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Emergence presents: Resilience in the Face of Challenge Creu Cymru at WSD2013

ImageFri 13 Sept 9.30 – 11.00

AHC Conference room

Creu Cymru is the development agency for theatres and arts centres in Wales. It currently has 44 member organisations who pay an annual fee to receive a range of services. With support from the Welsh Government’s Support For Sustainable Living Fund, Creu Cymru is working with Cardiff University, Julie’s Bicycle and Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales to develop a project to support the theatres and arts centres of Wales in becoming more resilient in facing the challenges of the 21st Century, particularly addressing the following 3 areas: energy and waste – consumption & treatment, the supply chain – examining theatre production and touring, communicating to audiences the issues and potential solutions

This session is designed to give theatre makers and producers an opportunity to hear how the project is progressing and work together on collaborating over programming and artistic response. The event will be a learning seminar to share best practice and showcase this project to an international audience.

Price: £6

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White Light & The Environment with Bryan Raven at WSD2013

Lighting-4001-1Mon 9 Sept 11.30 – 13.00

Simon Gibson studio

White Light is one the UK’s leading lighting suppliers and as such, their customers use a lot of electricity.  This presentation will try and discover what the real impact of stage lighting is and whether the tungsten light bulb should be banned.

The presentation will be followed by a question & answer session with guest panelists to answer some of the questions raised.

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View the White Light Green guide

Call for papers: Dreams, Revolution and Process : Spatial & temporal approaches to rural sustainability and regeneration

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5th October 2013, Dreams, Revolution and Process : Spatial & temporal approaches to rural sustainability and regeneration, at fforest, Cilgerran, Ceredigion (UK)

This interdisciplinary conference aims to respond to a range of material that addresses rural sustainability and regeneration, with a focus on how and why decisions are made at individual, local, community and government level. Bringing together perspectives from geography, history, policy-making, regeneration practitioners and the arts, the conference will open up the gaps between individual and collective aspiration and reality.

Since the development of the urban, the rural has been a place of both harmony and negativism. It switches from radical, alternative (anti-industrialist) space where we can renegotiate a relationship with ‘nature’, to uncultured backwater, representing little more than material resource. Such perspectives are formed in relation to history and space and need to be considered when reaching an understanding of, as well as approaches to, rural regeneration, in order to ask : Who is regenerating, and for whom?

Submissions are invited from any discipline – sciences, humanities, regeneration practice, arts – which, within the overall theme of a temporal/spatial understanding of rural sustainability and regeneration.

More details on the website : click here

Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

- Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
- Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
- Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

Go to Cultura21

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Collins & Goto at the Edinburgh Art Festival

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland

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Eden3, Collins & Goto, 2006 ongoing

ecoartscotland is pleased to partner with Creative Carbon Scotland and Edinburgh College of Art to present Collins & Goto’s Spirit in the Air at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2013.

Collins & Goto, the eminent US ecological artists now based in Scotland, will present new work, using the Tent Gallery as a base of operations and performance to explore the actual rate and flow of CO2 in the environment in Edinburgh.  This project asks the question If humans produce gas in cities and there are no trees around to breathe it, does anyone care?

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.
It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
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Julie’s Bicycle Webinar Series

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In January 2012, Arts Council England made environmental reporting a funding obligation for all major revenue funded programmes (Bridge, Npo’s, Mpm’s and Mdp’s). To comply, organisations must complete an environmental policy and action plan, and report their water and energy by creating an IG Tool entry.

The first annual reporting deadline is May 31st 2013. To meet it, the reporting process must be started now.

Julie’s Bicycle are running a series of webinars to help organisations report.

Webinars are free but you must register to attend. You may attend any number of webinars.

Those organisations or individuals new to environmental reporting are advised to start with Module 1. Those with more experience may wish to begin at Module 2 or 3. Some webinars will be run multiple times to give everyone a chance to attend.

We are in the process of subtitling the webinars and improving other aspects of accessibility. In the mean time please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any specific needs.

Module 1 – An Introduction

1.1. Environmental Reporting: what is it, how does it affect you and why is it important?

This webinar is for Arts Council England’s major revenue funded programmes. It is for the staff tasked with creating an environmental policy and action plan, and submitting energy and water data through the Julie’s Bicycle IG Tools.

Aim: This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the Arts Council’s environmental reporting requirements. It will explain the necessary steps to comply and the help on offer.

The webinar will include:

  • Introduction to the Arts Council’s environmental reporting and Julie’s Bicycle.
  • Why is this happening now?
  • How does it affect you?
  • What are the benefits for your organisation?
  • What help is available?
  • What is an environmental policy and action plan?
  • What are the IG Tools?
  • Q&A

Dates: March 13th 10am – 11am | March 27th 10am – 11am

Register to attend

Module 2 – Basic Training

2.1. How to Create your Environmental Policy and Action Plan – Environmental Reporting for Creative Organisations

This webinar is for Arts Council England’s major revenue funded programmes. It is for the staff tasked with creating an environmental policy and action plan, and submitting energy and water data through the Julie’s Bicycle IG Tools.

Before attending this webinar you should begin developing your policy and action plan in line with our guidance. 

Aim: This webinar will take you through the process of creating an environmental policy and action plan in line with the Arts Council’s environmental reporting requirements.

The webinar will include:

  • Introduction to the Arts Council’s environmental reporting and Julie’s Bicycle – what is expected of you.
  • What is an environmental policy and action plan?
  • How can they benefit your organisation?
  • Top tips for creating an environmental policy and action plan.
  • What help is available?
  • Trouble shooting Q&A – your chance to ask the experts about any problems you are having with the environmental reporting process.

Dates: March 20th 10am – 11am | April 10th 10am – 11am | April 24th 11am – 12pm | May 1st 10am – 11am

Register to attend

2.2. How to Use the IG Tools - Environmental Reporting for Creative Organisations

This webinar is for Arts Council England’s major revenue funded programmes. It is for the staff tasked with creating an environmental policy and action plan, and submitting energy and water data through the Julie’s Bicycle IG Tools.

Before attending this webinar you should have created an IG Tool account.

Aim: This webinar will take you through the process of using the IG Tools in line with the Arts Council’s environmental reporting requirements.

The webinar will include:

  • Introduction to the Arts Council’s environmental reporting and Julie’s Bicycle.
  • What are the IG Tools?
  • How can they benefit your organisation?
  • Collecting data – how to ensure you have the information you need in the correct format.
  • Creating your first IG Tool entry – step by step.
  • Trouble shooting Q&A – your chance to ask the experts about any problems you are having with the environmental reporting process.

Dates: March 6th 10am – 11am | April 10th 11am – 12am | April 17th 11am – 12am | May 1st 11am – 12am

Register to attend

Module 3 – Specialist Advice

3.1. Small is Beautiful – Specialist Advice on Environmental Reporting for Organisations with Five Employees or Less

This webinar is for Arts Council England’s major revenue funded programmes with five employees or less. It is for operational staff tasked with creating an environmental policy and action plan, and completing an IG Tool entry.

Before attending this webinar you must have registered an IG Tool account and begun work on your environmental policy and action plan.

Aim: This webinar provides practical guidance for organisations with five employees or less on complying with the Arts Council’s environmental reporting requirements.

The webinar will include:

  • Introduction to the Arts Council’s environmental reporting and Julie’s Bicycle.
  • What you need to focus on as a small organization.
  • Using the IG Tools as a small organisation – where the benefits lie.
  • Creating an environmental policy and action plan for a small organisation – focusing on what counts and amplifying your efforts.
  • Industry case study.
  • Trouble shooting Q&A – your chance to ask the experts about any problems you are having with the environmental reporting process.

Dates: May 8th 11am – 12am

Register to attend

3.2. Planning, Engaging and Acting – Specialist Advice on Environmental Reporting Organisations with 100 Employees or More

This webinar is for Arts Council England’s major revenue funded programmes with 100 staff or more. It is for operational staff tasked with creating an environmental policy and action plan and completing an IG Tool entry.

Before attending this webinar you must have registered an IG Tool account and begun work on your environmental policy and action plan.

Aim: This webinar provides practical guidance for organisations with 100 employees or more on complying with the Arts Council’s environmental reporting requirements. 

The webinar will include:

  • Introduction to the Arts Council’s environmental reporting and Julie’s Bicycle.
  • Setting the scope: realistic targets and recruiting help from across your organisation.
  • Using the IG Tools as a large organisation – dealing with large amounts of data.
  • Creating an environmental policy and action plan for a large organisation – creating useful tools for use throughout your organisation.
  • Industry case study.
  • Trouble shooting Q&A – your chance to ask the experts about any problems you are having with the environmental reporting process.

Dates: April 17th 10am – 11am | May 15th 11am – 12pm

Register to attend

3.3. Finding Opportunities in Complexity – Specialist Advice on Environmental Reporting for Mpm’s and Large Multi Venue/Activity Organisations

This webinar is for large Arts Council England’s major revenue funded programmes with multiple venues and/or activities, including arts festivals. It is for operational staff  tasked with creating an environmental policy and action plan, and completing an IG Tool entry.

Before attending this webinar you must have registered an IG Tool account and begun work on your environmental policy and action plan.

Aim: This webinar provides practical guidance for Mpm’s and other large multi venue or multi event organisations on complying with the Arts Council’s environmental reporting requirements. 

The webinar will include:

  • Introduction to the Arts Council’s environmental reporting and Julie’s Bicycle.
  • Setting the scope: how to manage large estates and complex reporting structures to fulfill requirements.
  • Focus on the IG Tools: how to collect data and create an account for multiple activities, accounts and entries.
  • Focus and prioritisation – environmental policies and action plans for complex, multi activity organisations.
  • Industry case study.
  • Trouble shooting Q&A – your chance to ask the experts about any problems you are having with the environmental reporting process.

Dates: April 24th 10am – 11pm

Register to attend

Module 4 – Taking it Further

4.1. Changing Light Bulbs or Changing Minds? The Case for Sustainability and Future Proofing of the Arts

This webinar is for heads of Arts Council England’s Major Revenue Funded Programmes.

Aim: This webinar explores the issues and implications of Arts Council England’s environmental reporting requirements and builds the case for cultural leadership on sustainability.

The webinar will include:

  • Opening address by Alison Tickell, CEO of Julie’s Bicycle.
  • Introduction to the Arts Council’s environmental reporting and Julie’s Bicycle.
  • Key note and discussion from leading voices within the creative industries.
  • Q&A.

Dates: April 3rd 10am – 11am

Register to attend

4.2. Learning from Experience: Case Studies of Organisations who are leading on sustaianbility

The webinar will include:

  • Introduction to the Arts Council’s environmental reporting and Julie’s Bicycle.
  • Speakers from creative organisations leading on sustainability. Challenges faced, opportunities found and practical examples to learn from.

Dates: May 8th 10am – 11am | May 15th 10am – 11am

Register to attend

If you have any suggestions for organisations you would like to see feature in this webinar, or topics you would like covered then please let us know atsupport@juliesbicycle.com

4.3. Big ambitions for year two – What are the opportunities beyond the May 31st reporting deadline?

This webinar is for Arts Council England’s major revenue funded programmes. It is for all employees of Npo’s and Mpm’s already making progress on sustainability.

Aim: This webinar demonstrates the organisational, financial and reputational benefits of a continued commitment to sustainability.

This webinar wil include:

  • Introduction to the Arts Council’s environmental reporting and Julie’s Bicycle.
  • Sustainability benefits beyond the scope of the Arts Council reporting.
  • Communicating sustainability.
  • Measuring touring impacts.
  • Why measure audience and business travel?
  • How to be a leader on sustainability.
  • Q&A.

Dates: May 22nd 12pm – 1pm

Register to attend

4.4. Arts Council England’s Environmental Reporting 2013: Troubleshooting

Environmental experts Julie’s Bicycle host an open troubleshooting clinic on Arts Council England’s new environmental reporting requirement for Npo’s and Mpm’s. Please send any specific questions in advance to support@juliesbicycle.com.

Dates: May 22nd 10am – 12pm

Register to attend

If you have any questions regarding the webinars please email ussupport@juliesbicycle.com 

Web of Life Foundation 2013 essay competition

WOLFoundationThe Web of Life Foundation (WOLFoundation.org) is issuing the first call for essays for its 2013 essay competition.

WOLFoundation is dedicating to stimulating new thinking in the field of sustainability and socio-environmental issues. Within this context, the theme of this year’s essay competition is “An Aspirational Future”.

Essays should be up to 2,000 words of prose in any non-technical style (including fiction) and are meant for a general readership.

From the Guidelines: “Any and all views on the specified theme are welcome and encouraged. We would like to see entries that address all perspectives creatively. Just avoid giving us tired ideas that have been hashed out many times before.”

The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1,500 and $500 is awarded to the second placed entry.

Submissions should be addressed to submissions@wolfoundation.org. Closing date for submissions is September 30th, 2013.

Guidelines for submissions can be found at http://www.wolfoundation.org/guidelines/

A book of collected essays from the 2011 competition (published in collaboration with Cultura 21) is now available for purchase ($7 + p&p. No sales tax.). Enquiries to submissions@wolfoundation.org

A new performance by Sara Wookey presented by Automata Arts Los Angeles

tumblr_llyvwrdY7x1qje7eco1_500.1AUTOMATA PRESENTS: Sara Wookey’s new solo performance/lecture

Disappearing Acts & Resurfacing Subjects

The performance considers dance as a disappearing act, an erasure as construct, and questions recurring subjects floating in the public sphere- such as the preservation, ownership, and value of dance itself.

Through image, movement and text, Sara reflects on being a subsidized artist in Europe in the 1990′s, a freelance artist creating site-based projects in Los Angeles, and a selection of responses to her well known Open Letter to Artists. She spins together large themes of legacy in dance, the economic condition of artists, and strategies for making it (including a humorously touching, yet failed, fundraising campaign on Kickstarter), into a digestible, funny and poetic consideration of dance in our time.

MARCH 15 & 16, 8:00PM
MARCH 17, 4:00PM

SEATING IS LIMITED: Please purchase your tickets in advance at Automata Arts 
$15 General
$12 Members/Students/Seniors

Prix Pictet | The global award in photography and sustainability

The exhibition of work by the artists shortlisted for Prix Pictet Power will be at the Saatchi Gallery, London from 10 – 28 October 2012. On 9 October there will be an Awards Ceremony with Kofi Annan, Honorary President of the Prix Pictet, at which the winner of the award will be announced.

via Prix Pictet | The global award in photography and sustainability.

White Mountain National Forest & Arts Alliance of Northern NH Invite Applications for 2012 WMNF Artist-in-Residence Program

This post comes to you from Cultura21

Artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2012 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program

The program, a collaboration between the WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, seeks to highlight the ways the arts can be used to explore and interpret the forest environment and forest-related issues.

The residency offers professional and emerging artists from around the country (visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers and choreographers, eco artists and media artists) an opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being inspired by the surrounding forest and, on several occasions, sharing their work and their artistic process with members of the public.

Deadline for applications is May 18; the artist selected will choose a period of at least three weeks between July and September to be in residence.

Click here for more information and to download application materials.

Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

- Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
- Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
- Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

Go to Cultura21