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ASEF culture360 supports ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop

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Valentina Riccardi Culture Department culture360.asef.org Culture
Sustainable Development & Environment


Venue:
Gaîté Lyrique Paris, France

ASEF culture360 is delighted to support ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop as part of ArtCOP21, a Paris- and world-wide programme of cultural events organised alongside COP21 – the 21st United Nations conference of climate change. ArtCOP21 will address climate change as a "people challenge" and aims to create a "cultural blueprint of positive and sustainable change". The Professional Workshop will take place on 3-4 December 2015, at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, France.

Led by Coalition for Art and Sustainable Development (COAL) and Cape Farewell, the Professional Workshop links environmental initiatives in the cultural sector to public policies. It aims to enhance the role of culture and creativity in the insights and implementation of practical solutions towards a low carbon society, with particular focus on promoting "green mobility" in the arts & culture sector worldwide. The workshop will be attended by over 100 international representatives from the public sector (including Ministries of Culture, Environment & Foreign Affairs), private sector (foundations, galleries, companies) and the cultural networks. Together, they will share methodology with the aim to train, support and promote the integration of sustainable development within their practice. This workshop is co-curated by COAL, On the Move and Julie's Bicycle, in partnership with International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM), Imagine 2020 and Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA).

ASEF will support the professional workshop at ArtCOP21, as part of its on-going engagement with the discussions on culture and sustainable development. The Professional Workshop will also be the perfect set to present Creative Responses to Sustainability, a new series of guides mapping cultural initiatives engaging with social and environmental issues in different countries.The first two Guides for Singapore and Korea will be released in December 2015. All the guides will be available for free download on culture360.asef.org and on ASEF's website asef.org.

Project Updates

  • The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is pleased to announce the launch of Creative Responses to Sustainability - Korea Guide, now also available for free download on ASEF’s arts and culture portal culture360.asef.org. 

    This book is part of a new series of guides looking at the connection between art and sustainability in different countries in Asia. The 2nd edition in this series after the recent launch of the Singapore Guide, the Korea Guide follows the same model and maps cultural initiatives across Korea engaging with social and environmental issues.

    Commissioned by ASEF culture360 and authored by Ms Yasmine OSTENDORF, the initiator of the EU funded network Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA), this guide will feature a directory of the 20 most pioneering and significant cultural organisations in Korea contributing to social and environmental change through their artistic practice.

    The Korea Guide was also presented last November in Gwangju, Korea at the 8thASEF Public Forum on Creative Cities in Asia and Europe – Cities: Living Labs for Culture? The research for both Guides was supported by the Mondriaan Fund. Other country guides will follow in 2016.

    These new guides build on the discussions at the GALA / Green Art Lab Allianceand on ASEF’s engagement with the topic of artists and climate change in global dialogues around environmental sustainability through its Connect2Culture programme(2008-2011).

  • ASEF will supportArtCOP21 Professional Workshopas part of ArtCOP21, a Paris- and world-wide programme of cultural events organised alongside COP21 – the 21st United Nations conference of Climate Change. The ArtCOP21 Professional Workshopwill take place on3-4 December 2015, in Paris, France. Organised by the Coalition for Art and Sustainable Development (COAL), On the Move and Julie’s Bicycle, in partnership with International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM), Imagine 2020 and Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA), the workshop links environmental initiatives in the cultural sector to public policies.

     

    During the event, ASEF will also present Creative Responses to Sustainability,a new series of guides mapping cultural initiatives engaging with social and environmental issues in different countries. Authored by Ms Yasmine OSTENDORF, the coordinator of the EU-funded network Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA), the first two guides for Singapore and Korea will feature a country directory of the most pioneering and significant cultural organisations contributing to social and environmental change through their artistic practice. These guides are meant to provide a tool for practitioners and policy-makers to assess the situation and the needs of these organisations. In a more global context, the guides will also address the challenges of incorporating culture in sustainability at a local/city level. All the guides will be available for free download on culture360.asef.org and on ASEF's website asef.org.

ASEF's contribution is with the financial support of the European Commission.