Climate, creativity and health: Toolkits & further information

Toolkits & resources

Visit this link for policies and commitments to support your work with for creativity, climate and health. Go to our main resource on creativity, climate and health here.

Greening Arts Practice Guide from Chrysalis Arts

A free guide for artists and arts organisations who want to develop a more environmentally responsible arts practice.

Creative Climate Justice Guide (Julie's Bicycle)

"In April 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the final report of its sixth comprehensive review of climate change. The report [...] recognises that the historical and ongoing drivers of climate and environmental destruction lie in colonialism. [...] we need arts and culture to lead the way..."

Home Survey Tool for Theatres

The Home Survey Tool helps theatre owners and operators work out how to make their buildings more sustainable. It’s specifically designed for existing buildings.

Kids in Museums resources

To help museums support youth climate activism and collaborate with young people on events, exhibitions and debates

Heritage Responds

Heritage Responds highlights the positive contribution heritage organisations and their partners are making to the climate change debate and the actions needed to adapt to a changing world.

Julie's Bicycle Spotlight: Transitioning to net zero

This guide provides an overview of Net Zero and what it means, why we need to achieve this, and how.

Green Up Your Digital Work

An event with CHWA, Julie's Bicycle and Fast Familiar that may help you reduce the carbon impact of your online and digital work.

Resources

Resource exchanges / community scrap shacks

Use these to reduce your use of materials, which can also often be returned to the exchanges after use. Here's one example from Staffordshire.

LIFE Survey- developed by Happy Museums in partnership with Daniel Fujiwara, Oxford University and Social Value UK

LIFE is a free to join research project into cultural wellbeing, which will help you to evidence the impact of your service or project robustly. It is especially useful for organisations that want to encourage participation and activism, and that are working with their community, on ‘place-making’ or with the wider environment.

Further information - things to read, listen to, or watch

Climate panel at A Culture of Care (CHWA conference April 2021)

This panel was part of A Culture of Care, our national conference in April 2021. We're making it public now after COP26 recognising the increased importance of discussing climate in relation to creativity, health and wellbeing.

Chair: Hilary Jennings (Happy Museums); Panellists: Alistair Gentry (Artist), Farhana Yamin (Think & Do Camden), Frances Northrop (independent researcher), Farah Ahmed (Julie's Bicycle), Jennifer Farmer and (in absentia) Zoë Palmer (A Dream (ing) Field Lab, Season for Change)

CHWA's Climate Emergency Declaration

Our declaration is based on a template provided by Culture Declares EmergencyPlease visit their site to find out how you too can declare.