5 – 10 June 2016 | Thessaloniki, Greece
The importance of tackling climate change and promoting environmental sustainability has been accepted at the highest levels of government, from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change through to the EC’s European Climate Change Programme. In December 2015, a new international treaty on climate will be negotiated setting a path for the next decades to come.
There has been considerable interest and growing engagement around such issues in the cultural and creative industries. This has ranged from high-profile champions in fields such as film and music, attempts by leading businesses and cultural institutions to reduce their carbon footprint, environmental policies developed by funding and strategic bodies, and a plethora of artistic work engaging the public directly. These activities are generating demand for a “green” creative economy, and a supply chain is emerging that is helping to create the conditions for real systemic change.
The benefits of engaging with environmental sustainability within the arts and culture have been evidenced by research and include:
- Protecting the environment
- Alignment between values and working practices
- Efficiencies and savings
- Getting ahead of regulation
- New business models and audience development opportunities
- New artistic approaches and modes of working
- Collaboration and knowledge sharing
- Better reputation
- Improved wellbeing
Monday 5 – Friday 10 June 2016
(seminars and workshops from 09.30 to 18.00, daily)
Arrival of participants: Sunday 5 June 2016
Departure of participants: Saturday 11 June (or later)
Optional excursion on the weekend 11-12 June 2016.
Conference space in the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(precise location of venue to be announced)
Fees for participants
The course fees is 1,000 Euros. This covers the cost of the course, accommodation (single room, in 4* hotel), breakfast and lunch-pack per day.
This is not inclusive of travel costs to Thessaloniki, or any per diem compensation.
Institutions are encouraged to undertake the cost of fees and travel for applicants.