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2011 Sustaining the Arts Workshop with Julie’s Bicycle

  • Arts House, Meat Market – Conference Room 5 Blackwood Street North Melbourne, VIC, 3051 Australia (map)

TippingPoint Australia, Theatre Network Victoria, ArtsHouse, the City of Melbourne and the British Council present a workshop for CEO’s,  Artistic Directors and arts practitioners committed to or interested in developing a sustainability plan for your work as:

a) an independent artist
b) a producer
c) a small to medium arts organization
d) a performing arts venue
e) an arts festival

Alison Tickell, founding CEO of Julie’s Bicycle, the UK not for profit that makes environmental sustainability intrinsic to the business, arts and ethics of music, theatre and the creative industries, gave a sustainability workshop for artists and art organisations In Melbourne, following a keynote address at IFACCA in October 2011.

Increasingly arts companies will be required to develop and implement carbon reduction policies as a funding requirement and Alison explained what to consider when developing a sustainability plan, share some tools such as the Green Mobility Plan and the Industry Green standard, and gave advice and feedback to any questions/issues in developing plans. This workshop was for independent artists, producers, small to medium arts organisations, performing arts venues and arts festival committed to or interested in developing a sustainability plan for their works.

Alison established Julie’s Bicycle in 2007 helping the creative industries reduce their environmental impacts and develop new thinking in tune with global environmental challenges.She is Associate Professor at Buckinghamshire New University , and a founder of the United Nations Environmental Programme Encore initiative. She is a trustee of Sound Connections, a school governor and a fellow of the RSA. Previous roles include Music Director at Creative and Cultural Skills and Development Director at Community Music, on the founding Board of Creative and Cultural Skills, and lead consultant for the National Skills Academy. Alison trained as a professional musician and began her career as a freelancer, combining her mutual love of performing and teaching.