SOTA Open Meeting #05 in collaboration with Monty
Tuesday 10 May, 16h-18h30 / door opening 15h30
Montignystraat 3, 2018 Antwerp
Where should it go with our arts field? The new Arts Decree promised care for the landscape. With fair and honest opportunities for those who want to put down roots here. In order to create a diverse field together, with the necessary charisma and appeal.
The preliminary reports for the structural subsidy round predict bad weather. Due to a lack of funds and a necessarily strict assessment, a lot of art organisations and artists are at risk of dropping out. And those who did receive a positive assessment within the available budget, do not yet know how much funding will ultimately be available to them.
From mid-May onwards, the new Landscape Commission will be looking into the question of who – with a much too small net – can still be caught. What do we want to give this council together?
On this evening, we will combine our insights, as a kind of multi-perspective about the landscape: what is at stake for the arts landscape today and tomorrow? Where are there risks of gaps appearing? What side effects will the decisions have on the broader ecosystem? And if money does come in: what is the priority? Shared insights are the first step.
After an introduction by the Kunstenpunt, several observers from different sub-sectors share their broader view of the preliminary recommendations: what common threads do they see? In a plenary discussion we then collect material for an open letter with ten points of attention for the Landscape Commission. It is not yet too late…
After 18:30 we set off for the annual harvest festival of the Flemish Arts: the presentation of the Ultima’s, that same evening in De Singel, a 20-minute walk from Monty.
How to make ends meet together? Do a Money Moment!
How do you look at your income? What are your needs in a field with often irregular incomes? (How) could we better support each other to get to the end of the month?
Join us at one of the Money Moments of Common Income, a research into the possibility of sharing income within (not only) the arts. In a closed circle with ten other cultural workers you share your situation and vision and we brainstorm about a concrete experiment to provide more financial stability together.
– Tuesday 10 May, 19:00-21:00, Monty, Antwerp (after SOTA’s Open Meeting #5)
– Tuesday 31 May, 19:30-21:30, NONA, Mechelen
– Tuesday 7 June, 19:30-21:30, Brussels (possibly De Beurs – tbc)