Alison Tickell

Founder and CEO, Julie's Bicycle, London, UK

Alison Tickell is the founder of Julie's Bicycle, a non-profit company established in 2007 to help the arts and culture act on climate and develop new thinking in tune with global environmental challenges. It is acknowledged as a leading international organization bridging sustainability with the arts and culture. Trained as a cellist, Alison worked with seminal jazz improviser and teacher John Stevens. For many years, she has worked with socially-excluded young people as development director at Community Music, and then at Creative and Cultural Skills, where she established the National Skills Academy for the music industry. In addition, she is a school governor, a London Leader, advisor to Tonic, a judge on the Observer Ethical Awards, the Royal College of Arts Sustainable Design Awards, D&AD White Pencil Awards, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of Salzburg Global Session. Alison is a Fellow of Session 561, Beyond Green: The Arts as a Catalyst for Sustainability, in 2016, and of Session 573, The Art of Resilience: Creativity, Courage and Renewal, in 2017.


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