D'Art 34b: The arts and environmental sustainability

Co-hosted by Julie's Bicycle,
30 November 2014, International

D’Art Topic No. 34b: The arts and environmental sustainability: an international overview (Full Report)
D’Art Topic No. 34b: The arts and environmental sustainability: an international overview (Executive Summary)
D'Art Topics in Arts Policy no.34b, November 2014

En español: Informe D’Art 34b - Las artes y la sostenibilidad medioambiental: una perspectiva internacional
En français: Rapport D’Art 34b : Les arts et la viabilité environnementale : un aperçu international 

The arts and its connection to environmental sustainability has been a topic of interest for IFACCA for several years. In the context of global debates on climate change and the role of government and international agencies in setting targets and strategies, it is appropriate to consider the role of government agencies with responsibility for supporting arts and culture. 

Over the last two years, Julie’s Bicycle and IFACCA have been working in partnership to develop resources aimed at informing international arts leaders about global developments in policies and programmes related to culture and environmental sustainability, and how these impact on national arts and cultural organisations.

D’Art Report 34b is the result of surveys and interviews carried out by Julie’s Bicycle and IFACCA between November 2013 and May 2014 and supplemented with desk-based research. The report provides a snapshot of national policymakers’ level of engagement with environmental sustainability with an emphasis on policies, not on artistic content or wider arts practice.  A draft of the report was discussed at the CEO Leadership Seminar in Santiago in January 2014.