An interactive community of Scottish cultural organisations
Initiated by Creative Carbon Scotland and Festivals Edinburgh in 2013, the Green Arts Initiative supports Scottish arts and cultural organisations to reduce their impact on the climate and environment, and to be at the forefront of creating a sustainable future for our sector and beyond.
How it works
The Green Arts Initiative is a proactive network which aims to build and maintain a Scottish green arts community. Run by Creative Carbon Scotland, with oversight and support from a steering group of Green Arts members, it operates by:
- supporting the sharing of relevant knowledge, ideas and experiences
- enhancing the sustainability competencies of arts organisations across the country
Members are encouraged to use the Green Arts Initiative branding on their publicity, online, and in their building, to demonstrate their commitment to developing a greener arts sector throughout Scotland.
Visit the members’ area
Who is eligible to join?
The Green Arts Initiative focuses on providing support for cultural organisations based in Scotland. Both professional and community organisations are welcome to join. The list of artforms on the sign-up form gives an indication of the main areas of the cultural sector that we currently support.
All organisations that join the network nominate a member of staff as their Green Champion, who is the main point of contact within the Green Arts Initiative. They also make the following two commitments:
- We will strive to improve our environmental efforts each year
- We will complete the annual feedback form on the environmental action we’ve taken each year.
Creative Carbon Scotland is starting to explore how we can also provide support to individual artists and freelancers in the cultural sector. For now, individuals are invited to subscribe to the CCS newsletter to keep up to date with these developments. If you are an individual maker of crafts, the Green Crafts Initiative will provide the most relevant resources for your work.
What you get
Green Arts Initiative members get a range of free resources and support services to help them monitor and manage their environmental impact:
How many members are there?
We have more than 300 members, most of whom represent cultural organisations, but also including some networks, collectives and self-employed individuals.
You can view our members as a list in the Green Arts Initiative Annual Report (the next edition will be published in early 2022). We intend to add a searchable members’ database (without personal information) to our site soon.
Need to make a change?
If you need to change your Green Arts champion or anything else to do with your membership, please email email@example.com