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31 Jul 2017

Creative Climate Leadership course | apply now


Applications for the 2nd Creative Climate Leadership course, to be held in Slovenia in October 2017, are now open. Creative Climate Leadership is a new programme for artists and cultural professionals to explore the cultural dimensions of climate change, and take action with impact, creativity and resilience.

The 1st international Creative Climate Leadership training course took place in Wales (March 2017 - see list of participants) and the 2nd course takes place in Koper, Slovenia on 8-14 October 2017. The course is aimed at artists and cultural leaders and we welcome applications from all creative disciplines and art forms.

The five-day intensive course will enable participants to apply environmental targets and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals meaningfully to their work, and explore what leadership means in the context of a rapidly changing world. The course is facilitated by Julie’s Bicycle, a UK charity with almost ten years experience working on environmental issues in the cultural sector, and PiNA, a sustainable development NGO working in Slovenia and across the EU.


The week will:

  • Explore the role of culture and creativity in responding to climate change and environmental challenges;

  • Bring together a range of expert guest speakers to share case studies, research, approaches and practical solutions for environmental sustainability in the cultural sector;

  • Enable each participant to develop their leadership and ideas;

  • Prepare participants to apply their learning and new skills when they return home, and support ongoing learning and exchange through an alumni network.


  • Sunday 8th October 2017 – participants arrive at the venue in Koper, Slovenia

  • Monday 9th to Friday 13th October 2017 – training course

  • Saturday 14th October 2017 – departures

Language: The course will be conducted in English.

Location: The Creative Climate Leadership course will take place in inspirational surroundings that match its ethical and environmentally sustainable ethos.

Cost: The course costs €750. This fee includes tuition, accommodation and food. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel.

Financial support: There are a limited number of free places and travel grants available for freelance (self-employed) applicants. Applicants should indicate on the application form whether they would like to be considered for this support.

There are a small number of places available for applicants from small organisations with an annual turnover of less than €50,000.

Limited places are available on the course - APPLY BY 31 JULY 2017