A new programme for artists and cultural professionals to explore the cultural dimensions of climate change, and take action with impact, creativity and resilience.
DURATION: 1. 6. 2016–31. 3. 2019
DEVELOPERS OR PARTNERS OF THE PROJECT: Julie’s Bicycle (UK)
PARTNERS: On The Move (BE), PiNA (SI), EXIT Foundation (SRB), KRUG (MK), Ars Baltica (D), COAL (FR) in mitos21 (UK)
THE PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY: Creative Europe
REFERENCE NUMBER: 570486-CREA-1-2016-1-UK-CULT-COOP1
KEYWORDS: CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ART
CONTACT: Borut Jerman
The success of the COP21 UN Climate Talks and the first universal agreement on climate change – the Paris Agreement – has called for urgent, collaborative and distributed leadership with creativity at its heart. Artists and the wider cultural community have a unique and critical role: they deal with the art of the possible and influence new ways of being, doing and thinking. Creative Climate Leadership supports cultural professionals to apply these qualities to the climate challenge.
Our international Creative Climate Leadership training courses will take place in London and Slovenia in 2017, with applications open from November 2016. The course is aimed at artists and cultural leaders and we welcome applications from all creative disciplines and art forms. The five-day intensive course will enable participants to apply environmental targets and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals meaningfully to their work, and explore what leadership means in the context of a rapidly changing world. The week will bring together a range of speakers sharing case studies and practical approaches to think through systemic change; share solutions for environmental sustainability from and for the cultural sector; build resilience through problem solving; engage people with new narratives through art and design; encourage behaviour change through communications and advocacy, and more.
Alumni Network: After completing the CCL training course, participants will join a free alumni network that will enable ongoing knowledge sharing and support.
Grants and Mentoring: Training course participants will have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of Creative Climate Leadership grants to enable them to start or develop ambitious environmental initiatives in their work.
Successful grant holders will also receive a year of mentoring from exceptional cultural leaders who are already addressing the climate challenge in their work. Mentors will be matched to the grant holder’s needs and ambitions, based on the grant application.
Dialogue with policymakers: Our policy labs and conference events will enable direct dialogue between the cultural sector, artists, environmental experts and policymakers. They will share learning on skills and approaches from the training programme, position culture and a critical part of the solution to climate change, share research and recommendations for appropriate policy making, and invite decision makers to become part of the creative process to design a more sustainable future.