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Invitation to Performing Green

– a workshop on sustainable methods in artistic work for directors and scenographers in the Nordic-Baltic region.

How can the Performing arts field deal with challenges and conflicts as well as create opportunities in the transition towards a sustainable society?
How can sustainability work integrate with the esthetics and complexities of the art form? What tools and strategies do directors and scenographers need to work sustainably in all stages of performing arts productions?

In this workshop, the participants, directors and scenographers from 8 different countries will jointly explore sustainable strategies from an artistic perspective. While being situated in the dilemma of being sustainably aware in an artistic process, the participants will investigate what concrete tools theatres, institutions, and individual practitioners have at their disposal today, as well as distinguish what obstacles tend to get in our/their way.

With guidance from practitioners/producers in the performing arts sector with great experience of sustainability work, the participants will create strategic models for a sustainable performing arts sector.

Workshop objectives
Build an understanding of how the performing arts sector can play an important role in the transition towards a sustainable society.
Investigate, find and refine concrete methods and strategies for scenographers and directors to embrace sustainability in their artistic processes.
Build a network for artistic sustainability work nationally, regionally, and internationally.

Target group
Directors and scenographers in the Nordic-Baltic region with an interest in developing sustainable work processes.

Time & Place
Three-day workshop at Folkteatern Gävleborg in Gävle, January 27-29, 2024. Digital preparational meetings (circa 90 minutes each)
13 November and 11 December 2023

Make your application HERE no later than September 20th.

All meetings will be in English.
The workshop is free of charge, including hotel and meals.

Participants from outside Sweden pay for their own travel but will get a travel grant of EUR 100. We encourage the most environmentally friendly travel methods when possible (train, ferry).

We advise seeking mobility funding from Nordic Culture Point with a deadline of 28 September. We will provide an invitation letter for selected participants.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us:


The workshop is a collaboration between ASSITEJ Sverige, Folkteatern Gävleborg and Teateralliansen. The workshop is carried out with financial support from Nordisk Kulturkontakt.

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