A new initiative of the Environmental Stewardship Committee, the PACT Green Award honours programming from companies and/or artists that inspires theatre workers and theatregoers to engage with the climate crisis and environmental stewardship in creative and exciting ways. Projects could include theatrical productions, events, or initiatives that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to taking action against climate change and/or fostering sustainable practices. You do not need to be a PACT member to be eligible.
The Green Award seeks to recognize projects that:
- have had a profound and sustainable impact on your organization or your community,
- have inspired passion and commitment towards climate action or environmental stewardship,
- can serve as an exemplar for the PACT membership of what can be accomplished at the intersection of the arts and environmentalism.
The Award includes:
- Cash award
- National Press Release
- Green Award Seal (to be displayed digitally on your website and programs)
The Green Award jury is nominated by the PACT Environmental Stewardship Committee. Special care is given to select jurors who represent not only different fields of practice within the arts community, but also different regions of the country.
After the applications have closed, the Green Award Subcommittee does an audit of the applications, and ensures there are no conflicts of interest within the jury.
Then, the jury reviews all applications, and scores each project on Innovation, Impact, Sustainability/Re-Creation, and Capacity.
The jury then selects the application with the highest score as the winner and one to two runner ups to have their work highlighted alongside of the winner of the award. All jury deliberations are strictly confidential.
Applications for the 2024 Green Award have closed. Please check back in Summer 2024 when we announce the submissions for the 2025 PACT Green Award.
SUPPORT FOR THE PACT GREEN AWARD
Please consider supporting the PACT Green Award by visiting our donations page.
For more information, including how to nominate someone or eligibility criteria for the award and selection jury, contact Chair of the Environmental Stewardship Committee, Laura Caswell, Director of Education at Neptune Theatre at email@example.com or PACT Program Associate Panthea Vatandoost at firstname.lastname@example.org
2024 - Sunny Drake Productions; Runner up: Theatre SKAM
2023 - The Only Animal Theatre Company; Runner ups: Soulpepper Theatre, and Dr. Dennis Gupa.
Read the 2024 Green Award Press Release