Scientists tell us the what (observable evidence of what’s happening or what’s coming). Artists can provide the so what (why is it important? what does it mean? why should we care?). Sustainablists provide the now what (what do we do and how do we move forward?)

Marda Kirn, Creative Climate Leadership USA, March, 2020

(episode 7 of 10 in Creative Climate Leadership USA Series)

Creative Climate Leadership USA  was developed by Julie’s Bicycle, an international  leader in arts, culture and climate change based in London (led by Alison Tickell) and brought together 25 arts and culture leaders from the US and Canada to Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona from March 8-14, 2020 thanks to a collaboration of EcoArts Connections, the University of Arizona and the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence  (CEUCE) based at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Marda Kirn is the founding director of EcoArts Connections (EAC), which works transdisciplinarily to inspire people of all ages to live more sustainably – environmentally, economically, socially/culturally, and personally.

Previous to EAC, Kirn was the founding director of the Colorado Dance Festival, a month-long event considered one of the top three dance festivals in the US during her 14-year tenure bringing artists to Colorado from across the country and the world.

Kirn has written for numerous publications and has been a speaker, panelist, and/or consultant for organizations in five continents. 

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Creative Climate Leadership USA  a été développé par Julie’s Bicycle, un leader international des arts, de la culture et du changement climatique basé à Londres (dirigé par Alison Tickell) et a rassemblé 25 leaders des arts et de la culture des États-Unis et du Canada à Biosphere 2 à Oracle, Arizona du 8 au 14 mars 2020 grâce à une collaboration entre EcoArts Connections, la University of Arizona et le Colorado European Union Center of Excellence  (CEUCE) basé à l’Université du Colorado-Boulder.

Marda Kirn est la directrice fondatrice d’EcoArts Connections (EAC), qui travaille de manière transdisciplinaire pour inciter les gens de tous âges à vivre de manière plus durable – sur le plan environnemental, économique, social/culturel et personnel.

Avant l’EAC, Marda Kirn était la directrice fondatrice du Colorado Dance Festival, un événement d’un mois considéré comme l’un des trois meilleurs festivals de danse aux États-Unis pendant les 14 années où elle a travaillé, qui a permis de faire venir des artistes du pays et du monde entier au Colorado.

Kirn a écrit pour de nombreuses publications et a été conférencière, panéliste et/ou consultante pour des organisations sur les cinq continents.

Published by Claude Schryer

Franco Ontarian sound and media artist, arts administrator, cultural worker, zen practionner, former manager and senior strategic advisor at Canada Council for the Arts (1999-2020)