The importance of digital technology to the arts
Sarah explains why she's especially delighted to be joining Axis now:
'While I worry over future funding and how the arts may fair in leaner times, I find myself drawn to the many cultural commentators who are now championing creative risk and moral challenge in the wake of market failure.
Digital technology provides a vibrant route to engaging with the art and ideas of now.
The problem is finding the time to wade through the many artist blogs and tweets of curators and producers. What's needed is a system which allows discovery, while also embracing the independents and implementing quality controls to filter out the noise.
It is clear to me that we need an art establishment in new technology.
Which is where Axis comes in...
Striving for quality - visitors to Axis surf a directory of artists and arts professionals who have been through an initial selection process.
Embracing profiles - guest curators, writers and arts professionals signpost significant artists and practice through the selected programmes.
Encouraging ideas - the excellent Dialogue section is all about commissioning and inviting current critical discussion.
And just as importantly, Axis provides an easy to use navigation model which takes the pain out of surfing!'