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Dreaming of a Resilient Caribbean

An abridged conversation between Future Playground – Island Resiliency Team members: Caribbean-based Producer and Cultural Experts Giselle Carr and Christopher Coolness. In this dialogue, Giselle and Christopher reflect on everyday life in the Caribbean, particularly...

Broto’s Affinity Conference happens Dec. 5 and 12, 2020

To what degree is society estranged from nature? And, does that have implications for climate? Broto: Art-Climate-Science's newest conference is "Affinity" -- exploring the nature-society partnership. We're examining ways to reframe the Anthropocene to be about...

Symbiosis art exhibit is now live

We've started to integrate art exhibits into our conferences and the Broto: Affinity conference is no different. Symbiosis, curated by Melissa Fleming, seeks to document the main themes of the December 2020 conference. Can we reframe the Anthropocene to be about...

Virtual Broto May 16-17: Free

Broto: Art-Climate-Science 2020 is ONLINE and FREE! April 20, 2020 (Provincetown, MA): Broto: Art-Climate-Science, Provincetown’s unique and third annual climate change conference, will take place entirely online May 16 and...

Purely Provincetown vid: Broto 2019

Thank you to Provincetown Community Television for this 2-minute video on Broto's Year 2 conference May 17-18, 2019: Exploring how art might be a solution for planet-scale climate science....

Broto Year 2 is May 17/18

After a successful launch in 2018, Broto: Art, Science & Collaboration addressing climate change will host its second art-sci conference in Provincetown May 17-18, 2019.  Details, panelists and other program highlights are still developing, but we have a central...

Featured Speakers Announced!

Broto: Art, Science & Collaboration happens May 4-6 in Provincetown. And, we’re thrilled with our line up of speakers and presenters!

Art/Science mismatched on key assumptions: Poll

Artists and scientists may be mismatched in key assumptions about each other including their focus on process – which may be a clear area to negotiate as they engage in a collaboration partnership, according to new Broto poll.

General public misunderstands art/science: Poll

Mainstream audiences don’t get it – according to professional artists and professional scientists asked to assess the general public’s take on their work: Broto survey.

Creativity/Discovery drive art/science careers: Poll

“Creativity” and “Discovery” are most potent career drivers for both professional artists and scientists to do what they do, according to a new poll by Broto: Art, Science & Collaboration

Broto’s May Conference

An overview of Broto’s first conference program May 4-6, 2018 in Provincetown, MA to explore a framework for art-and-science collaborations.

The Burden of “Outcomes”

The process of substantive art-and-science collaborations is the benefit that innovates new ideas, questions and path toward outcomes.

Broto’s name: potential, life

In Portuguese – a vivid culture in Provincetown’s near 400 year history – Broto means sprout and captures both our sense of place and potential.

Defining Broto’s Idea of “Collaboration”

Broto was honored to participate in a panel discussion at the Nov. 1, 2017 Arts Foundation of Cape Cod event called Creative Exchange. The topic was "Artist as Part of the Team" and, as it turns out, that idea drills into the foundational heart of Broto: That the...