In the wake of continued cuts to public funding and as an ethical alternative to private / corporate sponsorship, the Radical Renewable Art + Activism Fund (RRAAF) aims to use renewable energy as an alternative funding source for a grants scheme for popular education and creative action which investigates, exposes and challenges the root causes of social, environmental and economic injustice, and helps make visible the hidden links between energy / power / wealth in our society.
In autumn 2016, with support from Co-operative Development Scotland, RRAAF constituted as a Community Benefit Society (BenCom) – a form of co-operative which ensures proceeds from the sale of our energy are only used to benefit the local and wider community.
The RRAAF team currently includes: artist and activist Ellie Harrison (chair), Jim Lee from our partner Energy4All, Calum Watkins and Benjamin Frazer from Strathclyde University, curator Cecilia Wee and community activist Jain McIntyre, alongside Marna Houlsby, Annette Heslop and Stephanie Tyson from Energy4All.
We are currently looking for a site in/around Glasgow on which to develop an ambitious renewable energy project and to begin our two-year public engagement programme in 2018 – 2019.
Please email to get involved: info@RRAAFund.org