Emergence: A new publication on sustainability and the arts

Added on 30th Aug 2011

Emergence: Creative practice for a sustainable future

In 2010/11 the arts sector in Wales came together at three major conferences in Cardiff, Swansea and Caernarfon to share ideas, ask questions and get practical tools for a more sustainable practice. The events featured 20 pioneering talks in the field of sustainability and the arts, including JB's director, Alison Tickell, which are now available in the Emergence Eginiad report, a bilingual publication offering visionary ideas, practical advice and useful contacts and resources to the reader.

Emergence focuses on two main themes : developing a low-carbon infrastructure, including management and development of venues and developing the role of the arts as a crucible of ideas and visions for a low Carbon Sustainable Wales. The report compiled by Fern Smith (Volcano) and Rhodri Thomas (Cynnal Cymru) documents talks from Satish Kumar (Resurgence Magazine), Paul Allen (Centre for Alternative Technology), Alison Tickell (Julie's Bicycle), John McGrath (National Theatre Wales), Lucy Neal (Transition Town Tooting), Ben Todd (Arcola Theatre), Eluned Haf (Wales Arts International), Judith Knight (Artsadmin), Tom Andrews (People United), Menna Elfyn (Poet) and many more.

Emergence is a partnership project between Volcano and Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales supported by Arts Council Wales and British Council.