The network aims to unite people who are dedicated to the development and promotion of their particular artistic practise and who are keen to collaborate with other members on projects and events presented by the network or the individual.

Create Portugal é uma rede para artistas e artesãos de várias nacionalidades que vivem em Portugal. A rede tem por objectivo unificar pessoas que se dedicam ao desenvolvimento e promoção da sua prática individual artística e para quem é entusiasta na colaboração com outros membros em projectos e eventos apresentados pela rede ou de forma individual.


Question : Should an artist accept these times of financial hardship and lower the prices of their art, to make it more possible to sell what are essentially, luxury items?

This was a question I posted recently on the Facebook page, thank you to Dawn and Shirin for these replies:
  • "I always think of this little story about Winston Churchill : "During the Second World War, Winston Churchill’s finance minister said Britain should cut arts funding to support the war effort. Churchill’s response: “Then what are we fighting for?”
    - " I don't know if the question is 'should', because we find we HAVE to..maybe a better question is where are the people with means to support the arts & help sustain work by buying at a good time "

1 comment:

  1. Hi. I used to work in ortugal, but I am now based in the UK. WRT the recession what we have found over here is that consumers (for art)have split into 2 types - thos that have money and those that have a little money. So what everyone is doing is keeping their premier line of work at pre-recession prices and then producing a whole new range of smaller, less expensive work.