Center for American Progress

: Cultural Advocacy: Connecting Art and Climate Change
Past Event

Cultural Advocacy: Connecting Art and Climate Change

7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

The goal of the CoolClimate Art Contest is to engage the artistic community in creating iconic images that address the impact of climate change and spur participation in the climate change debate. Artists were reached through national partnerships with nonprofit environmental and art organizations and a web platform (deviantArt) that reaches 13.8 million artists. Finalists were selected by the following judges:

• Jackson Browne (musician)
• Chevy & Jayni Chase (comedian and philanthropist)
• Mel Chin (artist)
• Dianna Cohen (artist)
• Philippe Cousteau (ecologist)
• Agnes Gund (art collector and advocate)
• Van Jones (environmental activist)
• David Ross (art expert)
• Carrie Mae Weems (artist)

At this special event for environmental and art leaders, the CoolClimate Art Contest winners will be announced in conjunction with a lively discussion about how the arts are a vibrant tool for social change and how the winning CoolClimate Art images can help advance public awareness about climate change.

The winners were selected by public voting on the Huffington Post.

Featured Speakers:
Danny Goldberg, President of Gold Village Entertainment; author, How the Left Lost Teen Spirit and Bumping into Geniuses
Van Jones, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Shannon Moore, artist
Donald Russell, Executive Director, Provisions Library

Moderated by:
Anna Soellner, Vice President for Communications, Center for American Progress