Creative Climate Leadership UK 2023: Participants Announced

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We are pleased to share the full applicants list of who will be joining us for our Creative Climate Leadership (CCL) programme in the UK. This is the first of many CCL courses running in 2023, putting creative climate leadership at the forefront of our work. With over 100 applicants of high calibre, we are delighted to welcome and announce this year’s cohort of 24 arts and cultural professionals joining the CCL community.

What is Creative Climate Leadership?

This CCL UK is funded by Arts Council England and will be held at Hawkwood College from 6 – 10 March 2023. Hawkwood is a beautiful, sustainably run estate in the Cotswolds, that embodies the intersections between arts and culture and environmental sustainability.

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.

This year’s candidates work in areas as varied as music, activism, AI, theatre, ecology, radio, journalism and cultural policy. This staggering breadth of experience from our participants will support the dissemination of their newly adopted skills and learning from the programme, back into the wider arts and culture sector.

Creative Climate Leadership UK – Full List of Participants

Alistair Gentry (he/him)
Anna Wallace (she/her)
Anna-Marie Francis (she/her)
Chloe Naldrett (she/her)
Clare Slater (she/her)
Eleanor White (she/her)
Emma Blake Morsi (she/her)
Faith Lawrence (she/her)
Feimatta Conteh (she/her)
Francesca Panetta (she/her)
Hannah Overton (she/her)
Helena Wilson (she/her)
Jo Maker (she/her)
Joel Gardner (he/him)
Khalil Thirlaway (he/him)
Lora Aziz (she/her)
Ruby Pugh (she/they)
Sam Lee (he/him)
Siegrun Salmanian (she/her)
Sita Brand (she/her)
Su Isabel Ferreira Shaw (she/her)
Tay Aziz (she/her)
Yula Rocha de Castro (she/her)
Zoe Rasbash (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.

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