Green Arts Initiative Spotlight: Puppet Animation Scotland
Puppet Animation Scotland is an organisation that hosts festivals, support schemes and activities to encourage and develop the art form …
Puppet Animation Scotland is an organisation that hosts festivals, support schemes and activities to encourage and develop the art form of professional puppetry. Their sustainable operations and green-tinged programming provide inspiration for the performing arts community at large, making them a valuable member of the Green Arts Initiative. Creative Carbon Scotland heard from Fay Butler, Festivals and Project Administrator at Puppet Animation Scotland, about the organisation’s recent developments and thoughts on sustainability.
CCS: What is your most recent action related to sustainable operations or programming?
PA: We are in the process of creating Environmental Information Packs for artists and venues that we work with. In doing so we aim to engage them in our environmental work – communicating our environmental commitments and giving realistic recommendations and practical support to make greener choices.
CCS: What have you most enjoyed about being a member of the Green Arts Initiative?
PA: We have enjoyed being part of a wider community of organisations/artists that we have not worked with before and to discover together new ways of addressing environmental sustainability in the arts.
CCS: What are you most eager about for the 2014 summer festivals season?
PA: We are excited to discover new productions working with puppets (i.e. James II at the Festival Theatre), as well as seeing some older classics (Ubu and the Truth Commission at the Royal Lyceum Theatre).
CCS: Do you have a top tip for new GAI members?
PA: We have found having an Environmental Action Plan for 2014-15 (with deadlines!) useful for putting ideas into action.
More information and programme of events can be found at Puppet Animation Scotland’s website.
Image credit: Puppet Animation Scotland