Building Culture

Explore the future of cultural buildings at our Building Culture one day event.

Based on the success and demand for our September Fit for the Future event delving into what makes an environmentally sustainable cultural estate, Building Culture will follow on and build on our understanding of how to manage, shape, and envision our buildings and venues.

Event Details

  • Date 28th February 2017
    10:30am — 6:00pm
  • Location mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
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Their energy use is a substantial proportion of the sector’s environmental impact, and also an area with scope for significant financial savings. In both intangible and tangible ways, our built cultural estate outlines the creative industries’ relationship to the environment. 

Key questions we must ask as a sector are: What and who are we building for? What are the values we are constructing culture around? How do we build something to last that can still be flexible to respond to the changing world around it? How do we re-fit and re-imagine existing spaces to create resilience?

This one day event will explore the opportunities and challenges of climate change mitigation, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, design approaches, and resilience strategies, amongst other topics.

The day will offer a combination of inspiring panels featuring leading practitioners, in-depth case studies from cultural actors, and chances to dig deeper into specific topics through roundtable discussions. It will continue to support the advice and guidance featured in the Fit for the Future guide published in 2015 by Julie’s Bicycle for Arts Council England.

This event coincides with Arts Council England’s next Capital: Small Grants funding round. Open for applications from 12th January until 9th March 2017.

Photo of mac birmingham © Ben Fearnhead.

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