Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Throughout its 21-year history, the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) has strategically incorporated cross discipline collaborations into its programming to increase the benefits for the artists it supports. This approach seems timelier than ever, with the current adoption of digital technologies impacting on traditional placement of artists in society.
With the increased use of digital technology, we are seeing art transition from the traditional gallery space to our daily culture, able to be consumed more readily and integrated into our lifestyles.
For artists working in digital and experimental environments, the traditional model for commercially profiting from their work is no longer relevant.
ANAT CEO Gavin Artz comments, “… new models must be found to support the arts in the wired world, not just for sustainability, but to allow artists to take their place at the centre of culture, society and economy.”
ANAT believes transdisciplinarity - where creative and productive activity combine to address culture, community and commerce and requires co-operation across arts, culture, science, technology and business - is critical to the success and survival of artists in commercially focused marketplaces, and vital for a sustainable future for us all.
Gavin Artz states, “If creative practitioners are to develop enduring revenue streams, or find a place in society for the work they produce, it will not be via a traditional artworld approach…”
ANAT voices these concerns this through its Filter Magazine, which has been informing and inspiring a global network of artists, designers, curators, researchers, writers, educators and creative and research organisations for over two decades. Each issue thematically investigates topics affecting emerging and creative practices that are occurring across community, culture and industry.
In Issue 73 of ANAT’s Filter Magazine we encourage dialogue on the benefits of cross discipline collaborations and the impact these can have on creative outcomes. ??Alan O’Connor discusses entrepreneurship and multidisciplinary learning, whilst ANAT CEO, Gavin Artz, outlines various approaches to transdisciplinary practice and the changing contexts in play across the field.
Lucy Benson reviews Transmediale 10, in particular its futuristic themes and the financial sustainability of the creative industries.

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For over two decades ANAT has provided leadership and support to media artists pursuing collaborative and creative projects in Australia and beyond.

ANAT’s innovative programs include immersive residencies, emerging technology labs, professional development grants, online research tools, publications, seminars and workshops.
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ANAT believes inter and transdisciplinarity are critical to the success and survival of creative practitioners in an increasingly competitive and commercially focused marketplace, and vital for a sustainable future for us all.



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