Panelist - Artists as Arts Administrators

  • Neptune Theatre 1593 Argyle St Halifax, NS, B3J 2B2 Canada

This round table discussion looks at the trials and the returns of doing double duty of helping others while making time for your own practice. Running a busy arts organization can be a challenging job, especially when the person in charge is a practicing artist too

The panel is presented as a part of the Tidal Force IMAA National Media Arts Summit

Tidal Shift: Mapping the Change in Media Arts

Change best describes this period in which media artists and organizations are operating. By necessity, the media arts sector is adapting to a fluctuating environment while holding strong to its core values.  Political ideologies are shifting, influenced by a precarious economic situation that in turn affects arts policy and arts funding. At the same time, new models of organizations, collectives, and initiatives are emerging. The Tidal Force summit will empower media artists and cultural workers so that they may continue to be influential leaders in the shaping of Canada’s arts and cultural scene.

Tidal Force is produced in partnership with the Independent Media Arts Alliance of Canada (IMAA), the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF), the Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT), the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP), and the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC). The summit will focus on the artistic, political, and social elements that are representative of current media arts practice inclusive of film, video, audio and new media. It will consist of artistic programming, panels, and workshops, and will be the launching pad for the first National Media Arts Prize, a biennial award to be presented during a media arts gala during the conference.