TippingPoint aims to be a connector of the arts and climate science worlds. At the heart of its work is an international programme of two-day gatherings where artists and scientists participate in an informal but intense series of meetings and exercises to provoke and engender collaborative thinking and creative work. TippingPoint also offers points of engagement through one off events, conferences and public debates. It’s all about discourse and dialogue leading to creative action.

Originally founded by Peter Gingold in 2005 and thriving under his leadership for over a decade, TippingPoint has become a part of Julie's Bicycle in 2017.  Peter is continuing to work closely as part of an advisory group of key figures from the TippingPoint network including Judith Knight (Director of Artsadmin), and Rose Fenton (former director of Free Word).

TippingPoint held some 25 intensive two or three-day events worldwide over this period, attended by well over 2,000 people, including numerous climate researchers, and with inputs from exceptionally distinguished figures in the arts and climate research. Its unique way of stimulating ‘unlikely conversations’ had a profound influence on many people.  

The first TippingPoint Commissions were launched in 2009 – an open invitation to artists to propose performative work that in some way embraces climate change – and have supported over 20 pieces of work that cover diverse art forms and at all scales. Since then TippingPoint has been playing a significant part in enabling the arts sector to create and produce work that addresses the huge challenges of climate change and inspired further creative responses like Season for Change.

Read Peter Gingold in Arts Professional reflecting on the work of TippingPoint after the Paris Agreement, 2016

Read About Past Events

Read About TippingPoint Commissions


Header Image: 'Funeral for a Lost Species' by Feral Theatre, TippingPoint commission 2011