Arts for Social Change


The Cow and Calf Rocks Ilkley by Visit Bradford


Source of The Wharfe, Dylan Bolles CC BY-NC-SA

EcoGPX™ Open Call for collaborators

Paid & Voluntary Opportunities

Wanted 24 - 28 November: Artists, makers, practitioners, community leaders, naturalists, historians, storytellers, ecologists etc.

EcoGPX™ is a new app being developed by the Intercultural Roots 'arts for health & social change' charity that will allow people to freely access an online gallery of engaging media filmed, recorded and photographed at particular places of interest in Ilkley. It will encourage people to visit those locations to be guided by and interact with unique media and scores that artists, ecologists, musicians, historians and story-tellers will present. Anyone who wishes to record and leave their own inspired response using their smartphone will also be able to do so.

The Ilkley prototype of the app, funded by Innovate UK and planned to be ready in January 2024, isn't just about entertainment or eco-tourism. It's a way to bridge art, nature, heritage and community. Local community groups such as the Ilkley Clean River Group or Friends of Ilkley Moor for example, will be able to use it to educate people about the challenges Ilkley faces and how local people can get involved in improving the environment. This could include information about helping to reduce the amount of raw sewage going into the river, how to get involved in litter picking initiatives or in educating dog walkers about keeping their dogs on a leash up on the moors to protect nesting birds. It'll certainly encourage more people to get outdoors in healthy ways to creatively engage with the amazing heritage that Ilkley offers, or to join our local community groups.

Following on from our initial filming and documenting in September, there's a further opportunity 24 - 28 November '23 for practitioners (including minoritised ethnic groups and / or disabled) who are local or connected to Ilkley or West Yorkshire to get involved in creating and filming content and creating collaborative scores for the online gallery.

If you are interested in paid or voluntary involvement the deadline is the 14th November.

Applications are invited via this Google form link:

Funded by an Innovate UK Creative Catalyst Award

Open Call for Regional Partners - UK & International

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Embark on a transformative journey with EcoGPX™! 🌍 We invite communities from across the UK and around the globe to join us in weaving a tapestry of art, culture, and ecological wisdom. Whether you're nestled in a bustling city, a charming town, or a picturesque rural area, EcoGPX™ brings a cascade of opportunities to enliven local arts, heritage, and business landscapes. By fostering an intimate, artistically enriched connection with your unique environment, our smart app aims to bolster local artists, creators, and communities while nurturing a flourishing sense of eco-awareness. Curious to cultivate this vibrant ecosystem in your locale? Reach out to us at, and let’s sow the seeds for a flourishing partnership! 🌿🎨

Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley by TJ Blackwell (CC)

Press Release: Embrace a Revolutionary Journey with EcoGPX™ in Ilkley, Yorkshire!

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Immerse yourself in a captivating convergence of art, nature, and community with EcoGPX™! Pioneered by the charitable collective, Intercultural Roots, this groundbreaking smartphone app invites the vibrant spirits of Ilkley and surrounding communities to contribute to a blossoming online gallery of creativity and ecological mindfulness, set to unveil its prototype in January 2024.

EcoGPX™ aspires beyond the realms of mere entertainment or eco-tourism; it’s a canvas where local artists, ecologists, musicians, historians, and storytellers infuse places of interest in Ilkley with a dynamic tapestry of engaging media. Encouraging a harmonious flow of visitation and interactive engagement, the app offers a unique avenue for community members to echo their inspired responses and narratives, amplifying the essence of Ilkley’s enchanting heritage.

Join us between the 24th and 28th of November 2023, as we weave threads of knowledge, creativity, and ecological wisdom. We are especially keen to embrace contributions from diverse minoritised ethnic groups, opening doors to both paid and voluntary involvements.

EcoGPX™ extends an inspiring platform for local groups like the Ilkley Clean River Group and Friends of Ilkley Moor, promoting impactful educational pathways on contemporary challenges and proactive community participation. Through the app, explore enriching avenues to engage in sustainable practices, foster a nurturing environment, and celebrate the flourishing tapestry of Ilkley’s remarkable heritage.

Eager to contribute to this transformative journey? Apply by the 14th of November, and blossom with us in redefining our relationship with nature and community. Apply here: or explore more at 🌿🎨🌍

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Intercultural Roots is a partnership of two charities each registered with the Charity Commission in the UK to operate worldwide. Intercultural Roots for Public Health (Registered Charity No. 1179885). Intercultural Roots for Traditional Embodied Arts (Registered Charity No. 1146653).

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