Episode 081: Power and the People Keeping the Gates Shut, with Alice Rivard was released on The Back to the Drawing Board podcast on Monday, March 1, 2021.
This is probably one of the most important episodes I have ever released and it's with author Alice Rivard. We talk about gatekeeping, the people 'keeping the gates shut' and power dynamics in the art world. If you ever felt like there were random rules or codes in the art world that you didn't understand or didn't fit into, then you'll love this episode!
The reason I started the podcast was to break with some of the nonsensical and deeply rooting traditions in the arts and culture sector (you can listen more about my motivations here). Gatekeeping in the art community is one of these traditions and something that I am deeply passionate about.