Site Gallery, Sheffield
Site Gallery is Sheffield’s leading international contemporary art space, supporting artists specialising in moving image, new media and performance.We joined the dots between a sustainable building development and an organisation with sustainability at its heart, enabling Site Gallery to gain both financially and creatively by:
Revising Site Gallery’s strategic vision and informing the creative programme and engagement strategy.
A significant change in staff engagement and capacity to deliver shifting from 1.25 to 3.5 in scoring out of 5.
A new Environmental Policy and Action Plan, developed as an integral part of the business plan, that prioritizes resource efficiencies.
NUS/University of Sheffield
Skills development of 20 sustainability champions within the University's Green Impact programme.
Worked with Dr Chris Jones, Dr Kamal Birdi and Dr Natalie McCreesh to facilitate "Put a better foot forward", a public workshop on sustainable consumption within the fashion and energy industries (ESRC Social Science Week.)
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London
Design and facilitate Sharing the Stage, a creative engagement day bringing together 71 theatre organisations to network and debate next practice in participatory performing arts.
Arts Council England’s Developing Cultural Sector Resilience Programme
Providing sustainability training and coaching as part of a Cida Co team for this resilience action learning programme for 50 creative and cultural enterprises in Birmingham and East London.
Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield
Yorkshire Artspace is one of the largest and most established studio providers in the UK, currently offering affordable workspace to over 140 artists and craftspeople in 4 buildings in Sheffield.Conducting sustainability policy review and action plan development for board and funding stakeholders.
Cida Co, Leeds
Development of sustainability policy and action plan and integration into company through a series of learning exchanges and coaching sessions of 5 months.
Case for Optimism, UK and Netherlands
We co-convene with Lucy Neal and Hilary Jennings day-long events for cultural sector leaders, artists, activists and policy makers that has involved over 250 participants reached through 13 iterations nationally and internationally. See what we offer page.
Carbon Conversations, South Yorkshire
Facilitating community-based groups to help individuals to identify and reduce their carbon emissions. We currently run groups in Sheffield and Chesterfield and are part of the national corporate training network.
One of the best spaces I've been to to open up the big thinking and questions so easily - I think because it was about us. Thank you!
Paul Croacher, Psychologist, Participant, Sustain Abilities Lab.
We have worked collectively and individually with enterprises ranging from galleries and theatres to learning institutions, support agencies and policy organisations.
Recent clients include:
We are delighted to be working with Newcastle University engineering department's iBUILD programme on two very exciting Tipping Point commissions:
SILVa: Science Central is £250m flagship project being developed on the iconic Newcastle Brown Ale site in central Newcastle. This project will explore how creative practice can engage local stakeholder, reveal different forms of sustainability value in this signifcant infrastructure project and identify how to transfer this approach to other projects. Report relase spring 2016.
Repertoire: Newcastle University is leading research in sustainability decision making in infrastrucutre programmes. This work will develop ideas of a decision theatre, where stakeholder participants are supported in decison making not just through data provision but through theatre informed techniques in creative engagement, dialogue and imagination. Report release spring 2016.
Creative and Cultural Sector Leadership
We worked with the Julie's Bicycle team in the development of resources to support CEO's, boards and executive teams of non profit and for-profit creative and cultural enterprises make environmental sustainability and integral part of their vision and business operation.
Freeman College - High Riggs bio-dynamic garden
Freeman college provides particular learning opportunities for people who have a range of complex learning, mental health and behavioural needs, making a chance to gain qualifications and valuable experience that will prepare them for their future. Their approach places sustainability at the heart of their learning and operational philosophy; forging relationships with people Earth Universe and re-imagining potential
We are supporting the enterprise development of the college's unique market garden as a centre of learning and enterprise growth.