[BCMA] Ki Champion program linking museums and sustainability

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Tue Jun 22 11:31:51 PDT 2021

Greetings museum colleagues:

Now that Canada is moving towards a more stable re-opening of our
communities, after a long and stressful period in the grip of a global
pandemic, I want to remind you about the opportunity to participate in the *Ki
Futures Pilot Project* on museums and sustainability.

You may recall that some months ago I circulated a notice that *Ki Culture*,
a non-profit, based in Amsterdam, is building a global network of museums
poised to help imagine and build a culture of sustainability. In response
to that notice, several museums expressed interest in joining this effort
to foster meaningful, transformational change. Given the challenges of this
bold new initiative, and the pressures that organizations everywhere have
been experiencing, it wasn’t a big surprise that the start date for the Ki
Futures Pilot Project was pushed back from an early May start date, to an
early September start date. A number of enthusiastic organizations have
already reoriented their plans to the new date for commencing the program.
Plus, we are still looking for a few more museums to join the network.
Spaces are limited.

Starting *8 September 2021*, 40 institutions and 7 coaches on 4 continents
will test the *Ki Futures *initiative, while helping to tailor the program
to different types and sizes of organizations, in different locations

>From the website…
*“Ki Futures is a program that offers all the resources, expertise, and
advice a cultural organisation needs to develop a sound sustainability
approach. With a focus on collaboration, Ki Futures aims to connect
institutions, cultural professionals, and sustainability specialists on a
global level, while also engaging with other organisations to develop new
tools and resources to spread sustainable practices in the cultural sector.*

*Ki Futures is designed to help cultural institutions become more
sustainable in compliance with Agenda 2030, the UN SDGs, and the Paris
Agreement. Our program supports these initiatives through implementing

*With the support of Ki Coaches and Ki Culture resources and networks*,
participants will develop their own visions, goals, strategies and measures
of success. Coaches have experience in both museums and the sustainability
field (*I am the coach that was recruited in Canada*, with other coaches in
Germany, UK, France, Switzerland, USA, Russia). Coaches will offer support
to each museum and convene monthly meetings to help build network
All participants will use the Ki Books (three were recently published
online – focused on Waste and Materials; Social Sustainability and Energy).
There will also be online access to Ki Port, which is a large repository of
culture and sustainability resources.
The cost for the 3-month pilot is *500 Euros*.
Once the Pilot Project is completed, the full program is scheduled to
launch in January of 2022.
Check out some of the details about Ki Futures through the Ki Culture
website at www.kiculture.org
 and www.kiculture.org/ki-futures/ .
A limited number of organizations are being sought for the pilot, and there
currently are already museums both committed and in discussion. However,
there is still room for a few more.
Please contact me directly if you want to talk about becoming part of the
Ki Futures pilot.
Many thanks.



*Douglas Worts*
Ki Culture Coach
Culture & Sustainability Specialist
WorldViews Consulting
Toronto, Canada

*Email*: douglas.worts at worldviewsconsulting.ca
*Website*: www.WorldViewsConsulting.ca
*Ki Culture*: kiculture.org/ki-futures/
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