Creating a new source of arts funding through the trillion dollar payments industry

Summit: syd22

Length: 07:07

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This talk is presented by

Marc Goldenfein - Co-Founder, ArtsPay

Marc is a creative entrepreneur and the co-founder of ArtsPay, a new initiative attempting to build a sustainable funding source for the arts powered by transaction payments fees. He has deep experience in event technology, payments, partnerships and digital media and is passionate about creating collaborative solutions for supporting independent artists and small arts organisations. Marc has held senior roles at media companies in Australia and the United States where he oversaw strategy, editorial and community building. He has also developed major partnerships with global brands including Founders Forum, Fast Company, GQ, Tablet Hotels, and Frieze Art. Marc is inspired everyday by ArtsPay's mission to create a more stable arts ecosystem.

Lara Thoms - Artist, Co-Artistic Director, APHIDS, Field Theory, Co-Founder, ArtsPay

Lara is a practicing artist with over 15 years of experience in the arts sector. Her work is collaborative and often made with people beyond the arts. Lara works as the Co-Artistic Director of performing arts organisation APHIDS and with the collective Field Theory and has worked as a producer with festivals across the nation. Her work has been shown at the MCA, Malthouse, The Opera House, RISING festival and others nationally and internationally. Lara has seen first hand how important it is for arts workers to be supported now more than ever and is excited by ArtsPay’s potential to offer ongoing, sustainable support.