About Broto

“How might Provincetown’s largest art gallery work with its largest science organization?”

The question was asked just days after momentous signing of the Paris Accord in December 2015 when most of the world agreed to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, a driver of human-accelerated climate change.

Now, we have Broto: Art, Science & Collaboration addressing climate change. A partnership of Center for Coastal Studies Provincetown and Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Broto is dedicated to fostering, cataloguing and showcasing “substantive, mutual, real-time and credible” art-science collaborations that are pointed at our climate change challenge.

“Merging the most diverse perspectives yields the richest synthesis of ideas. New urgency. New ideas. New boundaries.” – The Broto Credo

We’re creating the “rules of engagement” for co-created work by participating artists, scientists and others and leveraging their findings through our new platform and growing community.

  • We are a Conference: May 4-6, 2018 is our inaugural summit and will devote its entire weekend program to building and ratifying a Broto Collaboration Blueprint. This will be an exportable framework for collaboration that we hope will inspire creative exploration of the rich territory between art and science, while preserving the integrity of both. The first Broto conference is a brisk, three-day program of speakers, panels, workshops and social events.
  • We are a Community: Our site broto.eco is the home base for a growing community of artists and scientists – learning about collaboration, finding collaborators, sharing collaboration insights, and lauding the gains we have been able to catalyze. We’re learning, transparent and disciplined.
  • We are Collaboration: At our foundation, we are made up of art and science but Broto has become something more and different. This is a pioneering work in progress and our understanding of the nature of collaboration – not just the tantalizing potential of collaboration – is our primary driver.

“How might Provincetown’s largest art gallery work with its largest science organization?”

The question was asked just days after momentous signing of the Paris Accord in December 2015 when most of the world agreed to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, a driver of human-acclerated climate change.

Now, we have Broto: Art & Science Collaborations addressing climate change. A partnership of Center for Coastal Studies Provincetown and Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Broto is dedicated to fostering, cataloguing and showcasing “substantive, mutual, real-time and credible” art-science collaborations that are pointed at our climate change challenge.

“Merging the most diverse perspectives yields the richest synthesis of ideas. New urgency. New ideas. New boundaries.” – The Broto Credo

Broto.eco
Broto.eco

We’re creating the “rules of engagement” for co-created work by participating artists, scientists and others and leveraging their findings through our new platform and growing community.

  • We are a Conference: May 4-6, 2018 is our inaugural summit and will devote its entire weekend program to building and ratifying a Broto Collaboration Blueprint. This will be an exportable framework for collaboration that we hope will inspire creative exploration of the rich territory between art and science, while preserving the integrity of both. The first Broto conference is a brisk, three-day program of speakers, panels, workshops and social events.
  • We are a Community: Our site broto.eco is the home base for a growing community of artists and scientists – learning about collaboration, finding collaborators, sharing collaboration insights, and lauding the gains we have been able to catalyze. We’re learning, transparent and disciplined.
  • We are Collaboration: At our foundation, we are made up of art and science but Broto has become something more and different. This is a pioneering work in progress and our understanding of the nature of collaboration – not just the tantalizing potential of collaboration – is our primary driver.