"Transparency is so important. We’re worried to speak about our rates for concern that we’re charging more or less, which is exactly why we need to talk publicly about it. It can only make things better for us as artists and those who are booking us." - Paula VarjackRead More
Alternative Civics is an ongoing research project exploring how artists reimagine the world and develop models of change that are relevant to contemporary culture, citizenship and the future. Particularly invested in the role of creative practice as a resolution to the practical concerns of people, Alternative Civics looks at how artistry can help to redefine economics, citizenship and our relationship with our environment.
This project is informed by conversations, salons, interviews, workshops and online resources. Plans are to establish a Fellowship to support artists passionate about social and environmental justice. As part of Alternative Civics, we post a weekly round-up of research materials, opportunities and sources of inspiration.
"If the Fringe isn’t going to create the opportunities that it once did, and isn’t going to work for a broader spectrum of people, the fringe network isn’t going to change itself. It needs to be much more grassroots and artist-led." - Jessica CheethamRead More