Rachel Whiteread's Embankment in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

What does Culture have to do with Climate Change? Everything.

Rachel Whiteread's Embankment in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Photograph: Sjoerd ten Kate: sjoerdtenkate.com.

Who We Are

Cape Farewell was started in 2001 by artist David Buckland. Over the last decade we have worked with hundreds of artists, designers, film makers, writers and other creatives around the globe. We are a partner organisation informed by climate scientists, economists and social innovators to imagine a dynamic, sustainable and creative future. Our London office heads our pioneering international programme, while our Toronto based Foundation runs a truly innovative programme in North America.
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What We Do

Cape Farewell changes the way we think about climate change

How we measure our impact

  • Delivering internationally recognized high quality artwork
  • Assess the multiplier effect - how much media attention is generated.
  • Internet recognition; web site stats and increase of social media activity.
  • Quantify direct public engagement and the quality of that interaction through evaluations and tracking of audience numbers.
  • Reaching targeted demographics through tailor-made programmes and strong strategic partnerships.
  • Leadership - Cape Farewell is an internationally emulated model of best practice.
  • Publish papers / peer reviewed and subject of (academic) research worldwide.
  • Making social and natural (climate) science accessible and exciting to the wider public.
  • Creativity - we highly value creativity as a driver of cultural change.
  • Fun as a measure of success. Negativity is counterproductive.