Julie’s Bicycle FREE PUBLIC FORUM 25 October 2012

Julie’s Bicycle Free Public Forum 25 October 2012 – Charles Darwin University @ 5.30pm

RSVP now – there are still places available!

AbaF is pleased to invite you to a special event with guest speaker Alison Tickell, founder of Julie’s Bicycle.

Alison will discuss the role of environmental sustainability to the business and ethics of the arts and cultural industries.

Topics will include:

  • how the creative sector is gathering into a collective voice and how this is influencing broader frameworks and policies
  • how the cultural community is recognising the environment as determining the grain of our operations, attitudes and creative ecosystems
  • how interdisciplinary and cross-industrial collaborations enable more resilient solutions
  • what can be done to develop a strong and international collaborative arts community which is committed to the environment
  • how making sustainability a core metric can stimulate change.

Cost: Free

Date: Thursday 25 October, 2012

Time: 5.15 for 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Venue: Building Orange 12 Community Room, parking available in Orange Car Park C off of University Drive South. View map.

Register: RSVP ASAP to  Meriel Corbett-Weir on 0413 444 866 or nt@abaf.org.au

The presentation will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for further discussion.

Alison established Julie’s Bicycle in 2007 as a non-profit company helping the creative industries reduce their environmental impacts and develop new thinking in tune with global environmental challenges.

She is Associate Professor at Buckinghamshire New University, on the Global Reporting Initiative, and a founder of the United Nations Environmental Programme Encore initiative.

She is a trustee of Sound Connections, a school governor and a fellow of the RSA. Previous roles include Music Director at Creative and Cultural Skills and Director at Community Music, founding Board of Creative and Cultural Skills and lead consultant for the National Skills Academy.

Alison trained as a professional musician and combined performing and teaching before embarking on a more prosaic career.

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