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.
Climate Action Policy - Consultation Summary Report
For the past six months, The Arts Council has been working with our partners Julie’s Bicycle EU to undertake an in-depth
consultation process with artists, arts organisations, arts workers and wider
stakeholders to inform the development of its Climate Action Policy. This
consultation process included an industry wide survey, internal and external
interviews and a roundtable event.
The consultation summary
report which includes key findings and conclusions is available here (in English). The Irish version is available
here. The results of the survey can be found here and a more easily readable version of
roundtable visual minutes here. We would like to thank everyone who
participated in the consultation process.