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ASEF presents new Guides on art and sustainability at ArtCOP21

Project Updates


2 Dec 2015

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 policymakers 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 and on ASEF’s website

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