Is Art for Arts Sake?
Arts and Participation Branch
A one-day forum bringing together international, national and local artists to talk
about arts practice in the context of participatory models of creation.
With the development of interdisciplinary arts, live art and new, hybrid
forms, has art become more exclusive or inclusive for audiences and for people
who don’t usually participate in art making? Why do some artists choose to work
with non-artists using participatory models, and why do some artists prefer not to
engage non-artists when making their work? This forum will encourage discussion,
debate and provocation around collaborative arts practice.
Is Art for Art’s Sake? is convened by the City of Melbourne’s Arts and