CCL Slovenia: Meet The Participants

Originally posted at Creative Climate Leadership:

Julie’s Bicycle and PiNA are pleased to announce the participants for our second Creative Climate Leadership course. We have selected 23 leaders from 89 outstanding applications.

Creative Climate Leadership (CCL) is a pan-European programme for artists and cultural professionals exploring the cultural dimensions of climate change. The second CCL international training course will take place near Koper, Slovenia, between 8th-14th October 2017, facilitated by Slovenian-based sustainable development and training NGO PiNA, and Julie’s Bicycle, a London-based charity supporting the creative community to power action on climate change.

Eight of this year’s participants come from across the UK and Ireland. They are joined by eight participants from the EU and six international participants from Colombia, Australia, Togo, Zimbabwe and Indonesia. The participants are working in areas as diverse as cultural policy, theatre, festivals, education, music, development, museums and visual arts.

Places have been awarded to:
Helena Rytilahti, European Cultural Foundation, NL
Victoria Burns, Invisible Dust, UK
Ellen McDougall, Gate Theatre, UK
Marta Garcia Haro, REDS (Red Española para el Desarrollo Sostenible), ES
Lucy Davies, Royal Court, UK
Elizabeth Valenzuela, Fondo Accion, CO
Dijana Rakovic, Counterpoint Arts, UK
Anthony Roberts, Colchester Arts Centre, UK
Chiara Donadoni, 11.11.11 Platform, BE
Daniel Harrison, Young Vic, UK
Sophie Cornet, La Monnaie, BE
Laia Sanahuja Mila, ICEC (Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies),ES
Bridget McKenzie, Flow Associates, UK
Lucina Machanzi, Culture Fund Zimbabwe, ZI
Kim Lisson, Karrak Consulting, AUS
Julia Earley, AUS
Gaja Meznaric Osole, SI
Kristina Jerkov, KRUG, ME
Kelly Lovelady, Ruthless Jabiru, UK
Elisa Hernandez de Pablo, ES
Komla Konou, TG
Toby Peach, UK
Budi Kusuvara, ID

The course will:
● Explore the role of culture and creativity in responding to climate change and environmental challenges
● Bring together a range of expert guest speakers to share case studies, research approaches and practical solutions for environmental sustainability in the cultural sector
● Enable each participant to develop their leadership and ideas
● Prepare participants to apply their learning and new skills when they return home and support ongoing learning and exchange through an alumni network.

The United Nations-led Paris Agreement on climate change came into force on 4th November 2016, committing world leaders to keeping global warming below 2°C. There is now a need for creative and collaborative leadership to enable its success. CCL recognises the unique role of culture to influence new ways of being, doing and thinking, and supports creative professionals to apply these abilities to the climate challenge through a programme of events, training programmes and policy labs.

CCL brings together eight European partners that represent a broad geographical region, a variety of art form specialisms, and various approaches to encouraging environmental action across the European creative sector. The partnership is led by Julie’s Bicycle and supported by On The Move, PiNA, EXIT Foundation, KRUG, Ars Baltica, COAL and mitos21.

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