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The Green Arts Conference 2019

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Central Hall

2 West Tollcross

Edinburgh

EH3 9BP

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Key speakers, interactive workshops, a networked community of #GreenArts practice and sustainable event design: come to the conference for Scotland's sustainable cultural community.

Organised by Creative Carbon Scotland, the Green Arts Conference showcases how and why Scotland’s cultural sector is responding to the climate and environmental crisis. Through exciting speakers, interactive workshops and community networking it provides a rare opportunity to share the innovative steps being taken to reduce the environmental impact of the arts and understand their crucial role in creating a more sustainable Scotland.


Why attend?

"What I have learned from those who inspired me to tell their stories is that we need to take personal responsibility for our families, our communities, and our ecosystems and we need to do it with empathy and support for those less responsible for the climate problem, who are suffering more." - Mary Robinson, First woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The past year has seen a huge upsurge in the awareness of climate change as the defining issue of our era. From declarations of climate emergency by local and central government to massive protests, marches, and occupations by members of the public, the climate crisis has consistently grabbed headlines. This year has also shown how we are already feeling the effects of climate change through extreme weather events, heatwaves, and wildfires.

This wider societal shift demands a response, and leadership, from arts and culture. We need to know how to engage with environmental issues both in terms of what work we produce and how we produce that work. The Green Arts Conference provides the opportunity to gain new insights, grapple with issues, and develop partnerships to make this a reality.


Who should attend?

"A fun, informal gathering of passionate sustainability experts and actioners. Expect to leave inspired, equipped and surprisingly satisfied with vegan desserts." - 2018 Conference Attendee

The Green Arts Conference is aimed primarily at those working in the cultural sector across all art forms and in a variety of roles. The conference has plenty to offer whether you run a whole Green Team or are new to the issues being discussed. We particularly encourage those whose work involves programming, facilities management, marketing, administration, and development to attend.

We also welcome those looking to learn more about how the cultural sector is tackling climate change, want to form collaborations with the Green Arts network, or want to make use of the ways that the arts can contribute to promoting and developing sustainability.

We will share a full delegate list in advance of the event. You can see who attended the 2018 Green Arts conference through our interactive delegate map.


Programme

'The variety of speakers across the day felt like each session was diverse and valuable.' - 2018 Conference Attendee

This year’s conference will focus on climate justice, the climate emergency, and adaptation. We will be looking at how climate change connects to issues of equality and accces, as well as implications of climate change impacts and how the arts can contribute to this area:

  • Learn more about the intersection of climate change responses and societal justice means for you and your organisation
  • Share knowledge with other Scottish arts and sustainability organisations on emissions reduction and sustainability innovations
  • Take part in workshops to develop skills and expertise in leadership, thematic engagement and climate change risk assessment
  • Hear from sustainable suppliers on how greening your supply chain can influence wider society


Full Programme and Session Registration

A full programme will be publicly launched and sent to registered attendees in advance of the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to register for sessions in advance, or to sign-up to sessions on the day (some sessions may be space-limited).


Tickets

We have created a range of ticket options for this years Green Arts Conference:

  • Early Bird (£30) Save 1/3 of the full ticket price if you book before midnight on 30th August
  • Standard Ticket (£45) Tickets include access to the full day conference, refreshments throughout the day, a vegan-vegetarian lunch, and the post conference drinks reception
  • Concession (£15) A limited number of discounted tickets are available to freelancers, those currently unemployed, and those working for organisations with a turnover of less than £50,000 a year

Participation Bursaries

This year, we have identified a small fund to support those who may find it difficult to attend our conference as a result of distance (more than 50 miles from the event venue) or personal circumstance (such as caring responsibilities) with up to £50 available towards their participation. If you would like assistance to enable your participation in the 2019 Green Arts Conference, please request a bursary on our website.

Timing Information

Registration for the event will run 10:00am - 10:30am, with the sessions beginning promptly at 10:30am. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided during the day. After the official close of the event will take place at 5pm.

Accessibility

Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to actively promoting accessibility, equality and inclusivity in all of our work. The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible from a lift located at street level, but one of the breakout rooms can only be accessed via a set of stairs (14 steps in total). Upon session registration opening, this room will be clearly identified for participant information. Please contact lewis.coenen-rowe@creativecarbonscotland.com or 01315297909 to dicuss any requirements you may have.

More Information and Support

Find out more about the Green Arts Initiative and take a look at the 2018 Conference Report on our website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch: Lewis.coenen-rowe@creativecarbonscotland.com (Green Arts Networks, Events, and Programming Officer)

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Central Hall

2 West Tollcross

Edinburgh

EH3 9BP

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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