These online talks, beginning in September 2021, will see an exciting range of artists and speakers collaborate to interrogate the role of space and place in the artist-led sector. Providing a nuanced look at the often intersecting practical and ethical questions, we must consider when planning for, interacting with or leafing an artist-led space.
This series will consider how the artist-led sector has shifted towards digital practices and approaches. Yet, the practical needs of artist-led space and place continue to require hands-on approaches and meaningful connectivity. Guild Conversations will provide a timely opportunity for discussion on space and place in the artist-led sector through a series of workshops on accessibility and inclusivity, carbon footprints, sustainability, working with local communities, and alternative income schemes in artist-led spaces. Across these conversations, we will discuss provocations around these themes and how the ways these themes intersect have deepened during COVID-19.
By bringing in a range of artists, opportunities for peer exchange, discussion and resource generation in response to these themes and provocations, Guild Conversations aims to contribute to the future resilience of the artist-led sector.