“Through these different perspectives the artist can offer back her findings to others, who can use this offering to enhance their understanding of the world and to add their own critique. It sounds maybe a bit hierarchical, but it’s essentially a service that you provide a community, like any other job or role.”Read More
“An artist-friendly city is one that acknowledges the value of all artists; that acknowledges the personal livelihoods of those within artistic professions and understands artists as intrinsic assets in the places they live and work.”Read More
“We cannot afford to adapt and adjust to a system that was never designed for us to have an equitable stake in the first place.”
Some reflections, following IETM - Spring Plenary Meeting “Other Centres: Paths, Perspectives, Practices”.Read More
'Artists and arts professionals are a critical asset. They can play a fundamental role in the reimagining and futureproofing of our towns and cities. How might they work stronger within communities to develop new systems for economic and civic health? What can we reimagine, learn and exchange together to create the ecosystem we want to be in?"Read More
Introducing The PROPOSAL, a brand new event from MAIA in partnership with Grand Union, that sets out to crowdfund new artistic works and projects. This is an open call for artists and creative producers to present ideas, make useful connections and be in with a shot at winning some seed cash.Read More
"The artist interrogates, prosecutes and prophesises. If we aren’t bringing our whole political and spiritual selves to our work, we are not sculpting a new earth. We just playing in the dirt."
- Alysia HarrisRead More