Why adapt Culture?
Cultural organisations need to recognise the risk that climate change poses to how we work, where we work, and who we work with. We need to anticipate the effects, prevent damage and take advantage of the opportunities which might arise.
The cultural sector is unique in society: it consists almost entirely of SMEs, with a huge public audience, and a huge variance of activity, typically funded through grant-giving bodies. As a result of climate change, the culture sector can expect logistics disruption, increasing travel and resource costs, altered audience accessibility and greater health & safety concerns and more: all which lead to financial and reputational cost for an organisation, programme or event.
Through the Cultural Adaptations action research project, we are exploring how cultural organisations can plan for our changed future, and developing free resources and toolkits to support this transformation.