Sustainability for Creative Professionals

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Tuesday 06 July 2010.

The GFC has forced a lot of creative professionals to address the commercial viability of their practice. The latest issue of Australian Network for Art and Technology's Filter magazine identifies many of the issues they face, while also illustrating case studies for sustainable creative business models.

ANAT’s Gavin Artz discusses creative practice and cultural engagement plus he presents the results of recent ANAT studies.

Sarah Langston chats to Sydney screen printer Kate Banazi about the benefits of digital platforms for income and audience generation.

The Australia Council’s Director of Research and Strategic Analysis, Nick Herd presents an overview of the economic life of artists in Australia.

Sarah Jansen introduces The Edge, a state of the art delivery platform and test space for young and emerging creative professionals.

Hasan Bakhshi, Radhika Desai and Alan Freeman argue that the arts industry should be leading the way with new technologies.

Plus: Case Studies by Mari Velonaki and David Rye (The Centre for Social Robotics) and Douglas Repetto and Julian Stadon (Dorkbot NYC & Perth) provide perspectives and models for sustainability.

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