Sustainability

How to make a living as an artist? How to survive as an arts organisation?

As we continue struggle out of the crisis, we must give ourselves a chance; not for survival, but for success.  

To start with, let's reassess our professional strategies and business models. How do we use our potential and our resources? How do we contribute to the sustainability of the environment we work and live in? What does sustainability in the arts mean and how to achieve it? And what role can the arts play in that wider issue: helping to save the planet, the environment we live and work in?

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A new study, drawing on 1.5 million images of cultural spaces in London and New York, finds that cultural capital is a key contributor to urban economic growth.
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The Artistic creation outside the urban areas session at IETM Porto added new examples of artistic creation and community arts in the rural areas to those that were presented at IETM Brussels 2017, in the "Meanwhile in the Countryside" session. Thus it confirmed the outcome of the IETM Brussels 2017 session: the point is not to bring culture to the countryside, because it is already there; and that one undertaking artistic work in rural areas has to openly listen and interact with the local people, and be receptive to their stories, creating art together with them, not for them.
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Clustering has been successfully used by industrialists for centuries as a strategy to generate economic growth. Made popular by influential Harvard academic Michael Porter in 1990, and originally described by economist Alfred Marshall in 1890, industrial clusters are concentrations of interrelated organisations, firms, professionals and practitioners collaborating and competing in related industries.
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In collaboration with On the Move and DutchCulture , we have published a new Toolkit for fairer international collaborations, written by Mike van Graan. The publication explores why and how artists and cultural professionals can adopt a more equitable approach to international and intercultural collaborations.
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Having worked in the arts all over the world, Matina Magkou has observed some common challenges – and ways of overcoming them.
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The session on Bulllying and harassment in the workplace at IETM Porto was moderated by Lian Bell (Ireland) and Yamam el-Zubaidi (Sweden). Their presentations highlighted the recent developments in their respective countries in the aftermath of the #metoo campaign, which unveiled how common bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct are in the media and performing arts sector (like most other professional sectors).
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On the Move, the cultural mobility information network active in Europe and worldwide, and Polo Cultural Gaivotas Boavista presented the conversation Tips and Advice for Artists and Cultural Professionals to Internationalize Their Careers and Artistic Practiceslivestreaming from Lisbon, Portugal on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 24 May 2018.
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Is there an ‘expiry date’ for being an emerging artist? What if an artist’s career veers off the trodden paths and traditional routes, and keeps on emerging in new environments and in new shapes?
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This publication will help you better understand the peculiar utilization of the different social media available nowadays to increase the audience of your organisation.
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The European Festivals Association (EFA) and Pearle*-Live Performance Europe have teamed up to improve knowledge on legal and managerial aspects on cross-border cooperation within the EFA RISE project.

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