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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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.
fbittencourt
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...
Emma Wilson
When I was a kid, my mother was invited to join the Junior Women’s Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario. It was a social group, but they were very helpful to the AGO, most notably because they started and ran an excellent program whereby members could rent paintings from the collection. I can’t imagine such a group running such a program these days, but I’ve been thinking about volunteers and volunteerism in the arts and how often it does not work so well.
chashama Inc.
Elenq
Most artists earn very little. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of aspiring young artists. Do they give to the arts willingly or unknowingly? Governments and other institutions also give to the arts, to raise the low incomes. But their support is ineffective: subsidies only increase the artists' poverty. The economy of the arts is exceptional.
jesus.carnerero
To what extent are employment policies and Active Labor Market Programs (ALMP) in Arab Mediterranean countries capable of reducing the mismatch in cultural and creative sectors and supporting youth employability? This study aims to identify the main obstacles facing job creation in these areas, and assess gaps between the supply of skills (by universities and training centers) and their demand (by the labor market).
fbittencourt
Many senior arts executives believe it is their role to provide leadership, and they manage to build effective boards to pursue their vision of the organization. Sometimes this works, but very often it doesn’t. Very often, board members abdicate their responsibilities and allow themselves to be led astray by a persuasive executive director.
Constantina Pap...
In an ideal world the development of dance, art and music should not have to be so intricately tied to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – nor should it be tied to the public purse either. Increased CSR has121105 - stage_curtains[1] undoubtedly allowed dance companies to grace more stages, kept art exhibitions open for longer, and facilitated free admission to creative festivals. When the curtain goes up, the show dubbed ‘corporations are great for society’ may be considered spectacular. Often all the audience sees is what has been carefully constructed in the form of entertainment.

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