Case Study
  • Posted on April 5th, 2022

Knowle West Media Centre – Embedding sustainability

Sustainability & Materials

KWMC: The Factory is committed to improving and developing sustainability within our practice, across all our programmes of work including commissions and services, training and skills, enterprise development and memberships.

Knowle West Media Centre is one of ten cultural initiatives currently receiving expert mentoring to become more environmentally sustainable, as part of  The Accelerator Programme from Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle.

Sustainability has long been vital to KWMC’s work and ethos – from the construction of our strawbale building to our projects with communities.

As part of the Accelerator Programme, we will be exploring how we can support our community of makers and creatives at KWMC: The Factory to adopt more sustainable making practices. This could include increasing Factory members’ understanding of the lifecycles of materials and products, and helping them incorporate circular economy principles into their work, such as reuse, recycling and responsible waste management.

Please watch our insights video below that takes you through our work, and you can read more about our aims and outcomes for the accelerator program on our website.