Trade Talks

Alternative Artist Economies

Thu 25 February 2021
5:30 - 7:70pm

As part of the GROUNDWERK series

TURF Projects

A talk and workshop led by Company Drinks co-founder Kathrin, talking about and mapping out the different economies that make artistic practice, and that are made through art. . The session will be online and the booking form will be published soon.

In this workshop as part of the TURF Groundwerk series, Kathrin from Company Drinks  will consider ways in which artistic practice is also economic practice, and will explore alternative economic systems that to operate alongside the dominance of the art market.

Together, we will map out diverse and unseen economies within our own work, and will look at examples of artworks and creative projects that exist as economic models. Touching on a range of case studies and concrete concepts, such as Take Back the Economy, Community Economies and Dark Matter, we will look at ways of organising the economies that underpin our work as interdependent, locally -responsive and more resilient.

This workshop is free to attend and open to all but booking is necessary, as spaces are limited. For this online session, we will be using video calling platform Zoom. It is possible to take part with or without setting up an account, and we will send instructions for joining ahead of the day.

Book your free ticket here.


Founded in 2013 by Croydon locals, Turf Projects is the first entirely artist-run contemporary art space in Croydon, South London.

A registered charity (#1160527), Turf has supported the work of over 400 artists to date through a programme of free public exhibitions, workshops and events.


GROUNDWERK is a monthly series of free practical workshops for artists and creatives wishing to gain the skills to support their practice. This workshop is supported by Arts Council England.