Making Creative Practice Pay
The continuing economic uncertainty we are experiencing sets the stage for an interesting international experiment; one you wouldn’t deliberately engineer, but informative because of its far-reaching impact. (more…)
These are transformational times for creative practice. While the backdrop of funding cuts and reduced consumer spending is undoubtedly causing challenges for artists, incredible new opportunities are also opening up, especially for those willing to embrace the world of business. (more…)
When we think of the term ‘business models’ in connection to contemporary art, many of us presenting primarily within visual arts networks tend to think of firstly eking out a living from part-time and casual jobs to support our practice, and then more optimistically, festival curators and producers, famous art dealers, institutional collectors, and public commissions (more…)
Kickstarter, an online platform launched in Spring 2009 and based in New York City, calls itself “a new form of commerce and patronage” . It enables creative projects in need of funding to be presented online and allows interested parties to consider their merits and potentially fund them – a method frequently called “crowd funding.”
The creation of works of art, craft and bespoke design requires more than an individual’s possession of ‘talent’. The creative process also requires an investment of time for research, design and manufacture - and the provision working space and materials. The problem with this working model is, despite their investment, the maker can only sell each item once. (more…)
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Rezon8 is an Adelaide-based digital media company that specialises in the development and implementation of interactive and immersive digital installations for the urban planning, advertising and art industries. (more…)