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Julie’s Bicycle Now Recruiting: Programme Coordinator

From Julie’s Bicycle:

This is an exciting time for Julie’s Bicycle, as we embark on an ambitious nation-wide programme to raise the profile and impact of cultural leadership on climate change and environmental issues over the next few years. We are looking for an exceptional person with ambition, love of the arts and culture, creative flair and commitment to environmental sustainability to join a thriving team at the heart of the cultural response to environmental sustainability.

The Programme Coordinator will be an important member of the Arts Team, focused on delivery. The role will be involved with coordinating our annual programme of events and workshops, developing resources for the Julie’s Bicycle website, writing case studies and website content, and supporting the delivery of consultancy projects designed to increase engagement in environmental best practice across the music, festivals, theatre, dance, visual arts, museums, literature, and other creative and cultural communities.

Download the full job description here or by clicking the link below.

Terms and conditions

Contract: Full time, fixed term until September 2016
Salary: £24,000 (pro rata) depending on experience
Location: London

Applications

Send a CV and cover letter to sophie@juliesbicycle.com by 9am, Monday 10th August 2015. Please direct any enquiries to Sophie at the email above or 020 8746 0400.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 17th August 2015.

Julie’s Bicycle is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Julie’s Bicycle and IFACCA release D’Art Report 34b – The arts and environmental sustainability: an international overview.

A global review of developments in policies and programmes related to culture and environmental sustainability has been published this week by key international organisations Julie’s Bicycle and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA).

The aim of the report, D’Art Report 34b – The arts and environmental sustainability: an international overview, was to inform international arts leaders about good practice and resources in this key policy area, and how such policies impact on national arts and cultural organisations.

This ground-breaking international overview is the result of surveys and interviews with arts funding agencies from around the world carried out by Julie’s Bicycle and IFACCA between November 2013 and May 2014 and supplemented with additional research. It follows D’Art Report 34, released jointly in 2009 by IFACCA and Arts Council England that presented examples of good practice in the arts and sustainability.

D’Art Report 34b provides a snapshot of arts and cultural engagement with environmental sustainability with an emphasis on policies, not on artistic content or wider arts practice. The report shows varied preoccupations and priorities according to social, economic, political and geographical context of the respondents.

The findings demonstrate that most respondents believe environmental sustainability to be relevant to arts funding agencies and funded organisations and that there is widespread interest in future development in this direction. However, tangible and applied mechanisms to support environmental sustainability both within agencies and in the organisations they fund are still uncommon and there is little practical and focused guidance for arts funders, workers, or practitioners.

The report, which financially supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Council Ireland, includes early examples of good practice; identifies agencies already embedding environmental sustainability in their country or region; and makes recommendations for enhancing the level of inclusion of environmental sustainability in cultural policymaking and action.

“The arts and cultural sector, in the main, has well-articulated values that promote equality, inclusion, diversity and community and strong arguments around social and financial sustainability. The sector is well-placed to integrate the environmental dimension with the social and financial dimensions: in part, the narratives have already been written. It is up to the sector itself to take up this leadership opportunity, developing greater cultural environmental literacy and an evidence base to articulate its contribution and value to sustainable development and the shaping of our future.”

– Alison Tickell, CEO, Julie’s Bicycle

“This report is particularly pertinent in the context of the current campaign to include culture in the post-2015 sustainable development goals, championed by IFACCA and five other international networks in consultation with UNESCO. It highlights the potential benefits of giving greater attention to culture’s fundamental role in achieving development outcomes.”

– Sarah Gardner, Executive Director, IFACCA

The full report is available at: www.ifacca.org/topic/ecological-sustainability/and http://www.juliesbicycle.com/resources/ifacca-dart-report .

Julie’s Bicycle Culture Change Conference 2015

Join Julie’s Bicycle for our Culture Change Conference at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, on 18 February 2015.

Bringing together artists, designer/makers, creative freelancers and organisations, this conference will make connections across our sector, and explore a more sustainable future for the arts.

Whether you are celebrating your achievements with Culture Change, or are just beginning your journey, come along to experience an inspiring day of speakers, workshops and performances.

Meet like-minded creatives, and build potential business relationships, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

We are thrilled to announce that international designer and festival director,Wayne Hemingway MBE, will be speaking on the day.

You will also have the chance to hear from:

  • Visionary leaders within the creative sector
  • Key influencers shaping the future for the hub of creative industries in the East of England
  • Trailblazers and experts in environmental sustainability
  • Range of exhibitors showcasing local suppliers, artwork and opportunities

Experience the artistic excellence of the Royal Opera House first hand…

Enjoy an exciting, exclusive performance from the Jette Parker Young Artists(The Royal Opera).

Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to succeed for the long term…

Choose from a variety of practical workshops that will share best practice and advice to help you grow your business:

  • Engage new audiences and build an effective, ethical brand
  • Meet future business challenges with an imaginative and practical sustainability strategy
  • Develop a financially-efficient, environmentally-conscious business model
  • Discover future funding opportunities from capital finance to crowdfunding
  • Find out more about the latest innovations happening in sustainable craft and design

Want to know what else you can expect from the day? More details and a full agenda will be announced soon…

Want to attend but can’t take a full day out of your schedule? Don’t worry, you can book your free tickets and come along for your preferred sessions.

Check out the ROH Culture Change website to find out more about the programme.

                           

Julie’s Bicycle’s Praxis: Culture and Sustainability

Praxis: Culture and Sustainability

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 from 10:30 to 17:30 (GMT)

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Bringing together thinkers, artists and innovators, this day of talks, performances and workshops will explore the new ways of working that are shaping a more sustainable future for the arts and culture.

The day aims to inspire debate and equip participants with new insights and practical actions, with spotlights on: working internationally, materials and suppliers, skills sharing economies, how ‘green’ digital technology really is, and presentations of new work from The Cambridge Junction in collaboration with Angharad Wynn Jones.

The day will be shaped by two themes: 

The Artist is Not in The Room

Focusing on environmentally sustainable international working models, speakers will discuss touring exhibitions by sea, working rurally and operating globally, and present performances enabled by digital collaboration.

Rip It Up and Start Again

The second theme will look at the environmental and social issues around where we source our materials and resources. Speakers will explore a rethinking on how we use materials, and the emergent ‘circular’ and exchange economies shaping a sustainable future for the arts and culture.

Throughout the day there will be performances and practical action planning workshops.

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

Laura Billings: Trade School London, Civc Systems Lab

Jane Penty: Practicing designer and educator, BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins,

Diana Simpson Hernandez: Designer, Golondrina Design, SustainRCA Alumna

Donna Lynas: Artistic Director, Wysing Arts Centre

Angharad Wynn Jones: Creative Producer, Arts House, Artist

Save the date and register now to secure your place!

More speakers and the final agenda will be announced over the coming weeks.

A Julie’s Bicycle event in partnership with:

This event is part of the Culture Change Programme.

Do you have questions about Praxis: Culture and Sustainability? Contact Culture Change

Julie’s Bicycle Presents Value and Cultural Spaces Oct 2

logoJulie’s Bicycle and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse invite you to join a conversation about cultural buildings and the pivotol role they play in understanding values and shaping resilient creative communities.

Over the last decade the idea that culture, communities, economics and the environment – in short ‘sustainability’ – are intimately connected has become pretty much accepted. What is less clear is how this translates into practice; too often different aspects of sustainability conflict with one another and bigger picture thinking is buried under a ‘business-as usual’ approach to cultural management. Through the story of the Everyman’s new building, Executive Director Deborah Aydon will be joined by a panel of environmental, social, cultural and economic thinkers to explore ‘cultural value’ and what it means to go beyond ‘business as usual’ and create forward-thinking sustainable spaces.

Guest speakers include:

  • Deborah Aydon, Executive Director, Liverpool Everyman
  • Steve Tompkins, Architect and Director, Haworth Tompkins
  • Peter North, Reader in Alternative Economies, University of Liverpool
  • John Holden, Associate, Demos; Visiting Professor, City University London; and Advisor to the AHRC’s Cultural Value Project
  • John Kiefferwriter, policy adviser and consultant

The event is open to artists, local community members and audiences, local political representatives and will explore questions including:

1. We hear a lot about ‘values’ at the moment – every political party is laying claim to them. But what are we really talking about when we speak of ‘values’? Why is this important?

2. What ‘values’ do we want cultural buildings like the Everyman to embody? We tend to think about these spaces in relation to people and community, but what about our environment? Is the relationship between the environment and social wellbeing made clear?

3. What were the design principles behind the new Everyman? How were those choices developed and how does it meet the specific needs of this project in this community?

4. The creative economy is currently based on an assumption of perpetual growth, much like the wider economy. Is this the right model and, if so, how does it currently serve our cultural interests?

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Julie’s Bicycle Presents Creative Sustainability Sept 24

JB logoJoin Julie’s Bicycle and guest speakers for a day of practical workshops and playful exploration.

10.00 – 18.00 including lunch and a networking reception

Cost: FREE

What does a sustainable future look like for the creative community? How will our practice flourish? How can we contribute to the emerging green economy? Combining expert talks with practical workshops, this event will give you the opportunity to reimagine the East of England as a low carbon hub, with creativity and culture at the centre of this transition.

We’ll look at how creative companies, venues and event producers are benefitting from sustainability and saving money by re-valuing materials to reduce waste; driving demand for new green products and services; working with renewable energy; and adopting radical new business models.

Guest speakers include:

  • Colette Bailey, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Metalan organisation that transforms the potential of people and places through great art and inspiring ideas.
  • Ali Pretty, Founder and Artistic Director of Kinetika, an arts organisation delivering community engagement, training and visionary creative projects.
  • Jo McLoughlin, Director of naturespacecreative and freelance artist, designer and producer on various events, festivals and community projects.
  • Lynn McFarlane, Founder of DRESD, a company that gives a new life to TV and film sets and event props through creative up-cycling and re-cycling.

You’ll have the opportunity to share your experience, network with other local creatives, and come away with practical actions and big ideas to develop your business sustainability. The day will be relevant to both individual artists and freelancers, and established companies, whether you’re new to sustainability or already engaged in the conversation.

10.00 – Arrivals and registration

10.15 – Morning talks and discussion

12.30 – Lunch

13.30 – Afternoon workshops

17.00 – Networking reception

18.00 – Ends

Register to receive news on speakers and the full agenda.

Participants will also be eligible for free one to one support with Julie’s Bicycle after the workshop.

The workshop will be facilitated by Julie’s Bicycle.

Julie’s Bicycle is an environmental charity working with over 1,000 creative businesses, both UK-based and international, to go green using the latest tools and resources to support action and sustainable business growth.

Please note: this workshop is only available to businesses registered in the East of England, including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

For more information about Culture Change see www.juliesbicycle.com/culture-change

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Julie’s Bicycle Data Lab Showcase September 23

JB logoJulie’s Bicycle and Watershed invite you to an evening of playful enquiry about data and environmental sustainability in the creative industries.

As the world gets more connected, we are surrounded by data devices, networks and infrastructure. We collect data on everything from energy consumption to weather predictions but this data rarely feels accessible or tangible.

If we could understand and interpret this data would we act differently? Join the Lab participants for a conversation and showcase of prototypes and new ideas for sustainable futures.

The Sustaining Creativity Data Lab brings together artists, technologists, data analysts and designers to look at how environmental data might be visualised and made tangible in creative ways. Together we will look at how to increase engagement and data literacy, and inspire long-term behaviour change through the creative industries.

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Do you have questions about Sustaining Creativity: Data Lab Showcase? Contact Julie’s Bicycle

Ground-breaking For New Royal Opera House Costume Centre

Construction is underway on the Royal Opera House’s new Costume Centre at High House Production Park and JB were pleased to join our Culture Change partners to mark the occasion.

Designed by Nicholas Hare architects, the Centre will join the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop – where all the ROH’s sets and scenery are made – on the 14-acre site in Thurrock. The Costume Centre is a partnership between the Royal Opera House, South Essex College and Thurrock Borough Council with support from the East of England European Regional Development Programme and the Foyle Foundation.

It will house all the costumes for opera and ballet productions currently in the repertory, which will enable the stock to be managed more efficiently, as well as reducing road mileage, transport costs and carbon footprint. The site will also house costumes obsolete productions so that designers may reuse or refashion costumes. The costumes will be kept in carefully controlled conditions to ensure they are properly conserved.

The building itself will be of the highest environmental standards, set to achieveBREEAM excellent status, best practice in sustainable building design.

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Julie’s Bicycle is hiring an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator

JBsustainingcreativity.102840Julie’s Bicycle is recruiting an additional member to our team. The post of Environmental Sustainability Coordinator will join a team of 12 arts and environmental experts supporting creative organisations.

The new Coordinator, with a thorough understanding of environmental data, will work closely with arts organisations to measure their environmental impacts using JB’s Creative Industry Green tools, develop environmental policies and action plans and achieve Creative Industry Green certification. A key element of the role will include supporting arts and cultural organisations undergoing our Creative Industry Green certification scheme and understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 1st August 2014

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Green Arts: Sustainable Responses from the Literature Sector

JBsustainingcreativity.102840Julie’s Bicycle will be holding an event that will look at how the literature sector is responding to environmental challenges. The event will create ambitious goals and address how the sector can lead on environmental innovation. The free, half-day event will take place from 10:30am – 2pm on Wednesday 25th June at Free Word, London. It is open to all literature organisations, publishers, development agencies, associations, venues and writers interested in shaping the role of literature in creating change.

 Informative speakers and workshops will share best practice, resources, and opportunities to collectively reimagine a literature sector that’s fit for the future.  Julie’s Bicycle will highlight examples of best practice in the industry and share results from D&AD’s annual audit.

Speakers include Andy Fryers, Director of Hay on Earth and Peter Hughes, Chair of the Publishers’ Action Group. Attendees will be invited to sign up to a workshop, based around the following topics:

*Publishing & Digital – with Peter Hughes, Chair of the Publishers’ Environmental Action Group.

*Sustainable Buildings – with Nick Murza, Director of Operations at Arvon.

*Festivals and events – with Andy Fryers, Hay on Earth and Jon Atkin, Acting Co-director Manchester Literature Festival

Attendees have the chance of signing up to a taster session of ‘Paper Jam!’delivered by Calverts, specialists in the production of sustainable commercial print. The session will start at 2.30pm (1 hour), if you would like to book a place email Rachel@juliesbicycle.com.

Supported by Free Word and Arts Council England and in association withTipping Point

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