Agenda

Agenda for Green Arts Conference - TimetableAs part of our efforts to reduce waste at this year’s Green Arts Conference, we will not provide attendees with a printed version of the programme, instead providing all information through digital means and some large-scale versions of the programme on the day.

You can download a PDF version of the programme here, for accessing offline.

Download the Green Arts Conference 2018 Agenda

Download our Green Arts Conference 2018 Timetable


9.30am - 10am Registration

Attendees will be able to pick up their name badge and session registration reminders, along with a welcome cup of tea or coffee. Those who have not registered for their sessions will be able to select from the remaining spaces.

10am - 10.30am Welcome

Catriona Patterson, Green Arts Manager, Creative Carbon Scotland

Catriona will provide a welcome address to the conference, outlining the aims and opportunities the day covers. Delegates will also have the opportunity to meet and speak to other attendees.

10.30 - 11am Opening Plenary

Colin Seditas, Public and Private Sector Engagement, Scottish Government

Scotland is leading the UK in its efforts at carbon emissions reduction, having met and exceed its current targets. In a year with a new Climate Change Plan, and new Climate Change Bill (which aims to increase targets from a 80% reduction in emission by 2050, to a 90% reduction target), how does the work of the cultural sector fit within what else is happening in Scotland?

11am - 12pm Morning Sessions

Attendees are able to select from one of three session to participate in:

  • Carbon Management for Cultural Organisations Sharing experiences from the first year of mandatory Carbon Management Planning, this session will share insights from the recent Creative Scotland process, look at key trends for arts organisations, and discuss next steps.
  • Green Arts Community – Buildings and Institutions: WASPs Studios, the Traverse Theatre and Summerhall arts centre will share their activities and successes when it comes to changing or making use of their buildings to take on the sustainability challenge.
  • Green Arts Community – Working with Artists: Focused towards arts organisations who typically enlist artists or artistic media on a project basis, in this session Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Glasgow School of Art and Catherine Wheels Theatre Company will share the different ways they have worked with artists to consider environmental sustainability.

12pm - 1pm Lunch and Supplier Shout-Out

As well as providing sustenance, our lunch hour is an opportunity to talk and share with fellow attendees and our showcased sustainable suppliers. Participating suppliers will ‘take the mic’ to share how they can help support the sector.

Take a look at our participating sustainable suppliers, and get your questions ready for the day!

Lunch will be a vegetarian and vegan offering, highlighting the potential to reduce our environmental impact through the choices we make around food. Attendees can indicate any dietary information in ticket booking, or get in touch with catriona.patterson@creativecarbonscotland.com

1pm - 2pm Afternoon Sessions

Attendees are able to select from one of three sessions to participate in:

  • Carbon Management for Cultural Organisations Sharing experiences from the first year of mandatory Carbon Management Planning, this session will share insights from the recent Creative Scotland process, look at key trends for arts organisations, and discuss next steps.
  • Green Arts Community – Community Engagement: A session exploring how Atlas Arts, Invisible Dust and Take One Action have all undertaken projects this year which have sought to engage different local, national and international communities with their work. Please note that Atlas Arts will participate via video conferencing.
  • Green Arts Community – Greener FestivalsEdinburgh International Magic Festival, Festivals Edinburgh and Glasgow Women’s Library will share the various innovative ways in which their festivals have tackled sustainability challenges.

2pm - 3pm Workshops

Attendees are able to select from one of two sessions to participate in:

  • Culture/SHIFT: Exploring the deeper conceptually-driven work of Creative Carbon Scotland, demonstrating the need and opportunity for artistic engagement in wider sustainability campaigns and projects. Covering areas such as the Library of Creative Sustainability, ongoing and future Embedded Artist Projects and projects with the Scottish Government, Levenmouth and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.
  • #GreenArts Communications: The first ever #GreenArts Day was held on 14th March 2018, with over 400 community posts and a reach of over 2 million impressions over the course of the day. This session will explore the learnings and good examples from the first ever event, and provide practical advice, tips and strategies of organisations looking to build their communications around their sustainability efforts.

3pm - 3.30pm Afternoon Tea

A chance to catch our breath, come back together, and grab a piece of cake!

3.30pm - 4.30pm Future Plenary

Adapting to the impact of climate change will require all individuals and organisations in Scotland to consider how their work will be changed by the changes to our world.

Following a full-conference address explaining the key issues and opportunities, attendees will have the choice to join one of four sessions, divided by geographic areas of general climate change impact

  • ‘East’ Led by Edinburgh Adapts, and focused on the east of Scotland
  • ‘West’ Led by Climate Ready Clyde, and focused on the west of Scotland
  • ‘North’ Led by Aberdeen Adapts, and focused on the north of Scotland
  • ‘Touring’ Led by Creative Carbon Scotland, and focused on organisations that tour extensively.

4.30 - 5pm Closing and Next Steps

Catriona Patterson, Green Arts Manager, Creative Carbon Scotland

Catriona will wrap up the day, summarising content and discussions of sessions, and identifying follow-on events and activity for the community.

5pm - 6pm Drinks Reception at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre

A celebration to mark the end of the Green Arts Conference, for attendees and additional invited guests, at one of our Green Arts Initiative venues.

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About Creative Carbon Scotland

We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.


Read more about CCS

0131 529 7909
info@creativecarbonscotland.com

Supported by

Edinburgh Festival City Edinburgh Festival City

A project initiated by Edinburgh’s Festivals with key partners the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network

Edinburgh Festival City Federation of Scottish Theatre Scottish Contemporary Art Network