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.