The Autonomous Artist


The Autonomous Artist
2017 -

Visual Artist Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme

The Autonomous Artist started when I was awarded the Visual Artist fellowship on the Clore Leadership Project. Not strictly an artwork, rather an exploration of leadership practice as a part of creative practice. I used the fellowship to consider the role of practitioner in leadership, ways in which creative practitioners work which could influence leadership and how practitioners could feature more prominently in decision-making rooms. The autonomous artist blog explores the role of artists in arts leadership, and reflects on independent, self-determining and self-sufficient approaches to practice. Articles include working with Values, Failure - the precariat and universal basic income and capacity for decision making. My Clore Provocation paper Slow explores slow in relation to recruitment, participation, partnership and leadership. 


My Clore Fellowship was supported by a-n, The Artists Information Company. 

Nicola Naismith