Creative Economies (APA4306.02)

Caroline Woolard

This course is designed for students of all disciplines who are interested in connecting their discrete creations (a poem, a drawing, an artwork, a product, an event) to larger systems, organizations, and possible art worlds. In this course, we will examine the ways in which every aspect of your production and distribution process — from sourcing materials to organizing your studio to licensing and acquisition — can deepen your work and remind people of your intentions as an artist. Through in-person meetings, guest presentations, group activities, and readings, you will be introduced to contemporary artists and designers who consider the entire life of their projects, and who develop ways for their projects to circulate in multiple art and design worlds. You will be exposed to a range of creations and systems, from networks of conceptual artists to solidarity co-ops, from alternative
currency groups to online start-ups. Throughout the course, you will be challenged to identify art worlds that are appropriate to your work and to your concerns, drawing connections to a series of organizations, collectives and interconnected art and design worlds.

Course dates: March 6, 7, 13, 14

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty remote
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 1
SA, SU 12:00PM-4:00PM (2nd module block)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Once a year

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