NAARCA, the Nordic Alliance of Artists’ Residencies on Climate Action, is a three-year project bringing together residencies from six countries to collaborate on research, residencies, commissions, institutional change and education around climate action. We are pleased today to announce the launch of NAARCA’s new website. Please visit this site for information on all the partner residencies and NAARCA’s innovative programme.

In addition to residency exchanges, art and writing commissions, and engagement workshops, NAARCA is delighted to announce its new  podcast series, Testing Grounds. As the climate crisis accelerates, how can residencies be testing grounds for new – and better – ways of living and working? This eight-episode series brings together artists, researchers and activists from across the Nordic region and Scotland to explore this question. The first episode will be released on Friday 27 January 2023, and monthly thereafter.

NAARCA, co-devised by Cove Park and Saari Residence (Finland), was launched in November 2021 and aims to build a long-term bridge between Scotland and the Nordic countries around the most pressing global issue of our time. The collaboration is founded upon the geological, climatological, historical, and linguistic similarities that unite both regions, and is the starting point for a permanent, expansive and holistic network of cooperation.