Ki Futures is an international coaching and training network. The comprehensive program provides everything that you/your institution needs to become sustainable, from tools and guides to training and mentoring, as well as connecting you to local and global networks of sustainability leaders.
Sustainability is a global problem and requires a global solution. There are actions we can take individually, and actions that must be tackled collectively. Ki Futures recognizes this and brings together all stakeholders – from artists and galleries, to museums and conservators, to shipping/packing companies and vendors/suppliers – Ki Futures is for anyone and everyone in the cultural sector who wants to make our world a better place.
Ki Champions are sustainability leaders eager to take action in their work and beyond. Ki Futures supports and trains Champions and provides local and international networks to co-create, inspire, and collaborate – working together to unite and shift the sector globally.
The Ki Port is a customised online platform that powers Ki Futures. Here, Champions and Coaches can connect, share successes, and get inspired by sustainability pioneers around the world. The Ki Port houses all Ki Futures guides, resources, and recorded trainings, as well as a database of user-generated Ki Reports (case studies). With all the necessary resources centralized in one place, Champions are always able to find what they need.
The Ki Futures Training program consists of Core Trainings and Deep Dives. Core Trainings are offered on a rotating schedule and align with Ki Book themes, combining theoretical insights and practical applications. The Core Program provides foundational knowledge for developing an understanding of sustainability and critical thinking skills. New individual deep dives are offered every month and delve into specific and detailed topics. All trainings are offered as live, interactive sessions and recordings can also be found on the Ki Port.
Ki Coaches are specialists in sustainability and culture. They are personal mentors available to offer advice, share solutions, review sustainability strategies, action plans, policy documents, assist in decision-making processes and facilitate regional networks.
A collection of additional resources, guides, and support material available on the Ki Port to help put the participants in the best position for success. These guides are focused on actionable ways and how-to steps to communicate, both internally in your workplace and externally to the world, your ideas on sustainability and climate change.
Workshops are interactive, moderated peer-to-peer learning sessions designed to facilitate actions. Workshop themes are new each month and are designed to help implement actions, individually, regionally, and globally.
The Ki Futures Program is undergoing a 3 month Pilot from September through December 2021.
30 participants from 5 continents are helping us to test and co-create Ki Futures to ensure that we have a valuable and practical program to help you implement sustainability in your daily practice.
We are thrilled to have been joined by the following forward-thinking, future-oriented thought leaders:
BC Museums Association
Henry Ford Museum
The Portland Museum of Art
The Otago Museum
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The Canmore Museum
The Bishop Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum
National Galleries Scotland
Ki Futures Launching in 2022!
The full Ki Futures program will launch publically on 18 January 2022! Early bird registration begins 1 December. Watch this space for more information and the application.
With Ki Futures, sustainability is something everyone can do!