climate crisis is unfolding rapidly and action at scale and speed is required
from all of us. The Arts Council has embarked on a new project to understand
what we can do to support the arts community to take action and get to grips
with climate action ourselves. We are delighted to announce that we are doing
this in partnership with Julie’s Bicycle EU, a team which brings a wealth of
experience from home and abroad – from Julie’s Bicycle’s experience with
international cultural policy-making and 10 years as partner for Arts Council
England’s environmental programme, to the pioneering work of Native Events and
the Green Arts Initiative in Ireland to bring sustainable practices to Irish
events and green Irish arts venues.
The Arts Council’s Climate Action Policy and Implementation plan
is being developed in consultation with Arts Council staff, artists, arts
organisations, and other key stakeholders. As part of this consultation
process we are undertaking a survey of the arts sector – artists, arts organisations
and independent arts workers - and would greatly value your input. The survey
should take no more than 20 minutes and is available here. It closes June 10th.