State of the Arts (SOTA) functions as an open platform, organized in six autonomous circles or groups. They exist as communities tailored to specific interests, needs or skills. They also can assist you to support or help realise your plans, initiatives. Contact us!
1) Action group: taking care of concrete actions
2) Coalitions group: bridging to non-artistic partners (art = solidary)
3) Communication group: sending out our ideas and messages
4) Fair practice group: reflecting and working on the long term mission of SOTA
email@example.com (Kobe & Nicolas)
5) Movement group: organizing the organization
6) Politics group: having a close eye on (arts) policy and analyzing it
Each group can host temporary projects (projects can also be a collaboration between two groups), has 1-2 coordinators or ‘anchors’, and its own responsibilities.
- keep the flow in the group
- connect with other groups if necessary
- follow up & fuel the forum
Structural exchange between these teams is happening in the anchor group, with all coordinators of the teams, facilitated by the Movement team. This group functions as the telephone centrale of the movement: it’s dispatching, not deciding. You can reach them by firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do we meet and take decisions?
- Everyone is welcome on our monthly open meetings (at Beursschouwburg, Brussels), where all teams are present and take the necessary decisions together, every first Tuesday of the month.
- Groups decide themselves how they work and meet.
- The anchor group is meeting every two weeks, for follow-up.
SOTA is you (and others): be welcome to join!