How can we encourage arts institutions to respond and adapt to the climate crisis?
Brainstorm shifts in organizational and labor design and curate a publicly accessible set of actionable ideas. Collect these ideas into a working document known as the Green New Theatre.
The climate crisis is real, and it is already happening. Groundwater Arts wanted to find a way to lay out actionable ideas for theatres and arts institutions to begin to transition to a sustainable, just model now - instead of waiting for climate change to force them.
Our answer was this: Green New Theatre. A set of operational procedures, organizational design suggestions, labor policies, and decolonized leadership practices that, whether taken in whole or in part, will aid theatres in moving their organizations towards a Just Transition.
In line with Groundwater’s emergent values, this document is a public creation. We had one public working session on June 5th as part of the TCG Lab: Green New Theatre in Miami, Florida. There is another public working session scheduled for June 18th that will be a digital session open to anyone who wants to participate.
Even more important than the ideas, is the implementation. At the moment, we are still in the idea-collecting stage for the call to action. Our aim is to create a call to action that positively incentives theatres to adopt our ideas.