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Creu Cymru partners with Julies' Bicycle to support sustainability of 42 Welsh venues
Forty-two venues, all members of Creu Cymru, the development agency for theatres and arts venues in Wales, will be asked about how they manage their use of energy and water, their waste disposal and other environmental issues.
Based on the results of the investigation, the venues will be given the tools and advice needed to strengthen their environmental, social and economic sustainability. They will be helped to develop new strategies and communicate these to staff, contractors, suppliers and audiences.
BRASS Research Centre at Cardiff University and Julie’s Bicycle will provide the technical expertise. Both organisations investigate and offer solutions for the environmental and social sustainability of the arts. Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales will use the information and learning that comes from the work to inform consultation on the development of the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Bill.
The initiative will address three areas:
energy and waste (consumption and treatment)
the supply chain (theatre production and touring)
communicating to audiences the issues and potential solutions (imagining the future)
The initiative is part of Emergence, an on-going programme of work led by Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales and Volcano Theatre Company that aims to make sustainable development a core organising principle of the arts in Wales.
The Creu Cymru membership consists of Welsh theatres and arts venues. This initiative intends to make the venues fit for the future and better able to respond to the challenges of a changing world.