The Scottish Government is currently involved in ‘early engagement’ on a new Cultural Strategy for Scotland.
In early November, Creative Carbon Scotland hosted a discussion as part of the Scottish Government’s consultation on the development of a new Culture Strategy for Scotland.
Joined by arts and sustainability practitioners working across a range of contexts, we focused on the connections between culture and climate change and the role of the arts in wider society, particularly in relation to environmental sustainability.
We convened the meeting around three key questions, relating the Scottish Government’s Culture Conversations questions to the issue of climate change. We also provided an online survey for those who were unable to participate in the event, some of the points from which are also included here.
The discussion focused on three questions:
- What do you perceive as the role of arts and culture in contributing to a more sustainable Scotland at individual, organisational and strategic levels?
- What are key examples of good practice and opportunities for new collaborations across cultural and sustainable sectors?
- What are the priority areas to further the role of culture in bringing about transformational change to a more sustainable Scotland?
To read the key points from the meeting visit the Creative Carbon Scotland website.