Growing A Hub

Community of Practice: Peer to Peer Learning sessions open to all.

The Pitch

Are you interested in doing more to address Climate Crisis in your community? 

Join like-minded people from different parts of the UK and the world, all wanting to see more creative climate action in their places. Over 3 sessions of peer to peer learning, get some inspiration and share practical ideas about how to take action. 

Who is it for?

Artists, cultural workers and community members who have declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency. https://www.culturedeclares.or…

Declarers wanting to join with others to explore how to deepen their work locally and accelerate Climate Action through culture. This is for individuals, collectives, and representatives from organisations. You might be at the beginning of your journey or experienced and wanting to connect with others. All welcome.

What is the commitment?

3 meetings (90mins) and approx 30mins prep for each session. You must commit to all sessions as a responsibility to the group.

Book for the first dates:

Monday 6th June – looking East. Register Here

9am – 10.30 am BST / 6pm 7.30pm AEST

Saturday 18th June – looking West. Register Here

10-11.30 EDT / 7am-8.30am PST

(see below for proposed subsequent dates)



  • Getting to know each other and our contexts
  • The role of culture in the climate emergency
  • Exploring what a local hub could be/do in your place
  • Intro to CDE structures and how this hub work fits into an ongoing strategy
  • Setting goals and actions


  • Reflections on actions
  • The 200year present – the role of imagination in generating hope
  • What is getting in the way of change and more action on climate?

Systemic challenges for the cultural sector as a microcosm for wider society (provocation and discussion to include power imbalances, economic disadvantage, privilege and purpose)


  • Best practice – case studies 
  • Sustaining the hub – what do we need to go on?
  • Joining the CDE hubs group
  • Reflections and feedback

Facilitated by Pippa Bailey

Pippa is an experienced arts worker with a passion for Climate Justice. She has been involved with CDE since May 2020 and is a convener of the Cultural Gardeners – Australian Cultural Alliance for Climate Action. More about Pippa

Proposed dates looking East

Monday 6th June 9am – 10.30am BSTMonday, 4th July 9am-10.30am BSTMonday 1st August 9am-10.30am BST
Monday 6th June 6pm-7.30pm AESTMonday 4th July 6pm-7.30pm AESTMonday 1st August 6pm-7.30pm AEST

Proposed dates looking West

Saturday, 18th June 3pm – 4.30pm BSTSaturday, 16th July 3pm BSTSaturday, 6th August 3pm BST
Sat, 18th June 10-11.30am EDTSat 16th July 10-11.30am EDTSat, 6th August EDT10-11.30am EDT
Sat 18th June 7am-8.30am PSTSat 16th July 7am-8.30am PSTSat 6th August 7am-8.30am PST

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