Julie’s Bicycle works in partnership with Arts Council England to deliver an Environmental Programme, built on a shared vision of the transformative role of culture to tackle the climate crisis.
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This ambitious programme, first launched in 2012, aims to reduce environmental impacts and drive action across the arts and cultural sectors.
Designed for ACE National Portfolio Organisations, the programme builds literacy, confidence and leadership skills to give cultural professionals the agency to act on climate change and champion justice and fairness.
The Arts Council England 2020-30 Strategy is built around four Investment Principles, including ‘Environmental Responsibility’.
The programme provides:
A suite of resources, tools, services and events.
- Events and workshops
- Access to the CG Tools
- Facilitating and hosting national networks, focusing on leadership and peer exchange
- A helpdesk for grant holders
- Audits and evaluations
- Practical guides and factsheets.
- Case studies of inspiring stories and best practice examples.
- Webinars, reports, toolkits
Environmental Programme strands:
The Spotlight group – 30 NPO organisations across 80 sites – works closely with Julie’s Bicycle to achieve measurable reductions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.
The Accelerator Programme is a key strand, working with cohorts of up to ten organisations to advance their sustainable practice and share insights with their peers and the wider sector. The programme looks at everything from touring models and audience engagement to design and supply chains, income generation and governance.
The Colour Green Lab
An environmental knowledge and skills programme that supports cultural practitioners and artists of colour to lead environmental action.