Sustainable cultural productions: lessons from the sector

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Sustainable cultural productions: lessons from the sector

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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This webinar is aimed at performance and arts organisations and individual artists interested in managing environmental impact and encouraging sustainable activity.

We know theatre and performance makers are concerned about the climate, climate justice and changes to our environment. Whether that’s production practices or the choice of stories to tell, there’s a desire to ‘do something’.

We hear from Julie’s Bicycle, 59 Productions, practitioners and producers who are taking more sustainable approaches, whether that’s hybrid touring models, use of new technologies, or simply knowing where to look to start making changes.


We cover

  • How might we make theatre more sustainably, and what role can digital play?
  • Can we compare or measure the impact of various approaches?
  • What can we learn from our community, and what does current best practice look like?
  • What are some of the actions we might take?



Sarah Fortescue

The webinar is hosted by The Space Associate, Sarah Fortescue. Sarah has served as Executive Producer on a wide range of films, interactive experiences and audio projects. Sarah also specialises in distribution, with projects featured on the BBC, Channel 4, Sky Arts, Amazon and The Guardian, as well as international TV and cinema.


Sarah is joined by:

Claire Buckley, Julie’s Bicycle

Claire has over 25 years’ experience building and supporting environmental understanding, action and change, in the EU and the UK. Joining Julie’s Bicycle in 2012, she works with arts and culture to understand impacts and embed environmental thinking and action in planning and processes as well as funding and policy. She currently leads on partnership projects with the BFI on its Sustainable Screen Programme, Arts Council of Ireland, and Creative Ireland on its Creative Climate Action programme.


Josie Dale-Jones

Josie Dale-Jones (she/her) is a theatre maker, producer & performer. Josie mostly works under ThisEgg. As previous co-director of Staging Change, Josie was part of a large group creating the Theatre Green Book 1, and also co-wrote the Theatre Green Book’s Digital Hybrid Working Toolkit. In 2023, Josie was Project Producer at Complicité, an international touring theatre company. Complicité has played a key role in Culture Declares Emergency and co-chairs the International Touring and Sustainability Group.


Lysander Ashton, 59 Productions

59 Productions is an award-winning design studio and production company based in London and New York, focused on ‘Story Driven Design’. They strive to find new ways to use design and story telling to create memorable experiences for audiences around the world. Lysander is one of the Directors at 59 Productions, and is also the sustainability lead for the company. He recently co-directed The Moonwalkers: A Journey with Tom Hanks at London’s Lightroom.



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