Project Space Survival Strategies


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.

Oakland’s Journey From Seedy to Sizzling" class='title'>Oakland’s Journey From Seedy to Sizzling

you better re-cog-nize.

B-UNCUT Talks With SFMoMA’s John Zarobell" class='title'>B-UNCUT Talks With SFMoMA’s John Zarobell

Candid and open answers from an assistant curator of collections, exhibitions, and commissions at a major museum.

The Bullshit Artists" class='title'>The Bullshit Artists

Leon Neyfakh calls out the vagery and BS that gives art a bad rap.  It would be so refreshing if this type of language was cut out of the art world. But it’s a fine line.  Sometimes the things that artists are exploring are pretty vague and broad.  But that doesn’t necessarily make their work bad.

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