What The Arts Have to Say About Climate Change

Chantal Bilodeau

There’s a movement afoot and it’s happening in the most unlikely places: in museums and concert venues, in theatres, libraries, fields, parks, and on the street. Artists are mobilizing to help us understand climate change in a way that science cannot: personally, emotionally, viscerally. Through images and stories and sounds, they're doing the hard work of making us care for something we'd rather ignore, and in the process, they might just be giving us the tools we need to create a just and sustainable future.

CHANTAL BILODEAU is a playwright and translator whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change. She is the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle – an organization created to support the writing, development and production of eight plays that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight Arctic states – and the founder of the blog and international network Artists & Climate Change. She is a co-organizer of Climate Change Theatre Action, a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP meetings.