What is the role of the artist in the modern gig economy and what does greater flexibility mean for the commissioning of artists?
Also, how is the RSA using its resources/facilities to support the future of the arts and artists?
The Fellow Artists’ Network (FAN) of the RSA invites artist Fellows and friends to hear a short talk by Vikki Heywood, Chair of the RSA Board of Trustees, followed by a Q&A session. The FAN project team will continue with a brief summary of last year’s events and their What’s on Your Walls film project.
There will then be a break for refreshments.
The second part of the evening will be open discussion around what artist Fellows would like the FAN to be, and their relation to the RSA. We are keen to get the views of new Fellows on what their expectations are of RSA membership; Vikki will be asked to stay and participate.
If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.
Location: Green Lab, Corner of Keeton’s Road and Collett Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 4EE
ABOUT THIS NETWORK
The Fellow Artists’ Network (FAN), was started to give working artists the opportunity to network, discuss issues important to them, and to show their (and others') work. Core members are Andrew Darke, Chair, environmental artist; Mark Power, Secretary, architect; Hazel Chandler, Creative Director, filmmaker; and Philip Emery, Treasurer, musician. The group was founded by Ann Kristin Glenster FRSA.
Artists are often working alone in their studio or at their computer and we wanted to break that isolation and come together. We organised a visit to the Jubiloo at South Bank, designed by Mark Power; an evening of short films; a concert by ex-prisoners who then talked about how music helps them; a guided tour around the Saw Swee Hock student centre and so on. Discussions range from Arts Council funding to ethics and editorial control. We are currently developing the project "What's On Your Walls?" about what people put on their walls and what art means to them. Look out for events advertised on the RSA website and join us - you don't have to be an artist, just interested in the arts and we welcome suggestions for events.
If you have any questions about the event itself, please contact Network Lead Andrew Darke FRSA: [email protected].