Crowdfunding website Aflamnah links community with Arab artists – resource alert

Community supported funding comes to the Middle East as Aflamnah, the “first crowdfunding initiative dedicated to the Arab world”, embraces the arts.

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Public art turns profit? New models for cultural investment

The Atlantic Cities ran an article in May 2012 on the financial sustainability of public art projects. The piece highlights two major Los Angeles artworks that brought tangible monetary gains.

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Professional “art bubble”: Who is in it and what do they do?

In an article for the New Zealand Herald on the re-launch of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Janet McAllister comments on the dubious relationship between art and money.

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Corporate art sponsors replaced by private donors in Australia – Sydney Morning Herald

A rise in private donations has provided the Australian arts scene with a reprieve from an unprecedented fall in corporate sponsorship, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Young Japanese curators bankrolled by Takashi Murakami – Japan Times

Report by The Japan Times on cutting-edge exhibitions organised by Japanese curator group 0000 that drew attention (and funds) from Takashi Murakami.

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Manchester’s Chinese Art Centre auction a UK first – event alert

The Chinese Art Centre in Manchester, UK will hold the first ever auction of contemporary Chinese art in the country on 2 December. This silent auction will be accompanied by online bidding options. The fundraiser will include works donated by 29 artists including Gordon Cheung, Suki Chan, Dinu Li, Ed Pien, Ming Wong, Tsang Kin Wah and Pei Yuan Jiang. We include the press release in this event alert.

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Art Radar speaks with Para/Site curator, director Fominaya on November auction event

ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER HONG KONG CURATOR INTERVIEW Para/Site Art Space, a non-profit organisation located in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, will hold its annual Para/Site Fundraising Auction in early November this year. It will take place in the Kee Club, who also … Continue reading

Hong Kong a desert for new media art? New gallery I/O an oasis – interview

HONG KONG ART GALLERY CREATIVE DIRECTOR INTERVIEW Situated on Hong Kong’s Hollywood Road, Input/Output (I/O) is not a usual kind of gallery with ink paintings, sculptures and canvases on display. Instead, being the only gallery in Hong Kong that is primarily … Continue reading