Artist talk - Tanya Busse January 2015

Artist talk - Tanya Busse
January 2015



  • Artistic excellence is always a central to our initiatives.
  • We are a professional art gallery, and we therefore support professional artists and curators
  • We pay artists fees that have been established by the following national organizations; CARFAC, SOCAN and the IMAA.
  • We strongly support the professional development of artists.
  • We believe that our employees should be paid adequately, in relation to their experience, roles and responsibilities.
  • The GSN recognizes the essential role that is played by volunteers.


  • We support projects and practices that investigate and experiment in all disciplines.
  • Site-specific creation is encouraged and supported.


  • Social commentary and social engagement is of great importance to the GSN.
  • We encourage stimulation of exchange as well as critical discourse.
  • We recognize that controversy is a part of contemporary art and we therefore value freedom of speech.
  • Emerging artists benefit from committed support from the GSN.

Inclusion and openness

  • Participation from diverse communities is perceived as an asset.
  • We maintain and develop relationships with other cultural and community orientated organizations.
  • A local, regional, and national presence in the contemporary art community is important to the GSN.
  • We advocate for artists and for the arts.
  • Relationships within the community are constantly maintained and developed.
  • We form partnerships with other organizations and festivals.


  • Ethics, transparency and honesty guide our practices.
  • We act with respect and understanding in all of our relationships.
  • Sound financial management provides structure and guides decisions at the GSN.
  • We value excellence in our artistic direction.
  • We invest in the professional documentation of projects.
  • We value the recognition of our partners, sponsors and donors for their support.