PHONE CALL TO THE WORLD is one of 17 global projects commissioned by the British Council that explores climate change and environmental crises through art, science and digital technology.
Groups of young people from three continents are engaging with climate change issues that impact them at a local level, coming together to consider the wider global climate challenge. Using the simple holding framework of Phone Call to the World, young people from across Scotland, South Africa, Palestine, England and India are creating digital performance work that will inform, question, confront and make demands of its many audiences to make a difference to one of the most pressing issues of our time.
Phone Call to the World launched with a website and accompanying interactive media map on Earth Day – 22 April 2021.
To find out more about the project's intentions and its partners, and to connect with the media map, please visit the website using the link below:
Al-Harah Theater is a Not-for-Profit Cultural Organisation based in Beit-Jala in Palestine, established in 2005. Al-Harah Theater has been committed to building and maintaining a civil society that emphasises human rights, democracy and freedom of expression through working directly with children, youth and older age groups. Through performances, festivals, training programmes and cultural projects, Al-Harah Theater has been able to engage the local community in Palestine, reaching out to marginalised areas and gazing towards international communities in different countries – building partnerships to develop its own work and the performing arts sector in Palestine.
ARROWSA (Art a Resource for Reconciliation Over the World South Africa) is a registered voluntary non-profit organisation (Reg 088-058 NPO) based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ARROWSA focuses on sustainable arts, culture and heritage projects/programmes, performances and events that engage youth in face-to-face or online engagement. These projects, performances and events take place locally, nationally, Africa-wide, and internationally. They make use of arts, culture and heritage for personal and social change. ARROWSA ensures sustainable growth and quality in the programmes and projects by engaging in participatory, action-based research conducted within the organisation or in partnership with tertiary institutions.
Explorathon is Scotland’s participation in European Researchers’ Night, Europe’s largest public engagement with research event. A consortium of Scottish Universities coordinate an exciting programme of events bringing research to life across Scotland and showcasing research and researchers to a range of audiences.
Gorse Hill Studios Creative Community (GHSCC) is an ambitious and creative youth charity, who believe that all young people must have the right social, emotional and educational investment in their future. It works with young people by engaging them through the arts, music and alternative arts accreditations, encouraging them to value themselves by taking an active role in their learning and education. GHSCC support them with building achievable aspirational pathways for their futures.
South Roots International (SRI) is a nonprofit company working in previously marginalised communities of the Western Cape in South Africa. They address social injustices of the past and use cultural performing arts for social transformation and reconciliation.
Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) is an inclusive non-profit organisation with decades of experience and a track record of transforming the lives of millions of children, particularly those of girls and young women. SHEF’s interventions focus on community engagement and norm change, influencing government systems to be more equitable and running a network of model schools and outreach programs in rural and urban India. Our uniqueness and merit lie in our egalitarian inclusiveness and our holistic, social justice-focused approach to directly address the patriarchal system in India.
Link4life manages two theatres, a museum, gallery and collections, archives, local studies library, festivals, Education and Outreach and Arts Development. It convenes the Local Cultural Education Partnership, manages GMArts, and leads on the Arts Council’s strategy ‘Let’s Create’ for the borough, linking to economic agendas, tourism and heritage. Touchstones – Rochdale Art Gallery & Museum was reopened in 2002 after a restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Rochdale Borough Council. It is a primary cultural venue serving the borough and includes an art gallery, local studies centre, museum and education space. Touchstones currently works with 96% of local schools and runs targeted activity for young people in partnership with the youth service and local agencies. Touchstones is home to the Rochdale Indra group.