Refuelling: Ethics in cultural sponsorship

Originally posted at Musochat:

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Host: Kelly Lovelady (@KellyLovelady)

How do we perpetuate our projects in austerity conditions? Should we dull our originality and politics to attract commercial branding and government grants? Fossil fuel companies are buying into our performance venues to bury their social and environmental crimes. Can the uprising towards an oil-free cultural sector start with us: the artists?

I’ve called a session on refuelling- ideas of powering, nourishing, sustaining ourselves, our projects, audiences and comrades #Musochat
— Kelly Lovelady (@KellyLovelady) March 20, 2017

Q1. How do we finance projects that have a political opinion #Musochat
— Kelly Lovelady (@KellyLovelady) March 20, 2017

Q2. How much should we modify our projects to attract commercial and governmental funding #Musochat
— Kelly Lovelady (@KellyLovelady) March 20, 2017

Q3. How does one market provocative work #Musochat
— Kelly Lovelady (@KellyLovelady) March 20, 2017

Q4. How can our empathetic projects reach an audience which doesn’t share our politics #Musochat
— Kelly Lovelady (@KellyLovelady) March 20, 2017

Q5. How does making comparatively radical work influence our future promoters #Musochat
— Kelly Lovelady (@KellyLovelady) March 20, 2017

Q6. What if we disagree with the sponsorship ethics of our venues #Musochat
— Kelly Lovelady (@KellyLovelady) March 20, 2017

Q7. Can we make work which truly represents our time within the confines of a centuries-old performance ritual #Musochat
— Kelly Lovelady (@KellyLovelady) March 20, 2017

Q8. How can our own values as artists have an impact #Musochat
— Kelly Lovelady (@KellyLovelady) March 20, 2017

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