Programme launched for Green Arts Conference 2018

24th October 2018

The programme has been launched today (24 October) with two weeks to go until the Green Arts Conference: Culture Change, the conference on how and why Scotland's cultural sector is creatively approaching environmental sustainability, organised by Creative Carbon Scotland.

Take a look at the Green Arts Conference ProgrammeProgramme launched for Green Arts Conference 2018 1 – and share that you’re coming using #GreenArts!

The fourth Green Arts Conference, taking place on 7th November in Edinburgh, is themed around ‘Culture Change’. Climate Change will change culture, and changes in culture are needed to mitigate and respond to climate change. The programme is an exciting mix of plenaries connecting the cultural sector to the latest climate action, practical and informative workshops, peer-led show and tell sessions, sustainable suppliers and a drinks reception!

The Programme in-brief

  • We’ll be hearing from Scottish Government, on how the work of the cultural sector fits within Scotland’s leading role in tackling climate change.
  • A Board Briefing for Cultural Trustees will increase understanding of the implications of climate change and sustainability for strategic planning.
  • We’ll hear insights from the first year of mandatory Carbon Management Planning including innovative projects that are planned and themes arising from the plans submitted by Regularly Funded Organisations
  • We’ve expanded our popular ‘show and tell’ sessions to hear from more Green Champion peers in the sector, discussing a huge range of sustainability initiatives taking place across the country in Green Arts Community sessions with: WASPs Studios, Traverse Theatre, Summerhall, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Glasgow School of Art, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, Atlas Arts (via video), Invisible Dust, Take One Action, Edinburgh International Magic Festival and Glasgow Women’s Library! These 15 minute talks will be sharing everything from how to work with artists to consider environmental sustainability to making changes to buildings to take on the sustainability challenge.
  • We’ll have a fantastic range of Sustainable Suppliers giving short pitches about what they do and plenty of time to talk to them about how they can help you take forward your sustainability ambitions.
  • A dedicated Culture/SHIFT session demonstrating the need and opportunity for artistic engagement in wider sustainability campaigns and projects.
  • We’ll have a #GreenArts Communication session taking the learning from the first ever #GreenArts Day to provide practical advice, tips and strategies of organisations looking to build their communications around their sustainability efforts.
  • The “Future Plenary” will explain the key issues in adapting to climate change across Scotland and then breakout sessions for organisations working in the North, West and East and those who primarily tour will explore these issues further.
  • Finally, we’ll be topping off the day with a Drinks Reception for all attendees, and additional invited guests at Green Arts Initiative member Festival Theatre!

Inspiring speakers

Speakers for the event include a mix of some of the most inspiring organisation and individuals working to increase the environmental sustainability of the cultural sector. See the full list of speakers.

The Green Arts Initiative is the community of over 200 of Scottish cultural organisations working to reduce their environmental impact. This year the Green Arts Conference will be showcasing some of the best sustainable suppliers in the country: Good Energy, Enterprise Car Club, GMP Print Solutions, Out of the Blueprint, Move on Wood Recycling and Vegware!

Towards a zero waste conference

As 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 digitally and some large-scale versions of the programme on the day.

Click here to take a look at our full programme and timetable

The conference will take place on Wednesday 7th November 2018, at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church in Edinburgh. For those still to get their ticket, there are still a few spaces! Book your place via EventBrite.

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