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Creative Climate Leadership

The Creative Climate Leadership training course offers an online intensive program of leadership and peer-to-peer exchange for 24 talented and motivated participants. It also offers the participation at a Creative Climate Summit in Stockholm in 2022 and an international network of CCL alumni. The program is for performing, visual, media, music, and other artists; cultural and creative workers including producers, presenters, curators, administrators, funders, policy makers, and others who are ambitious and passionate about using their cultural and creative expertise in service to the ecological crisis and climate justice.

The program will explore the role of culture and creativity in responding to climate change and environmental challenges and bring together a few expert guest speakers to share case studies, research, approaches and practical solutions for environmental sustainability in the cultural sectores. Furthermore it will prepare participants to apply their learning and new skills when they return home, and support ongoing learning and exchange through an alumni network.

The next CCL training course will take place online from  March – June 2022, supported by the Swedish Postcode Foundation. This course is open to artists and creative and cultural professionals living and working in Scandinavia, including: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Åland. The program is  looking to recruit roughly half of the participants from Sweden and half from the wider Scandinavia region.

During the program, participants will learn from and engage in conversations with invited guests such as global change scientists, organisational change and participatory experts. Together the participants will develop an up-to-date picture of creative climate action and develop the leadership skills and networks to lead artistic practice and institutions for transformative climate action.

Topics will include: historical, scientific and political drivers of climate change and their dimensions of justice; the role of culture within the global environmental and climate movements; ‘leadership’ for climate action, including personal development and movement building; strategies and practical tools for managing change and bringing climate and ecological action into the heart of organisations, networks, and ways of working; communicating climate change.

Creative Climate Leadership training courses take place worldwide. They are facilitated by Julie’s Bicycle in partnership with cultural and environmental experts with on-the-ground experience in each location. The programme will be in English. More information about the application can be found here.

Deadline for application is 31 January 2022.