Symposium on Solidarity

The reports of the working groups of the symposium on Solidarity of 27.02.2016 are available!


Solidarity. How do we work together?

A first work conference in the long term project Towards Fair Practices in the Arts 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Morning session

@ Kunstenpunt, Ravensteingalerij 38, 1000 Brussel & Atelier Vlaamse Bouwmeester

09h30: doors

10h00 – 10h15: introduction

10h15 – 12h00: worktables

12h00 – 13h00: lunch

13h00 – 13h15: walk to the museum KMSK


Afternoon session

@ KMSK (Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten) Regentschapsstraat 3, Brussels

13h15 – 13h30: introduction

13h30 – 15h15: reports from the worktables: what have we learnt about fairness and how to reach it? and discussion

15h15 – 15h30: break

15h30 – 17h00: contributions from international guests Lise Soskolne (W.A.G.E, London/NY), Peter van den Bunder (FNV/ Kiem, Amsterdam) and Joseph Young (a-n, London) and discussion

17h00 – 17h30: conclusions

moderator of the day: Philippine Hoegen


‘Towards Fair Practices in the Arts’ is a joint trajectory by and for the cultural sectors for more fair, diverse, sustainable and ethically responsible art practices, organized by State of the Arts, NICC, oKo, Hoogtijd, ACOD, Kunstenloket and Kunstenpunt.

This first work conference focusses on the notion of ‘solidarity’ within the various work processes and relationships that constitute the arts. Between artists, commissionaires, subsidizers, policy makers, curators, production teams, institutions, mediators and the public etc.


On February 27, we will tackle different matters concerning solidarity in the diverse art sectors today.  The conference takes place at two different adjacent locations and is accordingly divided in two parts.

More about the general questions and concerns of the conference you can find here.

Specific information on the invited speakers and the overall afternoon program you find here. For the work tables in the mornings, we set up 8 working tables around 8 different types of relationships in which solidarity could be understood, ultimately working towards an articulation of what fair practice would mean in each of these specific arena.

More about the structure of these working tables you can find here.

To bring these tables into play, we send out an open call to the people working in the     different art sectors. You can find it here.

NOTE: We ask you to registrate through this form. (There’s a maximum number of participants allowed!)

Visit the event’s facebook here for regular updates too.

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