Each year, this international award celebrates the best and most innovative in sustainability at the world’s largest arts festival.
All productions taking part in the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe are eligible to apply, and application is made through the completion of a free award toolkit, which poses questions about a production’s choices around show design and content!
A show need not contain explicit themes of sustainability to win: rather the award is judged on the considerations made at the design stages, through to the marketing of their show and their time in Edinburgh. Shows can be of any form and genre, but must be listed as participating in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme, and be able to be viewed by our assessors during the Festival.
The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 11th August 2017.
Previous recipients include: The Pantry Shelf, produced by Team M&M at Sweet Grassmarket; Allotment by Jules Horne and directed by Kate Nelson, produced by nutshell productions at the Inverleith Allotments in co-production with Assembly; The Man Who Planted Trees adapted from Jean Giono’s story by Ailie Cohen, Richard Medrington, Rick Conte and directed by Ailie Cohen, produced by Puppet State Theatre; How to Occupy an Oil Rig by Daniel Bye; A Comedy of Errors and Macbeth by The HandleBards/Peculius; Lungs by Paines Plough at Roundabout; and Are We Stronger Than Winston? by VOU Fiji Dance.
Have a look through our #GreenFests archive to find out more about the previous winners and shortlisted shows.
If you have any questions about the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, please contact Catriona on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Creative Carbon Scotland office on 0131 529 7909.
Click here for more information about the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, previous winners, and about other environmental sustainability initiatives at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The award is run by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland and is supported PR Print and Design and the New Arts Sponsorship Grants.
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About Creative Carbon Scotland:
Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.