In Flamenco Agency, our vision is to elevate and place Flamenco within the highest category of the performing arts. We are not only masters of artistic expression. Apart from promoting artists, shows and knowledge on the art of flamenco at an international level, we are also increasingly becoming masters in environmental sustainability.
As a result of our commitment to the performing arts, we do not only share a consortium and concerted actions with the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA), the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC), IETM and the most prestigious festivals of the European Festivals Association (EFA), but we also collaborate and commit with European Festivals Forest, a specifically environmental concerned organization.
The climate crisis poses a significant threat to our planet, necessitating urgent action from all sectors. The arts, with its power to inspire, provoke, and evoke emotions, can become a driving force for change. We, as performing activists, have a unique opportunity to raise awareness about sustainability and environmental issues through our productions and events, promoting a sense of responsibility and inspiring audiences to take action in order to achieve climate justice. That is the reason why we embrace sustainability, as recommended and practiced in the European Dancehouse Network: https://www.ednetwork.eu/page/resources/edn-publications
According to Pearle’s The Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers (2023) two dates have to be remembered: 2030 and 2050. 2030 is the date mentioned as the deadline to reduce EU emissions by at least 55%. By 2050 the EU aims to be the first climate-neutral economy and society, reducing net GHG emissions to zero. We, Flamenco Agency, aim to be a significant part of the deal.
For that reason, in Flamenco Agency we implement sustainability by: