Date: 17 - 18 July
Title: Collaborative and Sustainable Practices
32° Degrees East, through KLA ART, British Institute of East Africa and Newcastle University have been embarking on a series of workshops designed to better understand the entrepreneurial nature of public art.
This workshop, the second of three, focuses on art as a collaborative practice and investigates ways that artists can find sustainability within and beyond financial resources. Looking at groups of artists such as Maasai Mbili, they will discuss with us ways that they identify, enjoy, replenish non-financial resources to sustain their group practice. And when there is financial gain, how does one manage and re-invest it so it equally benefits the group?
They will also discuss how they manage time/labour/skill as a resource between their collective and individual projects; And how they determine who owns the rights to the works produced. How do you find ways to financially support members in the group through the work produced? Workshop participants will also understand more about how they navigate content creation and distribution with and without an injection of cash, how can workshop participants can replicate that in their own environment?
What do we mean when we talk about collaboration?