Softcover, 6 x 9 in.
288 pp. / 23 pp bw.
Published by YYZBOOKS
Clive Robertson is a media artist, curator, and cultural critic who teaches Art History, Cultural Policy, and Performance Studies at Queen's University, Kingston.
This anthology is a valuable resource for working artists, arts administrators and policy-makers, and as a research tool for educators and students of cultural studies. Policy Matters demonstrates the significant political investments that artists, individually and through artist-run centres, collectives, umbrella associations and other formations have made and continue to make to arts policy.
1. ARTIST-RUN CULTURE AS MOVEMENT AND APPARATUS
Artist-run Culture: Locating a History of the Present
Collective Consciousness as Network, Social Movement as Agent
Contestations and Legal Mobilizations
Technologies of Power and the Restructuring Discourse of ANNPAC/RACA
Custody Battles with/at the Canada Council
The Crown Corporation: Proximity Effects
The Planned Merger with SSHRC
Interview with Paule Leduc
The Strategic Plan: Accountability Regimes
Interview with Roch Carrier
The Collective Noun Model: Arm's Length Status and Peer Assessment
Interview with Edythe Goodriche
The Career Imperative: Grants for Artists
2. CARING FOR ARTS AND CULTURE
Speaking Volumes: Documenting Mediations of Organized art, 1954-1996
Text Messaging: The Artwork, The Newsmedia, The Museum
Museum Acquisition Policies: Canadian Contemporary Art
Interview with Bruce Russell
Fuse Does News
Self-Censorship: Who Pulled the Penis? (1986)
Media Moments: Telling It Like It Isn't (1986)
Appreciating Art: Simple Pasts and Future Perfects (2002)
Renaissance Pictures: Synergetic Capitalisms and the AGO (1993, 2006)
Karl Beveridge and Gary Kibbins: "Social and economic status of the artist in Canada" (1986)
ISBN: 0-920397-36-0 / 978-0-920397-36-7