VisionLA '15 Climate Action Arts Fest aims to stimulate a creative response to the climate crisis through arts engagement.

As ground zero of the automotive economy, Los Angeles has a unique contribution to make in devising better ways to live, and VisionLA Fest invites the L.A. arts community to get involved in this vitally important project. By engaging the international dialogue on climate change, imagining creative responses and building momentum for change, artists and storytellers have a crucial role to play in shaping a better future.

Our L.A.-based Festival has been timed to coincide with the U.N.’s 21st “Conference of the Parties” on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris, and the concurrent Art COP21, a Paris-wide arts festival expressing support for a strong international climate treaty and positive, sustainable change.

Events and projects submitted to the Festival must take place between Nov 30 – Dec 10, 2015 and may take place anywhere in the greater Los Angeles area. The work may range from installations and performances interacting with the public space to formal gallery shows; from theater and dance pieces to concerts, readings, films, street art, pop-up art– whatever the L.A. arts community dreams up.

The Festival and key partner 350 SoCal Climate Action will prepare educational and outreach materials to be presented at participating shows to grow public awareness and enthusiasm for a strong and timely response to global warming.

It’s time for the L.A. arts community to join in the international cultural conversation on the climate. What do our local artists have to say about this problem? Together we can transform the slow-motion crisis of climate change into an inspiring call to action, and a remarkable opportunity for positive change.


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