News: Julie’s Bicycle announces the shortlist for the first Creative Green Awards

News: Julie’s Bicycle announces the shortlist for the first Creative Green Awards

For more information on the Energising Culture forum, run by Julie’s Bicycle, read the Exeunt feature article.

Julie’s Bicycle today announce their first Creative Green Awards and the shortlist of creative organisations and events representing the outstanding efforts to embed environmental action.

Running since 2009, Creative Green is a certification enabling venues, museums & galleries, festivals and offices to assess their environmental commitment, understanding and improvement.  The Awards, which celebrate over 50 arts organisations undertaking Creative Green certification in 2016/17, are testament to the inspirational commitment of creative and cultural organisations throughout the UK to sustainability.

With over 250 Creative Green certificates awarded, this is the only scheme designed specifically for the cultural sector. There are nine categories to highlight the achievements of this sector over the past year, with awards ranging from Best Festival and Best Performing Arts Venue to Highest Achivement for Improvement.

Live Theatre, based in Newcastle, leads the pack with four nominations after achieving a 4 Star Creative Green certificate from Julie’s Bicycle for the 2015/16 season. The Gate Theatre, Soho Theatre, Young Vic and Shambala Festival are close behind with three nominations each.

The Awards will be hosted by Caroline Lucas, Co-Leader of the Green Party, MP for Brighton, at Somerset House on 25 April 2017.

Julie’s Bicycle’s vision is a creative community powering action on climate change. Founded in 2007, they work with more than 2,000 arts and cultural organisations across the UK and internationally to embed environmental sustainability into their operations, creative work and business practice. They also provide tools and resources that enable practical actions for ambitious transformation.