IPURELAND in partnership with Moscow School of Contemporary Art (Universal University) organizes an online professional development program for artist collectives, members of artist-run initiatives, and groups from post-Soviet countries. The program runs from October 28th till December 30 on Fridays-Saturdays.
The program delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts, building on the power of the artist community in its roots. In the post-pandemic world, decentralization of the curatorial and market power opens up new opportunities for artist initiatives. Collective Academy will offer opportunities to build international networks, learn from the experience of the US-based and international artist collectives, and get advice from artist mentors. Big Car (US), Tiger Strikes Asteroids (US), HEKLER (US/Serbia), ruangrupa (Indonesia), Fully Funded Rerisdencies (international) are among the invited speakers. Program includes lectures, workshops, and discussions in English.