More calls for arts to push against fossil fuel sponsorships

Momentum is building with a Climate Union and new report calling to end fossil fuel sponsorships in the arts.
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A Climate for Art (ACFA) is a new initiative aiming to mobilise the arts industry for climate action. It will officially launch during the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) on 16 June at Footscray Community Arts and is dedicated to bringing together small and medium sized (SME) arts organisations.

This announcement follows the recently launched ‘fossil free sponsorship’ pledge by 350 Australia, which garnered the support of major events and companies, including RISING Festival and La Mama Theatre.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_