ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop

16 December 2015, France

In December 2015 we worked with COAL, Julie’s Bicycle, On the Move and La Gaité Lyrique on the delivery of a professional workshop as part of ArtCOP21, a global festival of cultural activity on climate change that launched ahead of the United Nations climate talks.

The workshop was designed to drive cultural sector leadership on issues relating to sustainable development, and was informed in part by D’Art Report 34b: The arts and environmental sustainability, which was written by Julie’s Bicycle and published by IFACCA in 2014. The workshop brought together 150 leaders and experts in environmental sustainability from the arts and culture sector; discussions included a plenary on policy contexts surrounding key issues, and how funding agencies can inspire arts organisations to be energy efficient and engaged in conversations about climate change. The workshop concluded with a proposed declaration and roadmap to supporting a sustainable future.