how to balance your international ambitions with climate responsibility

international resources

practical ideas and advice on sustainable international touring

In this live online session, presented as part of the Fringe Central programme 2021, we explored the future of international working given the current global challenges .

How can we realise ambitions to create and share our work around the world and to be more environmentally and socially responsible whilst we do it? Are there options with a low-to-no carbon footprint that could inspire even more beautiful, challenging, life-changing, inclusive, and urgent work that can engage more meaningfully on the local level, that take the work into new realms of possibility in the digital space, that widen our reach, that are also more efficient, time saving and keep costs down?


  • Maiko Yamamoto, independent theatre artist
  • Kris Nelson, LIFT
  • David Jones, Serious
  • Rita Marcalo, Instant Dissidence
  • Kate Craddock, GIFT
  • Lindiwe Matshikiza, multidirectional artist
  • Esther Huss, independent dance artist

The event included breakout sessions on digital working, slow touring, green operational practice and concept touring. Key thoughts, questions and tips from these sessions are recorded in the document below.