Salzburg Global Seminar. "Beyond Green: The Arts as a Catalyst for Sustainability"

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Salzburg Global Seminar: Session Report 561
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February 2016
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Salzburg Global Seminar

A growing number of artists, cultural organizations, and creative industries leaders are using their talents and resources to draw attention to climate change issues, building will and agency for change, and devising innovative solutions to move us towards greater sustainability. These innovators are breaking down false boundaries between aesthetics and politics and claiming culture as an important and effective catalyst for, and site of, sustainability.

The Salzburg Global Seminar session Beyond Green: The Arts as a Catalyst for Sustainability (February 19 to 24, 2016) took up the question of the arts’ role in advancing sustainability at international, national and local levels. The session’s goals were to build on path-breaking initiatives that are advancing cross-sectoral links between arts and sustainability around the world, encourage bolder efforts, and recommend strategic approaches for taking innovative grassroots initiatives to scale for greater, longer-term impact.