The environmental impact of artists' mobility is definitely a "hot topic" which can also be considered from the many ways the artists' community is questioning and/or anwering the issue of climate changes.
On the Move started to tackle this issue with the Green mobility funding guide for the performing arts sector, commissioned to Julie's Bicycle in 2011. The online practical toolkit was first published in English and then in French, German, Italian and Chinese.
On the Move worked in 2013-2014 on a Charter for a sustainable and responsible cultural mobility where environmental sustainability is a key issue.
As part of the EU funded project, GALA-Green Art Lab Alliance (2013-2015), On the Move:
- Co-organised a workshop on green issues for the sustainable support of cultural mobility on 13-14 March 2014 in Berlin. All resources are available here
- Co-produced a guide on funding opportunities for the arts, culture and environment related projects, the GALA funding guide (2015)
- Is contributing to the still very active GALA facebook page together with other partners of the GALA project, now active in Asia with Bamboo Curtain Studio and the curator/researcher Yasmine Ostendorf.
On 3-4 December 2015, On the Move co-organised the ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop in Paris during the ArtCOP21 programme, initiated by COAL and Cape Farewell. The workshop was co-organised with IFACCA, Julie's Bicycle, COAL and la Gaîté lyrique. A publication with resources and references is available here in English and French.
On the Move coordinated the IETM Fresh Perspective publication #4 'Art for the planet's sake', in cooperation with COAL (2015). The publication written by Hannah van den Bergh with special contributions by Sacha Kagan, Marco Kusumawijaya, Yasmine Ostendorf, Mike van Graan and Chantal Bilodeau is available in English and French (2016).
For the years 2016-2018, On the Move was part of the EU funded project Creative Climate Leadership coordinated by Julie's Bicycle. Creative Climate Leadership is a programme for artists and cultural professionals to explore the cultural dimensions of climate change, and take action with impact, creativity and resilience. On the Move partnered on this project with the organisation of a policy lab on 3-4 july 2018 during the Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018, European Capital of Culture.
On 25 April 2019, On the Move took part in the Forum organised by the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague during the OTM General Assembly, Culture of Mobility in the Time of Climate Change. The video archive is available here thanks to the partnership with howlround.
To go further you can check On the Move's library (under Guides and Toolkits / Policy and Advocacy: 'Sustainability').