Tickets launched for Green Arts Conference!

7th September 2018

Tickets launched for 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.

We’re delighted to announce you can now get your tickets for the Green Arts Conference: Culture Change which will be held on Wednesday 7 November in Edinburgh.

“Sustainability is EVERYONE’s responsibility”

Green Arts Conference 2017 participant

Theme for ’18

The Green Arts Conference, now in its fourth year, is this year themed around ‘Culture Change‘. Climate Change will change culture, and changes in culture are needed to mitigate and respond to climate change. This theme marks how far we have come as a cultural community, showcasing the best examples of positive changes in the sector, and looking towards how the impacts of climate change will have direct consequences for the artistic and operational work of cultural organisations.

In a year which has seen extreme snow and extreme heat (and still a dreich August!), a plastic revolution following Blue Planet 2, and a new Climate Change Plan for Scotland, climate change and environmental sustainability are higher on our societal agenda than ever before. And as our wider culture changes, so too does our cultural sector: becoming greener and more engaged with sustainability.

New for 2018

With sustainability and climate change rising up the agenda, this year will see a Board Briefing for Cultural Trustees and others working at the strategic level. There will be limited spaces so snap up a place if you’re a trustee and your Green Champion is attending, or if you’re a Green Champion make your board aware!

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A big part of saving the world is also leading by example, and sharing your actions with your different audiences. This year we’re taking learning from the first ever #GreenArts day held in March 2018 – which many Green Arts members were involved in – to help you take the initiative to communicate your sustainability work throughout the year.

We’ll also make the connection between sustainable practice and affecting sustainable change as artists, with a session on our Culture/SHIFT programme of work.

The Classics

“Always really useful to hear what other organisations are doing – really enjoyed the show & tells”

Green Arts Conference 2017 participant

Following on from the success of previous years we’ll be hearing directly from prominent figures working directly in sustainability on the major developments in climate change and environmental issues, the implications for the cultural sector, and hear how they can support us in our work.

Carbon Management Planning was announced at the Conference in 2017 and now with plans due to be submitted by all Regularly Funded Organisations on 5 October, we’ll have sessions to feedback on the plans and understand the ambition of the sector.

Our popular Green Arts Community sessions – lo-fi, quick, show & tells – will be making a come back to provide the opportunity for Green Arts Initiative members to share the projects they’ve been imagining, creating and working on.

Who’s it for

“It was valuable to see examples demonstrating that the whole organisation can be involved in sustainability”

Green Arts Conference 2017 participant

The Green Arts Conference attracts over 100 participants from a range of cultural and sustainability backgrounds. It is aimed primarily at those working within the cultural sector, we also welcome participants from outside the cultural sector looking to learn how the sector is tackling climate change, and looking for opportunities to work together towards a better Scotland.

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We encourage those across all different art forms, and in a variety of different roles from programming, facilities management, marketing, administration, and development – and all those doing any (or all!) of the above – to attend.

Whether you’re completely new to being a Green Champion, or are already heading up a Green Team, the conference will provide an opportunity to learn, share, create and develop your work.

“Although I am not in a senior management position, there are things I can do!”

Green Arts Conference 2017 participant

Hot Ticket

To enable as many cultural organisations to attend as possible, we have created a range of ticket options for this years Green Arts Conference, with Early Bird tickets available until 1st October 2018 and tickets for the Board Briefing pre-conference session for Board Members now available. We have also created a concession ticket for freelancers, students and those between jobs or working in organisations with turnover less than £50,000 per year. You can find all the tickets on the Green Arts Conference: Culture Change event page.

You can find out more about previous Green Arts Conferences including conference reports and the map of where delegates travelled from in 2017.

We look forward to seeing you there for a great event!

“It was valuable to learn that there are people like myself, working to create change”

Green Arts Conference 2017 participant


#GreenArts Day: Wednesday 14th March 1The Green Arts Conference is the annual event for the Green Arts Initiative community – a free, networked community of practice of Scottish cultural organisations committed to reducing their environmental impact. Find out more about the Green Arts Initiative, and how your organisation can join. 

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