Research & Practice

Creu Cymru Emergence

Emergence collaborates with Creu Cymru to integrate sustainability into the management and infrastructure of Wales’ venues and arts centres.

The Creu Cymru Emergence project is working in partnership with Julie’s BicycleCardiff University and Cynnal Cymru to support a network of 18 theatres and art centres across Wales. The project aims to effect behaviour change and enable the participants to become more resilient by considering the challenges and opportunities of making sustainability intrinsic to their thinking and practice.

Following attendance at the Emergence conferences,Case for OptimismDocument Launch and Emergence Summit a number of individuals from venues in Wales and Wales venue development agency Creu Cymru, decided to take on the issue of sustainability as a key core organising principle. In partnership with Cynnal Cymru, Julies Bicycle and BRASS at Cardiff University a pilot group of seventeen venues was formed to look at every aspect of running a theatre sustainably from box-office to lighting grid.

More details of the project can be found in this press release on the Creu Cymru website.

The next phase of the project (September 2013 – June 2014) will look at participation and programming within the context of sustainability. This new phase will be launched at the World Stage Design Festival on 13th September 2013. For more information visit our World Stage Design Festival Emergence project page.


“A great partnership project that embeds principle into practice”

Rhodri Thomas

“It’s great to be involved in the Creu Cymru Emergence project. I’m excited to be working with the 18 Theatres and Arts Centres and our partners to better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by the sector in making