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?

Victor Mayot
Les artistes réclamaient 40 millions. Ils n’en ont obtenu que quatre. «Une insulte», hurlent les gens de théâtre, particulièrement affectés par le financement précaire du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ). Pourquoi les arts de la scène rugissent-ils si fort? Résumé d’une situation de moins en moins tenable sur les scènes du Québec.
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"Routes of Mobility and Internationalization" is a methodology for the diagnosis, analysis and planning of the processes of mobility and internationalization of the performing arts. It includes all the phases and processes that a company, organization or professionals of the performing arts and live music must complete to successfully start their opening to new circuits.
Image via Neajjean/Flickr
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If art is to be relevant to the environment, it needs to move beyond an art context to engage with the land itself. New evidence of a Southern Pacific Garbage patch has been found. Longtime combatant of oceanic plastic Captain Charles Moore has published new findings that further detail the concentrated amount of plastic in the South Pacific Garbage Patch near Chile and Peru, with his NGO Algalita, which is dedicated to finding solutions to plastic waste choking the oceans. The Southern Pacific Garbage patch is now believed to be larger than Mexico.
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You pay a certain amount of dollars each month for a Netflix account or a gym membership. You might not use it every day, but it’s there for you when you want it. Now, what if you could consume live theater in the same way?
Victor Mayot
La Fédération marocaine des troupes professionnelles de la chorégraphie s’insurge contre le retard des subventions destinées aux projets chorégraphiques et accordées par le ministère de la culture et de la communication. «Les résultats des subventions de la deuxième session de l’année 2017 lancées par le ministère n’ont pas encore été annoncés.
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The impact of digitisation - lowering communication costs and outreach - as well as the cultural shift of people wanting to connect more meaningfully with things they do, has made crowdfunding an increasingly popular method of fundraising and community building.
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In a conversation on “How Tech Companies Think About the Arts” at the 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in San Francisco, artists and arts organization had an opportunity to connect with philanthropic representatives from Silicon Valley companies to learn and exchange ideas on how to better engage one another.
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There’s a stock image of the urban cultural ideal: bustling streets filled with colorfully painted walls, galleries with their doors wide open, live music bubbling out from local venues. This is the kind of environment, with economic as well as artistic benefits, that city governments around the world are looking to foster.
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Independent producers work just as hard as independent artists; however, I feel there is a growing disconnect between independent artists and independent producers. Sometimes I believe people think that independent producers make more money than independent artists. I wonder if that's because of the word ‘producer’?
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How can cities continue to grow and attract investment while preserving their cultural infrastructure – and the vibrancy and diversity that make them unique? Our new ‘Making Space for Culture’ handbook for City Leaders explores how world cities across the globe are answering this question, from San Francisco to Shenzhen

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