IN RESPONSE TO THE
CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL CRISIS
This working document aims to create a set of guidelines and aspirations for how we can have a more sustainable and environmentally friendly working practice, that responds to the climate and ecological crisis we are in. It is specifically created for freelancers to be be able to bring to the table a set of ideals when collaborating.
It is acknowledged that this could potentially end up being a long list of extra jobs for certain members of the team. In no way should anyone be blamed or shamed or seen as failing in their work if aims are not achieved. Where possible extra payment will be budgeted to help ease any extra strain. If this is not possible Being realistic funding is always tight and to achieve these operations it will take the whole teams involvement.
This manifesto is a document in progress. Please send suggestions, thoughts or critiques. It is open to the public and free to be used by anyone who choices. Contributors will be credited.
Aim to not buy new costume or props if things can be found second hand.
Where these demands are asked it is done so with the knowledge that this creates extra work for the production team and this must be budgeted.
GROUNDING IN THE TRUTH OF C.E.E.
NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC
The aim is to eliminate single use plastic.
A microwave is provided
A drinking tap is easily available
A recycling bin will be provided in rehearsal spaces and venue
Set, props and costume will be reused, sold or given to a new home.
Re-print individual pages rather than whole scripts
Use Pinterest or other similar tools to exchange images rather than print images for rehearsals.
Actors and the production team are aksed wether they want a printed script and at what point in the process.
We encouraged the company to use public transport.
Rehersing will be in an accessible place within walking distance of public transport.
Where private cars need to be used people are encourage to car pool.
Trains and buses will be used where possible instead of flying. The extra time and money this takes people will be budgeted in.
No-fly zone across Europe.
Whatever the show conversation will be encouraged to address
. Thoughts inspiration
CLIMATE & SOCIAL JUSTICE
The young people of tomorrow
Contributors, Acknowledgements and Inspiration
Flanders Arts Institute, Toby Peach, Culture Declares Emergency, Julies Bicycle