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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This session at IETM Valencia featured two futuristic, provocative and controversial concepts, which headed off from the idea that the status quo needs a radical change and it needs it now.
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The session ‘Can the show go on?’ at IETM Valencia debated local cultural ‘ecosystems’ and the way festivals fit into these ecosystems. Are they catalysts of further artistic activity, do they play a role in attracting new audiences or do they rather occupy funding and creative territories that limit the perspectives of other cultural initiatives? Through concrete experiences in Berlin, Barcelona and Glasgow, the session challenged the audience in thinking what a 'perfect' cultural ecosystem should be, and what partnerships were needed to strengthen all actors, giving them the appropriate...
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Elena DI FEDERICO
The last time you watched a show at the theatre, how much did you pay? Was it worth the price? Pay what you decide (PWYD) theatre turns the question on its head, empowering audiences to choose how much money they want to spend. However..
Caspar NIEUWENHUIS
You must change your art! Heed this imperative! Let it resound through tiered theatres and flat-floored theatres. Let it echo through the corridors of broadcasting companies and teaching departments. Let it ring through parliaments and policy bureaus. Let it buzz on film sets, at festivals and in design studios. Let it reverberate on your type areas and music scores. You must change your art! This era requires it.
joserodriguez
Why are there so many common misconceptions surrounding business models? José Rodríguez explains their real purpose and value in the arts.
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Elenq
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” isn’t a new addition in the realm of development goals. It follows on the heels of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 3, which sought to “promote gender equality and empower women.”
Victor Mayot
La baisse des subventions publiques, la vision conservatrice du ministère de la Culture et le désir d'indépendance des artistes ont engendré une nouvelle garde d'acteurs culturels. Ils défendent un modèle basé sur l'entrepreneuriat, afin de faire vivre leur vision de la culture. Une démarche créatrice d'activités et d'emplois, poussée par la transition numérique, alors que la France cherche des nouveaux relais de croissance.
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The creation and production of knowledge has been a monopole of industrialized economies. Their economic conditions are the guaranty to provide the better conditions to reach a privileged status. Generally, knowledge creation processes tend to have a predominant ethnocentric focus, in which so-called rich country or developed economy perspectives have prevailed. However, there are disciplinary subjects where the production of knowledge can be influenced not only by economic conditions but by cultural aspects as well. Arts management knowledge is a good example to support this proposition...
Elenq
The article analyses both explicit and implicit policy approaches to regulating digital culture, as both remain relevant in ensuring that cultural content reaches its intended users. This provides the background for the investigation of the results obtained through the comparative policy analysis executed in the project ‘Access to Culture.
Elenq
David Bowie virtually invented it. Madonna was the mistress of it. Reinvention. Publicly peeling away layers of identity revealing personae of varying degrees of style and substance. It’s what many artists do as a matter of course, a process of regeneration. Similarly, reinvention has been a project of the arts more broadly. Over the last decade-and-a-half, the arts has recreated itself as an industry, a community, an ecology, a profession and a sector, sometimes wearing elements of all these costumes simultaneously in an effort to remain relevant. But it has struggled to apply its...

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