Thinking about money and how it can work in the art world is on a lot of people’s minds these days. Elysa Lozano, an artist working as “Autonomous Organization”, has created a compendium of project spaces around the world, all talking about how and why they started and how their funding works.
From her statement:
The motivations behind these initiatives are inextricably linked to the manner of funding them. What constitutes an acceptable way to get funding is as much a question of the integrity of the intention as it is a question of survival… It is also my hope that by publishing the anecdotes and experiences of the people who run these spaces that the creative ideas and strategies will become a resource to anyone currently running an independent project or thinking of starting one up.
Project Space Survival Strategies was produced in collaboration with Invisible Venue. The project is ongoing, and accepts contributions from anyone running project spaces. You can find the survey here.