藝文空間逆境求生術─2018台灣藝術村聯盟年會

活動時間:2018年6月23日 13:00 至 2018年6月24日 18:00
活動地點:忠泰企業大樓 7樓忠泰講廳 JUT HALL(台北市大安區市民大道三段178號)

台灣的藝文空間自2000年代穩定成長以來,營運方向多已隨著政策取向轉為以政府補助為大宗。早期雖有如「非常廟藝文空間」等藝文空間試圖取得平衡,在實驗性質濃厚的營運方式與政府補助方針之間遊走,但不敵大環境的變化,此類前衛藝術空間最終若不朝更為商業化、大眾化的方向前進,往往就只能回歸符合體制想像的「藝文」空間形式,以政府補助成為營運的主要經費來源。面對經費受限的景況,許多空間組織,如竹圍工作室、豆皮文藝咖啡館、伊通公園、乒乓藝術工作站、新樂園藝術空間以及非常廟藝文空間等,開始紛紛調整方向,轉而以建立藝術社群連結、國際交流等方式創造資源的流通與分享,讓官方補助與民間實踐能互助互補。不過,儘管有這些積極作為,此類藝文空間依舊面臨著營運上的困境。在政府補助類別與經費皆有限的狀況下,如今,上述的「豆皮文藝咖啡館」早在2014年歇業、「乒乓藝術工作站」現已停止活動,而在台灣當代藝術界佔有重要地位的「伊通公園」,和曾經風光一時的藝術聚落「空場」現在更是正面臨著營運上的困境。除此之外,台灣藝文環境的艱困也往往讓藝術行政人才轉而向大型藝文機構流動;基層的中小型藝文組織在缺乏足夠經費聘請諳於藝術行政的人才下,要想獲得政府補助更無異於緣木求魚,使得台灣的藝文空間營運迄今遲滯在「大者恆大、小者恆小」的狀態中。當初那些有著美好願景的「官民共榮」藍圖,似乎正受到嚴峻現實的考驗。有鑑於此,台灣藝文空間連線在2018年的台灣藝術村聯盟年會中所試圖帶入的國際資源,除了歐洲藝文空間相關的經營者與學者以外,更嘗試拉近南亞的區域合作關係,邀請印尼、越南等地的藝文空間經營者,與台灣大眾分享各國藝文空間營運碰到的困境與其解決辦法;同時,講師們也將進一步帶領藝術村聯盟成員及民眾,以小型工作坊與密集式課程的形式進行實際操作。

ART SPACE SURVIVAL KIT─2018 Annual Conference for the Artist Village Alliance of Taiwan. The art spaces in Taiwan have been developing steadily since the 21st century. However, the operation directions rely on getting funding from the government along with the government policy. Although artists or art spaces from the different field were finding the balance between experimental operation and funding from government in the early stage, they could not survive from the change of circumstances. These kinds of avant-garde art spaces became either commercial “art” spaces or rely on the funding from the government.  Many art spaces or organizations are facing the financial barriers. They adjust the direction and hope to create platforms for exchanging creative resources by building linkage of community or international exchange. The government aids and community can help each other. Although there are initiative actions, those art spaces are still facing operation obstacles. Because of the limited government funding and unstable income, many important individual art spaces are either closed or struggling. Individual art spaces are facing similar difficulties and cycle: unlimited proposal of government assistance, the uncertain income of tender, the deficit of receipt, incomplete report… What to do in the face of adversity? “Art Space Survival Kit” is the theme of the annual conference this year. We invite operators from different countries and different field to share their survival experiences against obstacles.