The way to make artists and arts organizations thrive is to make sure that climate change is a part of their thoughts, business plans and strategic plans because the timeline is short and severe climate change effects are within a strategic planning time horizon. 

Matthew Chasansky, Creative Climate Leadership USA, March, 2020

(episode 8 of 10 in Creative Climate Leadership USA Series)

Creative Climate Leadership USA  was developed by Julie’s Bicycle, an international  leader in arts, culture and climate change based in London (led by Alison Tickell) and brought together 25 arts and culture leaders from the US and Canada to Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona from March 8-14, 2020 thanks to a collaboration of EcoArts Connections, the University of Arizona and the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence  (CEUCE) based at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

For 7 years Matthew Chasansky has been with the city of Boulder, Colorado.

He has worked on important projects such as public art, research, a new arts district, and community funding.

He is chair the regional meetings of local arts agency directors, consulted with a political campaign, served on boards, attended the Local Arts Agency Fellowship, and is regularly asked to speak at events.

He has previously worked for cultural affairs in Denver and Aurora, Colorado.

His early career was in museum education and curation. 

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Creative Climate Leadership USA  a été développé par Julie’s Bicycle, un leader international des arts, de la culture et du changement climatique basé à Londres (dirigé par Alison Tickell) et a rassemblé 25 leaders des arts et de la culture des États-Unis et du Canada à Biosphere 2 à Oracle, Arizona du 8 au 14 mars 2020 grâce à une collaboration entre EcoArts Connections, la University of Arizona et le Colorado European Union Center of Excellence  (CEUCE) basé à l’Université du Colorado-Boulder.

Depuis 7 ans, Matthew Chasansky travaille pour la ville de Boulder, dans le Colorado.

J’ai travaillé sur des projets importants tels que l’art public, la recherche, un nouveau quartier artistique et le financement communautaire.

Il préside les réunions régionales des directeurs des agences artistiques locales, a participé à une campagne politique, a siégé à des conseils d’administration, a participé à la bourse des agences artistiques locales et est régulièrement invité à prendre la parole lors d’événements.

Il a précédemment travaillé pour les affaires culturelles à Denver et à Aurora, dans le Colorado.

Il a commencé sa carrière dans l’éducation et la conservation des musées.

Published by Claude Schryer

Franco Ontarian sound and media artist, arts administrator, cultural worker, zen practionner, former manager and senior strategic advisor at Canada Council for the Arts (1999-2020)