Help us focus Ecostage to apply for more funding
Ecostage.online ‘Placing ecological thinking at the heart of creative practice.’
a go-to site for unified ecological principles, with resources for a flourishing, fair, creative future in performance.
What is your age group?
How would you describe your gender?
Prefer not to disclose
Where are you based? (City/Country)
What is your role in the performing arts industry?
Where did you first hear about Ecostage?
Word of mouth
Have you done any of the following? (Multiple choice - tick as many as you like)
Using materials that are more sustainable than normal
Worked on a project where sustainability is an automatic agenda item in production meetings
Started a project earlier to have more time to make it greener
Had additional budget allocated for green related costs (eg transport/more production manager time)
Used no new materials
Publicly committed to being more sustainable (eg Ecostage, Culture Declares Emergency, Staging Change, describing yourself as an Eco-designer, etc)
What currently stops you from being more sustainable (Multiple choice - tick as many as you like)
It's such a big issue that I don't know where to start
I don't want to be the only one in a production meeting making suggestions that might cause more work for the team/push us over budget
I don't want to come across as a trouble-maker
I don't feel well-enough informed
I don't feel I can make enough difference on my own
I'm not sufficiently aware of what other individuals/organisations are doing
I don't think the performing arts industry is able to change to the necessary extent
What practical things would help you to be greener? (Multiple choice - tick as many as you like)
Access to information on sustainable materials
Making sustainability an automatic agenda item in production meetings
Starting a project earlier
More sharing of material/set elements/costumes etc from stores
Additional budget allocated for green-related costs
Publicly committing to being more sustainable
What structures or approaches would help you to be more sustainable (Multiple choice - tick as many as you like)
Being part of a free network for sharing ideas and knowledge across the sector
Being part of a more specialised network (eg just directors or just stage managers)
Making a public commitment to being more sustainable (eg joining a network or making a statement on your website)
More interdisciplinary discussions (eg designers and production managers joint forums)
A deeper understanding of the underlying issues and ideas
Training, eg short courses on sustainability
Being part of a collective approach, rather than working on your own
What kind of info would help you be more sustainable?
Ecological principles summarizing the main ideas
Info about like-minded peers
Info shared between like-minded peers
Library of resources
Links to eco-minded organisations
How would pledging to be more sustainable help you achieve a more ecological practice?
Having a clear value statement
Gaining strength from being part of a collective
Public recognition of your values
Knowing that all members of a team are working from the same page in terms of ecological practice
Practical knowledge from case studies etc
Contact and exchanging ideas with other eco-minded practitioners
Would you be able to help Ecostage practically?
Write a case study
Spread the word
Help with site admin
Help with marketing/PR
I’m not able to help practically
Would you be able to help Ecostage financially?
Donate regularly to help upkeep
One off small donation
One off large donation
I haven’t got the means to help financially
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