Furthering their current commitment, The Arts Council has announced within their 2012-15 plan, that environmental sustainability will be embedded across all of their funding programmes which include ‘Grants for the Arts and the Strategic Touring Fund’.
According to www.artscouncil.org.uk the Arts Council will:
• Support the arts and cultural sector to take practical steps to embed environmental sustainability into their creative and business models.
• Support creative and imaginative responses to climate change
• Support the sector in developing the vision and leadership to innovate for the low-carbon economy of the 21st Century.
“Environmental Sustainability is an issue of global significance. Art and culture have a unique role in helping to shift public understanding and behaviour. Artists inspire change.” www.artscouncil.org.uk