Want to take action on climate change and the environment within your organisation?
Julie’s Bicycle has been working in partnership with Arts Council England to inspire environmental action across the arts and cultural sector for over a decade. This collaboration led to a pioneering policy intervention in 2012, when the Arts Council became the first cultural body to make environmental reporting and policy part of funding agreements for National Portfolio organisations. Collectively, these organisations have reduced energy consumption by 23% and made savings of £16.5 million.
The Accelerator Programme is a strand of this work, recruiting two cohorts of up to ten organisations or consortia to work with Julie’s Bicycle to advance their sustainable practice and share insights with their peers and the wider sector. The programme will be looking at everything from touring models and audience engagement to design and supply chains, income generation and governance.
The second cohort will run from April 2020 until Sept 2021 and Julie’s Bicycle are now seeking Expressions of Interest by 7 June. This should have a brief description of the project you are interested in doing.
Selected organisations will then be invited to join Julie’s Bicycle at one of the development workshops in July, where they can help you to explore your project in more depth.
After the workshops organisations need to either submit a full proposal as a Cohort organisation/ consortium, or submit an Associate proposal by 14 October.
For more information, key dates and to apply click here.