Copyright Ailie Rutherford 2020

is a research project in collaboration with Janie Nicoll charting the hidden economies of Glasgow International festival of Visual Art.

In Kind invited artists participating in GI2018 to log their unpaid labour, exposing the “below the water-line” economy of the arts;
charting the unseen and unaccounted for efforts that enable large scale arts festivals to take place.

Alongside this we held discussion events to look at how this culture of unpaid labour exasperates the lack of diversity in the arts, asking Who Can Afford to Be An Artist?

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