About the CSPA

Mission:

Position the arts and culture sector as a driver of sustainable societies.

The Centre for the Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA) aims to position the arts and culture sector as a driver of sustainable societies by providing tools, research, educational resources, training, & consultation services related to sustainable development.

The CSPA views sustainability as the intersection of environmental balance, social equity, economic stability and a strengthened cultural infrastructure. Seeing itself as evolved out of the principles of the 1987 Brundtland Report and 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, the CSPA aligns itself with the policies of Agenda 21 for Culture as a resource to artists and art organizations.

What are we offering to the community?

The CSPA’s activities include the following programs and initiatives:

Research & Publications

We publish, electronically and in print, associated research in this field  to reflect the myriad ways in which sustainability in the arts is discussed, approached & practiced.

  • CSPA Quarterly & Special Reports
  • Department of Utopian Arts & Letters
  • Anthologies

Tools & Resources

We provide carbon calculation and reporting tools for and cultural organizations to record, measure and understand their environmental footprint. We also share free courses to cultivate community learning. Creative Green Tools

  • Creative Green Tools Canada
  • CSPA Community (Mighty Networks)

Events

We organize convening that gather industry leaders, educators, Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, students and the general public to share ideas and celebrate innovations in the sector.

  • CCTA
  • Convergences
  • Fireside Chats

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About Our Team

CSPA and the Arctic Cycle

Ian Garrett
Co-Founder, Director
CSPA



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Ian Garrett
Chantal Bilodeau
Founder, Artistic Director
The Arctic Cycle



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Chantal Bilodeau
Devon Hardy
Researcher
CSPA



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Devon Hardy

Quarterly Staff

Meghan Moe Beitiks
Editor in Chief

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Meghan Moe Beitiks
Jamie Morra
Co-lead Editor



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Evelyn O’Malley
Co-lead Editor



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Evelyn O’Malley

Athanasia Giannetos
Subscription Manager



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Athanasia Giannetos

Stephanie Plenner
Graphic Designer



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Stephanie Plenner

Allan Gomes
Graphic Designer



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Allan Gomes

CSPA Community

Miranda Wright
Co-Founder



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Miranda Wright
Bronwyn Preece
Think Tank Member



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Bronwyn Preece