Creative Climate Leadership

CCL Karim Shalaby
Creative Climate Leadership (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.

120 people, working in 26 countries, have taken part in CCL programmes so far. Our alumni join an evolving international network of creatives taking action and mobilising others in their field, through events, workshops, artistic works, and projects.

Participant highlights:


  • 40+ alumni-led dissemination events engaging over 3,000 people in 18 countries
  • 10+ alumni-led artistic works engaging audiences of 20,000+
  • 9+ new business start-ups created by CCL alumni within 2 years of participation
CCL training participants sat on the floor in a circle
CCL Karim Shalaby
“Attending CCL was a really formative experience for me, both professionally and personally. I left empowered, emboldened and with a network of artists and practitioners to help me make change in my organisation and communities.”

– Daniel De La Motte, Artist / Taking Part Assistant, Young Vic Theatre, UK

Past CCL Programmes

Organisations CCL participants have worked in include:


La Monnaie, Royal Court Theatre, Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC), Colchester Arts Centre, Counterpoints Arts, Gate Theatre, Climate Museum UK, European Cultural Foundation, Live Nation, Festival Republic, Green Events Netherlands, Native Events, NADAS Istanbul, Talking Birds, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Forestry Commission, Vivienne Westwood, Somerset House, Fondo Acción Colombia, Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Artists’ Literacies Institute, plus many independent artists, designers, and freelance practitioners.

Participants presenting during a CCL workshop
Philip CCL Studio Cano

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PICTURES: (From top to bottom) CCL participants – photo by Studio Cano; // CCL participants – photo by Karim Shalaby; // CCL participants – photo by Studio Cano; // CCL participants – photo by Karim Shalaby