About the Partnership

Arts Council England is the first arts funding body in the world to put environmental sustainability in the contractual agreements of its major revenue funding programmes.

The Arts Council are working with Julie's Bicycle as a strategic partner to deliver this service.

The partnership with Julie’s Bicycle represents a new way of working for the Arts Council whereby JB provides support and expertise directly to funded arts and cultural organisations.

Interested in what the implications of this decision are?

“This rich information, quite unique, gives us the power of self-determination. It allows us to talk back, to hot house good ideas and dispense with time wasters. It supports innovation, and prudence. And it makes a compelling business case for savings and investments into the arts.”

– Alison Tickell, CEO, Julie's Bicycle

Sustaining Great Art: Year 1 Results

For 2012 - 2015, Julie's Bicycle is providing

  • A free-to-use online suite of carbon calculators, called the Creative IG Tools, which enables organisations to measure the environmental impacts of their energy and water use. These have been developed over a number of years and have been designed to reflect the specific sectors and activity types represented by funded organisations.
  • Telephone and email support for organisations learning how to use the Creative IG Tools and developing environmental policies and action plans
  • Online resources to assist organisations with the development of environmental policies and action plans. Please note Julie's Bicycle will not be able to review policies and action plans.
  • Analysis of the environmental reporting results for the Arts Council England on an annual basis.
  • An annual programme of webinars and workshops across England to support organisations with their reporting requirements.
Sustaining Creativity