What can artists do for business?
At a time where the legitimacy of 'business as usual' has been called spectacularly into doubt, new thinking and practice around how we do business is urgently sought. Open to individuals and collectives, artists, producers, administrators and creative organisations, we will gather at RADMIN, Britain's first Festival of Administration, to erase, ghost-write and re-file, over three days of receptions, discussions, dinners, provocations and office parties.
Festival tickets include entry to all the below activities:
Thurs 14th. Evening: Gala Dinner. Location to be disclosed
Fri 15th. Day: Conference. Evening: Office Party
Sat 16th. Day: Workshops, Trade Fair, Talks. Evening: Screening
RADMIN will be hosted mainly at theCube Microplex (Bristol), Feb 14, 15 & 16th, 2019. It's a summit in which we will reconsider the 'dull' spaces of administration, managing, trading and maintenance, not as a set of largely hostile impediments which invade or co-opt arts practice but as sites for critical and creative enquiry, radical histories, experiments, politics, wild imaginaries and meaningful work.
Gathering in formal and social situations, the base for this entirely reasonable and perception-breaking assembly is the wilful and adhocratic Cube Cinema, which has been self-organising for 20 years and first coined the term 'Radmin'. During workshops, talks, performances, projected informations and entertainments we will take an artist-led and speculative approach to rethink how we (as individuals and organisations) can do business. RADMIN will draw on the rich history of the Cube as a place where creative experiments in IT, HR, bar management, account-keeping, revenue and organisational form have always been core to the project.
The summit's programme will feature exemplary alternative business practices, guest appearance from celebrity administrators, creative application writing, infrastructure tours, monetary experiments, organisational portraiture and a deep collective examination of how business - in the arts and beyond - could be different.