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Arts & Cultural Workers Declare Climate Emergency

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Arts and Cultural Workers for Climate Action (WA), a local movement of people working across the arts in Western Australia, is inviting arts organisations to join with it in declaring a sector-wide climate emergency on 20 September.

Student strikers are calling on people of all industries and walks of life to participate in a Global Climate Strike on September 20, with numerous Australian industry groups, unions and corporates already publicly declaring support. Now, Arts and Cultural Workers for Climate Action (WA) is calling on peers and arts organisations to:

  • publicly declare a climate emergency
  • shut their doors on September 20 in the most artistic and shareable way possible
  • to support their staff to attend the Global Strike

Arts and Cultural Workers for Climate Action (WA) acknowledges that for artists and organisations alike, losing a vital day of work, cancelling a workshop, performance or exhibition, or shutting the doors feels like a big sacrifice.

“But right now, it is one of the most powerful ways we can show just how important this issue is to us, to our artistic and cultural community and the planet we share.”

There will be a sector wide meeting held at PICA, Perth on August 27, ahead of the planned day of action on 20 September.

Individuals and organisations can also become signatories to the sector-wide declaration of climate emergency.

To talk with the working group, please contact them on [email protected] or via the group’s public Facebook page.

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