Authored by Julie’s Bicycle and commissioned by On the Move, the online resource for cultural mobility in Europe, the Green Mobility Guide offers practical recommendations for professionals across the performing arts, case studies and resources, including the Julie’s Bicycle Creative IG Tools for tracking carbon emissions while on tour.
Featuring case studies from Drom Cultura, IETM/Australia Council for the Arts, the Imagine 2020 network, festivals such as Noorderzone, Electrosmog and Alkantara and many others, the guide will provide guidance on environmental best practice and raise awareness of the impact our choices have on the environment and what can be done to make a difference.
“While awareness is strong, finding solutions that are relevant and realistic, tailored to the realities of touring, is much more elusive. This piece of work, commissioned by On The Move, is an attempt to address the core problem – moving productions contingent on travel and transportation – as sustainably as possible. The performing arts are characterised by creativity, resourcefulness and innovation. This guide hopes to galvanise these qualities and inspire greater ambition so that, together, the arts can play a pivotal role in our future. ”
– Alison Tickell, Director, Julie’s Bicycle
“Our most important decision, that we’ve already taken, is that we care. Being ahead of the curve has enabled us to establish and reinvent our profile. It has been a hard and rocky, but fun and rewarding road.”
– Femke Eerland, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, The Netherlands