Declaration

We live in a world engulfed by the climate catastrophe and we continue to experience other crises: environmental, economic, social, political as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

We live in a system which is based on the exploitation of nature and of people. We lose biodiversity every day as species become extinct. Rivers and oceans are polluted and soil is depleted. An increasing number of people are forced from their land, as it slowly disappears under water or it is too hot to live and too dry for anything to grow. The global economy is led by the logic of the profit motive and so strengthens economic, class and racial inequalities. The growing polarisation of views is taken advantage of by politicians, media and social media to multiply income and extend their areas of influence.

However, we can still do a lot. Scientists, activists, climate movements and politicians appeal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The struggle to keep the average global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius continues. In order to achieve that, radical and systemic action is necessary. This means a profound change which will allow us to halt further destruction of people and the natural world.

Culture also needs to take up the call for radical action because it is entangled in a system of creating inequalities and exploitation. At the same time, culture provides space for discussion, critical thinking and brave and experimental action. We must build awareness of the climate and ecological crisis and promote new ways of working and functioning in the world through our activity: performances, concerts, research, communication, exhibitions, supporting local communities and education.

We need to work for the public good and not for the sake of multiplying individual financial or symbolic capital. We need to take care of commons such as health, energy, education, culture and nature because they improve the wellbeing of people, animals and plants. We need cooperation of various communities based on reciprocity and kindness and strengthening of social solidarity. For this reason, we must re-design the operation of our institutions and re-define the obligations of culture.

If you work at a cultural institution, belong to an organisation operating within culture or you are an independent practitioner of the cultural sector, join the common work for change!

Sign, implement and promote Culture for Climate declaration! 

Culture for Climate: Declaration

As a cultural community we declare to:

1. Care for the local ecosystem: natural, social, economic.
2. Strive to reduce the environmental footprint at work.
3. Introduce eco-friendly solutions in everyday practices at work.
4. Limit the use of resources, give up overproduction and promote sharing economy.
5. Build ecological awareness among staff and audience.
6. Support movements and organisations working for the benefit of nature and environmental solidarity.
7. Share experiences with other organisations. Support building cooperation platforms and networks, encourage others to take climate initiatives.
8. Support public activities in line with climate science and aim to achieve goals consistent with sustainable development.
9. Strive to use energy based on renewable sources.

List of signatories

Number of signatures: 72

Organisation's nameCityWebsite
The Embassy of Culture AssociationSzczecinhttps://www.facebook.com/ambasadakultury
Malkontent magazineWarszawamalkontent.com.pl
"Śródmieście" Community Culture Centerentre "Warszawadks.art.pl
GrafixpolŁódźwww.grafixpol.com
Change PilotsŁódźwww.changepilots.pl
Polish Film FestivalGdynia https://festiwalgdynia.pl
Łódź Art Center (Łódź Design Festival)Łódźwww.lodzdesign.com
Przestrzeń Filmowa foundationWarszawawww.przestrzenfilmowa.org
Outdoor Cinema Ent. Sp. z o. o.Warszawahttp://outdoorcinema.pl/
Banina FoundationWarszawahttps://www.facebook.com/fundacjabanina
Temporary Gallery. Centre for Contemporary ArtKölnwww.temporarygallery.org
Give The WorldGora Kalwariawww.givetheworld.org
Gestalt CollectiveWarszawahttps://instagram.com/gestalt_______?utm_medium=copy_link
European Solidarity CentreGdańskwww.ecs.gda.pl
Art RebellionWarszawabuntwsztuce.pl
Re:Culture Art C:enter Krakówwww.facebook.com/rekulturakrakow
Goyki 3 Art InkubatorSopotwww.goyki3.pl
Theatre of illusionistsGdańskfacebook.com/teatriluzjonistow
ATMABrennawww.pracownia-atma.pl
Be Foundation Warszawawww.fundacjabadz.pl
Poznań Opera HousePoznańwww.opera.poznan.pl
Society for Global SolidarityWrocławw przygotowaniu
Arsenal Gallery in BialystokBiałystokhttps://galeria-arsenal.pl/
Lodz Event CentreŁódźwww.lcw.lodz.pl
Saw Association Warszawa / Suwalszczyznazasiej.org
The Mazovia Institute of CultureWarszawahttps://www.mik.waw.pl/
The Centre for the Thought of John Paul II Warszawawww.centrumjp2.pl
Bullerbyn BookshopWarszawawww.bullerbyn.com.pl
SALIX FoundationOpocznowww.facebook.pl/fundacjasalix
Municipal Center for Culture, Activity and Promotion of the Commune "Stacja Kultury"Świeradów-Zdrójwww.stacjakultury.swieradowzdroj.pl
PSCKPińczówwww.psck.pl
Cultural Center in PiasecznoPiasecznowww.kulturalni.pl
The Tarnowskie Góry Cultural CentreTarnowskie Górywww.tck.net.pl
The Grotowski InstituteWrocławgrotowski-institute.pl
The ShellMilanówekwww.musszelka.pl
Museum of Modern Art in WarsawWarszawawww.artmuseum.pl
Culture and Sports Center in PruszkówPruszkówwww.ckis.pruszkow.pl
Emigration Museum in GdyniaGdyniawww.POLSKA1.pl
Lue Lu Foundation / Brut Now Poznań https://luelu.pl
Culture Zone WrocławWrocławwww.strefakultury.pl
Stanisław Brzozowski Association Cieszyn, Gdańsk, Warszawawww.krytykapolityczna.pl
Wroclaw Film FoundationWrocławwrocff.com.pl
CyfrykaGliwicehttps://www.facebook.com/Cyfryka
Syrena Theater Warszawawww.teatrsyrena.pl
Katowice City of Gardens Katowicehttp://miasto-ogrodow.eu/
Galeria Bielska BWABielsko-Biała www.galeriabielska.pl
Foundation To Protect the GoodKrakówwww.kultura.benedyktyni.com
Culture Center of Żuławy Nowy Dwór Gdańskiwww.zok-ndg.pl
PropagandaWarszawawww.prpgnd.net
Municipal Cultural Center in Renska WiesReńska Wieśwww.gokrenskawies.pl
Institute of Design KielceKielcewww.idkielce.pl
The City of Mińsk Mazowiecki Mińsk Mazowiecki https://www.minsk-maz.pl/
Gdańsk Archipelago of CultureGdańskhttps://gak.gda.pl/
Virtual Museum of the Anthropocenewirtualwww.wma.museum
Municipal Cultural Center in PszczewPszczewwww.gokpszczew.pl
The Sphere of Harmony FoundationWarszawahttp://www.sferaharmonii.org/
AfryKameraWarszawawww.afrykamera.pl
Foundation for Culture "The Suitcase"Sanok www.fundacjawalizka@blogspot.com
The Puszka FoundationWarszawawww.puszka.waw.pl
Warsaw University of Technology TheatreWarszawateatr.pw.edu.pl
Nice Stories FoundationWrocławwww.ladnehistorie.pl
Avant ArtWrocławwww.avantart.pl
Short Waves Festival Poznańwww.shortwaves.pl
Kolektyw ŁaskiWarszawakoletywlaski.pl
BWA SokołowskoSokołowskoinstagram/bwasokolowsko
Nowy Teatr International Cultural CenterWarszawawww.nowyteatr.org
Bęc Zmiana FoundationWarszawawww.beczmiana.pl
Centrum Architektury FoundationWarszawawww.centrumarchitektury.org
Galeria EL Art Centre Elblągwww.galeria-el.pl
LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary ArtGdańskhttps://www.laznia.pl/
BWA TarnówTarnówwww.bwa.tarnow.pl
Zachęta - National Gallery of ArtWarszawawww.zacheta.art.pl
Organisation's name,
website
City
The Embassy of Culture Association
https://www.facebook.com/ambasadakultury
Szczecin
Malkontent magazine
malkontent.com.pl
Warszawa
"Śródmieście" Community Culture Centerentre "
dks.art.pl
Warszawa
Grafixpol
www.grafixpol.com
Łódź
Change Pilots
www.changepilots.pl
Łódź
Polish Film Festival
https://festiwalgdynia.pl
Gdynia
Łódź Art Center (Łódź Design Festival)
www.lodzdesign.com
Łódź
Przestrzeń Filmowa foundation
www.przestrzenfilmowa.org
Warszawa
Outdoor Cinema Ent. Sp. z o. o.
http://outdoorcinema.pl/
Warszawa
Banina Foundation
https://www.facebook.com/fundacjabanina
Warszawa
Temporary Gallery. Centre for Contemporary Art
www.temporarygallery.org
Köln
Give The World
www.givetheworld.org
Gora Kalwaria
Gestalt Collective
https://instagram.com/gestalt_______?utm_medium=copy_link
Warszawa
European Solidarity Centre
www.ecs.gda.pl
Gdańsk
Art Rebellion
buntwsztuce.pl
Warszawa
Re:Culture Art C:enter
www.facebook.com/rekulturakrakow
Kraków
Goyki 3 Art Inkubator
www.goyki3.pl
Sopot
Theatre of illusionists
facebook.com/teatriluzjonistow
Gdańsk
ATMA
www.pracownia-atma.pl
Brenna
Be Foundation
www.fundacjabadz.pl
Warszawa
Poznań Opera House
www.opera.poznan.pl
Poznań
Society for Global Solidarity
w przygotowaniu
Wrocław
Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok
https://galeria-arsenal.pl/
Białystok
Lodz Event Centre
www.lcw.lodz.pl
Łódź
Saw Association
zasiej.org
Warszawa / Suwalszczyzna
The Mazovia Institute of Culture
https://www.mik.waw.pl/
Warszawa
The Centre for the Thought of John Paul II
www.centrumjp2.pl
Warszawa
Bullerbyn Bookshop
www.bullerbyn.com.pl
Warszawa
SALIX Foundation
www.facebook.pl/fundacjasalix
Opoczno
Municipal Center for Culture, Activity and Promotion of the Commune "Stacja Kultury"
www.stacjakultury.swieradowzdroj.pl
Świeradów-Zdrój
PSCK
www.psck.pl
Pińczów
Cultural Center in Piaseczno
www.kulturalni.pl
Piaseczno
The Tarnowskie Góry Cultural Centre
www.tck.net.pl
Tarnowskie Góry
The Grotowski Institute
grotowski-institute.pl
Wrocław
The Shell
www.musszelka.pl
Milanówek
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
www.artmuseum.pl
Warszawa
Culture and Sports Center in Pruszków
www.ckis.pruszkow.pl
Pruszków
Emigration Museum in Gdynia
www.POLSKA1.pl
Gdynia
Lue Lu Foundation / Brut Now
https://luelu.pl
Poznań
Culture Zone Wrocław
www.strefakultury.pl
Wrocław
Stanisław Brzozowski Association
www.krytykapolityczna.pl
Cieszyn, Gdańsk, Warszawa
Wroclaw Film Foundation
wrocff.com.pl
Wrocław
Cyfryka
https://www.facebook.com/Cyfryka
Gliwice
Syrena Theater
www.teatrsyrena.pl
Warszawa
Katowice City of Gardens
http://miasto-ogrodow.eu/
Katowice
Galeria Bielska BWA
www.galeriabielska.pl
Bielsko-Biała
Foundation To Protect the Good
www.kultura.benedyktyni.com
Kraków
Culture Center of Żuławy
www.zok-ndg.pl
Nowy Dwór Gdański
Propaganda
www.prpgnd.net
Warszawa
Municipal Cultural Center in Renska Wies
www.gokrenskawies.pl
Reńska Wieś
Institute of Design Kielce
www.idkielce.pl
Kielce
The City of Mińsk Mazowiecki
https://www.minsk-maz.pl/
Mińsk Mazowiecki
Gdańsk Archipelago of Culture
https://gak.gda.pl/
Gdańsk
Virtual Museum of the Anthropocene
www.wma.museum
wirtual
Municipal Cultural Center in Pszczew
www.gokpszczew.pl
Pszczew
The Sphere of Harmony Foundation
http://www.sferaharmonii.org/
Warszawa
AfryKamera
www.afrykamera.pl
Warszawa
Foundation for Culture "The Suitcase"
www.fundacjawalizka@blogspot.com
Sanok
The Puszka Foundation
www.puszka.waw.pl
Warszawa
Warsaw University of Technology Theatre
teatr.pw.edu.pl
Warszawa
Nice Stories Foundation
www.ladnehistorie.pl
Wrocław
Avant Art
www.avantart.pl
Wrocław
Short Waves Festival
www.shortwaves.pl
Poznań
Kolektyw Łaski
koletywlaski.pl
Warszawa
BWA Sokołowsko
instagram/bwasokolowsko
Sokołowsko
Nowy Teatr International Cultural Center
www.nowyteatr.org
Warszawa
Bęc Zmiana Foundation
www.beczmiana.pl
Warszawa
Centrum Architektury Foundation
www.centrumarchitektury.org
Warszawa
Galeria EL Art Centre
www.galeria-el.pl
Elbląg
LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art
https://www.laznia.pl/
Gdańsk
BWA Tarnów
www.bwa.tarnow.pl
Tarnów
Zachęta - National Gallery of Art
www.zacheta.art.pl
Warszawa
Organisation's name,
city,
website
The Embassy of Culture Association
Szczecin
https://www.facebook.com/ambasadakultury
Malkontent magazine
Warszawa
malkontent.com.pl
"Śródmieście" Community Culture Centerentre "
Warszawa
dks.art.pl
Grafixpol
Łódź
www.grafixpol.com
Change Pilots
Łódź
www.changepilots.pl
Polish Film Festival
Gdynia
https://festiwalgdynia.pl
Łódź Art Center (Łódź Design Festival)
Łódź
www.lodzdesign.com
Przestrzeń Filmowa foundation
Warszawa
www.przestrzenfilmowa.org
Outdoor Cinema Ent. Sp. z o. o.
Warszawa
http://outdoorcinema.pl/
Banina Foundation
Warszawa
https://www.facebook.com/fundacjabanina
Temporary Gallery. Centre for Contemporary Art
Köln
www.temporarygallery.org
Give The World
Gora Kalwaria
www.givetheworld.org
Gestalt Collective
Warszawa
https://instagram.com/gestalt_______?utm_medium=copy_link
European Solidarity Centre
Gdańsk
www.ecs.gda.pl
Art Rebellion
Warszawa
buntwsztuce.pl
Re:Culture Art C:enter
Kraków
www.facebook.com/rekulturakrakow
Goyki 3 Art Inkubator
Sopot
www.goyki3.pl
Theatre of illusionists
Gdańsk
facebook.com/teatriluzjonistow
ATMA
Brenna
www.pracownia-atma.pl
Be Foundation
Warszawa
www.fundacjabadz.pl
Poznań Opera House
Poznań
www.opera.poznan.pl
Society for Global Solidarity
Wrocław
w przygotowaniu
Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok
Białystok
https://galeria-arsenal.pl/
Lodz Event Centre
Łódź
www.lcw.lodz.pl
Saw Association
Warszawa / Suwalszczyzna
zasiej.org
The Mazovia Institute of Culture
Warszawa
https://www.mik.waw.pl/
The Centre for the Thought of John Paul II
Warszawa
www.centrumjp2.pl
Bullerbyn Bookshop
Warszawa
www.bullerbyn.com.pl
SALIX Foundation
Opoczno
www.facebook.pl/fundacjasalix
Municipal Center for Culture, Activity and Promotion of the Commune "Stacja Kultury"
Świeradów-Zdrój
www.stacjakultury.swieradowzdroj.pl
PSCK
Pińczów
www.psck.pl
Cultural Center in Piaseczno
Piaseczno
www.kulturalni.pl
The Tarnowskie Góry Cultural Centre
Tarnowskie Góry
www.tck.net.pl
The Grotowski Institute
Wrocław
grotowski-institute.pl
The Shell
Milanówek
www.musszelka.pl
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
Warszawa
www.artmuseum.pl
Culture and Sports Center in Pruszków
Pruszków
www.ckis.pruszkow.pl
Emigration Museum in Gdynia
Gdynia
www.POLSKA1.pl
Lue Lu Foundation / Brut Now
Poznań
https://luelu.pl
Culture Zone Wrocław
Wrocław
www.strefakultury.pl
Stanisław Brzozowski Association
Cieszyn, Gdańsk, Warszawa
www.krytykapolityczna.pl
Wroclaw Film Foundation
Wrocław
wrocff.com.pl
Cyfryka
Gliwice
https://www.facebook.com/Cyfryka
Syrena Theater
Warszawa
www.teatrsyrena.pl
Katowice City of Gardens
Katowice
http://miasto-ogrodow.eu/
Galeria Bielska BWA
Bielsko-Biała
www.galeriabielska.pl
Foundation To Protect the Good
Kraków
www.kultura.benedyktyni.com
Culture Center of Żuławy
Nowy Dwór Gdański
www.zok-ndg.pl
Propaganda
Warszawa
www.prpgnd.net
Municipal Cultural Center in Renska Wies
Reńska Wieś
www.gokrenskawies.pl
Institute of Design Kielce
Kielce
www.idkielce.pl
The City of Mińsk Mazowiecki
Mińsk Mazowiecki
https://www.minsk-maz.pl/
Gdańsk Archipelago of Culture
Gdańsk
https://gak.gda.pl/
Virtual Museum of the Anthropocene
wirtual
www.wma.museum
Municipal Cultural Center in Pszczew
Pszczew
www.gokpszczew.pl
The Sphere of Harmony Foundation
Warszawa
http://www.sferaharmonii.org/
AfryKamera
Warszawa
www.afrykamera.pl
Foundation for Culture "The Suitcase"
Sanok
www.fundacjawalizka@blogspot.com
The Puszka Foundation
Warszawa
www.puszka.waw.pl
Warsaw University of Technology Theatre
Warszawa
teatr.pw.edu.pl
Nice Stories Foundation
Wrocław
www.ladnehistorie.pl
Avant Art
Wrocław
www.avantart.pl
Short Waves Festival
Poznań
www.shortwaves.pl
Kolektyw Łaski
Warszawa
koletywlaski.pl
BWA Sokołowsko
Sokołowsko
instagram/bwasokolowsko
Nowy Teatr International Cultural Center
Warszawa
www.nowyteatr.org
Bęc Zmiana Foundation
Warszawa
www.beczmiana.pl
Centrum Architektury Foundation
Warszawa
www.centrumarchitektury.org
Galeria EL Art Centre
Elbląg
www.galeria-el.pl
LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art
Gdańsk
https://www.laznia.pl/
BWA Tarnów
Tarnów
www.bwa.tarnow.pl
Zachęta - National Gallery of Art
Warszawa
www.zacheta.art.pl