29 January 2015

Take The Money And Run? An Event About Ethics, Funding And Art


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
E1 6AB
T 020 7650 2350
E admin@artsadmin.co.uk

Event, 10am – 5pm
Drinks, 5pm – 6pm 

£12.50, including tea/coffee, lunch and a complimentary copy of the publication Take The Money And Run? Some positions on ethics, business sponsorship and making art by Jane Trowell.
*15 free places are available by application to those on low/no income.

As artists and arts organisations are increasingly asked to seek support for their work from corporate sponsorship and individual philanthropy, questions about cultural values, the ethics of fundraising, and who we are prepared to take money from are becoming more and more urgent. In recent months there has been a groundswell of debate and growing dissent about the conflicts and contradictions between commerce and culture.

Take the money and run? is a day of presentations and discussions looking at the challenges of fundraising ethically and a range of strategies we might consider for the future.

The event features live, remote, recorded and written contributions from: Dave Beech, Rachel Spence, Mel Evans, Eriel Deranger, Kelli McCluskey, Mark Ravenhill, Heather Ackroyd, Dan Harvey, Jen Harvie, Judith Knight, Jess Worth, David Cross, Clara Paillard and Glen Tarman. 

Building on initiatives by Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin and Home Live Art as part of their Catalyst-supported research into ethical fundraising and individual giving, this is an event for artists, producers, venues, funders, scholars, writers and anyone concerned about ethics, funding and art. 

Take the money and run? is produced by Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin and Home Live Art, in collaboration with Platform.

Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin and Home Live Art are offering 15 free places at Take the money and run? to independent artists, activists, producers, researchers and others on low/no income.

To apply for a bursary please send an email of no more than 250 words to Philippa Barr philippa@artsadmin.co.uk by 12 January stating why you would like to attend, how you think you can contribute, and what you hope to take away from the event in relation to your own practice and approach. 

Schedule of the day

10 - 10:30am REGISTRATION 

10:30 – 12:30pm CURRENT CHALLENGES 

10.30pm Introduction and Setting the Scene with Catalyst consortium members Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin and Home Live Art, Jane Trowell (Platform) and Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey

10.45pm What Are Our Current Challenges? 

Provocations by:
Rachel Spence, arts writer for Financial Times
Dave Beech, artist, Freee Collective
Kelli McCluskey, artist, pvi collective, Australia (on Skype)
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, activist, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Canada (on film)
Mel Evans, artist-activist, author (on film)


12:30 – 1:30pm LUNCH 

1:30 - 5pm WAYS FORWARD 

1:30pm The Arts Are Not Value Free 

Presentation by Jen Harvie, writer, Queen Mary University of London, and group workshop led by Jane Trowell. 

2.30pm An Ethical Fundraising Approach At The Heart Of The Arts 

A presentation by the Live Art Development Agency on the research undertaken by the Catalyst Consortium.

3pm Break 

3.30pm What Can We Collectively Do? 

Provocations by:
Jess Worth, BP or not BP?
David Cross, artist and Reader, University of the Arts London
Glen Tarman, Liberate Tate
Judith Knight, Artsadmin and What Next
Clara Paillard, President, PCS Culture Sector 


5pm Networking drinks

Liberate Tate, Sunflower (detail), 2010. Photo by Jeffrey Blackler.

Liberate Tate, Sunflower (detail), 2010. Photo by Jeffrey Blackler.

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