State of the Arts
How to develop better ways of working in the performing arts sector today – and in the future? As part of How to Live and Work Now?, State Of The Arts (SOTA) started a self-organised working group on social security for artists. On 27/02 the reflection group throws the doors open: they organise an (online) public discussion and collective process to bring together as many viewpoints and reflections as possible on the reform of the artists' status.
Many of these reflections will find their way into a discussion note on the social protection of artists and art workers. This discussion note which will be widely distributed after and aims to contribute to the development of a well-researched and broadly-carried proposal written from the point of view of artists and art workers. The final text will be published in SOTA’s Fair Arts Almanac 2022 (read here about the 2019 Almanac).
This meeting also aims to alert artists and art workers and trigger a momentum to continue to reflect and contribute to the improvement of their own working conditions in the long term. The direct involvement of artists and art workers will contribute to a more participatory governing of the arts in the future.
13:00-13:30 Collective lunch, a quick explanation on how to work in the Zoom environment and the frame pad collective writing tools General introduction by Wouter Hillaert with simultaneous translation.
13:30-14:30 Workshop 1: locating problems. The workshop will be organised around six working groups (see below) that will each focus on concrete problems on social security for artists and art workers.
14:30-15:30 Collective feedback from the six working groups moderated by Wouter Hillaert with simultaneous translations.
15:30-15:45 Short break
15:45-16:45 Workshop 2: assembling suggestions. The workshop will be again organised around six working groups that will each focus on concrete suggestions for improvement of social protection for artists and art workers.
16:45-17:45 Collective feedback from the six working groups moderated by Wouter Hillaert with simultaneous translations.
17:45-18:00 A final wrap up by Wouter Hillaert on how SOTA will finish the trajectory of the writing and the organization of the final handing over of the discussion note to the various involved ministries with simultaneous translations.