I'm proud of many things this year, but I'm most proud of one: the fact that sustainability, both financial and environmental, has been at the heart of our work.
- Alan Davey, Introduction to the Arts Council's 2011/12 Annual Review
Environmental Sustainability is an issue of global significance. Art and culture have a unique role in helping to shift public understanding and behaviour. Artists inspire change.
- support the arts and cultural sector to take practical steps to embed environmental sustainability into their creative and business models.
- support creative and imaginative responses to climate change
- support the sector in developing the vision and leadership to innovate for the low-carbon economy of the 21st Century.
Environmental sustainability funding agreement requirements 2012-15
As part of 2012-15 funding agreements for National portfolio organisations, Bridge organisations, Major partner museums and Museum development providers, lead organisations, we have asked organisations to:
1 collect environmental data and
2 have in place an Environmental Action Plan and Policy
Our partnership with Julie's Bicycle provides the means for organisations to achieve this.
For further details see our page on funding agreement requirements.