As needed, as possible

April 2020

Risky business: a conversation around artist-runs and professionalisation

Chloe Geoghegan, Emma Bugden

Emma Bugden: ... Ultimately, I think we need a diversity of spaces: spaces propelled by artistic and personal risk, that burn out in a blaze of glory leaving behind nothing but anecdotes; spaces that evolve into well-behaved, funded organisations that stay the distance, acting as launching pads focused on career development; and spaces that stick around but take a slower, quieter role as a testing ground, less financially secure and more explorative. The kind of messy, textured art world I want to inhabit would value all of these models equally, for different reasons.