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While many of our institutions are still closed, we do see light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccinations have started to be administered, the United States is back in the Paris Agreement, and it feels like spring is just around the corner. We may feel that we are waiting for our next steps – but this is the perfect time to already take action! This is why we will be offering our Ki Futures Training program starting in March 2021!

The Training program is designed around the themes of the Ki Books to go more in depth into the topics discussed and to give participants concrete action to get started. Now is the perfect time to arm ourselves with knowledge and a solid game plan for how we want to reopen.

Sustainability will be at the heart of the new normal. So let’s make sure we are ready!

Introduction to Sustainability for Culture

Sustainability is a word that we hear a lot of these days. But what exactly does it mean? And how does it apply to the cultural sector?
This session will introduce participants to the concept of sustainability and take a deeper look into how sustainability applies to culture and how culture can promote sustainability. We will cover the United Nations SDGs and the three pillars of sustainability – society, environment and economy. The session will give participants a clearer understanding of what sustainability is and how they can be champions for sustainability in their institutions and communities.

Waste & Materials

This training will begin with an introduction to the Waste & Materials Ki Book, outlining the various actions and how to use the Ki Book. We will then delve further into the concepts behind waste and materials to give participants a better understanding of how to approach issues of waste and materials. Participants will learn the theory behind circular economy, life cycle assessments and waste protocols and develop critical thinking skills which translate into practical applications in the workplace.

Social Sustainability

Sustainability is all about people. And social sustainability outlines various facets which contribute to a better society – human rights, social justice, equality, diversity, accessibility. This training will begin with an introduction to the concept of social sustainability and the Social Sustainability Ki Book, outlining the various actions and how to use the Ki Book. The course will give an overview of what social sustainability means and how it applies to cultural institutions. We will delve into detailed discussions about inclusion and diversity in the field, decolonization and repatriation.


This training will begin with an introduction to the Energy Ki Book, outlining the various actions and how to use the Ki Book. We will explore the concepts behind carbon and how they relate to energy – delving into how to approach energy savings and what it means to go “net zero”. This course will prepare participants to have discussions at their institutions about how energy savings can translate to financial savings, what carbon reduction means and how to approach energy reduction processes in order to support targets from the Paris Agreement.

Ki Futures Training Pilot 1 Group 2

Virtual Event

17 March 18.00 - 20.00 CET
24 March 18.00 - 20.00 CET
30 March 18.00 - 19.00 CEST
1 April 18.00 - 19.00 CEST
6 April 18.00 - 19.00 CEST
8 April 18.00 - 19.00 CEST