Dissonance Act 2 by Fossil Free Culture. Photography by Masha Ru.

Fossil Free Culture is a collective of artists, activists, researchers and critics working at the intersection of art and climate activism. Their goal is to confront oil and gas sponsorship of public cultural institutions in the Netherlands. They are committed to eroding the fossil fuel industry’s public image and their social license to operate.

Through disobedient performances and interventions in institutions that accept such sponsorship, they expose the ecological and social devastation that the fossil fuel industry inflicts on the planet, and lay bare the way these cultural institutions actively sanitise the reputation of companies like Royal Dutch Shell. They also organise trainings, give workshops, lectures, throw memorable parties, make soup with and for the community and have set up a Disobedient Art School.

Fossil Free Culture is supported by generous donations and grants from Mama Cash, Stichting DOEN/VriendenLoterij Fonds, Urgent Action Fund, Guerilla Foundation, Patagonia/Tides Foundation and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.