Artswork start environmental journey
Date Created: 17th Mar 2022
Artswork are starting a journey to highlight and increase the profile of environmental work throughout the organisation. Led by Harry Holder and Grace Jackson, from the communications team, the work will take shape over the coming months.
As an arts and cultural education organisation, Artswork has a responsibility to ensure that the children and young people in our area receive a rich arts and cultural teaching, including learning about the environment. We also have a responsibility as an organisation ourselves, to better the way we work and reduce our carbon footprint, as well as advocating for and leading others in environmental responsibility.
Youth voice is an important aspect of this work with it being led by Harry and Grace, and will be further implemented through involving Artswork Kickstarters in the latest cohort.
This work also aligns with Arts Council England’s Environmental Responsibility Investment Principle.
The work will include reviewing our own environmental policy and action plan; finding new ways to measure and reduce our carbon footprint; educating our own staff and our audiences about the environment and their impacts; writing about what we learn throughout this process; and helping education settings implement environmental teaching into their curriculum.
Learn more about this body of work here.