Julie’s Bicycle just launched a publication, developed with the Mayor of London and Frieze Art Fair, on the visual arts. This is one of a series of ‘how to’ guides across artforms.
Starting with work in 2007 that looked at the Greenhouse Gas emissions of the UK Music Industry, Julie’s Bicycle has researched and produced guides on CD Packaging, Audience Travel to Festivals, Performing Arts Touring, as well as Promos and Green Riders.
All organisations should be looking seriously at these issues, not only in terms of management of buildings, but also management of programming. Whilst the recent glut of plays about climate change may have been met with some criticism, there are artists making interesting work focused on environmental crisis across all artforms. The question in the end is whether this is didactic or whether it opens up dialogue.