Creative Climate Leader
In 2017 I was delighted to be selected to become a Creative Climate Leader with Julie's Bicycle and PiNA alongside 22 other leaders. The United Nations-led Paris Agreement on climate change came into force on 4th November 2016, committing world leaders to keeping global warming below 2°C. There is now a need for creative and collaborative leadership to enable its success. CCL recognises the unique role of culture to influence new ways of being, doing and thinking, and supports creative professionals to apply these abilities to the climate challenge through a programme of events, training programmes and policy labs.
Alongside creative projects that are in development, As an independent Theatre Maker, I am trying to develop a more sustainable practice and am committed to having a conversation promoting sustainability in the arts.
I firmly believe to empower and catalyse change we need to find imaginative ways to engage leaders, peers and audiences. The following principles summarise my values as an artist, and, which I believe, through following, will ensure a fairer and more sustainable future within the arts, and beyond. As you can tell my surname is Peach, hence why these are the Principles of Peach!
This is a document that is used with venues/companies that I interact to start a conversation around sustainability. If you'd like to take a look then please hit the button to get a copy.
Let’s be honest, these are in no way the be all and end all of world saving declarations but they are a start. Becoming a Creative Climate Leader has inspired a number of these principles, but also, importantly, it has given me the confidence to state my beliefs. It came with a phrase I hold onto, and one that I offer to you now before we embark on these principles
Progress Not Perfection
This project has received support from the Creative Climate Leadership programme, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union