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Behind the Scenes: Ki Culture. Blog 2 – integrating sustainable thinking across Europe

Communications Specialist Darya Danesh talks to Heidi Wiley, Executive Director of the European Theatre Convention about shaping environmental thinking in the performing arts sector. The second of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Ki Culture, an international non-profit working to unite culture and sustainability.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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Video: Using ‘page weight’ to reduce your website’s carbon footprint

The amount and type of  content on your website directly impacts on your site’s carbon footprint. Kate Mroczkowski from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, explains how you can measure and reduce ‘page weight’ to keep your website leaner and greener.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Taking action on climate change – on stage, off stage and online

Recorded live at the Arts Marketing Association Conference in October 2021 digital agency Supercool and Unicorn Theatre explain how they’re working to become more environmentally sustainable. They also share lots of practical tips.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Audience travel and carbon offset

Caroline Aston, the Audience Insight Manager at Chichester Festival Theatre takes us through their work to reduce their carbon footprint and engage their audiences in the process.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Case studies

Report and webinar: Act Green national sector survey

A report by Indigo following their national sector survey, Act Green. The survey was designed to find out more about how audiences feel about the climate emergency and what role they think cultural organisations should play in tackling it. Sponsored by Point One.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Research

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Now, New and Next: Fundraising philanthropy and the environmental agenda

The Spring 2022 edition of Now, New and Next from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy explores fundraising philanthropy and the environmental agenda. Trends, statistics and expertise for arts, heritage and cultural fundraisers.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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An SME’s guide to reducing your carbon footprint and environmental impact

This comprehensive guide by Retail Merchant Services takes you through the key steps you need to take to reduce both your carbon footprint and your impact on the environment.

Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Sketchnote: Culture, climate and carbon footprints

The AMA commissioned Mandy Johnson, Sketchnotes UK to create sketchnotes for some of the key sessions in its 2021 Conference, Change for Good. This beautifully illustrated sketchnote draws out the key points from the panel discussion on culture, climate and carbon footprints.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

Sustainable web design: how to reduce your website’s carbon footprint

Creating, storing and consuming digital content is hugely resource intensive and consequently highly polluting. Caspian Turner, Head of Strategy, Substrakt talks us through how to reduce our website’s carbon footprint.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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HOME Manchester: Carbon Pioneers

HOME demonstrates environmental commitment and leadership from rooftop honeybee hives and sustainable procurement to carbon literacy training and creative programming. HOME not only shows what positive environmental change looks like, they share and inspire others too – their peers, their neighbours, their communities – locally, nationally and beyond.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Guide to Green Champions: building competency and capacity

With the climate crisis of growing prominence among audiences, artists, funders and wider society, the role of a Green Champion is more crucial than ever. Creative Carbon Scotland‘s Guide to Green Champions provides ideas and advice for new and experienced Green Champions working within the culture sector.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

17 ways to make your website more energy efficient

Tom Greenwood, Managing Director, Wholegrain Digital provides a handy list of top things you can do to minimise wasted energy and make sure your website is as energy efficient as possible.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Toolkit: Embedded Artists for Climate Adaptation

From 2018 to 2021 Cultural Adaptations worked together with international partners, and with funding from the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and co-funding from the Scottish Government, to explore how creativity and creative practice can help our society to adapt. This toolkit is for adaptation practitioners, researchers, policy makers, artists and cultural organisations ... Read more

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Adapting cultural business models for climate change

John O’Brien, consultant gives an interactive presentation on adapting cultural business models for climate change. Includes downloadable presentation and video. Commissioned by Cultural Adaptations.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Art=Change: adapting to climate change

Ben Twist, Director of Creative Carbon Scotland shares his reflections on how cultural organisations can consider adapting to climate change and why their approach might be different form existing or traditional adaptation strategies.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

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Engaging the public on climate change

A report by The Creative Ireland Programme presenting findings and insights from a two-month period of research into the role of the cultural and creative sectors in engaging the public on climate change.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Research

Toolkit: Adapting our Culture

Since 2018 Cultural Adaptations has been exploring the ways in which cultural organisations can adapt to the impacts of climate change – and how they can thrive in a climate-changed world. The result of this action-research project is an in-depth toolkit, specifically tailored to support cultural organisations to plan their adaptation to climate change.

Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Arts Survival Training. An AMA Podcast. Episode 2 – Our Environment, Our Problem

Arts Survival Training is a podcast from the Arts Marketing Association about creating stronger, more resilient arts organisations. In each episode, you’ll hear UK arts professionals weigh in on the skills and mindsets our field needs in order to survive in the face of social, political, and environmental challenges. Arts Survival Training is hosted, edited, and produced by Hannah Hethmon.

Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

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Artswork and the environment: our routes to tackle climate change

Megan Hockley, Programme Assistant at Artswork, a national youth arts development agency takes us through their development of an Environmental Action Plan.

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

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Visual Arts and Climate Change Adaptations in Scotland

Climate change is already having a physical impact on Scotland – from increased rainfall and flooding, to unexpected heatwaves and more intense extreme weather. It is imperative that we respond to this climate crisis, and recognise and avert the impacts it will have on our culture. Creative Carbon Scotland commissioned research into the specific impacts ... Read more

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Research