The Green Arts Conference

Key speakers, interactive workshops, a networked community of #GreenArts practice and sustainable event design: the Green Arts Conference is the gathering for for sustainability in Scotland’s cultural organisations.

Organised by Creative Carbon Scotland, the Green Arts Conference showcases how and why Scotland’s cultural sector is responding to the climate and environmental crisis. Through exciting speakersinteractive workshops and community networking it provides a rare opportunity to share the innovative steps being taken to reduce the environmental impact of the arts and understand their crucial role in creating a more sustainable Scotland.  The 2019 conference was sold out; take a look at our attendee map to see who came.

The Green Arts Conference was not held in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2021, in place of the regular Autumn conference, Creative Carbon Scotland held the Cultural Adaptations Conference in March, and is planning a pair of Autumn webinars to be held before and after COP26.

Who should attend? 

An excellent opportunity to have in-depth discussions about arts and culture and its role in helping us produce an appropriate response to the climate and ecological emergency’ –  2019 conference attendee

The Green Arts Conference is aimed primarily at those working in the cultural sector across all art forms and in a variety of roles. The conference has plenty to offer whether you run a whole Green Team or are new to the issues being discussed. We particularly encourage those whose work involves programming, facilities management, marketing, administration, and development to attend.

We also welcome those looking to learn more about how the cultural sector is tackling climate change, want to form collaborations with the green arts network, or want to make use of the ways that the arts can contribute to promoting and developing sustainability.

Past ConferencesGreen Arts Conference 2019: Report and more now available

With a specific ‘spotlight’ on the knowledge, learning and skills that Green Champions and their cultural sector colleagues need in their roles, the conferences are a mix of plenary talks, interactive workshops and facilitated networking, all with the aim of growing internal confidence and external prominence of the work of the sector.

Read the conference reports below

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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.

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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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