New Flow

A better future for artists, citizens and the state

Tim Joss

2008, 120 pages.

In this book, a clean sweep of state arts bodies is proposed by the author, a respected arts insider from the UK. Joss believes that they need to be replaced with just two bodies, one for artists and one for public engagement. He believes that a new compact between artists, publics and the state is required. His arguments run from the daily life of the solo artist to a radical recasting of state support. Following the Web 2.0 examples of writers, Charles Leadbeater and Lawrence Lessig, New Flow is published online in its first version while discussion and debate are invited and will inform a final version for publication in 2009.