This last brief proposes advocacy avenues like the development of a writing fee schedule and support for non-literary, creative non-fiction translation, to further recognize art publishing as a distinct artistic form. Read the brief here .
This brief outlines the concept of the “public domain” as both a legal category and a symbolic battleground where international intellectual property law is contested by post-national “free culture” movements, which do not identify with social and economic inequalities arising from the restriction of cultural expression in a networked society. Read the brief here .
The following brief gives an overview of the mechanisms currently in place to ensure the compensation of artists for the use of their intellectual property. Read the brief here .
This brief reflects upon why there is a growing movement to explicitly recognize artist-run publishing as a public good, a dematerialized art object, a practice of community building, of knowledge sharing, or as a “gift” to readers. Read the brief here .
This brief considers the unstable economics of writing and publishing both within and beyond artist–run culture. In Canada and Quebec, fiction and non-fiction writers must learn to navigate the standard practices of multiple publishing milieus, all the while augmenting this activity with other sources of income. Read the brief here.
This second brief will emphasize the active role that the publisher must play to ensure a connection with immediate and long–term readerships, whether this publisher is an artist–run centre, an independent small press, or the authors/artists themselves. Read the brief here
This is a faceted taxonomy of publishing forms and genres typically used in visual arts publishing. The idea is to show how, in artist-led publishing, the aesthetic choice of form is critical to attracting a public and to facilitating circulation through atypical trade routes. Consult the taxonomy here .
Tayler sets the tone for the Grey Guide in the first brief, offering a set of definitions to help artist–led publishers think about how the act of publication creates performative effects […] Because each publisher’s situation is unique […] Read the brief here.
The Grey Guide to Artist–Run Publishing and Circulation is composed of a series of seven briefs written and developed by artist, critic, cultural worker and art librarian Felicity Tayler. Register to our list to receive the bi–weekly e–campaign, from March 1st to June 21, 2017. Here is the introduction