Workplaces Of Care

Re-Imagining the Cultural Entrepreneur


A OFEN Co-Arts Platform course proposition for university students

Content – How do we bring care into the industry?

Context – Re-imagining the workplace

Outcomes

Each session will involve designated time for 

Proposing, performance tasks

Discussion, reading, writing and group discussion 

Mentoring, written and verbal feedback 

Objectives and Accomplishments

Workplaces of Care : Re-Imagining the Cultural Entrepreneur

Please refer to session outline below


Topics for discussion

  • Re-thinking artistic practice outside the square
  • Arts economy built around human needs
  • Power vs leadership
  • Considering precarity and differentiated vulnerability within intersectional groups
  • Peer support replacing competition

Contemplating work by Whistle While You Work and Engagement and international equivalents

Group task as manifesto and singular artistic statements

Performing for Freedom – elevating the pressure of product in order to access creativity and presence

  • Tasks to access creativity
  • Reframing feedback with care practice
  • Watching, listening and critical engagement

Course session outline

  • Module 1:

    Introductions and Getting to Know Each Other

  • Module 2:

    Practicing Care and Levelling Hierarchy-Feedback, Support and Universal Access

  • Module 3:

    Re-Thinking Artistic Practice

  • Module 4:

    Non Capitalist Processes

  • Module 5:

    The Performers Body as an Archive

  • Module 6:

    Speaking Text – Recorded Voice as Communal Reading Alone Together

  • Module 7:

    Developing Boundaries with Working Conditions – Contracts, Payments and Intersectional Quotas

  • Module 8:

    Utopian Visions need Dystopian Models – Leadership, Power and Hard Choices in a Time of Climate Change and Coronavirus

  • Module 9

    Manifesto as Future Guidance

  • Module 10:

    Performing Performativity

  • Module 11:

    Discoveries and Conclusion