Episode 5: Care and collective cultural work with artist-run organisation Rhubaba

Broadcast Live on 18 May 2020
Guests: Khadea Kuchenmeister, Siobhan Scott and Laura Tully

In this episode we listen back to a podcast we made on 30 October 2019 with the committee members of the artist-run studios and gallery Rhubaba in Edinburgh. The podcast like the ones we have held live, these past weeks, focuses on questions of care within the context of their work and featured in their exhibition ‘Only Nothing’. After playing the clip which last about 20 minutes we are joined by current members of Rhubaba, Siobhan, Khadea and Laura who will reflect on some of the discussions raised last year and how these have been further exposed and shifted in this current moment.


In the episode we refer to a number of current initiatives and organisations supporting freelance cultural workers, such as:

United Voices of the World – a grassroots trade union of migrant and precarious workers. See their designers and cultural workers branch.

Keep it Complex’s Solidarity Syndicate for applying for Arts Council’s emergency fund.

Artist Union England

Scottish Artists Union

UK Artist Grant Writing Support