Raw Data Session 2
During lunch, the facilitators read the notes from the first session and broke out the "issues" as identified. Then, in Session 2, artists selected the "issue group" that was important to them, and spoke to one another regarding specific issues. This allowed inter-disiciplinary conversations, so that musicians and painters and writers were learning how one another approached similar issues in these cross-disiciplinary conversations. Photos by Mike Wennberg.
The Business of Art
Business development #1
Skills and Assets Inventory- > determine where to go for xyz training, resources
Artslink as Info hub
Connect to NB Discipline specific organizations
Mentorship and Apprenticeships
Artistic skills development
Ongoing communications with members
ArtsLink directory of services
Industry trends and skills required for specific jobs
ArtsLink as liaison with NB Universities for workshops
Access to digital age skills
Pooling interests to lower costs
Discipline skills development
Entrepreneurial Skills development
Digital skills development- online social media and specific technical
ArtsLink data compilation info for:
Resource Directory- Funding Counseling and skills development
Mentorship programs- connecting artists with apprentices/mentors
Formalized structures for information
Cross sectional skills- artists to artist skill share workshop
Collaboration of disciplines
Desire to build up, instead of filter down.
Artslink could become an active arts advocacy.
Need a centre for arts and technology.
Initiatives needed to encourage universities and governments to incorporate and share resources, facilities, studies, reports and curriculum design.
Loss of connections, central collaboration needed within the arts
community, education and government. There used to be more projects and communication avenues.
Production and Networking
Due to inadequate resources, need for specialized media-arts programs.
Need to network with private education institutions.
Artslink could be an active voice, advocacy between artist/education/govt.
More cultural communication, conferences and workshops needed.
Arts Media Association would be helpful with online, magazine publication, provincial news for all the arts.
Specific strategies for each service centre.
Sharing work spaces, facilities, equipment, technology.
Need arts production studio centres that specializing in arts and technology.
Need arts centres to offer opportunities to engage the community more.
Open to all artists, performance, media, literary, visual and arts educators.
Artist-in-residence programs, internships, artist residences and live-work studios can encourage affordable exchange and growth.
Consider linking up arts groups as cooperatives versus many arts groups not communicating with the other.
Online collaboration and physical presence.
One encompassing collaborative organization.
Links to others in the arts community.
“List digest” artist exclusive.
NGO model in Haiti is ineffective cross communication, overlap, prestige?
Do artists need dentists?
Artist Facebook “one-stop shop”.
Maintaining online presence is a huge time commitment.
Member driven, past the “fizz-out stage”.
Funding needed for website community.
Marketing quarterly events around the province; engagement + excitement.
Exhibitions (cross arts and craft) for collaboration + networking.
Art performance (marketing).
Vital, all inclusive vs. artist exclusive.
Art Markets ongoing and monthly 2 – 3 day events.
Exposure to other artists and their work
Being tangible, in focus, available.
Feelsgood ’party!’ model.
Meet for drinks informal.
No Name Arts Show.
Vast geography of NB
fragmentation + overlap
regional + personal
isolation + community
Acadian + Francophone Model
United voice on behalf of artists for cultural growth and awareness.
Engage and include rural artists by going there.
Filtering voices who support arts and cultural awareness including:
cultural workers, artists, arts orginizations, PTA groups, citizen groups, governments, Ministry of Education, arts galleries, mass-media.
Who is ArtsLink?
Artslink formulate a cohesive directory of artists and resources.
Artslink public advocacy role.
Artslink placing & promoting value of the arts community.
Artslink advocate with Government for making arts an equal part of the curriculum not just an add on.
Artslink create arts and culture surveys to present to government.
Artslink bridge gap between artists and education system; provide resources.
ArtsLink as advocate of Arts education, seen as an equal part of the curriculum. Not seen as extra curricular activity.
ArtsLink voice of community.
ArtsLink hire members dedicated to the huge commitment of linking the NB arts community online.
ArtsLink facilitate, promotions, central communication, reaching out, investing inward.
ArtsLink professional practice workshops skills needed to “emerge”.
Open to everyone not just select few, options for all students.
Art is a necessary part of school system.
Seek relationships between artists and school system.
Philanthropists, corporate responsibility for arts education.
Residencies give students an opportunity to work with artists.
Arts and Culture must be part of the curriculum making the past and present come alive. Offer the arts to children when they enter the traditional education system, until graduation.
Arts galleries, libraries, arts schools partnering especially with artists.
Invite professional artists into the school without replacing anyone else.
Private institution networking needed.
Initiative to encourage universities and governments to incorporate, report curriculum
Build up vs filter down
Demystify art organizations in the community with a major media campaign, ex. tv. Heritage Moments.
Collaborative arts projects with the general public; offer free events often.
More studio tours, concerts, public art and artist-in-residence opportunities.
Offer more cultural events: culture days, a day without art, story-telling, family and friends creativity days, rural arts outreach.
Using teaching standardized methodology for building audiences. Acquisition–Reactivation–Retention–Crossover Frequency–Belonging–Giving.
Better recognition support of local artists, ex. better known abroad – tv ads.
Increase online presence; connect with local newspapers; organize workshops; rural outreach accessibility, ex. road tour with writers; reach out to other organizations; show the public a variety of art (unexpected); organize peer to peer support; go where the audience goes.
Cooperate with AAAPNB
Great need for arts space facilities and specialized centres, artist studios, communal facility, arts residence.
Artist-in-residence opportunities encourage affordable exchanges, co-ops vs rental.
Space, facilities, specialized centres needed.
Artist studios, communal facilities needed.
Artist residencies encourages affordable exchange.
Co-ops vs. rent?
Additional workshop spaces needed, local and provincial.
Equipment exchange? finance accessibility? Pool?
Community spaces for artists to share, live and work
Loss of Connections
In depth written works.
News arts media association needed.
Ongoing conferences and arts forums.
Demystify the culture.
Clarify inclusive language in order to engage those we represent.
Ensure links between artists and pubic more visible, clear and available.
Arts must be part of community development and entrepreneurship.
Arts communicate needed in publications, general and arts specific.
Lacking agents and production centres for the arts.
Visual Arts: Communication, Promotion
Avenues needed for dissemination critical arts discourse and writing.
Salon, CBC - media coverage within NB and outside.
Person power for media coverage.
Cross curricular programming to widely integrate the arts.
Build support and awareness among the public.
Support arts advocacy.
Build on Cormier’s message.
Improve connections - artists – community – educators – government.
Public wants to know.
Learn how to speak to average person about arts and culture.
Strengthening education, community relations, programming.
Museum of contemporary art needed.
Profile and importance of art needs promotion and strengthening.
Inconsistent education in schools – larger schools bigger budgets.
Not being honest about what we’re teaching in school.
Teachers put in positions who are not qualified to teach subject matter.
Artists need more networking opportunities in schools.
Products vs dissemination, organization and artist responsibility.
Ask government to report benchmarks and growth achievements.
Artists-in-residence working in education institutions; providing studio space for artists and role models for students.
Reaching out to Arts Board.