A practical approach to governing cultural organisations, managing buildings, creating and touring productions, collaborating with partners and engaging audiences.

Sustainable Cultural Management is an intensive course designed to equip cultural professionals with the skills and expertise to manage their work effectively within the context of a rapidly changing environment, and share environmental best practice identified by and for the performing arts. The course explores the practical ways the performing arts can shape a more environmentally sustainable society.

Course content

The course explores the role of the performing arts in shaping a more environmentally sustainable society, and takes a practical approach to looking at what actions can be taken to become more ecological in the way we govern cultural organisations, manage buildings, create and tour productions, collaborate with partners, and engage with audiences.


Sustainable Cultural Management is a partnership between the European theatre network mitos21 and Julie’s Bicycle.



Germany 2018
Sustainability and Culture / Symposium & Workshops: co-curated by Sustainable Cultural Management and Annett Baumast Kultur & Nachhaltigkeit
29 & 30 June 2018 at the Akademie für Darstellende Kunst / Academy of the Performing Arts 
Artistic Director: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Schweeger
Day 1: Symposium on Culture, the Arts and Sustainability
Day 2: SCM (Sustainable Cultural Management) workshops for participants and students of the ADK
Full details to be announced.


Greece 2016

The first edition of the course took place in Thessaloniki in 2016 in collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and supported by the Onassis Foundation and Onassis Cultural Centre, the Heinrich Boell Stiftung, the Goethe Institut, the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (USA), and the Laznia Nowa Theatre & Cultural Centre, Krakow.

Further course editions are in development.


We are not currently accepting applications for Sustainable Cultural Management.