Push Me, Pull You: Questions of Co-Authorship
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has embarked on a new project, Push Me, Pull You, which investigates various issues surrounding (co-)authorship in cultural production. This project asks questions around definitions of authorship, collaboration within and across disciplines, audience participation, overlaps between curation and artistic production, and the influence of marketplace and other arbiters of control, among other concepts. As part of the Center’s interest in investigating issues of cultural practice—particularly those that manifest themselves across disciplines—we are initiating and propelling conversation around this topic to ascertain emerging challenges and opportunities for practitioners and organizations, and to discuss how we can learn from these commonalities as we look to the future of arts and culture. To do this, we have asked thought leaders and cultural practitioners from across the country to share their thoughts about this ever-evolving subject on the Center website.
Please refer to the navigation on the left to browse through Act I, conversations with thought leaders and cultural practitioners; Entr'acte, recent projects that revolve around (co-)authorship; and Act II, which is forthcoming.