The Big Draw Festival 2021: Make The Change

The 2021 Big Draw Festival theme, Make the Change, is a timely development on last year’s exploration into the relationship between people and our living environments. In 2021, we desire to take action, to explore and discover ways to live in balance with the world around us, to reconnect with each other and create a better world for future generations.

Against the flux and events of last year we have all shared our collective experience of what it means to be human, with all its commonality, vast differences and diversity.

The strange melting-pot of extraordinary events that made up 2020 presented a moment to collect our thoughts, to scrutinise, re-evaluate and challenge the status quo. Reflection has amplified understanding of the critical need for a happier, more balanced way of living. One in which humans choose to live sustainably as a key component to counter the environmental crisis – where what we eat, what materials we use, how we build, what energies and fuels we develop, all actively support a positive change for good.

Sustainable and successful living is equally about how we interact with the world around us; it’s about kindness shown to nature and our natural world but also kindness shown to each other. It feels as though we are at a major crossroads in the development of our society and we have a responsibility to those who come after us to make the right choices around core-values, need, equality and leadership.

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A message from The Big Draw Director, Kate Mason on The Big Draw Festival 2021 Theme, 'Make the Change':

“2020 was unpreceded. It was a year of seismic events impacting on world economies, technology, health, education, culture and politics. This impact has been significant, revealing the fragility and inequalities buried within many systems and processes, resulting in many calling for change.

Now is the time, after such a world changing event, to rally our voices and come together. The last year has shown what is possible when we unite for a common cause. By seeking to make the change, we as human beings come together and support the need to protect our planet, the need to seek and maintain a more sustainable way of life, the need to reveal and correct the imbalance we see around us. 

We hope this year’s festival will help support all those positive change-makers, those seeking to affect change- those advocating for kindness to our natural world, and kindness to each other. We hope this theme will draw attention to the pioneers and innovators adopting new more sustainable materials and accessible working practises alongside a better way of living together, from our city streets to the irreplaceable countryside.

Thank you and we can't wait to see how this year's theme will inspire Big Draw Festival event organisers all over the world. We hope you will join us!”

Kate Mason

Director, The Big Draw 

Become a Big Draw Festival Organiser in 2021! Registrations are now open for The Big Draw Festival 2021: Make The Change! Read more on the benefits of becoming a Big Draw Festival Organiser here.

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