Creative Installations to Inspire Climate Change Action

As an official part of Climate Week NYC, Human Impacts Institute’s Third Annual Ten Days of Climate Action brings together artists from all disciplines to install climate-inspired public works throughout New York City and in satellite cities around the U.S. and abroad. We welcome creative minds and artist collectives of all types: visual, installation, movement, spoken word, music, film, and more. Ten Days of Climate Action uses the creative process as a tool to inspire audiences to explore the consequences of their actions, think critically about pressing issues, and to make the environment personal. These events are an opportunity to creatively engage audiences in positive action around the challenges posed by climate change.

Call to Artists:  Ten Days of Climate Action 2013
Developed by:  The Human Impacts Institute (HII); Brooklyn, NYC
Event Dates:  September 20-29, 2013
Cash Prizes:  First place: $500  •  Second place: $300  •  Third Place: $200
Submissions:  Send by email to

Deadline: 10am, Wednesday, July 24 (fee: $20)

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One of 2012’s performances:

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Open Skeye Collective brings their innovative energy to the Human Impacts Institute’s Ten Days of Climate Action with an interactive multi-disciplinary performance piece on oil addiction and climate.  As dancers perform to live music, covered in oil-like substance, viewers will be invited to purify the dancers.  With this piece, Open Skeye confronts oil addiction and ignorance or complacency around the grave effects of pollution.  As viewers willingly make the choice to purify dancers, the piece calls to question our sense of personal responsibility and the consequences of our actions.