The Ki Culture Sustainability Training Programme is a new activity for 2021-24, and is part of ETC's pledge to become a climate neutral network by 2030.

19 January - 27 April, every Wednesday, 1h online at 3 pm CET

This intensive pilot programme is an opportunity for 10 - 15 ETC member theatres to join a global effort to use culture to drive sustainable change in their organisations and communities.


Ki Culture has run a similar programme in the museum sector with major organisations including The Smithsonian (Washington), Museo Moderno (Buenos Aires), Deutsches Museum (Munich), and the National Museum Lagos (Lagos).


The ETC pilot will support policy creation to reduce carbon footprint; decolonise institutions and practices; create inclusive and accessible spaces; and work towards sector-wide circular solutions and implementation.


It will be coached by renowned circular economy consultant Thierry Leonardi and include:


  • a self-assessment period
  • tailored meetings for each member theatre with a Ki Coach,
  • 4x 'Core trainings'
  • 3x Speciality 'deep dive' trainings
  • Regular meetings with all ETC participants

Each theatre can select multiple 'champions' to be involved in the project who can split the time commitments between them - and link in with the global 'Ki Champions' network.

More information including session details, information about the coach and trainers and practical infos about the resources and Ki portal platform can be found in the full resource pack below. You can also view all programme dates in the 2022 calendar.


View full resource pack


View the 2022 calendar

Costs per theatre for the entire course are 500 EUR and are covered by ETC’s TRANSFORMATION programme. Register before 15 December in expressing your interest by email to Heidi Wiley Places are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Why Join ETC?

  • Meet and network with colleagues from other European theatres
  • Create international artistic collaborations
  • Get inspired by new ideas and shared best practices
  • Be represented at European and international level
  • Discover new contexts, cities and perspectives
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