Creative Climate Leadership Canada (online) 2023: Participants Announced


We are pleased to share the full applicants list of who will be joining us for our Creative Climate Leadership (CCL) programme in Canada, online.

The 4-month online programme is for arts and cultural professionals who want to take a lead on climate change, adapted from the CCL week-long residential course.

What is Creative Climate Leadership?

The CSPA (Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts) and Julie’s Bicycle (JB) have partnered up to host a second edition of the CCL programme in Canada, this time online, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

CCL is an international training and transformation programme to empower artists and cultural professionals to take action on the climate and ecological crisis with impact, creativity, and resilience.

The programme will take place remotely from February to May. This year’s candidates work in areas as varied as photography, music, visual art, activism, research and curation.

Creative Climate Leadership Canada 2023 (online) – Full List of Participants

Alejandra Nunez – she/they
Allison O’Connor – she/her
Alyssa Kostello – she/her
Amy Ash – she/they
April Marie Glaicar – she/her
Bailee Higgins – she/her
D’Andrea Bowie – she/her
Diego Narváez – he/him
Dominic Lloyd – he/him
Emily McKibbon – she/her
Hayley Roulstone – she/her
Jane Gabriels – she/they
Julie Fossitt – she/her
Kate Declerck – she/her/elle
Kim Fry – she/her
Lara Aysal – she/her
Luciana Erregue – she/her
Marian Wihak – she/her
Marta Keller-Hernandez – she/her
Sandra Lamouche – she/her
seeley quest – sie/hir
Shumaila Hemani – she/her
Terri Hron – she/her


The Aims of the Programme

Creative Climate Leadership will:

  • Explore the role of culture and creativity in responding to climate change and environmental challenges;
  • Bring together a range of expert guest speakers to share case studies, research, approaches and practical solutions for environmental sustainability in the cultural sector;
  • Enable each participant to develop their leadership and ideas;
  • Prepare participants to apply their learning and new skills when they return to their work, and support ongoing learning and exchange through an alumni network.
  • CCL recognises the unique role of culture to influence new ways of being, doing and thinking, and supports creative professionals to apply these abilities to the climate challenge through a programme of events, training programmes and policy labs.

We are planning a wide range of leadership development programmes this year, if you would like to stay up to date and be notified when other applications for CCL open up, please sign up to the Julie’s Bicycle newsletter.