Creative Call: A Night of Climate, Science, Art, & Story

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. We will share updated event details as we have them.

Do you make art about science, climate, or the environment? Do you have science stories to share?

Submit your artwork to be showcased in a night of science art and story.

The Center for Ecosystem Science and Society and Native American Cultural Center at NAU are proud to host a community exhibition celebrating science-inspired art. A public reception and reading will be held in the Native American Cultural Center on Wednesday, March 25 5:30-8 PM. Artists have the option of displaying works at the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society facilities following the showcase.

All are invited to submit paintings, illustrations, photography, sculptures, fiber art, poetry, prose, and other art inspired by the natural world. Submitted works will be approved provided they encourage dialogue centered on science, climate, and the environment and are consistent with our values concerning diversity, inclusion, and community.

Submission guidelines

  • The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2020.
  • Submit a photo of your art or writing excerpt at
  • Artwork must be in “ready to install” condition for temporary display. Artists will be responsible for uninstalling and retrieving artwork at the end of the showcase.
  • Readings of written work will be limited to 5 minutes per submission.
  • By submitting, you are agreeing to attend the showcase on Wednesday, March 25 from 5:30-8 PM.
  • Venue and host will not be responsible for lost or damaged artwork.
  • Artists will retain all rights to submitted works.

About the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society

In collaboration with the McAllister Program on Community, Culture, and the Environment at Northern Arizona University, the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society is working to build community and start new kinds of conversations about climate and science communication on the Colorado Plateau. We hope that by integrating science and art, featuring artwork that both inspires and is inspired by ecology and the environment, we can build on a dynamic conversation many of our communities are having about how to do, think about, and share our science in ways that better acknowledge the land we work on, and what it means for people.

For more information, contact McAllister Outreach Fellow Haley Dunleavy at