Attention writers! Our newest Flash Points topic, Contemporary Art + Economics, launches next week. This time, we’re opening up the editorial process and inviting you to participate. Have an idea for a post? Interested in what’s going down on Capitol Hill or how the current economic climate has affected the arts closer to home, in your own community? Propose a Flash Points blog post and have a chance to be featured on this site.
Questions we are interested in exploring include:
- What is the value of art?
- How can art adapt to a changing economic climate?
- Considering the creative industries, what is the relationship between art, economic development, and urban renewal?
- Artists and art professionals: what is the true cost of labor?
- Why is arts education continually underfunded?
- In both our current economic climate and past ones historically, what happens to art when the money dries up?
- What do alternative models for arts funding look like?
- Institutions and ethics: how do museums and other cultural centers maintain their mission and resources in economically challenging times?
- How and why should we argue for art’s continued financial solvency?
We are eager to hear from a range of different perspectives, including those of you who work as artists, arts professionals, students, art educators, funders, organizers, and academics.
Email ideas and pitches to blog [at] art21 [dot] org. Deadline is Weds, April 8. This topic will be up through May 31, 2009.