Join us for a discussion on sustainable art practices with Julie’s Bicycle and Alex Brown of Artsadmin, exploring what artists, makers, designers and creatives can do to be more environmentally friendly within their artistic practice.
Bow Arts joined forces with Artsadmin in October 2018 to take part in the first cohort of the Accelerator Programme, a new initiative run by Julie’s Bicycle. The Accelerator Programme recruits two cohorts of up to ten organisations or consortia to work with Julie’s Bicycle to advance their sustainable practice and share insights with their peers and the wider sector. The programme looks at everything from touring models and audience engagement to design and supply chains, income generation and governance.
Using the Accelerator Programme as a springboard, the panel will discuss general sustainability issues in the arts, with the aim of providing clear actionable advice for creative practitioners and arts organisations on how to be more environmentally friendly.
Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.
Tickets £10/7 (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists)
About Julie’s Bicycle
Julie’s Bicycle is a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. They believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to transform the conversation around climate change and translate it into action. They provide the creative community with the skills to act, using their creativity to influence one another, audiences and the wider movement. They run a rich programme of events, free resources and public speaking engagements, which contribute to national and international climate change policy development.
Artsadmin enables artists to create without boundaries, producing bold, interdisciplinary work to share with local, national and international audiences. The advisory service supports artists at every stage of their development with free advice and opportunities. At Toynbee Studios, Artsadmin has established a centre for the creation, rehearsal and presentation of new work.
About Alex Brown
Alex Brown works for Artsadmin, where he co-ordinates activity around sustainability. Artsadmin run Toynbee Studios, a rehearsal studios and performance venue presenting new work in East London, which has the ambition to become carbon neutral by 2025. He is interested in the sustainability of DIY artistic practices and outside of his work he his own creative practice of larp (live-action role play) design.