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UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Arts

UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Arts

UCC’s School of Film, Music and Theatre is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and took part in UCC’s 2022 SDG mapping exercise. 

CARPE instrumentalises the outcomes of this exercise in its research activities, foregrounding our collective commitments to: 

            SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions 

            SDG 4 – Quality Education 

            SDG 5 – Gender Equality 

            SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities 

            SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities 

            SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth 

            SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being 

            SDG 13 – Climate Action 

            SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure 

            SDG 15 – Life on Land 

For more on the FMT Mapping Exercise click here: Film Music and Theatre_Sustainable Development Goals and the Arts

While there is no SDG for arts, culture, or heritage, the underlying SDG targets are full of cultural innovation, artistic values, and protection and promotion of heritage and values commitments. For instance, SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) includes commitments to vibrant arts and cultural life while SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) reminds us of the importance of the cultural industries to fostering a sustainable social and economic life. 

The UN SDGs are increasingly a focus of research and funding organizations. CARPE can help you align your work with these important guidelines and develop the commitments that your research makes in SDG-legible language. 

For more about the SDGs please visit 

Centre for Arts Research and Practice (CARPE)

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