A discussion on indie systems infrustructure + demo from Valerie Sing Turner
Following reading of Tai Amy Grauman's You Used to Call Me Marie ...
11:30am – Indie Arts Systems
In the past few years, the potential agency of the independent artist has greatly increased through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Funding Model. Through project and composite funding independent artists and small collectives can now access greater resources, plan multiple projects per year, and access multi-year funding.
Sounds great, right? But is it? How are artists adapting? What infrastructure is possible to maintain? How can the larger ecology adapt to these changes?
A Long Table discussion with guest artists.
12:30pm – CultureBrew.ART Demo
Hosted by Magnetic North. Produced in assocation with Rumble. Supported by Neworld and PL 1422.
A 20-minute presentation of The Body Project, followed by a discussion exploring the external and internal pressures that surround female bodies.
Loosely inspired by Réjean Ducharme's book of poems L’Hiver de force, Straight Jacket Winter is a semi-autobiographical work about the the growing phenomenon of mass mobility and its repercussions for our social and emotional lives, and for our sense of who we are.