Exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology

The British Council brings 17 Creative Commissions exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology.

The 17 Commissions are part of our global platform The Climate Connection, and were funded by us. They are being developed by individuals and organisations in the UK working with partners in 33 countries.  

The aspiration for these commissions is to stimulate global conversations about climate change and to inspire transformational change.

Creative Commissions unite people around the world to meet the climate challenge through arts, education and the English language. The projects are cross-disciplinary, bringing together communities, artists, technologists, city planners, engineers, thought leaders, activists, scientists and others. It actively involves young people and groups and communities who are underrepresented in climate change discussions. 

The 17 commissions receive a total share of between £750,000 - £850,000 and are developed between March and November 2021. Throughout the year, the selected projects share their outcomes through a range of digital approaches – from web-based digital storytelling, digital comics, animation to virtual reality experiences. 

Taking place during the United Nations climate conference, COP26, it’s about sharing ideas and taking positive action together. We are showcasing some of the projects at and during COP26 in Glasgow this November. Find more information about the featured projects below!