We are the artists, and the artists are many things.
The Artist Run Multiverse Summit brings together artists and artist run spaces and projects from the UK and Europe to think, talk, eat and sleep together and consider what artist run space is today, what artist run space might have once been, but no longer is, and what it might be in the future.
Eastside Projects has invited five spaces, platforms or projects – Kunsthal Gent, Pallas Projects, Rabbits Road Press, Transmission Gallery and The White Pube – to frame this collective, public discussion. The two-day Summit is intended as a starting point for conversation, addressing the environments and ecologies we operate within, the function of artist-run space and the role of artists in the making of culture, community, infrastructure and policy that is responsive to all our needs.
Spaces are limited so advance booking is essential.
Tickets are for two days and are available on a pay what you can basis.
Total Summit costs, excluding staffing (contributors fees, travel, accommodation, refreshments) are estimated at £4,187. At full capacity, this is equivalent to £52.34 for each attendee.
Suggested minimum donations:
– Individuals: £10
– Low income project: £20
– Medium scale project: £35
– Large, regularly funded project: £52.34
FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER
10.30 Doors open, tea and coffee
11.40 Questions to the Multiverse #1/2
12.30 Who’s in the room?
Rapid fire five minute presentations from spaces/ platforms/ projects in the room (sign up in advance)
14.25 Questions to the Multiverse #3/4/5
16.00 Questions to the Multiverse – Group Discussions
17.00 Evolution as call and response: Thoughts from the Multiverse
18.00 Close – continue the conversation over food and drinks in Digbeth.
SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER
11.00 Doors open, tea and coffee
11.30 Welcome back
12.00 Who’s in the room
Rapid fire five-minute presentations from spaces/ platforms/ projects in the room (sign up in advance)
14.00 Questions from the Multiverse
Attendees are invited to propose a discussion point, action or declaration for collective discussion during the afternoon session.
14.25 Questions from the Multiverse – Group Discussions
15.40 There is no neutral stance: Actions from the Multiverse.
What can/should/will we individually, and/or collectively take forward.
Friday 9 November
20.30 Doors open
22.00 Doors close
With a nod to Rosalie Schweiker and Maria Guggenbichler’s ‘Sleep with a Curator’ project we welcome you to sleep in the gallery and drift away to bed time stories from different artists. Please bring your own sleeping bag and air bed, whatever you need to be comfortable.
Saturday morning for campers will start with pastries followed by a tour of spaces, galleries and projects in Digbeth from 10–11am.