400 Parts Per Million
In November 2021, we are producing a digital festival of ecological citizenship. It is timed to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. And we want young women from the Liverpool City Region to be the artists and activists that bring it to life.
On November 12, 2015, our planet's CO2 levels hit 400 parts per million for the first time in 3 million years.
What were you doing when it happened?
And more importantly: what are you going to do about it now?
This is a four-month-project, combining science, the environment, activism, and the arts. It will take place entirely online.
Five weekly workshops with leading local, national and international environmental activists and scientists
Five weekly workshops with Theatre in the Rough's team of directors, playwrights, performers and designers
The creation of a weekly podcast
Creative support, and equipment, to make your own original artistic output (such as short film, music, text, artwork, anything...)
Your work will then form a four-day, online festival of ecological citizenship in November
You will finally receive support and advice on the next steps in your artistic and activistic journey
Who's It For?
We want to empower young women to be the artistic and ecological leaders we need.
Because women are under-represented in both of these spheres: comprising just 24% of the core STEM workforce, or just 35% of new playwrights, for example.
Yet women are the most likely to be affected by climate change. And it's diversity that makes both science better and culture stronger.
We would also be pleased to hear from young women (inclusive of trans women) who consider themselves:
to have a disability
to be from a working class background
Again, these are all areas of under-representation in both STEM and the arts.
When Do You Need to Try to be Available?
Science workshops are planned to take place via Zoom every Monday, from 6-8pm, for five weeks, from the week commencing 2 August 2021.
Arts workshops are planned to take place via Zoom every Wednesday, from 6-8pm, for five weeks, from the week commencing 2 August 2021.
Don't be put off applying if you have availability issues. You can tell us about them on the application form.
We will be producing weekly podcasts, which you'll be able to lead or participate in when you can (we'll send you some recording equipment if you need it!)
You'll be developing your ideas for creative outputs in your own time throughout September.
We'll be helping you to make and produce the final products throughout October.
The final online festival of your work will take place between 9-12 November.
What Do You Need to do to Apply?
To apply for this project, you need to:
Be female (inclusive of trans women)
Be aged 15-25
Live in the Liverpool City Region
Want to make the world a better place
Please complete an online application form by clicking on the link below.
The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Friday 23 July 2021.
This opportunity is for young women (inclusive of trans women), aged 15-25, who live in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, Knowsley, St Helens, Halton)