Our City, Our Planet: NPO and MPM Workshop, Manchester

This afternoon workshop is for Arts Council NPOs and Major Museum Partnerships, and creative businesses in the North West region to share case studies of environmental leadership and stories of change.

This half-day workshop for arts and cultural organisations will explore what leadership on environmental sustainability looks like, focusing on representatives of Arts Council England NPOs and MPMs, but also open to professionals working on environmental sustainability in a cultural context more generally.

Event Details

  • Date 1st March 2016
    1:15pm — 5:30pm
  • Location Contact Theatre
    Oxford Road
    M15 6JA
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We are excited to be partnering on this event with Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST) and Manchester Climate Change Agency who will be officially launching the Manchester Climate Lab - a year of events and engagement activities to develop a five year plan towards achieving the city's vision for a zero carbon Manchester by 2050.

We are joined by guest speakers from the region Jonny Sadler, Programme Director at Manchester Climate Change Agency; Simon Curtis, Chair of Manchester Arts Sustainability Team; Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at Manchester Museum; Jack Thompson, Technical Director at Manchester International Festival and Richard Smith, Sustainable Production Manager at the BBC. 

The Workshop is preceeded by a morning session for emerging leaders, who will open the afternoon with a creative response to summarise the ideas, actions and collective thinking from the morning's session. One of the afternoon's themes will continue to be how young leaders can be more effectively empowered to take a role in change. 

We'll also be drawing on learning from Julie's Bicycle's environmental sustainability partnership with Arts Council England, and the leadership of local networks like the Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST).

See below for a full event agenda.

13.15 - Registration and networking lunch

14.00 - Workshop commences

17.30 - Workshop ends

If you would like to attend both sessions on the day please book your ticket for the morning separately here.

Refreshments and a networking lunch will be provided and attended by participants from both sessions.

This event is being held in partnership with Contact Manchester and MAST, and is funded by Arts Council England.

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