Sustainability

How to make a living as an artist? How to survive as an arts organisation?

As we continue struggle out of the crisis, we must give ourselves a chance; not for survival, but for success.  

To start with, let's reassess our professional strategies and business models. How do we use our potential and our resources? How do we contribute to the sustainability of the environment we work and live in? What does sustainability in the arts mean and how to achieve it? And what role can the arts play in that wider issue: helping to save the planet, the environment we live and work in?

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Chantal Bilodeau kicks off this week’s series on Theatre in the Age of Climate Change by suggesting that women in the arts may be our planet’s best bet for survival.
Caragh Medlicott asks what the future holds for arts funding in Wales, and what options are on the table for SME arts companies as Brexit looms.
The co-founder of the nonprofit Center for Artistic Activism explains why his company has officially de-friended Facebook.
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Public condemnation, prohibition from working, repressions, prosecution, trial and imprisonment, forced exile, ban for travel, economic censorship are mechanisms through which authoritarian regimes silence free speech and artistic expression. This session presented the cases of censorship from Turkey, Poland, and Iran, which revealed the graveness of the situation today.
Culture in sustainability : towards a transdisciplinary approach - book cover
This book is a compilation of the papers presented at the Final Conference of the COST Action Investigating Cultural Sustainability, that took place in Helsinki in May 2015. It presents several very different perspectives on how the idea of culture in sustainability was interpreted and approached, showing the diversity of the issues that have been discussed and need to be taken into account when talking about culture in sustainability.
This website is the result of the EU project 360 Building Strategies for Communication in Contemporary Dance. It was created to assist you as a dance professional to develop your thinking, skills and practices in the area of communication with all key stakeholders in your career.
Through the professional experiences of five different arts professionals, from different continents, states, fields and practices, the IETM Brussels session "Relocalising Artistic Practices" tried to seek new opportunities to rethink the local outside the populist nationalistic paradigm and to reinvent the international without the unification of the globalised culture.
Burnout is all too often accepted as a necessary evil of working in the arts. As something we all HAVE to endure. Essentially, I’m on a bit of a mission to try and interrupt the work-all-the-time mentality that seems to pervade a lot of what we do in the arts.
The Global Report series has been designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). It provides evidence of how this implementation process contributes to attaining the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and targets.
Our newest publication Life off-stage - Survival guide for creative arts professionals, provides tips and resources that can help professionals of the performing arts field to better navigate into the sector’s practical, technical, political and ethical challenges. The toolkit is produced in collaboration with FIA - the International Federation of Actors and UNI MEI - the global union in the media, entertainment, and arts.

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