Take the money and run? An event about ethics, funding and art

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

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.

Date and time

29 January 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.

Venue

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
Box office: 020 7650 2350
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