Art for your world

The cultural sector has the power to influence, galvanise and make a real difference, can it come together on climate change asks Laura Culpan from Artwise.

The Art for Your World campaign seeks to support WWF, in their 60th anniversary year, in their work on the frontline of the climate
emergency. As part of the campaign, a charitable auction will take place and limited-edition artist prints will be commissioned to raise funds for WWF, funds which will be used to help five specially targeted front-line WWF projects that are already helping the fight against climate change.

However, this is about much more than raising money: it is about the cultural sector standing in solidarity this November during the COP26 international conference, with a united voice saying that the future of our world is what matters above all else. We are inviting you as our museums and galleries, as the cornerstone and foundation of our sector – to stand alongside us as partners.

Commercial galleries, artists, museums and institutions are asked to ‘go green’ in the month of November by supporting #ArtForYourWorld on social media, highlighting artworks, exhibitions and artists with relevance to environmental issues, communicating commitments to carbon footprint reduction, and carrying out other activities that help to draw attention to the climate crisis.

It is also an opportunity to help raise awareness of the fantastic work that you are doing within the cultural sector to make our world more sustainable and by being leaders in the field through example.

The campaign will launch in September, culminating in November 2021 to coincide with COP26. In particular we are designating 5 November as our museums and gallery day to go green.