We Run This: A Conversation with Australia’s Independent Art Sector

Contributing to Vivid Ideas 2016, WRT was equal parts rigorous discussion and a celebration of ideas that have shaped Australia’s independent art spaces. Organised with the support of 107 Projects, NAVA and SAMAG, producing this event marked the final stage of mentorship with 107 Projects.

Is Australia’s independent arts sector equipped to shape the future of resilient communities? How do they assist cities to prosper culturally and financially? How do we think more entrepreneurally about art as business? How do we work better with other sectors?

Panellists delved into how ARIs operate, opening up conversation for how to facilitate the sustainability of existing spaces, as well as encourage the emergence of ARIs in more communities across Australia.

Catch up on the conversation here and contribute your ideas, thoughts and reflections.