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The Green Arts Initiative in Ireland concluded the Greening Arts Centres Project on Tuesday 26th of April next with our final group session for participants.  This session was also open to a wider audience from 11.15.

LOOKING TO A GREENER FUTURE FOR THE IRISH ARTS SECTOR – How artists and arts organisations are acting on climate change.

Looking to a Greener Future for the Irish Arts Sector from Theatre Forum on Vimeo.

Contributions included the following:

  • Brian Fenton, Producer with Druid will talk about the work they’ve been doing to reduce the carbon footprint of their touring.  Drawing on analysis from 2019 touring productions, Druid have looked at how they can address future emissions from this part of their activities, along with energy efficiency at the company’s base in Flood Street in Galway.
  • Dance artist and choreographer, Ruairí O’Donnabháin is passionate about climate action.  During his contribution, he will address aesthetic practices of care, working with the ‘more than human’ as well as touching on habitability and the islands.
  • We will be looking at some of the new developments taking place in the intersection between arts and climate action nationally and further afield.
  • Finally, we’ll be inviting comments and suggestions from the project participants and the general audience – there is much to give us hope and we look forward to your input!

Here is the link for Tuesday’s event and we’d be delighted to see as many of you as possible attending on the day.

This project is funded by the Arts Council.