As part of organising the advisers meeting, I’ve written a synopsis of InEmptyBuildings to email people. Its nice and concise so thought I’d pop it up here:
The initial objective is to enable artists, to support and stimulate each other; by using vacant commercial buildings in central London, at very low cost, on a short term basis.
As InEmptyBuildings progresses, other areas where profit-making is not the motivational factor will be explored. For example, there may be schools.inemptybuildings.org, or localproduce.inemptybuildings.org etc. So, the diversity and number of people using ___.inemptybuildings.org will increase.
However it will begin with art.inemptybuildings.org as follows:
3 Facilitators will run each building:
- A Building Manager, who’ll be responsible for the practical aspects of the building,
- An Art Director, who’ll be responsible for the ways in which artists may use the building, and
- A Publicist, who’ll be responsible for attracting visitors to the building.
Artists will pay a small weekly fee to access a secure area of each building which they may use as a studio or collective project space.
Visitors will access an open public area of each building.
Income generated from the use of the building will go to the facilitators.