We're wrapping up. We'll be back after diner for the CARFAC's Supreme Celebration. All are welcome!
A tip Ngo shares on grants: "If you are not getting rejected, you're not applying for enough grants"
On emerging practices, Ngo finds 3d printing really interesting - how easy it is and how accessible it is.
McCrea mentions the reemergence of self publishing as an interesting emerging business practice
"I though it was be a good idea if art came to you" says McCrea
For Ngo, his indecisiveness in art school was helpful. It allowed him to explore.
"Opportunities come through people. The more people you know, the more opportunities you have" says McCrea
Doing collaborative work was key for McCrea
"At the end of the day many of us have other jobs that support our practice" says Karuhanga
"I'm really interested in how we support these emerging art practices" says
Cooper is the founder of the Emerging Arts Professional Network
"I would call myself a hybrid in many ways" says
"I used rice as a sound track as In washed it and let it drop along my knees" -Ngo
Johnson Ngo uses his body as material
McCrea's project mails prints with art on the front and writing on the back to subscribers monthly
In her work, Kirsten McCrea "moves art from places we expect it to be to a more public venue"
"In a way I am a DJ or an MC sampling signs to build a language" says Jessica Karuhanga
The presentations will be pecha kucha style, explains
We started by walking around the space and then in pairs chatting about the questions and insights we've had so far
The room has been rearranged - we are now in a circle. And I've been told we're getting up!
The panel on Emerging Arts Practices is starting
Clayton Windatt asks if artist run centres should be looked at differently. Often artists are on both sides of the table.
"...the pie is not getting bigger and the slices are getting smaller, where is a young artist to go?" -Mars
"We have the most successful, unique artist run culture in the world..." says Mars
It depends of what system you are a part of, it's also a question of accessibility, says Cochrane
"When people see theatre or dance, they expect to pay, when they go to a gallery, they expect to get in for free" says Mars
A participant points out that theatre and dance have a sophisticated monetization method, they sell tickets
Cochrane says everything FADO shows is worth the solo show fee but there is another rate for "cabaret" in the schedule
The biggest problem is the mindset, the valuation, says Cochran, fees are based on duration
As a visual artist you get paid when the work arrives, not for creation
By contrast, as a dancer, you get paid for rehearsal, says Mars
If you are a performance artists you need to travel with your work - it's exhausting
FADO Performance Art Centre tries to pay the same fees as they pay visual artists says Cochrane
"Often there's no fees and often there's no travel money" -Cochrane
"In order to be an artist, I pay to play" says Cochrane
The artists need to be picked up, housed, fed.... It's a person you are working with, says Cochrane
Shannon Cochran points out that community arts and performance art have in common that they are not well understood
Now the panel launches into the financial challenges of performance art
One video is of a residency at where four imaginary worlds/perspectives were presented of Nipissing
Howard shows a couple clips that can also be found on their website:
Ruth Howard from says they have theater in their name but she interprets that extremely broadly
And is performance art good bang for your buck as a presenter? It's very expensive says Mars
Mars: "Who owns the documentation of performance art?" there are photographs of her work but she doesn't own the images.
"If you don't have an audience or a participant, it all sort of falls apart" says Mars
"I can't tell you how many times I've had to subsidize the work out of my fee" says Turner
How can this kind of art be supported? It's not just the character, it's the context, the materials - Turner
"5 & Dime" is a walking tour of Mississauga's strip malls - lots of family run businesses that are cultural hubs
Another piece by Turner is a video walk where the viewer's cell phone "becomes a time machine"
"Sound is powerful - it enters the body" says Turner
One of Turner's pieces is a sonic walk that conference participants will experience tomorrow
The black presence in Canada goes back 400 years yet their stories are conspicuously missing says Turner
"My black body is still considered a foreign body" says Camille Turner
Camille Turner talks about her project "Miss Canadiana"
Mars asks why artists refuse to make unions unlike musicians and actors
Mars says that performance art has been seen as the entertainment for the visual art world - the margin of the margins
Tanya Mars is moderating the panel on Performance Art in Canada
I will be live tweeting the panels at CARFAC's national conference for visual artists this afternoon
A nice turnout for our AGM this morning.
Ostrom is working on a project called PamAm Path a trail across Toronto with artwork along the way.
Connection to community informs the issues that Carole and Karl decide to make work about.
A definition of advocacy Ostrom and use: "the art of turning a bad situation into a positive proposition"
"Never lose the ability to say really terrible things in beautiful ways" -Ostrom
"Art naturally changes the world" says Ostrom
When young artists ask for advice she tells them they need to make a whole lot of friends first
Roz Owen says the Carole and Karl do so much advocacy that it didn't all fit in the film
"I can only succeed if my community succeeds" -
Relationship building on a personal level is important to connect with decision makers across parties says
"Once you find your way through the system you can affect change" -
Kristian Clarke, Executive Director of introduces the panel who will speak to art and activism
"It's the difference between whether you're changing the art world or you're changing the real world" - Carole Condé
CARFAC conference crafts at 401 Richmond @ 401 Richmond Street West
Speaking at conference on Sept 20 1:30 Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street on the state of in canada
5 Questions for Arts Advocacy Winner Johnnene Maddison
artist Johnnene Maddison wins Advocacy Award for her work exploring women's issues. We speak with her.
Having (mostly) finished my pre-conference beat-the-clock list, now I'm off to class!
"Microaggressions in Interviews" via
Attention youth ages 13-25! Do you dream of being an artist? Showcase your talents and enter a logo contest...
A look at the faces of the campaign >
Reading about blended value investments.
CBC’s Waubgeshig Rice to receive First Nations Storytelling award
coverage of Walking Tour & 's Solidarity Assembly @ 's Opening Night!
Oh, . You know so much about me and yet you can't seem to figure out that I don't own a car.
Need a bursary to cover conference registration costs? 's got 10 available
Had a lot of fun today with during our engagement shoot - thanks, !
They probably got bought out. There are plans to turn the parking lot into a *tall* condo tower.
No, actually, I think they are still open.
Sad face. They might have been the only rental place still open in centretown.
And people say soccer's boring...
'We Need to Do Something': Canada's New Settler Solidarity Movement
"The quilt was inspired by the travelling exhibit Walking With Our Sisters, which was made of 1700 moccasin tops."
Daily Tip for Artists: Don't be afraid to be assertive, ask for an artist fee and sign a contract!
1968: was formed and gave a national voice to Canada’s professional visual artists.
OTTAWA SUMMER SOLSTICE: Great Day Spent with Friends
I'm working on learning French and just bought a version of West Wing dubbed in French from Europe.
appeal allowed; adopting uncompromising position based solely on one legal opinion = failed to bargain in good faith
Our fantastic lawyer, , recorded this video to artists just after our big win at the Supreme Court: VIDEO
So proud of for going back to school after several years working and then kicking some serious academic butt