The Climate Art Fellowship brings one artist together with partners, affiliated researchers, and community leaders to help us engage with local communities on climate impacts and solutions to help make informed decisions that will enhance their resilience to climate change impacts.
Dr. Nigella Hillgarth
As the 2019 Climate Art Fellow, Dr. Nigella Hillgarth spent the summer with the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) for their SeaSCAPE experiment. Dr. Hillgarth worked with CAICE researchers to explore the role of atmospheric chemistry and movement of microbes to tell the story of a changing climate and its impact on the earth and its inhabitants. The art created from this partnership will be utilized to help us better engage with local communities on climate impacts and solutions that can lead to informed decisions that enhance our resilience to climate change impacts.
Stay tuned for information about upcoming exhibitions!
This year’s fellowship is sponsored through a unique collaboration between the Climate Science Alliance and our partners at the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation and the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Our inaugural Climate Art Fellow was Audrey Carver, a long-time Affiliated Artist of the Climate Science Alliance. Audrey spent the summer of 2018 with the Alliance team and partners and toured our unique ecosystems to gain insight and inspiration for her assigned project — to translate the findings of the recently published report, "San Diego County Ecosystems: The Ecological Impacts of Climate Change on a Biodiversity Hotspot".
This Climate Art Fellowship was sponsored by the Alliance's partner, the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.