The Economic Status of the Artist

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The Economic Status of the Artist

The Economic Status Of The Artist | Centre Of Visual Art

This Australian – Canadian dialogue will focus on the future economic status of the artist in Australia. Fluctuating market demand for visual art represents a significant challenge for artists at every stage of their careers, and major disruptions to the arts and cultural sector in 2020 have compounded financial insecurities. Paddy Lamb, the President of CARFAC, the peak artists’ body in Canada and Mimi Crowe, Advocacy Director at the National Association for the Visual Arts, will join Grace McQuilten (RMIT) in an exploration of what we can learn from CARFAC’s experiences of organizing artistic labour and its role in promoting regulatory responses to artists’ remuneration. The discussion also includes two short segments that put a spotlight on artists’ diverse ways of making a living. The artists featured are Julie Shiels and Genevieve Grieves. The Panel will be chaired by Kate MacNeill (University of Melbourne). Both Kate and Grace are CIs on the ARC Linkage Project, Ambitious and Fair: creative labour and best practices for the Australian visual arts sector together with their colleagues: Dr Marnie Badham (RMIT) and Associate Professor Jenny Lye (University of Melbourne).

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