John Hartley is the Arts And Ecology Strategy Officer at Arts Council England. In this capacity he supports the development of sustainable practices and infrastructure in the arts community. He has led the development of a self-assessment toolkit to help arts organizations reduce energy usage and save money, and serves on the steering committee for Greening London’s Theatres.
In this interview he talks about why environmental sustainability has become a high priority for Arts Council England, what artists bring to conversations on stewardship of the earth, and how artists both in the UK and US can be leaders in this movement.
This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.