Saturday August 17th, 4-6pm
Members Generel Meeting is a open an analysis of the GENERATORprojects members’ base. On the 17th August, Generator will host a discussion to address an agenda assembled from commmunications between the members, committee and the artist.
The agenda for the meeting is currently been drawn up by Ben through a series of correspondance with other members and via an open access wiki – www.generatormgm.eu. The letters to date can be viewed below. If you would like to bring up a particular point for the MGM agenda please contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LETTER ONE – Participation
I have recently become a member of Generator but have previously only practiced outside of Dundee. In August, Generator will host it’s first ever Members General Meeting (MGM). This will be a curated response to the committee’s performance, ‘Opening’, at the 2013 Members’ Show.
For many organisations the AGM or MGM is a legal requirement and will supply two main functions: To elect a committee and to enable members to have a say about the running of the organization, in turn increasing accountability.
In the next 3 months, I will ask members and the committee to raise open questions. I will then draft an itinerary and agenda from these; that highlights the collective concerns and confusions, in order to facilitate an open conversation.
First of all I would like to ask for questions around member’s participation. For example; “Could members curate one show per year?”
Please could you reply to email@example.com by the June 23rd.
All the best,
LETTER TWO – Committee
Thank you for your responses to my previous letter; Particpation.
I write to you now, to find your concerns specifically associated with the committee: Moreover, the relationship between the committee and members. This letter is accompanied by a similar letter that will only be sent to the current committee.
In order to open the process of drafting an agenda for the MGM I have made a wiki:
As well as replying to this email, you are welcome to input to this open process.
Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org – a closed email address that only I can access. I look forward to hearing your responses.
All the Best,
P.S. Please note that the date for the MGM has been scheduled for the 17th of August, 4-6pm
Hello, I attended the member's show in february: As a response to the performance which I perceived as a challenge on the involvement of member's outside of the annual show. I wish to propose a solo show at Generator Projects. I am a London based artist with no involvement, past my visit to your member's show, in the Dundee art community. I am interested in becoming a fully fledged member and then exploring the role I can take within the organisation without any traditional participation. The solo show in this instance representing the outlandish reward as a challenge to perceived lack in participation. Look forward to discussing this idea further with you, I have attached CV and portfolio. Ben Burtenshaw