We hope to innovate and vision the sustainable future we want by working with the arts, co-creating with science and other sectors – like business, think tanks, iwi, government and communities. We aim to work with creative practitioners who have a commitment and passion for caring for our environment and shaping the world we want to live in. We also aim to partner with organisations that embrace and showcase our programmes and help to bring the work of creative practitioners to communities.
Our goal is to work with all forms and scales of art in traditional and non-traditional spaces: from ancestral voices to the very modern, and from musicians, writers, poets, choreographers and sculptors across the visual, digital and performing arts.
We use evidence based research and aim to share useful science and development resources on our website for people to use and take action. We hope to generate applied research to interrogate our thinking about climate change – and to share this knowledge across the Track Zero Programme.
Track Zero know we’re not the only ones passionate about inspiring climate action through artistic expression in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. That’s why, besides showing images of our own Track Zero Programme as we get going, we also hope to celebrate what creative practitioners are doing across Aotearoa New Zealand, eventually showing their work on our website. If you’re an artist dedicating part of your practice to an aspect of climate change and sustainability, tell us about your work and events you have coming up. Tell us how you think the arts can take the lead on climate change. We welcome your ideas.
We recognise the arts create valuable spaces to respectfully learn from all cultures, such as Tangata Whenua and the Maori concept of kaitiakitanga handed down over 2000 years through traditional art forms. We acknowledge the work of climate experts, creative practitioners, art producers, directors and curators, traditional voices and others who have informed, and will continue to inform, our knowledge and response to climate change.