Staging Sustainability: Arts, Community, Culture and Environment Conference

How can we produce art that reflects, celebrates, critiques and advances the
cultural life of our community without contributing to the destruction of
the setting that inspires these artistic endeavours?

STAGING SUSTAINABILITY   Arts | Community | Culture |

An international conference in the Faculty of Fine Arts, York University
April 20 - 22, 2011 | Toronto, Canada

Staging Sustainability is an opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue
about the issues and challenges associated with sustainable arts practice
and performance. The conference considers how the arts engage questions of
sustainability from a dual vantage point: cultural and ecological.

Artists and those who support the arts in a myriad of ways - from scholars,
critics, producers and designers to policy-makers, industry and government -
come together for talks, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, screenings
and staged readings.

Keynote presenters are:

*   David Buckland, founding director of Cape Farewell, London/UK

*   Gil Favreau, director of Social Action and Responsibility, Global
Citizenship at Cirque du Soleil

*   Ian Garrett, executive director of The Center for Sustainable Practice
in the Arts, Los Angeles

*   Theresa May, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Oregon; artistic
director of Earth Matters on Stage/Ecodrama Playwrights Festival

*   Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability
and Culture in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University and
ecosexuality scholar Michael J. Morris, Ohio State University

*   Performance artist Colette Urban and filmmaker Katherine Knight

The conference is open to the public. For program details and registration
info, visit <>

Staging Sustainability is produced and presented by the Faculty of Fine
Arts, York University with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada.