9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Archiving Artist-run History Panel
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch, Open time for discussions/workshops
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Fundraising and Organizational Strategies Panel
8: 00 PM Release Party for PHONEBOOK 3 hosted by Salon Saloon at threewalls, FREE
Archiving artist-run histories: This panel brings together leading figures in artist-run history to share, as living archives, the experiences and challenges they have faced. The discussion will focus on how the panelists’ own projects have been archived and remembered today as well as how the current generation of artist-organizers can better access histories of artist-run projects, dialogue with different generations, and archive their current activities.
Panelists: Renny Pritikin (Director of the Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection at the University of California, Davis and former Executive director of New Langton Arts/San Francisco), Martha Wilson (Franklin Furnace/New York), Lane Relyea (Northwestern University/Chicago), Mark Allen (Machine Project/Los Angeles), moderated by Shannon Stratton (founder and Executive Director/threewalls)
Fundraising and organizing strategies: For small-budget organizations, especially those invested in unconventional organization models, the question of sustainability and growth is always a challenge. In light of the present funding climate, it is paramount that artists, independent organizers and nonprofits get together to re-imagine the possibilities for creating a healthy, mutually- supportive arts system and to design programs that promote collaboration and community spirit. This panel is a pragmatic discussion on how to raise funds, solicit support, and implement experimental programs from visionaries in the field.
Panelists: Theresa Rose (Philadelphia Public Art Office/ Philly STAKE/Philadelphia), Jeff Hnlicka (Founder of FEAST, Executive Director at Kulture Klub/Minneapolis), Courtney Fink (SoEx, San Francisco), Oliver Wise and Eleanor Hanson Wise (The Present Group/ Oakland, CA), moderated by Abigail Satinsky (threewalls/Chicago)
Hand-in-Glove is a new semiannual conference for independent visual arts organizers working at the crossroads of creative administration and studio practice. This conference is open to people engaged in the pragmatic realities and imaginative possibilities of organizing exhibitions, re-granting programs, publications, residencies, public programs, platforms for projects, and a variety of other programming that challenges traditional formats for the production and reception of art at the grassroots level. These include, but are not limited to, artist-run exhibition spaces, independent programming series, unconventional residency programs, and artist-run pedagogical experiments. This conference is a way to start a national conversation on creative activity happening outside of traditional institutions and spread the word about innovative organizing models and under-the-radar opportunities that could be useful to artists and organizers.