Open Call for Applications: Sustainable Cultural Management Course

4th March 2016

Apply now for the opportunity to go on an intensive course designed to share the environmental best practice identified by and for the performing arts and to explore the role of culture in shaping a more environmentally sustainable society.

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Taking a systemic view, the course will explore what actions can be taken to become more ecological in the way we govern cultural organisations, manage buildings, create and tour productions, collaborate with partners, and engage with audiences.

Experts from across Europe and the world will share their experience and best practice, and participants will come away with new skills and perspectives to manage their work effectively in the context of environmental sustainability and climate change.

Monday 6 – Friday 10 June 2016 (seminars and workshops from 09.30 to 18.00, daily)

Conference space in the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Course leaders

The creation of this course was an initiative of mitos21 and has been designed in collaboration with Julie’s Bicycle and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The course will be facilitated by these three main partners, with invited guests speakers from across Europe and the world.

The course aims to:

  • Promote sustainable thinking in three ways: in policy making (advocacy), in the profession (new skills and expertise), and in education (training for young professionals);
  • Introduce participants to the main reasons for a central role for culture in the global quest for sustainable development;
  • Build a common level of environmental literacy, skills and expertise, for the managers and future leaders of cultural institutions;
  • Enable cultural professionals to take advantage of the trends that are shaping a green economy and the opportunities that they present;
  • Promote the discourse and methods by which environmental sustainability can be embedded in cultural policies;
  • Multiply the impact of these topics and develop the leadership potential of participants.

Course themes and workshops will include:

  • The science of climate change, as relevant to the performing arts;
  • How cultural policy is responding to this driver for change;
  • Practical guidance, tools and resources to “green” cultural management;
  • Case studies to demonstrate what’s possible;
  • Guest speakers on trends and ideas that can shape a “green” economy for the performing arts;
  • Communications and engagement methodologies;
  • Leadership development;
  • Peer learning, discussion and networking with a pan-European group; Action planning.

Fees for participants

The course fees is 1.000 Euros. This covers the cost of the course, accommodation (single room, in 4* hotel), breakfast and lunch-pack per day.

This is not inclusive of travel costs to Thessaloniki, or any per diem compensation.

Institutions are encouraged to undertake the cost of fees and travel for applicants.

Certificate of Attendance

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, issued by the organisers.


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