Emergence Releases Arts and Sustainability Report

12th November 2014

Emergence, an organisation based in Wales, has recently released "Culture Shift: How Artists are Responding to Sustainability in Wales". Available in both Welsh and English, the report covers research, common themes of sustainability and the implications of pioneering a sustainable art practice.

“Encouraging, example-packed and comprehensive this gets to the heart of the question ‘why arts and sustainability?’ This report articulates both the need and the possibility for embedding sustainability in the arts, which it becomes clear are the same need and possibility for embedding the arts in society. Just like art, sustainability is not something to add to our lives, it is inherent in our lives.” -Ben Twist on Culture Shift

The report draws attention to how a growing number of artists are leading a paradigm shift in values and relationships around access to future resources, with the aims that the work conducted by these artists will be able to inform the future of policy-making. Working as a comprehensive review of innovative research as well as a call to action, Culture Shift is a valuable resource for redefining the possibilities of art as a major social influencer.

More information is available on the Emergence website. Click to view the report in both English and Welsh.

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