Speaker | Creative Mornings Rotterdam

  • Title
    • Creative Mornings Rotterdam 2017
  • Role Arttenders
    • speaker
  • Commissioned by
    • Creative Mornings
  • Location
    • Het Industriegebouw Rotterdam
Creative Mornings is a monthly speaker series and morning gathering for creatives. Creative Mornings are held every last Friday of the month all over the world. For the Rotterdam November 2016 edition Arttenders' Siobhan Burger was asked to host a lecture on the theme Fantasy.

Connecting art and business

In our daily business, translating between the world of the arts and business is exactly what Arttenders does. Siobhan Burger therefore spoke about different things we run into in our day to day operations connecting art and business. See the video above for Siobhan's talk on Fantasy, this morning's theme!

Limiting or advancing?

Making commissioned work is a weird phenomenon in the arts. In the field of advertising, illustration and graphic design it is very common. In the field of the arts on the other hand, it is oftentimes frowned upon. People argue that making work for commercial purposes decreases the authenticity or artistic value of the work. In our daily practice, we experience that working within a limited framework forces the artists we collaborate with to continuously reinvent themselves. Advancing their skills and art practice in an ongoing basis.

5 takeaways for creatives

- Find common ground
- Stress relevance for your client
- Find an ambassador in the organization
- Invest in relationships
- Negotiate value, not need