Creative Sustainability @ Metal
Culture Change: Creative Sustainability
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
10:00 – 18:00 including lunch and a networking reception
Metal at Chalkwell Hall, Southend on Sea
Join Julie’s Bicycle and guest speakers for a day of practical workshops and playful exploration.
10.00 – 18.00 including lunch and a networking reception
What does a sustainable future look like for the creative community? How will our practice flourish? How can we contribute to the emerging green economy? Combining expert talks with practical workshops, this event will give you the opportunity to reimagine the East of England as a low carbon hub, with creativity and culture at the centre of this transition.
We’ll look at how creative companies, venues and event producers are benefitting from sustainability and saving money by re-valuing materials to reduce waste; driving demand for new green products and services; working with renewable energy; and adopting radical new business models.
Guest speakers include:
Colette Bailey, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Metal, an organisation that transforms the potential of people and places through great art and inspiring ideas.
Ali Pretty, Founder and Artistic Director of Kinetika, an arts organisation delivering community engagement, training and visionary creative projects.
Jo McLoughlin, Director of naturespacecreative and freelance artist, designer and producer on various events, festivals and community projects.
Lynn McFarlane, Founder of DRESD, a company that gives a new life to TV and film sets and event props through creative up-cycling and re-cycling.
At the end of the workshops, you will come away with practical tips on how to reduce your waste and cut costs – as well as your own, personalised Environmental Action Plan, to add value to your business.
The day will be relevant to both individual artists and freelancers, and established companies, whether you’re new to sustainability or already engaged in the conversation.
10.00 – Arrivals and registration
10.15 – Morning talks and discussion
12.30 – Lunch
13.30 – Afternoon workshops
17.00 – Networking reception
18.00 – Ends
Register to receive news on speakers and the full agenda.
Participants will also be eligible for free one to one support with Julie’s Bicycle after the workshop.
The workshop will be facilitated by Julie’s Bicycle.
Julie’s Bicycle is an environmental charity working with over 1,000 creative businesses, both UK-based and international, to go green using the latest tools and resources to support action and sustainable business growth.
Please note: this workshop is only available to businesses registered in the East of England, including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Places are limited so early booking is recommended.
For more information about Culture Change see www.juliesbicycle.com/culture-change.