Self-Organise: Artists take Control

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Aims of todays lecture:

To analyse the conditions in which contemporary art is produced

To (re) evaluate your function as an artist within a broad context

Address making a living in the current climate of instability and enforced austerity

Consider issues of free labour, particularly internships, in the cultural sector

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Self-Organise: Artists take Control

  1. 1. SelfOrganise Week 3
  2. 2. Aims: • To analyse the conditions in which contemporary art is produced • To (re) evaluate your function as an artist within a broad context • Address making a living in the current climate of instability and enforced austerity • Consider issues of free labour, particularly internships, in the cultural sector
  3. 3. Institutionalised Precarity
  4. 4. “For the large numbers of students enrolled on art courses, conviction in their vocation is contradicted by the lack of official acknowledgement for the occupation on the world outside education.” (Naomi Siderfin Occupational Hazard. P.30)
  5. 5. • Despite its rarefied status, there is very little money to be made from contemporary art, when compared to average income levels, at least not for artists • Individual artists and ARIs function with some proportion of income coming from patronage, be it state, commercial or private
  6. 6. I know what you did last summer
  7. 7. The romanticised view of privileged artists in search of a precarious existence and artists complicity in the reproduction of their precarious conditions
  8. 8. The Rise of the Volunteer
  9. 9. Addressing this situation is complicated because our desire to produce culture and to be free and creative is entangled in the manipulations of unpaid work.
  10. 10. Collective Cultural Action Collective action solves some of the problems of navigating the market-driven cultural economy by allowing the individual to escape the skewed power relationships with the institution.
  11. 11. Re-activate: art as creative collaboration

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