Durabilité

Comment gagner sa vie en étant artiste ?

Tout en continuant de nous battre pour sortir de la crise, nous devons nous donner la chance, non pas de survivre, mais de réussir.

Pour commencer, réévaluons nos stratégies professionnelles et les modèles correspondant à nos métiers. Comment utilisons-nous notre potentiel et nos ressources ? Que signifie le terme durabilité pour les arts, et comment l’atteindre ? Quel rôle les arts peuvent-ils jouer face à un problème de plus grande envergure : aider à sauver la planète, l’environnement dans lequel nous vivons et travaillons ?

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Parental Ctrl by Ferenc Sinkó in collaboration with kata bodoki-halmen, Kinga Ötvös, Krisztina Sipos. Producer: Kinga Kelemen/GroundFloor Group. Photo by Roland Váczi.
IETM recently hosted its Plenary Meeting in Bucharest, Romania, with a particular focus on the current position of the artist in contemporary societies, as well as on the financial and social conditions of pursuing a career in the arts. This series of articles reveals what is to be an artist in today's Romania. From the perspective of the self-proclaimed (and later, experience-proclaimed) cultural manager, there is a small detail about my field of work that has constantly made me wonder about our status: the fact that our backgrounds and the paths that brought most of us here are suspiciously...
In 2017, Joris Janssens (Flanders Arts Institute) was invited at the Producers Network Meeting & Forum in West Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong) to share the experiences from Flanders and Europe with international networking since the 1980s - in order to inspire the development of this new Asian network with European experiences.
Iulia Popovici describes the challenges faced by the independent performing arts sector in a country where public theatres monopolise the majority of fundings.
This political moment is the opportunity of a lifetime to change our business practices, to call for organization, discourse, and reform within our own community. We can “drain the swamp.”
When addressing the status of artists in Romania, the general conversation tends to be about the low income and inadequate social services for those working in the arts. The creative ecosystem is viewed as unpaired, and therefore worthy of a distinct status within society.
When we talk about equity, it is often about tangible resources: Income, funding, food, housing, access to green space, etc. Rarely do we recognize that time is just as critical a resource, and that it is also inequitably distributed.
IETM gets ready to host its Plenary Meeting in Bucharest, Romania, with a particular focus on the current position of the artist in contemporary societies, as well as on the financial and social conditions of pursuing a career in the arts. This series of articles reveals what is to be an artist in today's Romania.
The literature of cultural economics generally finds that an artistic education has no significant impact on artists’ income and careers in the arts.
Unpaid or ‘free’ labour is an important element of how precarity has been theorized. It is also an issue that is often seen as endemic to cultural and creative work, rightly attracting a range of criticism.
The plaza in front of the one of the festival theatres. Nitra, Slovakia.
While I grew up during the fall of the Soviet Union, it’s important to acknowledge that Western anti-communist propaganda and the lingering effects of the Cold War kept me distanced from any realistic notion of life and culture in Eastern Europe.

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