The Radical Renewable Art + Activism Fund (RRAAF) project was initiated in 2015 by Glasgow-based artist Ellie Harrison.
In the wake of continued cuts to public funding for the arts and as an ethical alternative to private / corporate sponsorship, RRAAF's aim is to use renewable energy as an alternative funding source for a grants scheme for socially- and politically-engaged art-activist projects.
From October - December 2015, with support from Beaconsfield in London, 10:10, the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow and Creative Carbon Scotland, RRAAF ran a series of public discussion events in collaboration with ArtCOP21 and The Only Way is Ethics and completed a successful 'phase 1' crowdfunding campaign.
Crowdfunding brought together a network of 156 people around the UK (now known as the 'RRAAF Founders') keen to help make the project happen and raised £2,500 (gross). Part of this money was used to commission Community Energy Scotland to write a Scoping Report, which was launched in Glasgow on 17 December 2015. The RRAAF Report (embedded above) and accompanying Resources document lay out a clear Project Route for developing RRAAF as it enters its next phase in 2016.
The RRAAF Founding Symposium will take place at the CCA in Glasgow on 23-24 July 2016. Please email to get involved: info@RRAAFund.org
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