I'm Director of Blue Oyster Art Project Space, an organisation which began in 1999 as an artist-led space. Blue Oyster Art Project Space exists to enable emerging and experimental artists, writers, curators and arts practitioners to work free from commercial restraints in an innovative and experimental environment. As a recurrently funded organisation we're in a privileged position within Aotearoa's arts ecosystem and, with the global crisis we're all currently facing, it feels more important than ever to establish programmes and exhibitions which use our stable funding and established governance structure as a springboard for programming which demonstrably and practically extends greater support to arts practitioners in our community.
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.