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Creative Arts Forum | Kate Rich


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts and Media

Start Date

Feb 28, 2020 12:30 pm

End Date

Feb 28, 2020 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public welcome

The feral MBA

Image Credit: The feral MBA

What can artists do for business?

Kate Rich is a trade artist and feral economist, born in Australia and living in Bristol UK. Since 2003 she has run Feral Trade, an art endeavour and underground freight network utilising the spare carrying capacity of the art world for the transportation of other goods, specifically groceries. She is a member of the FoAM transdisciplinary network, and volunteer finance manager at Bristol's Cube Microplex where in 2019 she co-produced RADMIN, Britain's first festival of Administration. Kate is currently visiting Hobart to run a trial curriculum for her next 20-year project the Feral MBA, a radically different kind of training course in business for artists (and others). The Feral MBA takes the nature and prospect of 'business' not as a foregone conclusion but a site for critical enquiry, hands-on experiments and meaningful change. As the 5-week pilot programme in Hobart draws to a close, this forum at UTAS will lay out some of the thinking behind the project and open questions of how artists might get creative with the formats, materials and outcomes of business itself.

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts and Media, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.