The Offer

Our regular online events series is a space to gather, question, share, and support each other in a cultural response to the climate and ecological emergency.

The Offer started in lockdown; the series continues to grow as a valuable and vibrant online forum and platform for knowledge exchange and creativity. Browse a round-up of past events and watch footage in our YouTube playlist.

Offer programme for 2024!

Monday 15th April at 9am – 10.30am BST: Signs of the Underground – part of Nature Of Cities Festival 2024

For a free festival ticket to attend, please contact Birmingham Hub coordinator Jaime at

Join declarers from our Birmingham hub who will be hosting a gathering of artists and scientists to explore 3 areas of subterranean city tendrils:
 1 – The latest scientific research on the underground mycorrhizal network (that connects the roots of a plant with fungi), Biophilia (love of nature), and deep time.
 2 – Linking these hidden pathways with what is underfoot in cities and towns, (pollution, pipes. cables, water)
 3 – Connecting nature with ethnomycology, underground grassroots movements and marginalized communities.

Hear from speakers:

Baiba Prūse is a research associate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Athena Institute (the Netherlands). Baiba’s work is linked to local ecological knowledge regarding wild plant uses, and citizen engagement in environmental change observation and she is strongly supporting the research strategy of transdisciplinarity and collaborative work with artists.

Justin Stewart is a data scientist at the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN) and at Vrije Universetiet Amsterdam. His focus is on machine learning algorithms of global maps of mycorrhizal fungal diversity.

Christopher Elmerick is director and cultural curator at Greenhill gallery kulturschoepfer, Berlin. Kulturschöpfer e.V. is a non-profit association that has been concentrating since 2013 on bringing together the fields of art, business and social affairs in one space. 

Jaime Jackson is a biophilic visual artist with a practice grounded in developing our understanding that we are nature through collaborative practice, relational engagement, and digital and visual art. He is a coordinator at Culture Declares Emergency and an associate artist for Climate Museum UK. He is also the Artist director for the visual artist project organisation Salt Road and New Leaf Sustainability Ltd.

This online CDE offer is in partnership with The Nature of Cities Festival. CDE declarers can get free access to this talk and the online festival programme.

Register by emailing Jaime before 16th March for Free Access!

A Special The Offer from down under DATE TBC

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Image: Judy Holding, Goldfields II (2023), Watercolour on Paper, 72 cm x 197 cm framed.
Courtesy of Alcaston Gallery.

Presented by one of CDE’s international hubs, the Cultural Gardeners – Australian Cultural Alliance for Climate Justice, working with Climarte, this online event will present artists from the recent exhibition Creative Constellations – Atlas of Radical Hope that took place in Naarm (Melbourne) in February. 
Meet Iona Julian Walters and her home-crafted boat, built to explore the hidden waterways in Melbourne and the predictions for sea level rise.

It is hosted by cultural gardener and weed puller Pippa Bailey and features special guest the thick-skinned peroxide star in her own coalmine – Coral Bleach, from billionaires United Mining Services (BUMS). Coral fervently believes that carbon barons should be able to cover every inch of Australia with quarries, gas terminals, and pipelines for short-term profits.

Turn up the Aussie heat, come to laugh, cry, and grab some tools to accelerate your climate action. This is for anyone needing a blast of summer optimism with doses of radical Hope. 

In the context of the Climate Emergency, Creative Constellations: Atlas of Radical Hope makes visible locally focused creative work that intersects climate, culture and community in ways that boldly envision a fair, socially and ecologically sustainable future based on respect and reciprocity.

This dynamic project presents work reflecting the power of art to inform, engage and mobilise people to effectively address the extractive ‘business as usual’ culture at the heart of the Climate Emergency, biodiversity and inequity crises.

A collaboration between CLIMARTE and the Cultural Gardeners, this project is made possible by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

The launching exhibition is held in association with the National Sustainability Festival, with support from the City of Melbourne and City of Yarra

All events are held online via Zoom – find a simple user guide here. A registration link is provided shortly before each event.

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Watch again

Watch recordings from a selection of past events in our Youtube playlist.

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