10:00 – 11:30
The Green Path: show-and-tell about the environmental challenges in your activity
This workshop focuses on the social and environmental adaptation that climate change necessitates. Two experts on the ecological transition of the music industry, the performing arts and the visual arts take a practical approach to working with participants based on their needs and experiences. Special emphasis is placed on audience management and the creation of sustainable tours to reduce the carbon footprint.
[THE GREEN ROOM, FRANCE]
Gwendolenn Sharp is the founder of The Green Room, a non-profit organisation developing strategies for environmental and social change in the music industry. She has worked with cultural institutions, festivals and environmental NGOs in Poland, France, Germany and Tunisia and has diverse experience in project design, international cooperation and developing tailor-made tools on culture and environment.
She coordinated the Culture Coalition during the Climate Chance Summit in Nantes (2016) and Agadir (2017). She regularly collaborates with On the Move regarding sustainable mobility and with the French Institute as a trainer for its agents on environmental issues in the cultural sector, as well as with other EUNIC members on specific projects. Gwendolenn is an AGF assessor, a certified Bilan Carbone auditor and she is running a research-action on low-carbon touring in the US.
[PLATAFORMA JAZZ ESPAÑA, SPAIN]
Marina Fernández holds a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Granada and a master’s degree in Cultural Management, Music, Theatre and Dance from the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2008, she has been working on the chamber music programmes of the Asociación Qultura de Cádiz. She is also the founder and director of the JazzCádiz Festival, promoter and programmer of the Jazzahara Festival and coordinator of the Plataforma Jazz España. In 2015, she promoted Andajazz, the Andalusian Federation of Jazz Associations, and between 2014 and 2019 she was responsible for the Production and Communication Department at the Centro de Artes Modernas y Música de Málaga (CAMM).
[FESTIVAL CRUÏLLA, SPAIN]
An industrial engineer by training, Pere Albert has worked in the music industry for the last 10 years. He is the promoter of a small local festival called San Phun and, in the last year, he has worked as assistant director at the Cruïlla festival. As head of sustainability, he has led projects to reduce the social and environmental impact of the festival. One of the actions he has implemented has been the reduction of waste by promoting reuse. Cruïlla was also the first major festival in Spain to eliminate the use of fuel generators. It has also launched an open innovation project, the Sustainable Challenge, which seeks startups that work to solve environmental problems in the management, reuse and revaluation of waste for large events.
95% of Cruïlla’s audience is local and most of them travel on foot or by public transport.