ANTI aims at responsibility with many practical measures. We constantly develop our activities and engage in discussions related to responsibility both internally and as a part of wider networks. We’ve utilized the Sustainable Development Goals laid down in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in determining our practical measures related to responsibility.
1 No poverty
- All the ANTI Festival events are free of charge to the audience members.
- We pay our employees and interns wages that match the industry recommendations.
- Our doors are also open to volunteers. We provide volunteers with an opportunity to work as a part of our community and compensate them for their contribution by paying for their travel or accommodation, for instance.
2 Zero hunger
- We favour seasonal vegan food in the meals available at our events.
- We recommend restaurants that serve seasonal vegan food for festivalgoers.
- We minimise food waste by only buying and preparing the amount of food necessary.
3 Good health and well-being
- We offer cultural experiences, which can have positive health impacts, also based on research.
- The artwork of the ANTI Festival reaches people who do not typically visit art events.
- The local art experiences reach and bring recreation for all kinds of people whatever their ages and income levels.
- We pay attention and allocate budget funds to well-being at work in the arts industry, where resources for promoting employee well-being have traditionally been scarce.
4 Quality education
- Each year, we produce art education projects that promote life-long learning for different age groups
- We annually cooperate with educational institutions (comprehensive schools, vocational training and education units, universities of applied sciences and universities).
- We train our staff on issues related to sustainable development, among other things.
5 Gender equality
- The themes of equality, diversity and antiracism are an integral part of the curation of the ANTI Festival.
- We aim to treat everyone with respect and equality and by avoiding any harmful prejudices.
- Our events and activities follow the principles for a safer space.
- Clean water and sanitation
- The Toilet Card is used in our events. https://ibd.fi/viestinta/vessapassi/
7 Affordable and clean energy
- The ANTI Festival office uses renewable district heating and we keep our room temperature at a moderate level.
- We take energy efficiency into consideration at our events, saving electricity and heat.
8 Decent work
- ANTI offers internships and work trials for students and integration training participants and unemployed jobseekers.
- As an employer, ANTI takes care of its employees, for example by providing them with occupational healthcare services and through flexible and versatile working arrangements.
- In making procurements, ANTI pays attention to impacts on the local working life and economy.
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- The ANTI Festival office and venues are located in places that are easy to reach, located along walkways, bicycle paths and public transport routes.
- We encourage our audiences to select a low-emission mode of transport.
- We use the most environmentally friendly alternatives in arranging accommodation or transport for the artists, employees and artwork.
10 Reduced inequalities
- We present many works in public and accessible spaces to enable anyone to experience art as a part of their everyday lives.
- In our curating processes, we pay close attention to the themes of equality, diversity and antiracism, and apply for funding specifically aimed at highlighting these topics.
- We take diversity into consideration in our recruitment and in our selections of the festival board members. Our wish is that, in the future, our staff and board will consist of people representing different ages and diverse functional capacities, genders and ethnic backgrounds.
11 Sustainable cities and communities
- We create community-driven artworks and projects that involve the input of local residents and community members in our content creation.
- We develop the venue infrastructure in cooperation with the authorities.
- We monitor the amount of waste and rubbish and take this into consideration in our planning efforts.
12 Responsible consumption and production
- We purchase and procure products and services that are sustainable, eco-labelled and energy efficient and have low emissions.
- We minimise waste in our own operations.
- We choose energy-efficient household appliances and audio, lighting and other equipment. We will draw up a plan for the recycling of old equipment.
13 Climate action
- We commit to monitoring and reducing our carbon footprint.
- We communicate about our climate actions and serve as an example to others.
- We ask our subcontractors about their climate action and require them to be climate-friendly.
14 Life below water
- We collect and process waste water appropriately.
- We make sure that no litter is emitted to water bodies from our events.
- We use environmentally friendly detergents and cleaning agents.
15 Life on land
- We have purchased and conserved a primaeval forest area.
- We sort any hazardous waste such as lamps and batteries and deliver them to a recycling station.
- We will grow our own meadow, living roof or maybe even a sunflower field.
16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
- We will not cooperate with parties that support war or violence or violate human rights.
- We critically examine and actively develop the practices of arts administration. Our aims include changing the unhealthy hiring practices in the industry by paying wages that meet industry recommendations and paying attention to employee well-being.
17 Partnerships for the goals
- We participate in joint projects and campaigns on environmental responsibility in the arts and events sector.
- We select operators and companies that promote sustainable development as our partners.
- We are building a network of recycling partners that will enable us to receive and share reusable materials.