Why do we need Creative Climate Leadership?
The success of the COP21 UN Climate Talks and the first universal agreement on climate change – the Paris Agreement – has called for urgent, collaborative and creative leadership.
Artists and the wider cultural community have a unique and critical role: they deal with the art of the possible and influence new ways of being, doing and thinking. Creative Climate Leadership supports cultural professionals to apply these qualities to the climate challenge through a programme of events, policy labs, training courses, grants and mentoring.
Creative Climate Leadership is a pan-European project co-funded by Creative Europe. It is led by Julie’s Bicycle and delivered in partnership with seven creative and cultural partners.
Who can apply?
We received an overwhelming response to the first call for applications to attend the inaugural Creative Climate Leadership training course in March 2017. We had interest from museums, universities, theatres, producers, promoters, scientists, advertisers, fashion houses, musicians, venues, galleries, visual artists, festivals, filmmakers, writers, publishing and more.
In total we received 108 applications from all corners of the globe.
Meet the first cohort of Creative Climate Leaders:
The first course took place at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, Wales in March 2017. Participants explored what it means to be a leader, how to build effective collaborations, shape new climate narratives and advocate for climate justice.
Participants are continuing their creative climate journeys through dissemination events, including talks, festivals, blogs and workshops.
“A huge amount of work has been provided by the facilitator team to provide such unique content. Cohesion of the team, fluidity in the way each person was alternatively presenting, different topics, capacity of integrating participants’ remarks into the next steps of the programme.”
– CCL Participant
How can I take part?
The next CCL course will take place between 8-14th October 2017 in Koper, Slovenia. Applications are now closed. The next course will take place in Spring 2018 in the UK. Sign up to the newsletter to stay updated.