What does an artist collective look like today?

Ten artist collectives come together in the Collective Polyphony Festival to reconsider what’s needed in our arts ecology today.

The Collective Polyphony Festival was founded by artist Nina Sanadze, whose practice centres collective storytelling and social engagement.

The Festival’s mission statement calls out the need to embrace ‘a narrative artistic approach that welcomes multiple perspectives, voices and ideas at a time when communities are socially and politically fragmented’.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_