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Arts Council supports sustainability until 2015

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 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.”