The climate emergency is a cultural problem as much as it is a scientific one and it’s young people who will unlock many of the most creative solutions. That’s the view of Matt Bell, co-creator of the Young London Print Prize and chair of Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Join us to hear why he believes art and culture must be central to our response to the climate crisis and how the arts and young artists can play a central role in local climate action.
Matt is co-creator of the Young London Print Prize and chair of Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, an accessible platform at the cutting edge of art curation that speaks to people of all ages and backgrounds. Their goal is to showcase some of the world’s best living artists and inspire the next generation of printmakers.
He is also Director of Corporate Affairs for Grosvenor, a global property company, and has held leadership roles with NGOs, public bodies and a FTSE 100 business. He sits on the board of Local Trust, a lottery funded programme pioneering new ways of building community. For ten years he was Chairman of Hope and Homes for Children, an international children’s charity, and jointly devised the award-winning Street Elite programme which tackles unemployment and alienation among young people.
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