A Climate for Art Launch Event at Footscray Community Arts

Local Players

Join us at Footscray Community Arts for a bright morning launch of co-ordinated climate action across the arts industry. A Climate For Art (ACFA) and its members will be launching their campaign and website through a series of talks over morning tea. This will be followed by an excerpt of What Am I Supposed To Do? (WAISTD), a participatory work by Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen, that stares into our cultural inertia and the hypocrisies of trying to be good in the face of a climate crisis, reminding us that now is not the time to sit back and watch.

A Climate For Art (ACFA) is a fossil fuel divestment campaign for the arts industry organised by independent producers Lana Nguyen and Eliki Reade. Through bringing small to medium organisations together to divest from fossil fuel lending banks, superannuation companies and power companies, ACFA is bringing momentum to tangible climate action and creating an industry-wide Climate Union to bring together arts communities as leaders for the cultural shift we need.

Footscray Community Arts is a 50-year strong independent arts precinct dedicated to sharing stories. Each year, they support, develop and present contemporary arts in collaboration with our communities of focus: First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQA+ and artists with disability and connect with an engaged audience.

Date: Friday 16 June
Time: 09:00-10:30 AEST
Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray