Are you participating in this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe? Have you taken any actions to ensure that your show is sustainable – in content, production, or both? Then be sure to apply for the prestigious Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, presented by Creative Carbon Scotland and the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts.
This award celebrates the commitment of productions to sustainability principles, following a triple bottom line conception of sustainability which considers the environmental, social and financial sustainability of a project or entity. This may include productions that are engaging their audience with green issues, taking responsibility for their environmental impacts, or investigating how the arts can contribute to the growth and development of a sustainable world.
We’re inviting all Fringe productions — whether they’ve just started thinking about recycling, taking on the hard questions about a just society, or they’ve been bike-powering venues for years — to apply for this high-profile award, and to tell us the new ideas that they have and new ways that they are engaging with sustainability.
Previous winners include:
- ‘A Comedy of Errors’ from The Handlebards – Shakespeare’s classic performed by a troupe of cycling thespians showcasing exemplary sustainable set-design and touring methods.
- ‘How to Occupy an Oil Rig’ by Daniel Bye and Company – a playful and provocative show about how to protest and demonstrate effectively.
- ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ adapted from Jean Giorno’s story by Ailie Cohen – a funny and moving puppet show about a shepherd who transforms an area of wasteland into a majestic forest by planting one seed at a time
- ‘Allotment’ from Nutshell Productions – taking place on an actual functioning allotment, this drama explored the relationship between working out life and working with the land
- ‘The Pantry Shelf’ by Team M&M – a comedic satire on commercialism and the food industry
Shortlisted acts will be published in The List at the start of the festival and promoted online by Creative Carbon Scotland and the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts. The winner will be announced in an awards ceremony at Fringe Central on 28th August and will receive a special feature and coverage in the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts’ Quarterly Magazine.
Applications are open so be sure to get yours in!
Deadline for applications: Friday, 24th July 2015
Image: Flickr Creative Commons/Angelina Lealuez
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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.
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