Art as social enterprise

McQuilten, G and White, A 2016, 'Art as social enterprise', in J. H. Brüggemeier and H. Davies (ed.) Proceedings of the 2014 Re-structure Conference, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, 20 November 2014, pp. 44-72.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Art as social enterprise
Author(s) McQuilten, G
White, A
Year 2016
Conference name Re-structure: On Alternative Modes of Culture and Knowledge Production in Times of Shrinking Public Expenditures
Conference location LaTrobe University, Melbourne
Conference dates 20 November 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2014 Re-structure Conference
Editor(s) J. H. Brüggemeier and H. Davies
Publisher Unlikely Publishing
Place of publication Australia
Start page 44
End page 72
Total pages 29
Abstract Art has begun to play a key role in the global development agenda, not only because of the aesthetic qualities of art, but also because artistic practice is intertwined with economic growth and social development. This is most evident in the global rise of so-called "creative industries". The affinity of art with global economic and cultural development is both promising and problematic, and it is this tension that I will explore in this paper. I begin by discussing the relationship of art to the changing nature of public and private funding in the global economy, and I then present two case studies of art as social enterprise. These studies explore how artists are managing the multiple and at times conflicting demands of simultaneously pursuing economic, cultural and social goals in their artistic practices.
Subjects Art History
Keyword(s) art
creative industries
social enterprise
ISBN 9780987118981
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