I have recently stepped into the role of Chair at BLINDSIDE, an established artist-run initiative in the City of Melbourne. We are working with artists to support the delivery of online/digital exhibitions and related programming while the gallery is closed. Given the uncertainty around physical delivery of exhibitions, events and public programs, we want to ensure that artists are offered extended platforms and ongoing funding at a time when the vast majority of their projects have been cancelled or postponed.
An online symposium exploring ideas of basic income and the need for an approach to economy that puts creativity and care at its centre. Led by a panel of artists, researchers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the symposium responds to current and ongoing planetary crises, and positions creativity and social ecology as integral to shaping policy and systems of value.
Little Lunch Online (LLOL) is a daily online meet up and creative exchange to support the Australian arts sector during the Corona Virus pandemic.