Julie’s Bicycle and DutchCulture ¦ TransArtists have developed a partnership dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability and how that can be challenged in practical, ethical, and artistic ways, across arts’ and cultural communities across Europe. Based on the concept of a ‘knowledge alliance’ they have been building a collaborative project with cultural organizations and artists all over Europe and Georgia. This European Knowledge Alliance consists of knowledge hubs (ambassadors/artists and organizations) across Europe on the different ethical, practical and artistic aspects of environmental sustainability. The Green Art Lab Alliance / (GALA), aims to advocate for legacy and standards for the arts and cultural sector on environmental sustainability on the longer term.
On the Move took part in this adventure with Julie’s Bicycle and DutchCulture ¦ TransArtists while co-organising on 12-13 March 2014 in Berlin (Germany) a workshop on green issues for the sustainable support of cultural mobility projects with ITI-Germany and IGBK. This workshop targeted EU funders (public and private) and cultural policy makers interested in including green criteria in the way they support culture and cultural mobility in particular.
Along with this workshop, “Training sustainability!”, a training for ecological and sustainable cultural work took place. This training – supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) – targeted leaders and stakeholders in the performing arts. Experiences were shared at a joined introductory presentation by Julie’s Bicycle and at a “Green Salon” on 12 March 2014.
Finally the participants had the chance to visit in Berlin the sustainable cultural venue, UFA Fabrik.