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Greening the Arts Award


 

'Greening the Arts' creative industries excellence in sustainable practice.
 
This award is for artists or art project managers who demonstrate excellence in sustainable practice, including environmental and social sensitivity. 
 

Who can nominate:


Artists or art project managers who have undertaken a creative project within the Sunshine Coast region over the last two years that was produced using best practice methods in regards to social and environmental sustainability.
 

Criteria


(Please note, not all criteria will be applicable to all art forms and projects. Nominations are stronger where evidence can be provided.)
 

PROJECT TYPE

What type of artwork or project did you undertake?
  • Event/festival
  • Visual arts including new media, sound, film and photography
  • Performance
  • Literary
  • Other (Please specify)


SOCIAL

ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSIVITY:

Describe how your project was open to, involving and accessed by people who were culturally, age and ability diverse? (both audience and participants)?

LOCAL COMMUNITY:

Describe how your project involved and benefited the local community? (e.g. engagement of local suppliers, school and community groups, traditional owners etc).

MATERIAL CONSUMPTION

PUBLICITY:

  • Describe how your project minimised publicity collateral (e.g. use of innovative tools, social media and networks, internet and strategic distribution etc.)
  • Was your project publicised using collateral that was produced with minimal environmental impact? (e.g. recycled paper, soy-based inks etc.)


PRODUCTS UTILISED:

Describe how the project involved environmentally sensitive material procurement (e.g. incorporation of recycled content in materials used, materials sourced with environmental consideration such as locally sourced, low VOC paints, low embodied energy materials, low toxicity materials, ethically sourced timber etc).

ENERGY:

Electricity: If your project used electricity please demonstrate how consumption was managed with sensitivity to emissions minimisation? (e.g. green power purchase, energy efficient devices, usage policies, alternative energy sources such as bio-diesel or solar).
Transport: Describe how transport emissions were minimised. (e.g. accessible location, carpool/active & active transport encouraged).

WATER:

Describe how water use was minimised, and contamination of water avoided.

MATERIAL DISPOSAL/WASTE MANAGEMENT

Describe how waste generated by the project was minimised, diverted or disposed of responsibly.
  • Minimised waste – e.g. ephemeral product produced no waste to dispose of, product was created to be long-lasting i.e. high quality and no disposal.
  • Recycled waste – e.g. useful left-over materials recycled back to community groups such as schools or Resource Recovery Centres, green waste recycled (composted), plastic/glass/aluminium recycled properly.
  • Responsible disposal – e.g. non-recyclable waste correctly disposed, waste water disposed of thoughtfully (e.g. treated/diverted).

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT

Did your project have any direct bio-remedial outcomes? (e.g. an aspect of the project included removal of invasive species, litter collection, habitat regeneration, improved water quality etc.)

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

  • Describe the educational components of your project. (E.g. how did you communicate and promote awareness of the sustainable aspects of your practice to your audience?)
  • How are the outcomes of the project being shared or made available?

INNOVATION

Describe how your project was innovative in its environmental or social sustainability (e.g. creation of new tools, collaborative partnerships, methods of community engagement.)

MEASUREMENT

Did your project capture any data? (e.g. waste quantities, energy consumption), and were calculations undertaken (e.g. carbon emissions)?

BENCHMARKING

Describe if your project was conducted or managed with adherence to a charter, environmental/sustainability policy or guideline? (e.g. Sustainable Event Alliance membership charter).

Download Template

Please click on the link below to download the nomination template for this award. Once you have filled in the template. Please click on the Nominate button below where you will fill in your contact details and upload the template.

Ensure you include and appendixes and images within the nomination template and save the document.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A WORD LIMIT OF 200 WORDS PER CRITERIA QUESTION
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