Art, Activism & the Environment was a self-initiated research & development project, exploring ways to tackle the climate crisis by supporting social change through creativity.

Via national research visits, business development support and project delivery, I developed a framework for cultural organisation operations & development. This considers diversity, governance, board development, long-term capacity building, economics, suppliers, data, programme and applying global approaches and ideas to a local context.

Approaches and ideas were initially tested via Deep Adaptation, an ongoing programme of commissions, talks, screenings, workshops and events exploring how current social, political, civic and economic issues can be understood in relation to climate change; and a celebratory Bring and Share meal as part of Shieldfield Art Works Artistory project, exploring food and social memories.