stephen gale


I would like to be a writer/director of films. I tried the no-budget approach to filmmaking and it did not come together - people are too busy with work and/or poor. And the screen agencies force you to fill out ridiculous grants applications while telling you to become business people. The critical thinking of artists, especially filmmakers, is woefully inadequate to the current situation. A UBI would reorganise the whole sordid affair. Let us see who really is creative. People need income, not jobs.

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.

The Symposium is a joint initiative of Arts Front, BLINDSIDE and Next Wave and was supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.

May 28 2020 To May 28 2020