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Climate Action and the Performing Arts

The performing arts scene is ever more involved in reflecting on how to initiate a better sustainable artistic production, as well as on its possibilities to be a vehicle for spreading the awareness on topics related to environmental sustainability.

The report "Climate action and the performing arts" presents reflections and discussions on the relationships between performing arts and climate action that have arisen during the digital IETM Galway Satellite Meeting that took place in December 2020 and was hosted in collaboration with Theatre Forum, Theatre and Dance NI, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and the National University of Ireland, Galway. The meeting explored relationships between artists, the arts ecosystem and the planet, and took place in many homes, offices and arts spaces around the world.

The report also features some inputs, tools and experiences of experts in greening performing arts, as well as activists and advocates from outside and inside the arts scene which provide the necessary depth and convey the urgency of the matter.

The entire report can be downloaded here.

IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts is a network of over 500 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide: theatre, dance, circus, performance, interdisciplinary live art forms, new media. The network advocates the value of the arts and culture in a changing world and empower performing arts professionals through access to international connections, knowledge and a dynamic forum for exchange.