Emilya Colliver on why Making Art (with corporates) Matters

Cultural Entrepreneur Emilya Colliver has written a book targeted at developers and corporates, to assist in navigating board room discussion and planning pitches, and to ensure the role of the artist is kept in sight.

With the simple subtext, ‘How to work with artists to bring art into our buildings, spaces and communities’, Marking Art Matters is the debut publication for cultural entrepreneur Emilya Colliver, founder of Culture Scouts, Art Pharmacy, and responsible for bringing the first London-style artist-led fair to Sydney.

She uses two decades of experience of sitting in boardrooms with clients, developers, tourism operators, councils and corporates – and their perpetual glaze of disconnect faced when pitching for that mandatory arts spend – to help join the dots, and cattle-prod some passion for art engagement.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina