Our Mission

The Arctic Cycle uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from earth and social scientists, and actively seek community and educational partners.

Our Initiatives

The Plays

The Arctic Cycle will support the writing, development, and production of eight plays by playwright Chantal Bilodeau that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight Arctic states. Each play is written after extensive research, visits to the areas, and consultations with scientists and local communities.

Artists & Climate Change

Through the publication of essays, interviews, and editorials, the blog and international network Artists & Climate Change creates community and promotes the inclusion of the arts in the global climate change conversation. Since its launch in  2013, A&CC has become an educational resource for art, environment, and social change classes.

Climate Change Theatre Action

A biennial initiative, Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a series of worldwide readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP meetings). CCTA seeks to foster non-partisan local and global conversations about climate change and encourage people to take action within their community.

The Incubator

The Incubator is 5-day intensive workshop for artists, activists, scientists, and educators interested in engaging, or furthering their engagement with, climate change through the arts. Limited to 20 participants, it provides a space for focused reflection, exchange of ideas, learning from other fields, and expanding possibilities beyond traditional forms and venues.