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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This 37-page publication, written by Toni González-Escena Internacional, gathers all the necessary information so that organizations and artists of the performing arts and music can answer the key questions: what are we? what do we do? why do we do it? how do we do it? what we offer? and what is our trajectory and achievements? It also proposes techniques for these artists and organizations to write their own narrative and from it extract communication messages, slogans and keywords necessary for web pages and other communication supports. Furthermore, it contains multiple real-life examples...
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Projecte Ingenu is an independent theatre company from Catalonia, Spain. The company’s vision resides in the idea of “slow theatre”.
Kaapeli is a company that runs two cultural centres based in former factory buildings in Helsinki.
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P60 is a well-established music venue in Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam organizing concerts, club nights and other activities.
Patricia Pardo Company is a small performing arts company from Spain with strong political agenda and beliefs.
Truc Sphérique is a non-governmental cultural organisation from Žilina, Slovakia, that has long relied on value-driven economy prioritising autonomy of its staff over a structure.

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