GCC celebrates “Active Members”, an initiative to encourage tangible climate action in the visual arts

10 May 2023

GCC celebrates “Active Members”, an initiative to encourage tangible climate action in the visual arts

10 May 2023

May 10th 2023. Today, Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC) announces the first wave of its members who have achieved "Active" status. GCC launched plans for the Active Member designation in October 2022, to coincide with its two-year anniversary. The initiative is intended to celebrate the organisations and individuals who have taken effective steps towards environmental responsibility as well as incentivising those who are yet to honour the coalition commitments. The launch of this initiative marks an evolution in GCC's strategy from awareness raising and community building to one focusing on near-term tangible progress, starting with three key actions:


  1. Completing a CO2e report or audit.

  2. Establishing and maintaining a Green Team.

  3. Publishing an Environmental Responsibility Statement.


In the first cohort of Active Membership 10% of GCC's 800-strong member base have demonstrated that their organisation has implemented environmental sustainability best practice in line with these areas. GCC congratulates all members that have accomplished this and particularly acknowledges the significance of the work done by the many small organisations, artists and individual professionals that have made transformational changes in implementing these effective actions. 


As part of the initiative, GCC has provided qualifying members with a badge to recognise and celebrate the action that they have taken. The badge is for use across member websites, social media and email footers etc. They are year-stamped and members will have to re-submit annually if they would like to retain the latest Active designation. This badge acknowledges positive action taken but is not a certification of sustainability.


Active Members will also benefit from discounts with carefully considered collaborators, including: The Art Newspaper, Rokbox, SpongyBags and Kvatt, who offer products and services in line with principles of sustainability and/or help members fulfil their environmental responsibility commitments. 


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Congratulations to our 2022 Active Members!


Alexandra Mollof Fine Art

Haley Mellin



Hallett Independent

Quad Fine Art

Art Basel

Hauser & Wirth

Regen Projects

Art into Acres

Haverkampf Leistenschneider

Roberts Projects


Horniman Museum


Arta Shipping

Hosfelt Gallery

Sadie Coles HQ



Sam Talbot


Jan Eric Visser

San José Museum of Art

Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT)

Jerwood Foundation

Scott & Co

Asli Sonceley

Jessica Gath

Shannon Carroll

Bow Arts

Julia Rajacic

Sim Smith

Camden Art Centre

Kate MacGarry

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Cardi Gallery London

Liste Art Fair Basel


Carolina Grau

LON Gallery



Lucia Mendoza Gallery

Temple Shipley

Claire Milner

Mariana Canepa Luna

The CoLab

Contemporary Art Society

Massimo De Carlo

Thomas Dane Gallery

Cristea Roberts Gallery

Max Andrews



Midlands Art Centre

Victoria Miro London


The Museum of Contemporary

Victoria Miro Venice

Factory International

Art (MOCA)

Workplace Foundation

Fiona Grady




Modern Art


Galerie Kornfeld



Gander & White

Nomad Exhibitions


Gladys Paulus

Nottingham Contemporary



Office Impart


Guggenheim Bilbao

Ortuzar Projects