A very interesting read, and worth much consideration and discussion. Fact is, the ARC model has become so thoroughly bureaucratized (*due to the funding model, not the individual artists who work so hard to keep them going!) that the entire notion of self-determination as described in the article reads like a bad joke. New, alternative spaces are popping up all the time – but these are run on a shoestring (at best), and offer little or nothing in the way of exhibition feasted support – because they can’t afford it. There’s got to be a better, more responsive, and more practical way to support non-commercial and experimental work!

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