"Project Space Survival Strategies" an ongoing survey and informal research project of the survival strategies of project spaces working within the field of contemporary art by artist Elysa Lozano for Autonomous Organization
Published on www.invisiblevenue.com, from May 2010
Project Space Survival Strategies (PSSS) brings together anecdotal stories from project spaces internationally, covering a range of aims, organizations, and funding alternatives. PSSS highlights the organizational ingenuity of contemporary project spaces and through this transparency promotes the development of new models. As the experimental nature of a project space often provides a formative platform for contemporary artists early in their careers, Project Space Survival Strategies also recognizes the critical creative support afforded by start-up organizations working on shoe-string budgets.
More than 40 project spaces from around the world are included in this first iteration of the survey, from locations as far afield as Basel, Berlin, Budapest, Chicago, Copenhagen, Jerusalem, Holon, London, New York, Oakland, San Francisco, Shaghai and Vienna.