Resulting the SOTA conference Solidarity: how do we work together? The arts make a rich habitat. The exchanges and collaborations between artists, commissionaires, subsidizers, policy makers, curators, production teams, institutions, mediators and the public bring into play an impressive variety of art and cultural experience. Today, however, these work processes are under increasing pressure.
Sven Gatz, time to backtrack
In his latest decisions on subsidies for the arts, Minister Sven Gatz has blatantly ignored 60% of the recommendations his administration and assessment comities made, threatening the continued existence of artists and small organisations. 79 of the 129 applications for support that were positively assessed have remained unsupported. Non-the-less, the government program boasts: “Flanders cherishes its cultural field as a hallmark of quality, and is renown in the world for its arts and artists.” How does Flanders imagine it can continue showing off, when it is emaciating the soil? A reputation doesn’t appear from nowhere, it needs a source. In the arts, artistic practices are this source. What does this government have in mind for them?….
1. Art as equally valued within the diversity of practices in society
2. Diversity of players within the arts field
3. Diversity of art forms
4. The particularity of the models to finance the arts within the diversity of supports
5. Diversity of organizational models for various art practices
P E R S B E R I C H T (english version bellow) Brussel, 6 maart 2015 Op 22 februari 2015 organiseerde State of the Arts* een symposium waarin ze haar visienota voorlegde aan een breder veld. 150 kunstenaars, onderzoekers, cultuurwerkers, … staken de koppen bij elkaar om de sociale uitdagingen waar kunst en…
Creative Europe is creative destruction Posted by Robrecht Vanderbeeken 07/04/2014 Read the article here: The EU cultural policy is the problem, not the solution – R.Vanderbeeken