Create2030: “We, the Artists” March
Given the state of the world and our collective global challenges – from climate change, to food insecurity, to gender/racial inequality, and more – the arts and culture sector remains an untapped source of inspiration, creative thinking and problem solving that can help accelerate progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.)
“We, the Artists” March – refering to the “We, the People” preamble of the UN Charter – calls for national and international policymaking bodies to incorporate responsible mechanisms for artists and cultural workers to have a seat at the decision making table.
Speakers of the March will be presenting a list of demands – written in consultation with our artist community – to address concerns over tokenism, lack of representation, need for improved diverstiy and incllusion practicies, concerns over unpaid labor, neglect of intellectual property rights, poor leadership choices and more.
Our goal is to show solidarity with other sustainability stakeholders – youth, women, indigenous peoples, LGBTQI and more – while also marching for change and demanding that creative practitioners, especially BIPOC and global south artists, have a seat at the table regarding pollicies and programs related to arts and culture.
Let’s “create” a better world, together!