- Posted on August 21st, 2017
Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST) Consultancy Project
Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST) is a network of 35 arts and cultural organisations based in Manchester who aim to work together to reduce their environmental impacts and foster a collaborative learning ethos which unites art forms, organisations, voluntary, and civic bodies in a shared commitment to a sustainable and equitable future.
MAST is part of the steering group that oversees development and delivery of the Manchester Climate Change Strategy 2017-2050. The strategy set out the city’s ambition to become zero carbon by 2050 – since brought forward to 2038 in light of Manchester’s climate emergency declaration – and identifies the crucial role for arts and culture in finding new ways to engage people on climate change.
Through partnership with Julie’s Bicycle, MAST has been able to share ideas, learning and best practice while identifying opportunities for cost savings and building relationships with their funders, city, and audiences. This has facilitated MAST to position it’s network, and the wider culture sector, as a key player in achieving Manchester’s ambition of becoming a zero-carbon city by 2050.
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