Library of Creative Sustainability

The Library is a database of inspiring case studies demonstrating the benefits of collaborating with artists to achieve environmental sustainability outcomes. It provides a practical resource to inform sustainability organisations and campaigns on how to work with ‘embedded artists’ over extended periods through examples of successful past projectsEach article includes detailed information on partners and stakeholders, sustainability outcomes and funding, as well as tips and links to further resources.


You can read an introduction to the Library here, browse through the homepage, or find case studies that align with your interests using the drop-down menus below. If you have feedback or know of a project that you think should be included in the library, please let us know. 

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VeloCommunities Embedded Artist Project

Bike For Good’s VeloCommunities project aimed to engage people on the benefits of cycling for tackling climate change as well …

Sutton Tidal Attenuation Barrier and Falkenham Saltmarsh Tidal Management Scheme

Estuarine protection works that involve the artist Simon Read working with communities of inhabitants, landowners and public agencies. The resulting …

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