What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview XX with Carla Gannis

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview XX with Carla Gannis

Carla Gannis is an American transmedia artist based in New York and faculty and the assistant chairperson of The Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute. In this ongoing interview series I ask female art professionals about their thoughts on success, fame and more in an attempt to demystify the success narrativ that is merely centered around making six-figures. What does success in the arts look like for female art professionals?

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What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview XIX with Tina Sauerlaender

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview XIX with Tina Sauerlaender

Tina Sauerlaender is a curator and writer based in Berlin. She focuses on the impact of the digital and the internet on individual environments and society. In this ongoing interview series I ask female arts professionals about honest reflections on success, fame, role models and more as an attempt to demystify the success narration.

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What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview XVIII with Katie West

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview XVIII with Katie West

In this ongoing interview series on "What does success in the arts look like?" I ask writers, curators, artists, academics, museum workers etc. to give me a personal insight on topics such as rejection, fame, success and financial stability. The conversations are an attempt to challenge the current success narrative that emphasizes that there is just one version of success and that translates into making six-figures. All the voices are by female thinkers up to this point. I am trying to be very intentional about providing voices from diverse backgrounds to facilitate different perspectives to the usually very male dominated success narrative.

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What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview XVII with Tamiko Thiel

What Does Success in the Arts Look Like? - Interview XVII with Tamiko Thiel

In this ongoing interview series on "What does success in the arts look like?" I ask writers, curators, artists, academics, museum workers etc. to give me a personal insight on topics such as rejection, fame, success and financial stability. The conversations are an attempt to challenge the current success narrative that emphasizes that there is just one version of success and that translates into making six-figures. All the voices are by female thinkers up to this point. I am trying to be very intentional about providing voices from diverse backgrounds to facilitate different perspectives to the usually very male dominated success narrative.

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Generosity is not a Substitute for Justice

Generosity is not a Substitute for Justice

For many institutions the relationship to their sponsors is benevolent and productive, for others however, the pleasing of sponsors becomes a delicate management of compromises. You don’t bite the hand that feeds you, right? But what does this dependent position do to the autonomy of cultural institutions, education or journalism?

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Thoughts on Leadership, Justice and Wellbeing

Thoughts on Leadership, Justice and Wellbeing

I have filled notebooks with my thoughts on leadership: What does leadership mean? What is my relationship to power? How do power and justice relate? What does leadership mean as a practice? What does it look like to step up, to hold space, to lead with intention and grace and accountability in a time that finally seems to be ready to make room for different leadership styles.

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Delegation Trip to Scotland with Bavarian Creatives

Delegation Trip to Scotland with Bavarian Creatives

I had the enormous pleasure to organize a one week delegation trip Mid-September 2018 on behalf of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. The purpose of the trip was to facilitate conversations between the creative economy, fine arts, design and creative entrepreneurship between Bavarian and Scottish creatives.

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