Copyright Ailie Rutherford 2020

is a research project in collaboration with Janie Nicoll charting the hidden economies of the visual arts.
The project began in 2018 at Glasgow International festival of Visual Art, interrogating the festival from within.

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 gets to make art and Who Can Afford to Be An Artist?

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