Initiated by Harrison in 2015, the Radical Renewable Art + Activism Fund (RRAAF) aims to be a new and autonomous funding scheme, which will use renewable energy to offer ‘no strings attached’ grants for art-activist projects in the UK.
In the wake of continued cuts to public funding for the arts and as an ethical alternative to private / corporate sponsorship, RRAAF aims to use renewable energy as an alternative funding source for a grants scheme for socially- and politically-engaged art-activist projects.
From October – December 2015, with support from Beaconsfield in London, 10:10, the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow and Creative Carbon Scotland, RRAAF ran a series of public discussion events in collaboration with ArtCOP21 and The Only Way is Ethics and completed a successful ‘phase 1’ crowdfunding campaign.
Crowdfunding brought together a network of 156 people around the UK (now known as the ‘RRAAF Founders‘) keen to help make the project happen and raised £2,500 (gross). Part of this money was used to commission Community Energy Scotland to write a Scoping Report, which was launched in Glasgow on 17 December 2015. The RRAAF Report and accompanying RRAAF Resources document describe the Project Route for developing the next phase of RRAAF, including convening the RRAAF Founding Symposium – a two-day event open to ‘RRAAF Founders’ and members of the public – which took place at the CCA in Glasgow on 23-24 July 2016.
Please email to get involved: info@RRAAFund.org