Brisbane Visual Arts Advocacy Launch & First Meeting! Online event – Thursday 22 OCTOBER 2020 from 18:30 UTC+10-19:30 UTC+10
When: Thursday, 22 October 2020 from 18:30 UTC+10-19:30 UTC+10
Public · Hosted by Brisbane Visual Arts Advocacy and The Laundry Artspace
Join the founding members of BVAA (Brisbane Visual Arts Advocacy) as we officially launch Brisbane’s newest arts advocacy group, specifically focused on supporting and advocating for independent and artist-run projects across our city!
BVAA is an artist-run working group which anyone can join and contribute to. Hear about who we are, why we’ve started, and what our plans are, and bring your own to the table.
There are simple membership options to ensure that your voice is represented in our advocacy, in addition to more active inclusion in our working group.
So, if you are an independent visual artist or artsworker that is interested in advocacy, strategic planning, artist-run projects and artist-run futures for our city, please come along!
We are offering both a Zoom option and an opportunity to come and attend in person, capped at 30 people.
In the mean-time, please invite fellow industry members to this event. Oh, and in the spirit of a working group, remember to bring laptops!
BVAA pays our respects to the traditional custodians of the Country on which we live, work, play and create, the Jagera and Turrbal people, and acknowledge the valuable cultural contributions of Indigenous artists across the nation.
In response to ongoing funding decisions affecting our sector, members of Brisbane’s arts community have identified a lack of a centralised voice representing independent and artist-run visual arts activities in our city. Independent artists and cultural workers are often overlooked when decisions are being made about funding, our city, and its future, resulting in the industry increasingly being “cut off at the roots”.
Our aim is to ensure appropriate investment at all levels of the Brisbane arts ecology, which includes the microcosmic, grassroots, experimental, emerging, artist-led activity that is the place where artists grow.
More info and member sign up at: www.brisbanevisualartsadvocacy.com