Friday, October 22, 2010

A cautionary tale to art administrators

If you ever employ or recommend to be employed, for give a grant to friends who are artists you might like to read this.

The internet has made your life and job a lot more transparent.

Even the most experienced Perth art administrators are making this mistake.

I just thought of this when I noticed the organiser of a series of talks was regularly employing their university class mate.

So I just put both their names in separate sets of quote marks into Google.com eg "Art Adminstrator name" "Artist name" together into Google.

Guess what?

6 pages of 59 results in 0.19 seconds.

Including the fact that they went to the same university art school, in the same year. And that they exhibited regularly over the last two decades.

Please be careful! Be objective, not subjective in your sections of who you promote.

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