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Report and webinar: Act Green 2023

A report by Indigo following their national sector survey, Act Green. This sector wide research took place throughout July 2023, with 86 organisations gathering 17,500 responses. It explores the role of cultural organisations and their audiences in tackling the climate crisis. Sponsored by Supercool.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Research

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Walk the Plank: Green Space Dark Skies Sustainability Impact Report

Green Space Dark Skies (GSDS) was Walk the Plank‘s ambitious cross-sector collaborative project commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK in 2022. The project put environmental sustainability at its heart, achieving some major sustainability successes and impressive carbon savings. The Sustainability Impact Report report shares best practice with organisations delivering outdoor events. 


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Evaluation reports

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Arts Council England Environmental Sustainability Report 2021/2022

Every year Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle produce an Environmental Responsibilities Report celebrating the successes of creative and cultural organisations in acting on national and international climate targets. The report covers National Portfolio Organisation’s (NPO)’s environmental data and narratives during the period following the pandemic, as the creative and cultural sector begun to resume ... Read more


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Evaluation reports

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Sustainability at Walk the Plank 2022-2026

Outdoor arts innovator Walk the Plank (WTP) is a keen advocate for sustainable practice in the outdoor arts sector and is committed to a wide range of initiatives that maximise positive social and economic impact and minimise negative environmental impact. Find out more about their sustainability story.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Case studies

Sustainability: Engaging live music audiences on travel choices

A major part of the carbon footprint for live music events is how the millions of fans travel to and from gigs and festivals. This report gives recommendations on how to positively influence audience travel choices. Written by researchers Dr. Adam Corner, Climate // Communication // Culture, Briony Latter, Centre for Climate Change and Social ... Read more


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Research

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Compressing images for your website

The amount of energy used by data centres is growing unsustainably. Even if your servers are powered by 100% renewable energy, it’s still important (and cost effective) to compress images before uploading them to your site. Michael Smith, Founder Director at the digital design agency Cog Design guides us through why and how to do ... Read more


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Behind the Scenes: Ki Culture. Blog 3 – communicating climate culture

Freelance communications specialist and writer Darya Danesh describes her time as a volunteer at Ki Culture empowering cultural professionals to embed sustainability in their practice. The third 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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Act Green – key takeaways

Katy Raines drills down into Indigo’s Act Green research and identifies 5 key takeaways. Act Green is a national sector survey 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.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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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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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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Behind the Scenes: Ki Culture. Blog 1- Caitlin Southwick

In the first of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Ki Culture, their Executive Director Caitlin Southwick looks at the challenges setting up this international nonprofit working to unite culture and sustainability.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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Culture, Climate and Environmental Responsibility: Annual Report 20-21

Every year Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle produce an Environmental Responsibilities Report celebrating the successes of creative and cultural organisations in acting on national and international climate targets.  This 2020-21 report covers data and insight from a year when England was subject to three national lockdowns.


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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The top 5 digital trends for 2022

Katie Moffat from Substrakt predicts the top five digital trends that will be in focus across 2022: sustainability, accessibility, maximising income, collaboration, digital experiences.


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

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Think Piece: Sustainability is not sustainable unless everyone is involved

In this passionate call for action, Caitlin Southwick, Founder and Executive Director of Ki Culture argues that to become effective advocates for climate justice we need to work together; to share our ideas and co-create solutions. We need to share best practices and combine our knowledge and expertise to find solutions that work.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

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Tactics for the Tightrope: creative resilience for creative communities

Part manifesto, part toolkit, Tactics for the Tightrope by Mark Robinson shows how creative resilience can be a process of resistance not co-option, and can help anyone connect, collaborate and multiply the voices of creative communities, to move from hurt to hope. Published by Future Arts Centres.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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How to create a sustainable website: coding and hosting

In the second of a series of 3 articles, Katie Parry from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, gives practical tips to reduce your website’s energy consumption. Here she focuses on coding and hosting. This post is sponsored by Supercool.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools