Cardboard Castles and Other Amenities...

I am really interested in using different forms of cultural action to help build better communities. Communities are a vital social model, allowing us to tackle problems beyond the ability of individuals with the focus of a defined (usually relatively small) group of people. How do the arts and cultural work in general help communities grow more sustainable futures? If you have a cool website or project or your own ideas on these subjects please let me know.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Entrepreneurialship is the Way to Sail

Over the summer I was having sushi with a friend and her mother. During a discussion of how to fund art projects the mother, who has been involved with art and art administration for roughly 30 years, began talking about entrepreneurialship as an alternative to grant-based funding. Basically, her argument is that making money while doing art is not as hard as it seems, it allows for greater freedom, and applying for grants can force one to model (and often corrupt) ones work around the grants you can get.

I saw this calendar by Nebraskans for Peace on eyeteeth and it struck me as a really simple yet sweet way to fundraise and get a message out.

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