The environmental niche of micro-opera … is its technical layer⎯which is technology, infrastructure and the built environment; its social layer⎯its patterns of organisation, the social capital around it, the networks and the organisations it engages; and its mediating culture.
The unique network of relationships between the artwork and artists, audiences (individual and collective) and publics are activated in the chamber as the space of co-creation. Beyond its mere existence, how might the small-to-medium arts organisation be revisioned as an agent of value? What is its contribution to the ‘reiterative feedback and co-creation’ that constitutes this complex ecosystem?
In recognising and acknowledging the value generated in the chamber, what transformation in practice, artistic and operational, might result?
 Alexia Maddox, Agile Opera Project, Microlab 1, 17 April, 2015, unpublished transcript.
 Greg Hearn, Simon Roodhouse & Julie Blakey, “From value chain to value creating ecology: implications for creative industries development policy,” International Journal of Cultural Policy, 13:4, (2007): 422.
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