This past weekend I was honored to be an invited guest at the Canadian Arts Summit hosted in collaboration between Business for the Arts and the Banff Center. The weekend was quite an incredible assembly of cultural leaders, insightful keynote speakers, with senior leaders sharing their depth of experience and a powerful range of emerging leaders presenting their models of working to some of the most important cultural institutions in the country. It was a pleasure to be around such a rich depth of thinking about cultural leadership, and I have returned from their with many critical and insightful thoughts. What follows here is one of set of thoughts about the relationship between the idea of innovation in art and innovation in business … or perhaps better said between the meaning of innovation in culture and commerce.
Last week, I headed to Montréal for the 11th incarnation of the Elektra International Digital Arts Festival in Montréal. The five day event attracted artists and industry professionals from as far away as Dakar, Seoul, Istanbul and Shanghai, as well as various countries across Europe and North America, to the cosmopolitan Québeqois city, which is […]
Elektra is over, and I’m left cold. Not just because it snowed on the last day of the festival, (leaving me no choice but to wear every single article of clothing I had brought with me to MTL at once,) but because last night’s finale, sadly, fell short of what I was hoping for. We were […]
LETS GET READYYYYYY TO RUMMMMMMMBLE! And so began, Electric Field’s first ever debate on our place as artists and creators in a technological world. Are we masters of our technological world, or have we become the “tools of the tools”? Noted theorists/artists Dana Samuels and Jason Lewis squared off in a head to head battle […]
The Artengine will be closing up shop for the rest of the week as the gang heads out to Montreal for the Oeuvre Ouverte Congrès PureData Convention, which kicks off tomorrow August 21st, and goes until Sunday August 26th. We will be presenting the work of our two Resident Artists who have created New Works […]
The PCC Conference begins next week with a fantastic party on Tuesday. Check out the conference website for all the exiting details!
This summer Artengine will be co-hosting Performance Creation Canada, an interdisciplinary nationwide network dedicated to the nourishment, management and study of performance creation in Canada, and the ecology in which it flourishes. We’re really inspired by PCC’s notion of cross-pollination among the disciplines, and we’ve worked really hard to highlight those synapses that occur when […]