About Cape Farewell Foundation
Cape Farewell Foundation (CFF) is a North American charity that promotes a cultural response to climate change. By connecting people with climate science through a human-scale vision of the future offered by artists, the organization fosters human and planetary resilience by facilitating new ways for creativity, science, technology and business to work together.
CFF serves North America, building on the successful vision of its parent organization, Cape Farewell (UK/Global), which has led eight expeditions to the Arctic and one to the Andes, curated and toured several large-scale exhibitions nationally and internationally, produced two feature-length documentaries and two books about the work of its artists and scientists. CFF comprises a small Toronto-based team which is at the centre of the North American program of activity, including staff, board of directors, partner organizations, and funders.
The Cape Farewell vision is grounded in establishing long-term collaborations with international artists, organizations, and scientists. Past artistic collaborators include Leslie Feist, Ian McEwan, KT Tunstall, Yann Martell and Antony Gormley; UK organizational partnerships include the National Oceanography Centre, University of the Arts, the Tate, Crafts Council, Eden Project, Arts Council England, and the South Bank Centre, and international scientists have involved such high-profile scientists as Drs. Simon Boxall, Valborg Byfield, Carol Cotterill, Deborah Iglesias-Rodriguez, Joy Guillemot and Tom Wakeford.
CFF extends the mandate of its parent organization into North America. CFF sees culture as a catalyst in promoting a behaviour shift towards sustainability, resilience, and technological innovation. With climate science at the core of its activity, CFF explores and communicates a narrative in which human culture can provide leadership and inspiration on how humanity can live and flourish within its ecological means.
The Cape Farewell Foundation in Canada announced details today of a unique, visionary and powerful four-month cultural engagement on one of the most pressing is....
Watch on the Canadian TV channel tvo The Agenda with Steve Paikin: David Buckland: Culture and Climate Change; an interview.
Cynthia Hopkins musical perfromance, 'This Clement World', is showing in New York, Feb 2013.
Cape Farewell Foundation and Pattison Onestop are proud to present Ship of Fools: Artists and Climate Change, a multi-site urban screens project addressing the ....
Tickets are on sale now for The Dew Line Concert: Climate is Culture. Cape Farewell North America makes its public debut on Thursday 10th November at Koerner Ha....
Follow the exciting series of lectures and events around U-n-f-o-l-d either live or via podcast.
Continuing it's tour in the US Cape Farewell's exquisite new exhibition heads to New York to Parsons The New School of Design, accompanied by an exciting progra....
Amy Balkin 2007
"As political and cultural awareness of climate change grows, the reading, meaning and value of the Cape Farewell voyages will also develop. I hope to return from the trip with an enhanced understanding of the Arctic as a system, and with an increased ability to speak about the impacts of climate change."