Published On: 9 June 2023|2.4 min read|

Mark your calendars for an exciting event taking place from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June 2023 at The PlayTrail. The Artitude Climate Festival is a free, community-led celebration that aims to inspire and engage attendees in the realms of art, climate action, and the circular economy. With an impressive lineup of partners and collaborators, this event promises to be a transformative experience for all involved.

Showcasing Creative Solutions to the Climate Emergency:

The Artitude Climate Festival serves as a platform to highlight creative, community-led responses to the pressing issue of the climate emergency. By collaborating with organisations such as The Gathering, Zero Waste North West (ZWNW), Northern Ireland Resources Network (NIRN), Environmental Justice Network Ireland (EJNI), and Making Relatives – a group of water and land protectors from Lakota Nation, US – the festival brings together diverse perspectives and expertise to address the challenges we face.

Originating from The Playhouse’s Artitude:

A Climate, Culture, and Circularity project, the festival represents a pivotal component of a unique and transformational program. Through the power of art and creative practice, this initiative aims to engage communities in the DCSDC area in exploring climate action and the circular economy. The ultimate goal is to inspire positive behavioural change among individuals and communities.

Collaborative Efforts:

The Playhouse collaborates with several esteemed partners to coordinate and deliver an 18-month program leading up to the festival. Zero Waste North West, Northern Ireland Resources Network, Queens University Belfast, Derry City and Strabane District Council are instrumental in utilising the arts as a means of fostering engagement and understanding. Together, these organizations contribute their expertise to create a powerful platform for change.

The Power of Funding:

The Artitude Climate Festival and the accompanying program are made possible through the generous support of The National Lottery Community Fund. This funding enables the festival to provide a free, accessible experience for all attendees, fostering inclusivity and community participation.

Full Program of Events:

To explore the diverse range of events and activities at the Artitude Climate Festival, be sure to click on the link below.. The full program showcases an array of immersive experiences, thought-provoking discussions, interactive installations, and captivating performances. There is something for everyone, whether you’re an art enthusiast, a climate advocate, or simply curious about the circular economy. Click here to access the full program.

The Artitude Climate Festival invites you to join a three-day celebration of art, climate action, and the circular economy. With an emphasis on community-led responses and creative engagement, this event promises to inspire and empower attendees to make a positive impact. By leveraging the arts as a catalyst for change, The Playhouse, along with its partners, aims to create a more sustainable and resilient future. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative experience. Mark your calendars and prepare to immerse yourself in the power of art and collective action.