Get your tickets for the Green Arts Conference: Culture Change, the conference on how and why Scotland’s cultural sector is creatively approaching environmental sustainability, organised by Creative Carbon Scotland.
You can get your tickets for the Green Arts Conference: Culture Change which will be held on Wednesday 7 November in Edinburgh.
“Sustainability is EVERYONE’s responsibility”Green Arts Conference 2017 participant” — Theme for ’18
The Green Arts Conference, now in its fourth year, is this year themed around ‘Culture Change‘. Climate Change will change culture, and changes in culture are needed to mitigate and respond to climate change. This theme marks how far we have come as a cultural community, showcasing the best examples of positive changes in the sector, and looking towards how the impacts of climate change will have direct consequences for the artistic and operational work of cultural organisations.
In a year which has seen extreme snow and extreme heat (and still a dreich August!), a plastic revolution following Blue Planet 2, and a new Climate Change Plan for Scotland, climate change and environmental sustainability are higher on our societal agenda than ever before. And as our wider culture changes, so too does our cultural sector: becoming greener and more engaged with sustainability.
New for 2018
With sustainability and climate change rising up the agenda, this year will see a Board Briefing for trustees and others working at the strategic level. There will be limited spaces so snap up a place if you’re a trustee and your Green Champion is attending, or if you’re a Green Champion make your board aware!
A big part of saving the world is also leading by example, and sharing your actions with your different audiences. This year we’re taking learning from the first ever #GreenArts day held in March 2018 – which many Green Arts members were involved in – to help you take the initiative to communicate your sustainability work throughout the year.
“Always really useful to hear what other organisations are doing – really enjoyed the show & tells” — Green Arts Conference 2017 participant
Following on from the success of previous years we’ll be hearing directly from prominent figures working directly in sustainability on the major developments in climate change and environmental issues, the implications for the cultural sector, and hear how they can support us in our work.
Carbon Management Planning was announced at the Conference in 2017 and now with plans due to be submitted by all Regularly Funded Organisations on 5 October, we’ll have sessions to feedback on the plans and understand the ambition of the sector.
Our popular Green Arts Community sessions – lo-fi, quick, show & tells – will be making a come back to provide the opportunity for Green Arts Initiative members to share the projects they’ve been imagining, creating and working on.
Who’s it for
“It was valuable to see examples demonstrating that the whole organisation can be involved in sustainability” — Green Arts Conference 2017 participant
The Green Arts Conference attracts over 100 participants from a range of cultural and sustainability backgrounds. It is aimed primarily at those working within the cultural sector, we also welcome participants from outside the cultural sector looking to learn how the sector is tackling climate change, and looking for opportunities to work together towards a better Scotland.
We encourage those across all different art forms, and in a variety of different roles from programming, facilities management, marketing, administration, and development – and all those doing any (or all!) of the above – to attend.
Whether you’re completely new to being a Green Champion, or are already heading up a Green Team, the conference will provide an opportunity to learn, share, create and develop your work.
“Although I am not in a senior management position, there are things I can do!” — Green Arts Conference 2017 participant
To enable as many cultural organisations to attend as possible, we have created a range of ticket options for this years Green Arts Conference, with Early Bird tickets available until 1st October 2018 and tickets for the Board Briefing pre-conference session for Board Members now available. We have also created a concession ticket for freelancers, students and those between jobs or working in organisations with turnover less than £50,000 per year. You can find all the tickets on the Green Arts Conference: Culture Change event page.
You can find out more about previous Green Arts Conferences including conference reports and the map of where delegates travelled from in 2017.
We look forward to seeing you there for a great event!
“It was valuable to learn that there are people like myself, working to create change” — Green Arts Conference 2017 participant
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.