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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.


  • Thurs 14th. Evening: Gala Dinner.
  • Fri 15th. Day: RADMIN Convention. Evening: Office Party
  • Sat 16th. Day: Trade Show, Drawing Exchange, Art Sale, Raffle Draw. Evening: Feature Film

RADMIN is hosted by the Cube 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.

The base for this 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 and other 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.

Programme features: 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.

WITH: The Ad Hoc Collective, 3 Stages of Succession, Bristol Co-operative Gym, Centre for Plausible Economies, Company Drinks, Cube Cinema, CUPS (Creative University Professional Services), Different Space, Drawing Exchange, Feral Trade, FoAM, The Incidental Unit, Institute for Experiments with Business, IRATIONAL.ORG, Legal Eagles, Polar Produce, Plumbmaid, Richard Youngs, The School for Organizing, UWE Business School, Viriconium Palace AND OTHERS.