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Sustainable Touring Arts Coalition

The arts sustain us as humans. But sustainability on this planet takes more than just art. We want to do both.


Our Mission

We as artists believe in the value of sharing music and dance with audiences around the world. The arts bring connection, inspiration, education, and new ways of thinking which in turn sustain our relationships, our communities and the things that make us human. But bringing art to the world is hard on the planet.

We want to find concrete solutions within our industry to support environmentally sustainable touring by collaborating with festivals, venues, booking and management agencies, record labels, service industries, artists, and audience members.

We believe that environmental sustainability should be an integral part of day-to-day decision-making in our industry.

We would like to engage in creative and productive conversations across the industry about how we might best share our responsibilities to our planet while continuing to make the arts an accessible resource for people around the world.

who we are


Liz Knowles

Liz Knowles has brought her distinctive sound—the fire and finesse of Irish fiddle music combined with the tonal richness of the classical violin—to concert stages and festivals across the world.


Laura risk

Laura Risk has performed and taught Scottish and Québécois fiddling around the globe. Her compelling interpretations are intensely personal yet grounded in a deep knowledge of the tradition.