From MAST to GMAST – Sustainability in Manchester

Manchester Arts Sustainability Team

The Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST) has come a long way since it first started 10 years ago. A recognised best practice example of collective cultural action on climate, the network is expanding across Greater Manchester – renaming from MAST to GMAST – and launching a new website.

Julie’s Bicycle is proud to have been a part of the MAST journey from the start – most recently through C-Change, sharing the MAST model with five European cities and helping them to shape and make it their own, and working on the MAST 10-year review. As GMAST looks to the future, we will be continuing our partnership, facilitating GMAST exchange and collaboration with the SAIL (Leeds) and SHIFT (Liverpool) networks.

As a long-standing partner of MAST, we are excited to be supporting them on the next stage of their journey as GMAST in building collaboration with other Northern cultural networks.” – Claire Buckley, Environmental Sustainability Consultant, Julie’s Bicycle.

GMAST Commitments and vision:

“Collectively: Taking action to evolve policy.

Developing a better understanding of our position as it relates to the region’s environmental strategies.

Planning for continued reduction in line with the 2038 zero carbon target.

Transforming our cultural places and reimagining our practice to reduce our impact.

Working with people across our sectors and communities making the most of the impact of culture and creativity to imagine a fairer shared future.

We can collectively inform, inspire action, innovate, and include.

Visit the new online home full of resources, case studies and how the model has worked in Europe.”

“We’re really excited to be working again with our longstanding partners as we explore the future with SHIFT and SAIL. Julie’s Bicycle have been with us since the very beginning and their support, wisdom and guidance have helped GMAST go from strength to strength.” – Simon Curtis, Convenor, GMAST

Find out how Julie’s Bicycle have been working with MAST in our 2020 summary post, and check out the full 10 year timeline.