves in prac­ti­cal opti­mism, tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps towards a more sus­tain­able world?

Par­tic­i­pants will include pre­sen­ters, fund­ing orga­ni­za­tions, artists and researchers from and for a broad range of cre­ative music and sound prac­tices and audiences.


Lieu : Room 1–20 Queen Eliz­a­beth II Music Build­ing, 270 — 18th Street, Bran­don, Manitoba

Time : 11 am to 1 pm, Fri­day, April 21, 2023 — light lunch provided

If you are inter­est­ed in attend­ing this meet­ing, please email Ter­ri Hron.