At Creative Carbon Scotland we believe that, in order for change to happen, individuals, the organisations they work with, and the larger structures that those organisations operate within all need to be moving in the same direction. Individuals can’t change if their workplace is stuck, organisations can’t shift if their staff and other workers don’t want to, and organisations find it difficult to change if their stakeholders don’t encourage it.
One of our strategic objectives is therefore to influence the ‘structures’ that help shape the cultural sector so that they support and encourage individuals and organisations to engage with climate change and environmental sustainability.
For the years 2018-21 we are focusing on the funders and the strategic organisations that support the cultural sector as two structural forces that shape the world that cultural practitioners and organisations work within.
We have set as our aim that, by 2021, we want to see more funders and strategic partners in the Cultural Sector actively addressing climate change through their funding processes and criteria for membership and participation in their work.
We will do this by working with the main (private and public) funders of cultural activity in Scotland to:
In late 2020 we plan to host an international conference that will showcase Scotland’s pioneering work in this field as well as learn from experience abroad. During 2017/18 we are concentrating on making contact with the main organisations in each group and building up our knowledge of good practice in these two areas, from both Scotland and further afield.
If you have any examples of good practice or want to help us with this work, please get in touch with Ben Twist.
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A project initiated by Edinburgh’s Festivals with key partners the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network
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