The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021. On this occasion, Culture Montréal is hosting a forum that will highlight the culture's contribution to environmental transition and rally cultural and environmental figures around this important issue. How can culture be a stakeholder in this movement towards empowerment? In what ways can culture help us to overcome climate change and to build a societal model that better respects both humankind and the environment?  

This forum will bring together different artists and cultural figures from Quebec, Scotland and England, as well as environmental organizations.  


9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (UK: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ) Panel- What can artists do with respect to climate change?

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (UK: 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.) Panel- How can culture limit its environmental impacts?

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (UK: 4:55 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.) Taking action for the environment through culture


Cathie Boyd : Artistic Director / Founder CRYPTIC

Laurence Lafond-Beaulne : SOFT FABRIC / Half of Milk & Bone / Co-founder of the ACT movement

Becky Hazlewood : Environmental Sustainability Project Manager, Julie's Bicycle

Emmanuelle Hébert : Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, Ecological Transition Campus

Anne-Catherine Lebeau : Executive Director and Co-Founder, Écoscéno

Roy Luxford : Program Director, Edinburgh International Festival

Annie roy : Co-founder, general and artistic director ATSA, When Art goes to Action


Registration is mandatory. This is a virtual event. Register on official website.