Artbus, New York, New York (US)
Artbus is a non-profit organization in New York, which offers its users guided tours across museums, art galleries and fairs presenting the most interesting exhibitions in each city. Artbus’ tours include conferences, discussions, workshops as well as visits to openings and other events. During the ride, video screenings, interventions and performances by international artists take place inside the bus. Visits to exhibitions thus become a unique experience, saving time and the typical inconveniences from private car and public transportation.
Artstar TV, New York, New York (US)
Artstar TV is a Gallery HD original series that follows eight artists ranging in age from 21 to 67 as they vie to impress Jeffrey Deitch, a gallerist known world-wide for his ability to spot up-and-coming talent. The Artstar finalists were selected from an open call that attracted over 400 hopefuls. The goal at the outset of the program is to identify an artist for a solo show at Deitch’s trend-setting SoHo gallery. But, as the series unfolds, the realities of the art world subvert the “rules” of television and reveal surprising stories about creativity and growth.
Mountain School of Art, Los Angeles, California (US)
The Mountain School of Arts is a fully functioning school established in 2005 with the unique objective of supplying the academic community with a distinct brand of cultural fortification. It started out with the discipline of fine art as a driving motive for the schools progression and development as a cultural institution and has now expanded to a broader educational program concerning itself with a variety of classes to support the individual in whatever discipline they chose to pursue. It is located in the back room of “The Mountain”, a bar in the heart of Chinatown.
Preserving America’s Cultural Heritage, Los Angeles, California (US)
Preserving America’s Cultural Heritage is a project developed by Los Angeles–based artist Jeffrey Vallance and students in the curatorial practice program at the California College of the Arts. The project proposes a federal bill that would establish a 1% tax on the sale of all art in the United States to fund a program to benefit individual artists. Annual disbursements from this fund would be paid to artists living in the US who have evidence of an exhibition history.
Slum-tv, Nairobi (KE),
Biki Kangwana from Nairobi, Kenia works on an open channel by the name of Slum-tv. Core of this project are people living in townships, who offer an alternative, creative coverage.
Toronto Scholl of Creativity & Inquiry, Toronto (CA),
TSCI designs education events inquiring into the new enclosures on time, space, creativity, thought, ecology and love. They seek to understand how these enclosures work and inquire into creative pathways within, against, and beyond them.
Very Real Time, Cape Town/Johannesburg (ZA)
Very Real Time is an ongoing program of research and contemporary art projects located in South Africa’s two major cities, Cape Town and Johannesburg. The first version of Very Real Time took place in 2003, with a one-month residency in Cape Town, involving seven artists from South Africa and abroad. Described briefly, Very Real Time is an enquiry into the spaces between people in South African cities. The project attempts to take into account the complex historic, social and geographic forces which influence the intimate life of the individual, and to find ways of challenging and overcoming psychological barriers which exist.