“What Artists Want to Know”

Jennifer Dalton and Sharon Louden
”What Artists Want to Know,” 2018
video slideshow
4 hours, 7 minutes, 19 seconds

We collected every question asked by an audience members at one of the 82 video-recorded panel discussions, symposia, and town-hall forums organized by Sharon Louden during her 14-month schedule of programming supporting the publication of The Artist as Cultural Producer. We organized each of the 338 audience questions by their underlying theme, creating a time-lapse snapshot of the issues that are on the minds of artists all over the US and in several cities in Australia and the UK.

The following list of themes appear in order from most commonly asked to least commonly asked:

Career: 104 questions (87 from women and 17 from men)
Artistic Practice: 62 questions (33 from women and 29 from men)
Money: 54 questions (36 from women and 18 from men)
Community: 39 questions (24 from women and 15 from men)
Activism & Politics: 25 questions (13 from women and 12 from men)
The Book: 19 questions (12 from women and 7 from men)
Well-being: 12 questions (12 from women and 0 from men)
Education: 8 questions (5 from women and 3 from men)
Institutions: 8 questions (7 from women and 1 from men)
Parenthood: 4 questions (3 from women and 1 from a man)
Personal: 3 questions (3 from women and 0 from men)


“Six Conversations”

Jennifer Dalton and Sharon Louden
”Six Conversations,” 2018
video documentation of six stops on The Artist as Culture Producer Conversation Tour
9 hours, 18 minutes, 25 seconds

Stop #5: MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, March 7, 2017
Stop #27: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA, April 13, 2017
Stop #31: Raygun Lab, Toowoomba City Library, Toowoomba, Australia, April 22, 2017
Stop #36: The 8th Floor, New York, NY, May 11, 2017
Stop #49: Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN, September 8, 2017
Stop #96: Ketchikan Public Library, Ketichikan, AK, April 8, 2018