How artists reorganise themselves to escape the hamster wheel of production? An online conversation in collaboration with Zürich tanzt festival, Tanzhaus Zürich, and the OpenScape partners
For the longest time, the performing arts game has been basically played according to the same set of rules: institutions curate projects and support the artists behind them, from the ideation and fundraising phases to the production and public presentation of the work on stage.
This status quo rests on two tacitly accepted constraints. On the one hand, it seems artists have no choice but to produce a work and show it to an audience, on the other hand, it seems that most of the forces that are actually moving the market are controlled by the presenting institutions.
Recently, artists have begun to reclaim their sense of agency by formulating new paradigms for their profession, such as the idea of not producing just for the sake of it, working collectively, deploying the artistic process towards different purposes, and connecting to other fields of relevance outside of the theatre stage. But one has to be very creative to challenge the production-centred funding cycle...
16 May 2023 at 15:30 CEST
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