Fossil fuels arts money: where are the alternatives?

As discussion continues on the merits of fossil fuels arts partnerships, the question of where else to secure funds is pertinent.
A street sign saying BREAK FREE OF FOSSIL FUELS

Coal, oil and gas: arguably three of the most urgent words in the public consciousness right now, as their industrial-scale production exacerbates climate change world-wide.

Yet fossil fuel fingerprints readily surface in the arts by way of their funding partnerships with arts projects – both large and small.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).