con_textos @Ainara LeGardon

13 - 14 July 2016 - 15:30h a 19:30h

Material shown in the workshops by Dani Arrizabalaga.

con_textos @Ainara LeGardon. Cultural self-management

Cultural self-management workshop

In her workshops Ainara LeGardon condenses the experience of a musical career that straddles more than a score of years, trying to transmit her knowledge about the tools and options available to artists for project self-management:  legal and technical procedures, notions of Intellectual Property, management of rights, promotion and dissemination, advice as to how to promote and make the best use of creativity and motivation, etc.

Most important, though, is that attendees, by pooling their doubts and reflections, can rethink their objectives and the means to achieve them. This is how the workshops become a collective exercise of questioning and reflection concerning the concept of work itself, our ethics and aesthetic. What is our position as creators, artists and citizens? What is the meaning of the commitment and responsibility acquired when we create something and we make it available to others? And what are the reasons for doing that one particular way and not another?

Think music. Think art. Create dialogue, debate and reflection, and obtain the information required to be able to keep control over our decisions, whatever they are, being aware of their consequences.

Practical information:

The workshop is aimed at authors or artists, people engaged in cultural management and members of the creative community in general.

Dates and times: Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 July from 15:30 to 19:30

Workshop free of charge with prior registration, limited places.

Register writing to and replying to the following questions: Why are you interested in the workshop? What project are you currently developing? What areas do you usually work in? Profiles will be selected to adapt and focus the contents, a confirmation response will be sent.


con_textos consists of a series of non-regulated training workshops designed to work around the idea of edition in the fullest sense and in relation with artistic practices.


Ainara LeGardon is a musician and artist with over 25 years of experience. In parallel she works extensively as a researcher and communicator in the field of Cultural Management and Intellectual Property. In her study “Another model is possible” she analyses the management model for Intellectual Property rights in the area of music, assessing the need for and viability of a change of paradigm. Thanks to this work she gained a Distinction in “Intellectual Property and digital rights management” at the Instituto Superior de Arte · I|Art. Art & Culture Business School (2014). One of her articles was recently chosen by the Jury of the prestigious Premio Rodrigo Uría Meruéndano de Derecho del Arte to include in its next publication.

She has run workshops and given lectures in contexts that include the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, Artium-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, the Feria de Durango, el Museo San Telmo, the Universidad de Burgos, MUSAC- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, the Universidad de Alicante, and the Conservatorio Profesional de Música in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She is in permanent collaboration as a consultant for Musikari (Asociación de Músicos de Euskal Herria) and is currently working on a book about the SGAE in tandem with author David García Aristegui (“¿Por qué Marx no habló de copyright?”, 2014) [Why didn’t Marx speak of copyright?].

Ainara LeGardon makes her articles and papers available to the general public as free downloads via the link:

Photo: Álvaro Sanz

con_textos @Ainara LeGardon