Survival Strategies was initiated by Andrea Francke and The Showroom during Invisible spaces of parenthood: A collection of pragmatic propositions for a better future, a Communal Knowledge project at The Showroom in 2012.
The Survival Strategies meetings are informal open sessions for cultural workers to meet and exchange on the challenges they face, and strategies they have developed, in order to deal with the specificities of labour in the arts and cultural sector. In particular in relation to, but not limited to, parenting. We organise the meetings around guest speakers, recommended readings or both.
The meetings are open to the public – feel free to bring your children
This project was commissioned as part of Communal Knowledge.
Communal Knowledge is supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The John Lyons Charitable Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s Charity, Westminster Cultural Olympiad supported by Westminster City Council, BNP Paribas and Vital Regeneration and The Showroom Supporters Scheme
Born in Peru and now based in London, Francke is an artist currently developing two main research projects: Invisible spaces of parenthood and The Piracy Project. She was a recipient of the Red Mansion Art Prize in 2011.More