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From job titles to meeting agendas, Debbie Bell explains why no stone is left unturned in her trustees’ approach to tackling the climate emergency.
Working with rural communities to stage small-scale performances is good for the arts, the environment and local people, writes Sophie Motley.
Children, young people and libraries are central to the funder’s ambitions to enable everyone to benefit from creative and cultural opportunities.
Research on NPOs’ environmental impact shows a shared commitment to sustainability - but the hard data suggests little has changed.
The Head of BP in the UK said the company’s sponsorship of the arts is helping to further the public debate on climate change.
The concert venue is the first in the UK to commit to the target, which it describes as “ambitious but absolutely realistic”.
Protesters say the funder’s draft strategy “neither addresses the urgency of the climate and ecological emergency, nor grasps the chance to trumpet boldly the pivotal role arts and culture play in bringing about societal changes”.
Chris Garrard dissects the public comments made by cultural leaders on the issue of ethical sponsorship.
Festivals can have all the recycling schemes and sustainable policies in the world, but it’s getting workforce and attendees on board that will really make a difference, writes Damon Culbert.
National Theatre staff say the protest is “the beginning of a discussion in which we will push for our theatre to divest from big oil sponsorship”.
It’s not unreasonable to expect organisations funded by the public to be relevant to their communities and stakeholders, argues Simon Mellor.
Top-down programmes will never bring about meaningful change, says Cath Hume – so it’s time for arts organisations and funders to shift their approach.
A three-year programme for high-profile, higher-polluting arts organisations aims to reduce their carbon emissions by up to 20%.
Royal Court Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and National Theatre Wales are among the organisations calling for a creative response to the looming ecological crisis.
What does climate change mean to the generation it will impact most? Brad McCormick explains how primary schoolchildren have been working with climate scientists to develop their own play.
Tackling the climate crisis will require rapid and unprecedented change. Chiara Badiali asks whether the sector has what it takes to meet the challenge.
The Lyric Hammersmith keeps 180,000 bees on its roof as part of its continuing commitment to going green. Sian Alexander tells the story.
Without creative thinking, society will sleepwalk into a climate disaster. The arts have a crucial role to play in inspiring, challenging and provoking us into action, says Judith Knight.
Megg Nicol and Alan Rickett explain how a musical has helped raise awareness of the importance of trees among London primary school pupils.
Very few theatres were built with today's sustainability standards in mind. The sector needs to face up to the financial and environmental costs of running old buildings, warns Tom Stickland.