The British Council in Mexico invites proposals from UK suppliers to design and facilitate the methodology and contents for an online programme focused on sustainable management competencies as well as a toolkit that will serve as a guide for festival practitioners to create cultural projects with a more sustainable approach.

Cultural festivals symbolise cultural identities and have a significant and important influence on the development of local communities, as well as a positive impact on the local economy. In the current context, where sustainability is considered the cornerstone of every activity within the cultural and artistic sphere, the festivals’ sector carries a great responsibility after facing important challenges that impacted its economic, socio-cultural, and environmental activity due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Sustainable Cultural Management Programme is a 15-hour online capacity building programme that aims to provide festival practitioners with tools for developing sustainable practices on the job, as well as to reflect on how to make an impact and have climate justice conversations across cultural projects. The online programme will combine a workshop to support 25 participants in their practices with a sustainable approach, as well as complementing the programme with a monitoring framework.  This programme is one of the many activities delivered  through the Climate Connection initiative, in the context of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), to be held in the city of Glasgow in November 2021.  

The participants of this programme will be the beneficiaries of the Cultura Circular Fund, a grant scheme for the development of sustainable festivals in Mexico, following the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

If you are an organisation interested in expanding your international network and applying your knowledge in climate action, you can find out more information here.

Deadline for proposals: September 19th, 2021.