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PUSH LAB – Into Sustainability: Making Work

Creating for Climate: Environmental Responsibility and Sustainable Making 

Join us for this online discussion asking ‘How can we make work that responds to the climate and ecological crises in ways that are responsible, engaging and innovative? Join our panel of creatives for a conversation that explores the challenges, co-benefits and value of developing sustainable principles in our practice. We’ll consider both the medium and the message as key components in creating art for today and for the future.

The conversation will take place 2-4pm on zoom with a break.

Who is this for? 

Any artists who wants to explore making work more sustainably.

The Panel

Alison Criddle (Chair)

Alison was previously the Projects and Sustainability Coordinator at HOME, Manchester. She was instrumental in ensuring that environmental sustainability is embedded into each aspect of the organisation’s operations and activities.

Ergon Theatre Company

Ergon are a Manchester based company who make performance based work about futures and the climate crisis. Read more here.

Hassun El Zafar

Hassun El-Zafar is an award-winning arts director and producer with a passion in bringing to life boundary pushing stories & engagement programmes for under-represented audiences. He specializes in community engagement, science-art fusion & decolonial narratives. Some of his credits include My Name Is Rachel Corrie (Theatre Delicatessen, 2019), Children of War (Sheffield Theatres, 2020), There Is No Planet B (Supported by HOME, 2020) and The HEAR Exhibition (Wakefield Arthouse, 2022). Hassun is a non-executive director for Union of Justice is a European, independent, people of colour (POC) led organisation dedicated to racial justice and climate justice.

Pigfoot Theatre Company

Multi-award winning Pigfoot is the first explicitly carbon-neutral theatre company in the UK, dedicated to making collaborative, energy-generating theatre about the climate & ecological crisis.

Nickie Miles-Wildin, DADA Fest

Nickie Miles-Wildin is DaDaFest’s joint Artistic Director & CEO.

Nickie is also Associate Director at Graeae Theatre Company where she is Head of new writing. Previously she has worked at Royal Exchange Theatre as Young Company Programme Leader and prior to that Resident Assistant Director, part of the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme.

Fast Familiar

Fast Familiar are an interdisciplinary collaboration comprising expertise in theatre, facilitation and creative computing. We make artworks which are participatory, playful and political. For us, art is a space to explore questions which are too complex for daily life – and a space where we can rehearse better outcomes for a world where no decision of significance is taken by an isolated individual.



Our sustainability programme is supported by Shire Leasing.